The Irrawaddy’s infographic gives a rundown of the 80 sweeping development projects set to change the lives of 8.2 million citizens of Yangon city and region forever.
The loan, approved amid nationwide blackouts caused by power insufficiencies, is to be used to upgrade five hydropower plants to generate a combined capacity of 646,000 megawatts.
Thai-based Centara and Myanmar-owned KMA Hotels announced plans to renovate and reopen three KMA hotels and develop three new ones in Myanmar under the Centara brand.
In Mon State, parliamentarians and a former state minister are accusing their chief minister of going around the law to give a development contract to a private company.
Infrastructure builder Adani Myanmar has been granted permission from the MIC to begin the first of two phases of construction on a $290 million port in Yangon.
Organization disputes amount, says much of the money it received from the previous gov’t is now tied up in loans, projects
Government urged to strengthen legal protections and enhance transparency before committing to further China-backed projects
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.
Urges government to provide strong incentives, ensure decent power supply
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
National unity could be damaged if China-backed project proceeds, U Soe Thein says
A selection of infographics to illustrate all Chinese investment projects in Myanmar between 1988 and 2018, including those proposed, underway, completed and stalled.
The Irrawaddy takes a critical look at the major infrastructure projects which are part of China’s BRI efforts in Myanmar due to get underway this year.
The comments come amid rising concern over China’s attempts to restart the Myitsone hydropower project which was suspended in 2011 amid public outcry.
Amara Arabica producer helping small farmers in Ywangan Township learn processing techniques, find export markets