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Southern Shan State faces water shortage

TAUNGGYI- Totaling 3,200 households comprising 16,000 family members from over 30 villages in five Townships of Pa-O Self-Administered Zone, in Southern Shan State, are facing water shortages, according to the locals.
“We can’t do water donation this year because we are now building water storage tanks for long term. We make water donation in Khamparmu village, Kalaw Township and build water storage tank there. If a person who want to donate the water, he or she can contact us,” said Ko Aung San from Taungyoe Youths Aids Team.

11th Lower Mekong Initiative and Friends of Lower Mekong Region Working Group Meeting begins

The 11th Lower Mekong Initiative and Friends of Lower Mekong Region Working Group Meeting, jointly organised by Myanmar and the United States, commenced at M Gallery Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on May 3.

The two-day meeting is being attended by delegates from Myanmar, the US, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, Korea, the World Bank and the Asean Secretariat.

Myanmar State Counsellor’s Việt Nam visit to tighten bilateral ties

HÀ NỘI — The two-day visit to Việt Nam, starting today, by Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to strengthen bilateral ties and tighten the Việt Nam-Myanmar partnership. 

This is the first official visit to Việt Nam by Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also Myanmar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the President’s Office. 

VN, Myanmar aim for $1b in two-way trade

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and State Counselor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi agreed to further deepen bilateral trade and investment on a win-win basis in order to achieve two-way trade valued at US$1 billion or higher during their talks in Hà Nội yesterday.

The talks took place right after the welcome ceremony the same day. The Vietnamese PM expressed his support for Myanmar during its national reconciliation and construction.

Deputy PM Trương Hòa Bình receives Myanmar border minister


HÀ NỘI – Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình hosted a reception in Hà Nội on Tuesday for Myanmar Minister of Border Affairs Ye Aung, who is on a working visit to Việt Nam to enhance co-operation in ethnic affairs. 

Leaders laud VN-Myanmar ties


HÀ NỘI — National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân highlighted the reinforced relationship between the legislatures of Việt Nam and Myanmar at her reception for Deputy Speaker of the Assembly of the Union of Myanmar Aye Thar Aung in Hà Nội on Thursday.

Myanmar hosts 19th Asean-COCI Subcommittee on Information Meeting

The 19th Asean-COCI Subcommittee on Information Meeting commenced at Sky Star Hotel in Yangon on March 6.

Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint addressed the opening of the meeting that will last till March 8.

Indonesia exports Wagyu beef to Myanmar


Thriving in a Disrupted World


Nazir Razak, Chairman of CIMB Group, shares his thoughts on the increasing impact of technology. 

“CIMB is in good shape for the future, but, unfortunately, the future is not in good shape”.

Asean flag to be seen in flypast, indigenous eye in sky to make debut at R-Day

The flag of Asean would fly in the sky this Republic Day with Mi-17 V5 helicopters, the first in the fly past on January 26, sporting the standard of the regional intergovernmental organisation along with the Indian flag and flags of the three forces.

The first formation in the R-Day parade will be an “Ensign” formation with five Mi-17 V5 choppers. The first chopper would fly the national flag, followed by the second one which will have the ASEAN flag, tailed by three more with the flags of Army, Navy and Air Force.