60 STORIES TAGGED ‘BUSINESS’

KNU Gen. Baw Kyaw Heh Exposes How Ceasefire Agenda has Shifted to Business

September 5, 2013  •  Author: Eh Na

In an exclusive interview with Karen News, General Baw Kyaw Heh, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and is its second highest commander explained his concerns about the current peace building process with the government and why he thinks the... Read more ►

Thai-Burma border open for business…and tourism

August 29, 2013  •  Author: S' Phan Shaung (KIC)

Burma’s government in a move to speed up trade and tourism between Thailand, announced yesterday, August 28, that it would allow foreigners holding its visa’s to travel into the country by any of the four entry points. The four border gates are between Myawaddy-Mae Sot, ... Read more ►

Kawkareik to Myawaddy trade routes blocked by landslides

August 4, 2013  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung (KIC)

The Kawkareik to Myawaddy road, a major trading route between Burma and Thailand, is still blocked by landslides caused by the recent heavy rains. The road crosses the Dawna Ranges has been blocked since July 28 and has yet to be cleared of the debris from the flooding and l... Read more ►

KNU 7th Brigade – open for business

July 9, 2013  •  Author: S’ PhanShaung (KIC)

The Karen National Union’s armed wing, the Karen National Liberation Army’s 7th Brigade based in Hpa-an District, has entered a commercial venture – a trading and tour company. for the first time in its history earlier this month. The legally registered company... Read more ►

Burma drivers driving between Hpa-an and Myawaddy forced to register vehicles

June 13, 2013  •  Author: Saw NyuntThaung (KIC)

The Karen State Ministry of Transportation and Communication will ban, from this month, all unregistered vehicles from traveling between the towns of Hpa-an and Myawaddy. Saw Khaung Pan Htaw, a staff member of the Minister of Transportation and Communication, said that the b... Read more ►

Karen leader: “Development, there is always a price to pay…”

June 6, 2013  •  Author: Karen News

Padoh Kwe Htoo Win, the Karen National Union’s general secretary, in an exclusive interview with Karen News explains his organization position on development and land ownership. “Everyone wants development but when there is development, there is always a price to pay. Do... Read more ►

Southern Burma gets new trade crossing to Thailand

May 11, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

A new trading entry between Thailand and Burma was opened this week that links both countries on their southern borders. The new trade crossing links SingKhorn in Thailand’s southern provinces of Prachuap Khiri Khan with Mawhtaung a large town in Burma’s Myeik di... Read more ►

VILLAGERS CLAIM LAND GRABS FORCING THEM OUT

May 4, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Land confiscation of property belonging to villagers by developers and government officials in Tenasserim Division has become a complicated issue for the Karen National Union (KNU) during its peace-building process with the Burma government. Ber Baw Lor, a Karen village in s... Read more ►

Gold mining – a business of mixed fortunes

May 1, 2013  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

Along the muddy river bank hundreds of men pack down under small plastic sheets to avoid the direct sun and to take respite from the 38 degree heat. The men cram into the small bamboo shops beside the muddy river. The valley and river littered with generators and large hoses... Read more ►

Mahar Dana Company promises antimony plant will be ‘clean’

March 28, 2013  •  Author: Saw NyuntThuang (KIC)

The Myanmar Mahar Dana Company called a meeting to discuss with Htilon villagers their plans to build an antimony processing plant near Htilon village, Hlaingbwe Township, in Karen State. Mahar Dana chairman U Tin Soe told villagers at the meeting in Htilon village on March ... Read more ►

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