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Almost 150,000 Left Myanmar to Work Abroad Last Year

More than147,000 migrant workers left Myanmar in the twelve months up to April, new figures from the labour ministry show. About 113,000 of those went to Thailand, while 25,000 sought work in Malaysia.Keep reading  ...

For the Global Economy, It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This (It Gets Worse)

For the global economy it doesn’t get any better than this, which is a different way of saying it gets worse.While the International Monetary Fund is calling for a gentle pickup in growth next year, up one tenth of a percentage point to 3.6 percent, ...

Give back our alabaster mining sites: residents

Sakyin area residents in Madaya township, Mandalay Region, have urged the government to award more locals, and not companies, with permits for alabaster production.Keep reading ...

Myanmar and S.Korean Companies to Work Together in Bid to Advance Technology

Myanmar and South Korea have signed a memorandum of under­standing (MoU) on tech­nological advice and solu­tions from the East Asian country, Myanmar News Agency reported last Fri­day.The MoU was signed be­tween the Ministry of In­dustry and the Korea In­stitute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) in ...

Thilawa Fuel Laboratory Opens As Government Crackdown Targets Low Quality Fuel

A laboratory which can test the qual­ity of fuel to inter­national standards has opened at the Thilawa Special Economic Zone as the government aims to crack down on those selling and importing low quality fuel.Keep reading  ...

Tin Industry to Begin Reporting on Supply Chain Standards

Major tin produc­ers have agreed to begin report­ing on compliance with a new code of conduct start­ing from third-quarter 2017, an industry body said, seeking to boost supply chain credentials ahead of new Europe­an rules on responsible sourcing of ore.Keep reading  ...

‘Invest in Steel and Cement’ - Government Calls on Entrepreneurs to Prop Up Hungry Construction Sector

Minister for Planning and Finance U Kyaw Win has called on local entrepreneurs to invest in the cement and steel industry in efforts to meet the demand of the country’s booming construction sector.Keep reading  ...

Agricultural Exports Up $315m Since Last Year

Myanmar earned over $2.93 bil­lion from ag­ricultural exports in the last fiscal year, which came to a close at the end of March, up by $315 mil­lion from the year before, new government figures show.Keep reading  ...

Government plans to change school bus system

The Yangon regional government plans to change the school bus system for government schools in the coming academic year.Keep reading  ...

Yangon Region Government cannot accept criticism over YBS failings

Yangon Region Government Road Transport Minister Nilar Kyaw said at the Yangon Legislative Assembly fourth regular session, that the government could not accept the suggestion that ‘People were disappointed over YBS’.Keep reading  ...

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