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  • September 18, 2014

    'Bilateral deal on Dawei unchanged'

    A source from the Thai Embassy in Myanmar said Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha would visit the country on October 1 and 2. Winston Set Aung, vice governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar and chairman of the Thilawa SEZ Management Committee, said the industrial project and deep-sea port in...

    Business
  • September 18, 2014

    Rakhine residents ready to protest the return of MSF

    ... it, but they can protest, he added. The health department under the Ministry of Health signed an agreement on September 18 with MSF-Holland in Nay Pyi Taw allowing it to resume its healthcare services in Rakhine. " We are now planning to recommence our operation in Rakhine State. We had to sign the contracts...

    Aec
  • September 18, 2014

    Telecom operators optimistic as competition heats up

    Nay Pyi Taw - All four telecom operators yesterday expressed optimism for their business prospects, despite the many challenges they face to operate networks in the country. Excellent service is key to attracting customers, senior executives from the four operators told the Myanmar Connect 2014 forum in Nay...

    Aec
  • September 17, 2014

    Myanmar trip is a telling first choice for Prayuth

    ... trips did not follow in that order. Prayuth's trip to Myanmar will take place either late this month or early next month and signifies that Nay Pyi Taw is important to Thailand in many ways. First of all, Myanmar and Thailand share a very long border, on land and water, some 2,401 kilometres. In fact...

    National
  • September 17, 2014

    Power, water, agriculture among priority investment areas

    Nay Pyi Taw - At the Myanmar Global Investment Forum held in Nay Pyi Taw, Kan Zaw, the minister for National Panning and Economic Development, added that more attention is also on the need for rural development and growing disparity, with the aim to achieve socio-economic balance. "In consideration of regional development...

    Aec
  • September 15, 2014

    The Prayuth government's strategic dilemmas

    ... framework to negotiate their safe return. Up to now, Bangkok has not been involved in the ongoing negotiations on a nationwide ceasefire between Nay Pyi Taw and various ethnic groups. Other stakeholders such as China and selective representatives have been engaged for the past three years. Instead, Bangkok...

    Opinion
  • September 15, 2014

    Students reprimanded for their protests

    ... they were summoned by the university's authorities. Their children distributed pamphlets during the September 12 protest. A student from Nay Pyi Taw University of Veterinary Science said he was forced to sign a confession in the presence of university officials, including the rector. The authorities...

    Aec
  • September 15, 2014

    Jobs for 4.4m migrant workers planned

    ... to address the exodus of workers was feeble. On Friday, Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy, told reporters in Nay Pyi Taw that inadequate employment and security, along with political instability, continue to cause people to leave the country. "Long story short, there...

    Aec
  • September 11, 2014

    Sri Trang set for rubber trading in Myanmar

    ... tonnes per annum. It is the first and only Thai rubber company that is dually listed on both the SET and the SGX. With five offices in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, Hinthada and Pyay, Ayeyar Hinthar Holdings is a major trader of agricultural products. In 2007-2008, Ayeyar Hinthar Group exported 50,000 tonnes...

    Business
  • September 11, 2014

    Mounted up for the Asian Games

    ... yourself and between you and your horse," she pointed out. Princess Sirivannavari has been on the national team since last year's SEA Games in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, where she finished 10th in individual dressage and fifth in the team standings. In Incheon she'll be riding Prince Charming, 14-year-old Hanoverian...

    Life