Photographs from: fighting in Myawaddy between Burmese government forces and Karen rebels; a Mandalay village is buried in silt following flooding; Mickey and Minnie come to town; and a light-hearted moment during ceasefire talks in Rangoon.
The announcement that Rangoon’s divisional parliament had approved a proposal to implement a city expansion plan has caused land prices to skyrocket overnight in areas earmarked for development west of the city.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency rejects allegations that it betrayed its own guidelines on “environmental and social considerations” in the Thilawa SEZ, in which it has a 10 percent equity stake.
Burma’s Ministry of Energy announced the winners of 20 offshore oil concessions on Wednesday, the results of the country’s first open exploration and production tendering process for offshore resources.
To mark the International Day of Action for Rivers, 14 March, several coordinated demonstrations sprung up along the channel, with locals from all over Burma uniting to demand suspension of the six dams planned for the Salween, one of the last and longest free-flowing rivers in the world.
Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd (YSH) and Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd (HSH) announced on Monday that they will partner on the development of the Peninsula Yangon [Rangoon], a five-star resort that will incorporate the 1880s structure into a more modern type of travel hub.