The Ministry of Electricity and Energy will announce in the coming weeks the winners of a tender for 30 solar projects that received more than 150 bids, many from Chinese companies.
A lack of job opportunities in Mon State has turned some migrants to smugglers in order to cross back into Thailand illegally.
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Ko Mratt Kyaw Thu received the 2017 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize on Monday for his courageous coverage of ethnic conflict in Myanmar's borderlands.
Low energy prices and the high cost of offshore exploration are prompting some energy companies to give back blocks won in a 2014 tender – a development that could hurt Myanmar’s ability to meet its power needs in the years ahead.
Out of the wild: Myanmar’s controversial plan to harvest endangered species
Legalising commercial farming of rare species will undercut poachers, says Myanmar’s Forest Department, but conservationists expect the move to lead to increased demand.