Dawei Road could endanger forests and wildlife - Report

Myanmar’s lush rainforests and at least nine globally-threatened species are facing significant risks if the Dawei-Htee Khee road project (“Dawei Road”) continues without a comprehensive biodiversity protection plan, conservation experts warned. In the report entitled ‘Nature in Peril: The risk to forests and wildlife from the ...

Turning the industrial tide

Communities in Dawei are turning to tourism as a new source of income and as an alternative to negative impacts from the industrial development that has already displaced many families and now threatens the pristine environment. Set amid fruit orchards and betel-nut plantations, the village of Kalonehtar ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Further delays hindering initial phase of Dawei SEZ kick off

The initial project of Dawei SEZ has been delayed due to the required approval for environmental and social impact assessment reports and the signing of land lease contract, deputy minister for the Ministry of Commerce U Aung Htoo said. “As the pre-requite conditions by both ...

Govt to promote sustainable fishing

A sustainable coastal fisheries project aimed at conserving coastal fish resources is being implemented by the Myanmar and Denmark governments, according to Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tun Lwin. An agreement was signed in December 2016 between both countries, ...

Thai delegation to visit for talks on expanding trade, investment

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Mr Somkid Jatusripitak is due to lead a business delegation to Myanmar early next month on a visit aimed at expanding bilateral trade and investment, the Bangkok Post reported. It quoted Mr Isara Vongkusolkit, chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, ...

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