U.S. Embassy in Yangon Makes Travel to the U.S. Easier

Yangon – The U.S. Embassy announced another step to make travel easier between Myanmar and the United States. Myanmar citizens can now apply for a combined B-1/B-2 visa, which allows travel to the U.S. for both business and/or tourism purposes. ‎The single-entry visa is valid for three months and there is no issuance fee. “Building […]

Floods and landslides in southern Myanmar – at least 41 dead

PHOTOS: SBS News The latest in the flood situation in southern Myanmar… • Continuous monsoon rain since the start of the month has resulted to flooding in several areas in Southern Myanmar – Ayeyarwady, Bago, Kayin, Mon, and Tanintharyi. • According to the Department of Disaster Management, a rain-induced landslide occurred in a village in […]

Myanmar’s very own satellite now in orbit

Myanmar’s very own satellite system was successfully launched into orbit on Wednesday after two years of planning. The nation will see improved and faster communications as a result, primarily in far-flung areas. Arianespace, the French service provider, was able to successfully launch two satellites – the Intelsat 39/ Myanmar Sat 2 and EDRS-C, from the […]

Toyota comes to Myanmar

Toyota Corporation (Yangon Branch) released a public announcement on 30 May about the formation of Toyota Myanmar (TMY) Company and the establishment of an assembling plant at Thilawa Special Economic Zone in June. As it will pour US$ 52.6 million in the factory project that will be run with about 130 staffs, the country will […]

Reviewing Myanmar-Czech relations

While Myanmar is in Asia, Czech is from Europe quit a far away land, but there are many similarities and interesting differences. Our State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is leaving for Prague very soon and it is timely to look through the connections between the two countries. With reference to official records, Myanmar […]

1,300 Villages to Receive Solar-Generated Electricity in FY2019-20

MANDALAY—Over 1,300 villages in rural areas of five regions will get access to electricity through solar power in fiscal 2019-20 as part of the National Electrification Project (NEP), according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The ministry will team up with the Rural Development Department overseen by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation […]