Government urged to strengthen legal protections and enhance transparency before committing to further China-backed projects
At opening of Myawaddy-Mae Sot bridge, State Counselor hails close ties and vows to continue working to boost connectivity with Thailand
The outer circular road will be constructed first in four phases and will connect Yangon’s major industrial zones with the nearby airport, highway and port.
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.
China Railway Eryuan Engineering pitches 38km rail project, which the company would fund, to Yangon regional lawmakers
High-speed rail line will eventually reach Kunming, China as part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative
Four Chinese companies, consortiums between Myanmar, China, Japan and Thailand and French, Korean and Japanese companies are contenders for the first phase of the project.
As China and Japan vie for influence in the Mekong subregion, Myanmar will need to be stable, peaceful and well managed if it is to extract the maximum benefit, a Japanese expert s
Details of huge industrial park and port project remain vague, NGOs say
Improved road expected to speed construction of mega-seaport project, as well as boost development in Tanintharyi Region.
Gov’t urged not to make too many concessions following its latest move to deepen economic ties with Beijing.
Agreement reached under New Delhi’s ‘Act East’ policy to boost infrastructure ties between eastern India and Rakhine, Chin states
Myanmar, Beijing finalizing locations in Shan and Kachin to support China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Asks Agriculture Ministry to explain how this year’s 69-billion-kyat repair budget was spent
Myanmar has not had a comprehensive development plan since Gen. Aung San was slain 71 years ago; we must start by re-learning our national values.