June 11, 2013: The recent initiative by Imphal's Shija hospital of sending a 12-member medical team to Myanmar is expected to cement ties between both nations.
June 11, 2013: Last week’s World Economic Forum was three days of ponderings on Myanmar’s economic future. Many reported that foreign investment in the poorest ASEAN nation was still more talk than walk—the complaints and hindrances that abounded included underdeveloped infrastructure and a shortage of a trained work force.
June 11, 2013: India has offered $150 million of credit for project exports to set up a SEZ in Myanmar and has expressed hope that the neighbouring country would permit Indian banks to set up branches there.
June 10, 2013: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is ready to fund a highway project that will connect India's North-East to Myanmar. The proposed network that will link Agartala, Silchar, Imphal and Moreh with Myanmar, is in line with India's Look-East policy and part of a strategic move to curtail China's dominance over South-East Asian countries.
June 10, 2013: India will push for greater participation in the abundant oil and gas sector in Myanmar, so far dominated by China, with majors like ONGC Videsh Ltd and Oil India Ltd already in the race for on-shore blocks in the country.
June 8, 2013: India and Myanmar on Thursday discussed the possibility of setting up a gas pipeline along the land route, bypassing Bangladesh, as part of a move to benefit regions in both countries that have a poorer development record.
June 8, 2013: Setting a bilateral trade target of USD 3 billion, India and Myanmar on Thursday discussed ways to enhance economic cooperation in sectors like textiles, infrastructure, oil and gas.
June 7, 2013: After two years of war and displacement in northern Burma’s Kachin state, more people are being trafficked along the Sino-Burmese border, according to a report published by the Kachin Women’s Association-Thailand (KWAT) on Wednesday.
June 7, 2013: India has scrapped two controversial hydropower projects in Burma following talks with Naypyidaw largely due to local opposition and environmental concerns.
June 4, 2013: Activists protesting against the Letpadaung copper mine in Sagaing Division have condemned the sentencing of three detained demonstrators, accusing the judiciary of a lack of transparency and failing to provide the defendants with due process of law.
June 4, 2013: The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) and government representatives signed a historic seven-point peace agreement on Thursday afternoon, raising hopes that Burma’s bloody northern conflict could finally come to an end.