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  • August 28, 2015

    AccorHotels keeps plans for Thailand despite blast

    ... to open five more hotels in key locations such as Yangon, Inya Lake and Mandalay. The group already has three hotels in Inya Lake, Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw.

    Business
  • August 28, 2015

    Myanmar airport project delayed by four years on fund shortage

    .... Tourist arrivals have almost exceeded the capacity of existing international airports in Yangon, the city of Mandalay and the capital Nay Pyi Taw. Up to five million tourists are expected to visit Myanmar in2015, up from 3 million targeted in 2014 and compared with 2.04 million in 2013...

    Aec
  • August 26, 2015

    Service with a smile

    ... in the development of human resources for Myanmar's tourism industry. A delegate from Luxembourg recently conducted field trips in Bagan, Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw to develop human resource training in the private sector and at universities. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said there were more than 800,000 jobs...

    Travel
  • August 25, 2015

    Myanmar's military chief says armed forces will respect vote

    Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said that the main concern of the armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, is that the vote is carried out fairly and that the result is respected by everyone- even if Aung San Suu Kyiโ s National League for Democracy (NLD)wins a majority. "We wouldnโ t mind even...

    Aec
  • August 24, 2015

    Myanmar incurs wrath of civic groups as hydropower solutions remain its main priority

    ... electrification rate, low industry development and lack of investment. Yangon enjoys the highest electrification ratio of 67 per cent, followed by Nay Pyi Taw at 54 per cent and Mandalay at 31 per cent. The remaining rural areas are still poorly electrified with the average ratio of 16 per cent. Strengthening...

    Business
  • August 24, 2015

    Chao Phraya riverside project to start in June 2016

    He said the postponement was the result of the project's committee asking for a budget of Bt126 million, when the government had only approved Bt76 million for the 2015 fiscal year for its design, public relations and related processes. The committee will apply for the additional Bt50 million soon. ...

    Breakingnews
  • August 23, 2015

    Sickening treatment of the Rohingya continues

    ... known as Burma, is now trying to regulate private faith. But judging the atmosphere and conditions leading up to the passing of two laws in Nay Pyi Taw recently, morality was not high on the mind of Myanmar's parliamentarians. The bills regulate religious conversion and polygamy. Buddhist nationalists...

    Opinion
  • August 20, 2015

    Suu Kyi to witness ceasefire agreement signing

    ... Norway. The government has refused to the request for all ethnic armed groups to sign the agreement. Thein Sein is due to meet ethnic leaders in Nay Pyi Taw on August 25 to continue discussions. He has invited 15 out of 21 ethnic armed groups to participate in the agreement.

    Aec
  • August 19, 2015

    Future looks bleak for Shwe Mann - and democracy in Myanmar

    ... term after the ouster of Shwe Mann and several members of his faction from the top echelons of the USDP, arrived at the party's headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday for a rare visit and confab with the new executive committee. Nothing has so far emerged about what was discussed. It came as Shwe Mann...

    Opinion
  • August 19, 2015

    Myanmar central bank stands firm as banks' last resort

    At the press conference in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, Set Aung, the deputy governor of the CBM, flatly denied the rumour. He said that the rumour, which led depositors to withdraw money from banks in question, was groundless. "We don't know how the rumor started. The CBM has no plan to shut down...

    Aec