About 68 per cent of population to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2021, 2022

All citizens over the age of 18, 67.9 percent of Myanmar’s population, are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2021 and 2022, said Dr. Htar Htar Lin, Director of the Central Expanded Programme on Immunization. She made the remark in the fourth coordination meeting of the COVAX National Coordinating Committee – CNCC. The virtual […]

Myanmar Appeals to Public to Help Fund Purchase of COVID-19 Vaccines

YANGON—Myanmar is seeking donations from the public to supplement an initial US$251 million (331.28 billion kyats) earmarked by the government to fund the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines, according to the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry (MOPFI). On Tuesday, the MOPFI said in a statement that the Fund Management Sub-committee on the Purchase of COVID-19 […]

Myanmar seeks around US$1B to acquire COVID-19 vaccines

Myanmar is asking the World Bank, Asia Development Bank (ADB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for almost US$1 billion in funds to buy COVID-19 vaccines, said U Tun Tun Naing, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry (MOPFI). “Like other countries, Myanmar is trying to get […]

Myanmar’s garment sector told to diversify

Myanmar’s garment sector needs to diversify its market due to dwindling orders as a result of the current COVID-19 situation, said the general secretary of the Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association. Daw Khaing Khaing Nwe said that Myanmar’s garment sector must try to expand the market to overcome challenges brought on by the current pandemic, especially […]