Kaplan to open first wholly-owned campus in Yangon

Kaplan Myanmar University College, a subsidiary of US educational program provider Kaplan Inc, will open its campus on Pyay Road, Yangon, on June 28. The Kaplan campus in Yangon will offer University Degree programmes, Professional Certifications, MBA Programmes and short courses. Daw Khine Khine Lin, principal of Kaplan Myanmar University College, told The Myanmar Times, […]

Rivers are invaluable to South East Asia

How many different ways can you measure a river? By its length and how many countries it passes through? The volume of water flowing along its course? The number of species it supports? Perhaps the most important – and largely overlooked – measure of a river is its value to the economy and wellbeing of […]

IFC Approves Support for Controversial Tycoon’s Mandalay Cement Project

The World Bank’s private sector lending arm the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has given the go ahead to support a multi-million dollar plan to expand a cement factory in Mandalay Region, operated by the Shwe Taung Conglomerate. The firm’s chairman, Aik Htun, had been alleged by US authorities to have had ties to the drug […]

Myanmar vote boosts hopes of lifting US sanctions if military accepts the results

The United States on Monday (Nov 9) welcomed Myanmar’s election as a victory for the people, and the vote appeared to raise prospects of a further lifting of US sanctions – provided the military accepts the results. While highlighting encouraging signs from Sunday’s poll, Washington remained cautious and said it would watch for the democratic […]

A home away from home: America’s largest Myanmar community

The United States has a number of large Myanmar communities, spread right across the country. But curiously, the largest Myanmar population is based in Fort Wayne, in the US state of Indiana. It is grown from a handful of people in the early 1990s to several thousand people today. Supermarkets have also sprung up to […]

US Green Cards available for Myanmar’s rich

A scheme allowing affluent foreigners to invest in the United States in return for permanent residency has reached Myanmar. The US government’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, gives wealthy people the chance to obtain a Green Card in return for investing in construction projects in the US. It was launched in 1990, to “stimulate the US […]