Myanmar to burn seized wildlife parts at Yangon Zoo

The government will burn elephant tusks and other wildlife parts worth US$1.1 million (K1.66 billion) that were seized over the past year, a senior Forest Department official said. U Win Naing Thaw, director of Nature and Wildlife Conservation at the department, said the parts will be burned at Yangon Zoo on Sunday. “Besides elephant parts, […]

Awei Pila, Luxury Resort to Open in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago

Awei Pila, an exclusive resort set on a remote tropical island in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, will open its doors to guests on December 15. Owned by the Yangon-based Memories Group, the newly constructed property on the secluded island of Pila will feature 24 air-conditioned tented villas fronting a white-sand beach, an open-air restaurant, and spa. […]

China remains as Myanmar’s top trading partner

China continues to rank as the top trading partner with more than US$ 7 billion worth of transactions in the previous fiscal year, according to the Ministry of Economic and Commerce. In the fiscal year 2013-2014, the country’s international trade amounts to $ 24.86 billion, of which the biggest volume is attributed to China-Myanmar trading. […]