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P&G Provides Clean Drinking Water in Myanmar

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P&G Provides Clean Drinking Water in Myanmar

Procter & Gamble (P&G) and US Agency for International Development (USAID) have kicked off a Global Development Alliance (GDA) to improve health in Myanmar. The first liter, which marks the launch of the partnership, was delivered at a community in North Okkalapa Township, Yangon. Over the next two years, USAID and P&G intend to make [...]

Ford Celebrates Opening of First Myanmar Dealership

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Ford Celebrates Opening of First Myanmar Dealership

Ford Motor Company today celebrated the grand opening of the first authorized Ford dealership in Myanmar. Located in Yangon, the country’s commercial center, the new facility establishes the presence of the Ford brand and global vehicles in the developing country. In April, Ford became the first global automaker to announce its brand’s official entry into [...]

Coca-Cola Starts Local Production in Myanmar

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Coca-Cola Starts Local Production in Myanmar

For the first time in more than 60 years, Coca-Cola is being bottled in Myanmar. Muhtar Kent, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, today attended the ceremonial inauguration of a bottling plant in Crystal Springs, Hmawbi Township. The facility is the first to locally bottle Coca-Cola since the company re-entered Myanmar last year. “As [...]

Dentsu to Promote SEA Games in Myanmar

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Dentsu to Promote SEA Games in Myanmar

Leading advertising agency Dentsu announced today that its overseas subsidiary Dentsu Sports Asia has been appointed by the government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar as its sponsorship management consultant for the 27th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) to be held in Naypyidaw, Yangon and Mandalay from December 11–22 this year. The agreement [...]

Panasonic to Donate 100,000 Solar Lanterns

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Panasonic to Donate 100,000 Solar Lanterns

Panasonic Corporation deploys the 100 Thousand Solar Lantern Project, a project to donate a total of 100,000 solar lanterns to people in regions of the world without electricity, by 2018, the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding. As the first stage in this effort, Panasonic donated 3,000 Compact Solar Lights (CSLs) to NGOs helping to [...]

Nobel Prize Winner Suu Kyi Wins Election in Myanmar

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Nobel Prize Winner Suu Kyi Wins Election in Myanmar

Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1991) Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was released from house arrest by the Myanmar’s ruling military in 2010, has won in the by-elections held today for 45 vacant parliamentary seats, it’s being said. Although no official confirmation came from the government, Suu Kyi’s party, National League for Democracy (NLD) claimed [...]

Human Rights Outfit Welcomes Suu Kyi Release

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Human Rights Outfit Welcomes Suu Kyi Release

Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist organization Amnesty International has welcomed the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, a prisoner of conscience, from house arrest in Myanmar (formerly called Burma). Suu Kyi co-founded the National League for Democracy (NLD), a pro-democracy political party that sought to counter the military junta that has ruled Myanmar since 1962. [...]