New Yangon Specialist Hospital to open in 2 years

The new Yangon Specialist Hospital, a state-of-the-art medical facility, will be completed in two years with the help of Japan’s International Cooperation Agency and the Department of Medical Services. Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Maruyama said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had given the green light for the project. “Our Prime Minister approved this project in coordination with […]

JICA, govt to finalise railway upgrade loan

Japan will loan Myanmar US$200 million of the $500 million required to upgrade the Yangon-Mandalay Railway early next year, a Japan International Cooperation Agency official said last week. While JICA has not committed to financing the remaining $300 million, chief representative Tanaka Masahiko said it was the “first batch” of several payments for the upgrade, […]