As local landowners watch Chinese surveyors on their lands, few details are known about the 4,700-acre Myitkyina Economic Development Zone and whether they will be compensated.
The report states China needs to make its yuan currency fully convertible, improve transparency and lift internet restrictions in the city.
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.
The state-level steering committee must answer questions on the Chinese contractor’s qualifications, eventual ownership of the huge project and many other issues.
Daw Thet Thet Khaing says no progress has been made in the year since she first tried to shine a light on state agencies’ murky finances
Kachin organizations have reacted with disbelief to the news of the resignations which, they say, they do not follow official procedures and thus sew distrust in the government.
Lawyer alleges 11-billion-kyat improvement project was never approved by regional parliament
U Soe Thein urges gov’t to continue U Thein Sein administration’s plan to join Open Government Partnership
Regional minister vows greater transparency in accounting at Yangon’s major temples