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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After 20 years in digital marketing, including a stint at tech giant EA, Vietnamese-Canadian Rita Ngyuen came to Myanmar when the country was still a digital no-fly zone. After co-founding social media platform MySquar, Forbes Asia named her one of the Power Women to watch. Her latest venture is Jzoo, outfitting brick-and-mortar businesses with a high-tech loyalty platform. Customers get rewards and discounts, and Jzoo fills the data gaps for a relatively unexplored consumer base.
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.