40% of Myanmar’s population to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in 2021

Myanmar plans to vaccinate 40% of its population against COVID-19 in 2021, said Dr. Khin Khin Gyi, director of the Contagious Disease Prevention and Eradication Division under the Ministry of Health and Sports. Myanmar has received 1.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from India as per an earlier agreement. This translates to vaccination for […]

Mobile Marketing opportunities in Myanmar

In 2013, only seven per cent of Myanmar’s population owned a mobile phone. Three years later, some 85 per cent of the country’s citizens own handsets. Myanmar is now representing a user base of more than 46 million subscribers, according to the latest research by BuddeComm, an Australian specialist telecoms research company. According to the […]

One in five children in Myanmar go to work instead of school – census

One in five children aged 10 to 17 in Myanmar go to work instead of school, according to figures from a census report on employment published on Monday. The Occupation and Industry report – part of Myanmar’s 2014 census – shows about 1.7 million children between 10 and 17 years of age are working. “Today, […]

Qatari telco sets sights on 3G

The firm was one of two successful applicants alongside Norway’s Telenor for Myanmar mobile licences in June, catching attention with plans to invest US$15 billion over the first 15 years of domestic operations. Ooredoo expects to review and receive the actual licence later this year and put up a $200 million performance bond after the […]