The Myanmar parliament has enacted a tougher forest law that threatens violators with up to 15 years in prison in a bid to conserve the country’s fast-dwindling forests.
With 16 camps across Myanmar and more planned, debate has grown around whether sanctuaries can solve the poaching problem
China has dammed and now controls the flow of the Mekong River, yet omplaints about the Mekong have been muffled, in part because China has little to fear from smaller countries like Laos, Thailand, and Cambodia.
For a nation where 70% of the labour force works in agriculture, we know surprisingly little about how farming came to Myanmar. It is thought that it began in the Irrawaddy valley.
Myanmar troops in Myawaddy township alleged that the road was being built in “questionable proximity” to the islet, locally called “No Man’s Land”, on the Moei River, which divides the two neighbouring countries.
China has seized on Myanmar’s renewed international pariah status to push forward its corridor ambition, recently signing a Memorandum of Understanding on the so-called “China-Myanmar Economic Corridor”, or CMEC.
In the past, live mussels were found in the mud after water receded. Now locals who collect mussels are suffering from skin diseases also.
Opposition to a planned $3 billion coal-fired power plant in eastern Myanmar is highlighting the challenges facing ’s government in crafting a coherent energy policy in one of Asia’s poorest and most electricity-starved countries.
It’s a “shadowy agreement” made by the Myanmar government to allow the export of 5,000 tons of hardwood timber, including 3,000 tons of highly prized teak.
For the success of the New Yangon City projects, officials need to carry out step-by-step checks and supervisions.