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United States Deeply Concerned by Mob Violence in Sittwe

Yangon – We are deeply concerned by mob violence in Sittwe over the past day targeting international NGOs that has resulted in the destruction of property and the emergency relocation of international aid workers, including at least three Americans, to safe havens. Despite some efforts by local authorities to ensure the security of humanitarian workers, ... Read More»

Visit of Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman

Yangon – The U.S. State Department’s Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman reinforced the U.S. rebalance to the Asian Pacific region, and in particular Southeast Asia, during her March 6-7 visit to Yangon and Naypyitaw. She discussed bilateral cooperation in support of further democratic and economic reforms in meetings with ethnic and ... Read More»

USAID and P&G kick off Global Development Alliance to improve health in Myanmar

Yangon – Administrator Rajiv Shah yesterday helped deliver the first liter of clean drinking water under the Global Development Alliance (GDA) between the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Procter & Gamble (P&G) to improve health in this country. This milestone first liter, which marks the launch of the partnership, was delivered at a ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah Calls for Partnerships for Rural Development in Yangon Visit

YANGON – Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), yesterday called for broad-ranging partnerships to boost the country’s agricultural development. Shah made these remarks during a keynote address delivered at the Yangon headquarters of the Livelihoods and Food Security (LIFT) Multi-Donor Trust Fund – a fund to which USAID ... Read More»

Advancement and Development through Entrepreneurship Programs and Training (ADEPT) Launched at Yangon Institute of Economics

YANGON– Today the Yangon Institute of Economics (YECO) launched the first of several new “entrepreneurship” centers. The HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurship Center (HP LIFE) is part of a program aimed at helping Myanmar cultivate small businesses and support the country’s future business leaders.   Read More Read More»