Myanmar replies to Japan’s offer for cooperation in Dawei SEZ

Myanmar welcomes Japan’s offer to invest in the Dawei Special Economic Zone project in Tanintharyi Region, according to the Dawei SEZ Management Committee. An official reply from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been sent to Japan. Japan on November 5 offered to invest in the long delayed Dawei SEZ, expected to be Southeast Asia’s […]

Taunggyi puts a ban on hot-air balloon festival

TAUNGGYI——Taunggyi Township,, Southern Shan State, will not allow holding of the hot-air balloon festival at the night of full moon day of Thadingyut which will fall on October 31st, says Administrator Phyo Min Htike from Taunggyi Township. The Taunggyi Township Festival Observance Committee banned the annual festival that always attracts a massive crowd, held in […]

Myanmar-Thailand to solve East-West Economic Corridor connectivity bottlenecks

Myanmar has accepted Thailand’s 1.8-billion-baht project to improve its Thaton-Ein Du highway, a section of the East-West Economic Corridor, and asked the latter to improve other roads along the corridor. The move is in line with the Thai cabinet’s approval on Tuesday for the Highways Department to conduct the task, and both countries would form […]

New Myanmar government brings challenges for Tokyo

With Wednesday’s installation of a new government in Myanmar that will effectively be led by pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, the Southeast Asian nation has arrived at a crossroads in its relationship with Japan. After more than 50 years of military rule, Htin Kyaw, a key aide to Suu Kyi, took over the same […]

Onshore production sharing deals set to be inked this month

Production sharing contracts for onshore blocks will be signed this month after a half-year delay, according to Ministry of Energy officials. Winners for 16 onshore blocks were announced in October last year, but negotiations on the production sharing contracts necessary for exploration and production to begin have been slow-going, according to an official from the […]