Myanmar’s coffee export drops by half this year

Myanmar’s coffee export has fallen by half this year on the weak demand triggered by the coronavirus. Typically, Myanmar exports about 500-600 tonnes of coffee to external markets. The volume plummeted to 300 tonnes this year, said U Thi Ha, general secretary of Myanmar Coffee Association. Following the development of a vaccine for the COVID-19, […]

COVID-19 medical supplies imported from China arrive in Yangon, Mandalay

Medical equipment for COVID-19 prevention imported from China and to be used in the 2020 General Election arrived at Yangon and Mandalay international airports by special flights on 23 and 24 October. These devices will be distributed to voters, polling station staff and volunteers during the elections. Up to 24 October, 9,954,800 KN95 masks, 500,000 […]

Wary of Official Census, Myanmar’s Ethnic Minorities Count Their Own

YANGON — Before the Myanmar government conducts a major census next year, ethnic minority groups are collecting their own data, saying they are wary of trusting population statistics from government leaders who in the past allegedly inflated the percentage of ethnic majority Myanmarn people in the country. Ethnic Shan and ethnic Mon organizations, representing two […]