Deputy Minister of Electric Power Maung Thar Thwe fielded questions about the controversial Tasang hydropower project during a lower house parliamentary session on Tuesday, assuring the house that the project will be implemented with a focus on domestic needs.
Karen activists have again confronted JICA, saying they are being shut out of discussion as a string of development projects are planned.
Ornithologists in Bagan are calling for the protection of four rare bird species native to the region, as they say an increase in tourism to the ancient site is threatening the birds’ habitats.
Large-scale agricultural projects in northwestern Kachin State’s Hukawng Valley are seriously threatening tiger numbers in Burma.
One hundred and fifty people have been made homeless in Mingalardon Township, Rangoon, after a whirlwind swept through the neighbourhood on Monday morning.
Around 4,500 people who are living on land that has been earmarked to be used by the Thilawa Special Economic Zone meet with operators and investors of the project.
Aung San Suu Kyi launches the State of the Tropics report in Rangoon, which reveals just how crucial the regions are to the world’s future.
Environmental groups in Mandalay are fed up with the level of pollution in one of their biggest scenic spots – so they’ve taken matters into their own hands.
Farmers who painstakingly replanted a 700-acre mangrove forest in the Irrawaddy delta have been told the forest will be destroyed. They’ve taken their objections to Naypyidaw in the hopes of meeting the president.
A collective of ethnic Matu people – a major sub group of the Chin – are working on an initiative to replace slash and burn farming in Matupi Township with sustainable agriculture methods.
After two months of walking across the country, a group of campaigners dubbed the ‘Myitsone marchers’ reach Sagaing Division’s Katha district.
Residents from drought-ridden Dala Township receive clean drinking water, which was piped across the river from downtown Rangoon.
Activists in central Burma’s Prome swam across the Irrawaddy River in a demonstration calling for the complete suspension of the Myitsone hydroelectric dam project.