Category: Business

‘The project bank will enhance transparency and competitiveness’: U Set Aung

By FRONTIER The Ministry of Planning and Finance is preparing to launch an interactive and publicly accessible online “project bank” containing priority initiatives that have been screened and approved by the government for their positive impact on economic and social development. The initiative aims to overhaul the way in which ministries identify and tender projects, […]

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Asian Highway 1 revisited

In Kayin State, the upgrade of one of the country’s most important highways has been brought to a standstill and the blame game is in full swing.  By THOMAS KEAN | FRONTIER IT CAN often seem like journalism has little impact. Even when an article causes a stir, controversies quickly fade and attention is diverted. […]

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Zero budget, zero benefit?

A big increase in visitors from China has sparked rising concern over zero budget tours, including their reliance on coercive sales techniques and unlicensed travel guides. By YE MON | FRONTIER AS THE government moves to attract more visitors from Asian countries, concern is rising in the tourism industry about the number of Chinese tourists […]

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Myitsone’s moment of truth

Seven years after it was suspended, the Chinese developer of the Myitsone Dam is ramping up efforts to lobby residents amid a strengthening of China-Myanmar relations. By HEIN KO SOE and THOMAS KEAN | FRONTIER MUNG RA stands on stage, looking out over the thousands of anti-dam protesters who have come to the confluence where […]

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