Myanmar Launches First Inquiry into Agricultural Chemicals and Their Effects

The Upper House of Parliament’s agriculture committee has launched its very first parliamentary inquiry into chemicals used in agriculture and their effects on the health and quality of life of farmers, workers and consumers across the country, according to the committee chair. Myanmar’s Upper House of Parliament and chair of the Agriculture Committee, U Aung […]

New companies Act to go into effect early next year

A new Myanmar Companies Act will be enacted in early 2018 to expedite the reregistration process for companies that come to invest in the country, said Union Minister for Planning and Finance Kyaw Win. The minister was speaking at the 13th joint meeting of the Myanmar Japan CCI Business Cooperation Committees. “Now, companies have to […]

Logging Ban Requires a Strong Government Hand, Say Environmentalists

The Burmese government’s proposed logging ban must be matched with robust implementation, stressed environmentalists, following the announcement from the Minister of Resources and Environmental Conservation Ohn Win that a nationwide ban would be in full effect before the end of Burma’s fiscal year, in April 2017. Ohn Win said during Thursday’s session of the Upper […]