Myanmar

Nine Firms Qualify to Challenge Chinese Proposal for Myanmar’s New Yangon City Project

YANGON—The Myanmar government has issued “request for proposal” (RFP) documents to nine companies—including firms based in India, Singapore, France and Taiwan—interested in competing against a Chinese company’s proposal to develop the initial phase of the New Yangon City project in Myanmar’s commercial capital, which is part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The nine firms are now qualified ...

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RFP: RESEARCH Consultancy- DEBT, JUSTICE & DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN MYANMAR

Mercy Corps is looking to recruit both international and national consultants with experience in Myanmar to work for a period of up to 2 months (November – December 2020 – to be confirmed at inception phase) to take on the proposed research. Individual consultants may apply and may be matched by MC with other individuals to form a complete team. ...

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Let’s sharpen our pencils

“The idea of a rice supply and price crisis in our poor country is quite worrisome.” About a month ago, I read in a business paper that the tender for 300,000 metric tons of rice done through a government-to-government purchase was put on hold, after winners had been announced. For the first instance in as long a time as I ...

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Myanmar religious leaders want elections to be an ‘opportunity’ for peace and coexistence

Religions for Peace issued an appeal signed by Myanmar’s religious leaders. For them, “To build a nation we need not be afraid of difference, but rather learn to negotiate, compromise, dialogue and rejoice in who we are.” Yangoon – Religions for Peace issued an appeal titled Seize this opportunity! destined for various Myanmar social, political and religious groups ahead of the country’s elections, scheduled ...

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