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The Burma government's housing department is planning to build 30,000 new low-cost homes in townships on the outskirts of the country's largest city, an official said Wednesday.
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Noor Jahan rocked slowly on the floor, trying to steady her weak body. Her chest heaved and her eyes closed with each raspy breath.
8 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
The hot season has arrived in Burma, and while many are sweating it out as a result, it's good news for makers of the famed Patheinhtee , who are reaping the benefits of high demand from shade-seekers amid the tropical heat.
The Hawaii-based East-West Centre, established to forge links between the United States and the Asia-Pacific, is hosting the fourth iteration of its biennial media conference in Rangoon this week.
The Australia and Singapore listed property-related company said on Tuesday that it has formally agreed to pay $24 million for an 80 per cent stake in a Myanmar company which owns and has the rights to develop 2.414 acres of land in Dagon Township, Yangon region.
Burma is retightening its stranglehold on journalists to rein in negative coverage, but new restrictions on foreign journalists traveling to the country for reporting have "nothing to do" with international news stories about violence against Muslims and stateless Rohingya Muslims in western Arakan State, the presidential spokesman said on Monday.
The Burmese government on Tuesday released its final report on the alleged killings of dozens of Rohingya Muslims in Duu Chee Yar Tan village in northern Arakan State in January and it again strongly denied that any such violence took place.
Work on the US$1.1 billion Hanthawaddy International Airport in Burma faces additional delays because the four short-listed competitors for the job will have to submit new bids because of "a major change in project policy," a senior Transport Ministry official told Reuters.
Burma's President Thein Sein in 2011 suspended the Myitsone hydropower dam in northern Kachin State amid widespread opposition to the project among Burmese people concerned its social and environmental impacts.
For those of us who spent the past two decades seeing photographs of Aung San Suu Kyi as a thin figure standing in the distance in front of her house, suddenly seeing her in person is a moment full of emotions.
Yoma has inked a deal with First Myanmar Investment Co to jointly develop two plots of land at FMI City Gate Sites in Yangon, for US$3.2 million - PHOTO: YOMA STRATEGIC HOLDINGS LTD Yoma Strategic Holdings on Tuesday unveiled several projects in Myanmar, including the restoration of the former Myanmar Railway Company headquarters into a hotel.
A boy dives into the Yangon river from his boat, after returning from coal mining, in Yangon on November 26, 2013.
Armstrong Atlantic State University on Monday will host a special lecture provide a rare insight into the challenging lives of women on the Thailand/Burmese border.
Burma's main opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with President Thein Sein at his home on Sunday, according to a National League for Democracy spokesman.
Burma's health ministry has deployed an emergency response team to Arakan State following the suspension of MA©decins Sans Frontieres operations there, but concerns are growing over a sudden gap in medical care for hundreds of thousands of people who previously depended on the humanitarian organization's services.
People from a Rohingya internally displaced persons camp wait for a vehicle to return to their camp after waiting out cyclone Mahasen in a mosque outside Sittwe.
On 27th Street, in Rangoon's mouldering colonial core, an ancient sound-a halting clack-clack-clack-emanates from a hole-in-the-wall storefront.