The Irrawaddy spoke with Eddie Rich of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative about the global project's goals and Myanmar's progress toward reaching them.
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Families relocated to make way for the Thilawa SEZ struggle to make ends meet in their new homes.
At opening of Myawaddy-Mae Sot bridge, State Counselor hails close ties and vows to continue working to boost connectivity with Thailand
An investment fair held in Yangon over the weekend saw MoUs signed for four major projects—in power, agriculture, housing and hotels—for one of the country’s poorest states.
She vows a transparent decision that will be socially, environmentally sustainable, but does not offer a personal view or a timeline.
Leading women in Myanmar's tech sector urged young people to test their personal limits in order to succeed at an event marking International Women's Day.
Chinese venture Tha Khin Sit says Myitkyina Journal’s coverage of controversial banana plantation damaged its reputation.
The government hopes to use the two-day event in Yangon to draw foreign investment to infrastructure, agribusiness, tourism and power projects in one of Myanmar's poorest states.
A Chinese company behind an urban development project near the Thai border says it is planning to build on a swath of land many times the size it was granted by the government.
Formerly sanctioned by the World Bank, China Communications Construction Company is accused of corruption, bribery, environmental degradation and causing public unrest abroad.
On this day in 1947, Gen. Aung San announced his plans for the economy of the soon-to-be independent Burma, which involved the nationalization of the country’s major industries.
Industry Minister U Khin Maung Cho said the government will allow private companies to set up and operate the stations on land owned by the ministry.
The Irrawaddy spoke with businessman and government adviser U Htun Htun Naing about the current investment climate, foreign interest, and how to revive the state's poor image.
“[E]very dollar invested by the private sector is a vote of confidence in the resilience and potential of Rakhine and its people,” she said at an investment fair in Ngapali.
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