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Mongla: ‘the Wildlife Trafficking Capital of the World’

Mongla lies on the border of the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in southwestern China and Shan State in northeastern Burma. Situated in the heart of the Golden Triangle, the city is known among other sad epithets as the wildlife trafficking capital of the world and for drugs, gambling, ...

Myanmar negotiating 200 billion Euro loan from Belgium for riverbank upgrades

Myanmar is in discussion with Belgium to receive a 200 billion Euro loan that will be used to achieve better water flow by digging a sandbank in the Ayeyawady and Chindwin rivers.According to a representative of the department of water resource and river development, a ...

Suu Kyi speaks at UN general assembly

Burma’s State Counselor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York, United States on Wednesday. NEW YORK, United States — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi made her first speech Wednesday at the UN General Assembly since forming a democratically elected ...

Natural gas export earned US$1.2billion

The export of natural gas as of 9th September in this fiscal year 2016-2017 fetched only US$1.2billion, a slump of US$770million when compared to the similar period of the last fiscal year, it is learnt from the Ministry of Commerce.The export value of natural gas ...

Chinese paper calls opposition to Myanmar dams ‘extreme’

Opposition to Chinese-invested hydropower schemes in Myanmar is being orchestrated by “extreme” groups in the country and has been extremely damaging to joint investment projects, an influential Chinese newspaper wrote on Monday. Keep reading ...

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