Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) , Deadline : 15th May 2020

Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Announcement of Additional Information for the BIMSTEC Flag and Logo Competition Application Deadline – 15-5-2020 Email Address for Application – [email protected] (Email copy to:[email protected] bimstec.org )  Detailed information including Terms and Conditions and selection process will be available at the official facebook pages […]

Journalist warns social media hampers good journalism in Myanmar, region at BIMSTEC meet

Veteran journalist Bertil Lintner has warned that the rampant misinformation on Facebook and Twitter is having a negative effect on journalism in Myanmar, India and the region, speaking at a forum in Kolkata, India. Swedish journalist and author Bertil Lintner spoke about the media at the two-day Kolkata Colloquium 2019 organized by Observer Research Foundation […]

Suu Kyi stresses trade relations and investment on Nepal visit

During a visit to the Nepal Chamber Expo-2018 in Kathmandu, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi stressed the importance of trade between the two countries and talked about the opportunity of investing and doing business in Myanmar. The Myanmar State Counsellor is on a three-day official visit to Nepal. It is the first in […]

Myanmar’s evolving maritime security landscape

Myanmar links South and Southeast Asia and lies on maritime shipping routes from the Indian and Pacific Oceans.A key pillar of its national development agenda is establishing an efficient and integrated transport system to become Asia’s newest maritime hub. Recent political and economic reforms have already had significant impact on national trade flows. According to […]

Ranong well placed to be marine gateway for growing trade with Myanmar and other BIMSTEC markets, seminar hears

RANONG HAS the potential to be a gateway for trade with neighbouring countries, especially the BIMSTEC nations of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka, as the province has a deep-sea port to serve such commerce, provincial governor Suriyan Kanchanasilp said yesterday. Last year, Ranong recorded bilateral border trade with Myanmar worth Bt21 billion, […]

Myanmar Labour Market beyond 2015

Decades of isolation had kept the world away from Myanmar until recently. The democratisation process that began in early 2011 has resulted in a ground breaking free and fair election in November. With the new democratically-elected government expected to take reign in March, this could become a big turning point to flourish Myanmar’s labour sector. […]

The Folly of India’s Hubris in Myanmar

The Indian army’s cross-border strike against insurgents over the border with Myanmar has received significant attention over the past few weeks. Lost amidst the debates about the rise of a potential new Indian ‘doctrine’ and endless details about the operation itself has been the effect that such incidents – as well as the posturing that […]

Ranong Port – Pathway to Myanmar

The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) plans to push for a dry port (intermodal terminal) in Bangkok as part of its strategic plan for the Ranong Port’s expansion with a hope that it can become as pathway to Myanmar in connection with BIMSTEC countries for trade and investment. BIMSTEC (the Bay of Bengal Initiative for […]

Nay Pyi Taw to host BIMSTEC summit in March

The third summit for the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) will be held in Nay Pyi Taw from March 1 to 4 according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. BIMSTEC includes Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal and aims to create cooperation in multiple sectors including […]