Shan allows collection of entrance fees at Inle

The Shan State government has allowed local community organisations to collect entrance fees at Inle Lake so they can have funds to conduct conservation work on their own part of the lake. Speaking on Saturday, U Khin Maung Latt, general secretary of Save Inle Lake, said 16 civil society organisations and another six private associations […]

Russia, Myanmar Launch Working Body for Nuclear Tech Cooperation

Russia and Myanmar this week established a working body for nuclear technology cooperation, according to officials. Little is known about the bilateral taskforce, including who is involved or even how many members are included. The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in nuclear technology for peaceful purposes in June last year. According to […]

Commerce ministry lightens licence regs

In another step toward smoothing and facilitating external trade, the Ministry of Commerce has announced plans to exempt over 250 commodities from the need for an import licence. The ministry’s assistant secretary, U Khin Maung Latt, told The Myanmar Times that the list of commodities would be published next month. “These are the first 267 commodity lines […]