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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There’s no shortage of choice in Yangon’s journal and newspaper market. Vendors’ stands busy with colourful displays of publications are everywhere in the commercial capital, but news-hungry readers in Yangon are unlikely to be encouraged to buy a publication at the urging of its owner.
Singapore’s transition from backwater to global city has made it the envy of the developing world and Surbana Jurong Pte Ltd. has been a prominent ambassador of the city-state’s model abroad. The company has roots in Singapore’s Housing Development Board, which developed the city-state’s enviable public housing program, and JTC Corporation, which helped to turn the country into an industrial powerhouse.
The United States has ranked Myanmar as a Tier 2 Watch List country on its annual Trafficking in Persons report for the fourth consecutive year.
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.