COVID-19 restrictions make bidding impossible for 30 solar power plants across Myanmar, according to interested firms.
Yangon's controversial regional budget is due to be discussed next week after parliamentarians are tested for COVID-19.
Serge Pun says megaprojects under China’s Belt and Road Initiative are crucial to Myanmar’s recovery from COVID-19 as they can create employment.
This week Myanmar saw major pledges from the World Bank and Alibaba as the government promised COVID-19 relief will reach businesses beyond Yangon.
Tests at the Myawaddy-Mae Sot border gate are intended to prevent the spread of imported coronavirus cases in the country.
Returning migrants from Malaysia and UAE have brought fresh coronavirus cases after a lull in new infections.
During a call on Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar President U Win Myint discussed how to speed up cooperation on Belt and Road Initiative projects.
Hotel bosses in Naypyitaw say they can no longer afford to pay full wages as income crashes amid coronavirus closures.
The health ministry will spend 300 billion kyats (US$216 million) in the next fiscal year as the numbers seeking treatment at public hospitals has increased year by year.
Buses under police guard will bring migrants from Bangkok to Mae Sot each night as Thailand grants an exception to its travel bans to send migrants home.
Cash delivered to struggling families through phone apps is more efficient than delivering food packages, the government says.
Businesses are emerging from COVID-19 restrictions and overseas investments have been announced but workers and fishing crews face economic turmoil.
The Kachin Independence Army says the colonial-era Unlawful Association Act blocks the group from working to control coronavirus.
Anyone with an uncovered face risks court action as the authorities try to allow Myanmar’s coronavirus hotspot to get back to work.
The Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar says 6,355 factory jobs were axed last month as coronavirus hammers the manufacturing sector.