Myanmar promises to clean up mining sector

Australia has hailed Myanmar’s (Burma) bid to boost transparency in its mining sector, with the federal government keen to ramp up trade and investment with the emerging economy. Myanmar’s application to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative – a voluntary code to encourage governments to be accountable for their country’s resource revenues – has been […]

Students in Myanmar, Laos to get Australian aid

MELBOURNE: School students in Myanmar and Laos will be getting financial aid from the Australian government. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the aid packages while in the two countries over the past week, a government statement said. Australia will give Laos A$86 million over four years to help about 450,000 children learn to read, write […]