Sharp decline in Yangon’s COVID-19 cases

The number of COVID-19 patients in the remaining 13 treatment centres in Yangon have dropped below 3000, said the deputy director general of the Yangon Region Public Health Department. Dr Tun Myint said the Yangon Region has seen a sharp decline in the number of positive cases for the disease and only 13 treatment centres, […]

Report says Yangon among best places to do business in Myanmar

Yangon, Sagaing, Bago and Nay Pyi Taw have emerged as the best environments in which to do business in Myanmar, according to the Myanmar Business Environment Index 2020 (MBEI). The Asia Foundation released the MBEI 2020 on December 11. This year’s report is the second after it was first launched in 2019. The MBEI is […]

Floods, insects ravage Myanmar’s rice production

Rice production in Myanmar may decline by up to 40 percent from last year in some states due to flooding and insect attacks. Local sources say that rice harvests in Mon and Karen states of Myanmar are down 40 percent this year compared to those in 2012-13. Farmers along the Done-Tha-Mi river say wet season […]

Asian business leaders keen to merge Myanmar human resources with Japanese technologies

YANGON—Asian business leaders are keen to see Myanmar merge its human resources with Japanese technologies, the chairperson of the Asia Business Leaders Association (ABLA) told an investment seminar held on Saturday. The seminar, organized by the Myanmar-Japan Friendship Association, was aimed at encouraging Japanese businesses to invest in Myanmar. It was also a chance for […]