Residents living near the Bawdwin mine — which was once one of the globe’s largest sources of lead and an important source of silver and zinc — have refused to move to make way for more mining.
A matrix of social issues is swelling the ranks of Myanmar’s abandoned children.
Myanmar needs special strategies to meet its goal of eliminating the mosquito-borne disease malaria by 2030, a recent study has said.
Thai government remains committed to loaning Bt4.5 billion for Myanmar’s construction of a 139-km road to link Dawei with Kanchanaburi province on the Thai border.
In December 2020, township health officials also urged the villagers to stop using water from the village’s pond because the color of the water in the pond had changed and lotus leaves in the pond had been damaged,
An analysis of more than 11,000 extreme weather events showed nearly 480,000 fatalities since 2000, with Puerto Rico, Myanmar and Haiti the worst hit countries.
A Chinese textile group has submitted a proposal to implement an international textile manufacturing cluster project in a major town in Sagaing Region, an economic hub for Upper Myanmar, at an expected cost of more than US$370 million (493.49 billion kyats).
Border closures have become a key feature of the COVID-19 era, but China’s decision to reinforce border walls with its South-East Asian neighbours has stirred up fresh controversy.
A sharp increase in household plastic waste amid COVID-19 has exacerbated the threat posed by Yangon’s near-capacity landfills and poor waste management systems.