Shrimp farms threaten Myanmar’s remaining mangroves

In Myanmar, mangroves have disappeared at an unprecedented clip. The rate of deforestation in the country is the highest in Southeast Asia, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2016. This is big news, both locally and worldwide, because mangroves are a crucial component of the fight against […]

Six properties in Myeik get greenlight to build hotels

The Myanmar Investment Commission has given permission to six properties in Myeik archipelago in Thanintharyi Region to construct hotels, U Nyo Aye, director of the Hotels and Tourism Department in Tanintharyi, told The Myanmar Times. Owners of the six properties, on Kyun Philar, Barlar, Phoe Ni, Wa Lal, 115 and Bo Nat Kyaw islands, will […]