Monday, January 21, 2013

Rice husks to create electric power in Japanese scheme

19 Jan 2013
Japan has given US $1.5 million towards the research of converting rice
 husk gas into electricity in a deal signed last week.
Chairman Tin Win of the Myanmar Rice Millers’ Association said that Japan Biofuel Co.,
 Myanmar Biotech Co., and the Tokyo Electric Power Company will work together on the project.

UN population agency begins Burma census preparations

19 Jan 2013

Census experts from around the globe met in Burma this week to begin 
preparations for the country's 2014 Population and Housing census.

Burmese govt announces unilateral ceasefire in Kachin conflict

19 Jan 2013

The Burmese government on Friday announced that it was calling a halt 
to its military offensive against the Kachin Independence Army 
with effect from 6 am on Saturday, January 19.

Kachin rebels remain skeptical of govt ceasefire

19 Jan 2013

Kachin rebels cast doubt Saturday over a Burmese government pledge to end
 a military offensive after weeks of intense fighting that sparked international concern,
 amid reports of fresh shelling.

Spitfire search shot down in flames

20 Jan 2013

An archaeologist involved in a search for dozens of rare Spitfire planes said
 to have been buried in Burma played down doubts on Friday
 about the existence of the rumored trove.