Nov 12, 2016

R&K Trading opens steel factory in Yangon

Iron and steel trader R&K Trading Co. inaugurated a ¥1.5 billion ($14 million) state-of-the-art steel factory in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, on Friday. The Japanese factory covers an area of 19,950 sq. meters in the Japan-backed Thilawa Special Economic Zone. With a production capacity ...

Pregnant foreign woman becomes Myanmar's first Zika case

Oct 28, 2016

Pregnant foreign woman becomes Myanmar's first Zika case

Myanmar’s first case of Zika infection has been identified in a pregnant foreign woman in the country’s largest city Yangon, state media reported Thursday night. Authorities confirmed the infection in the 32-year-old woman Wednesday following laboratory test, the report quoted the Ministry of Health ...

Oct 17, 2016

14 dead, scores missing in Myanmar ferry disaster

Rescuers have discovered 14 bodies and expect to find scores more after a ferry packed with teachers, students and workers capsized in central Myanmar, local authorities said Monday. A total of 154 people have been rescued since the boat sank early Saturday morning about ...