“I did not expect to be appointed chief minister,” he said. “If anything, I thought I might one day become a minister for agriculture.”
Challenges abound, but so too does hope that the right set of policies can spur development in this remote part of Burma.
Economist Sean Turnell speaks to DVB about the NLD’s recent economic policy statement and other issues related to Burma’s prospects for development.
USAID chief Gayle Smith says sustainable agriculture has “enormous potential” as a driver of economic growth in Burma.
Burma’s President Thein Sein has concluded the first day of an official visit in Ulaanbaatar, expressing his satisfaction with Mongolian-Burmese relations.
In an effort to restore Burma as a top world rice exporter, critics of the government have advocated for improving and revising current rice policies and export regulations, says industry analyst Oryza.