Burma’s drinkers currently prefer beer or spirits, but wine producers are hopeful that wine enjoyment will keep growing steadily from its low base. as supermarkets in larger cities are stocking an increasing number of locally made wines.
The residents of flood-prone Kyaukphyu Township in southwestern Arakan State are still struggling to resume agricultural production seven years after their lands were devastated by Cyclone Giri in 2010.
Burma’s first freely elected cabinet in more than half a century will focus on income equality, rural development and boosting budget revenue, the finance minister-elect said in his first interview since being picked for the job.
Burma’s state-run broadcaster will carry 15-minute party political broadcasts throughout the 60-day campaign period ahead of the general election on 8 November, but authorities have dictated a number of red lines.