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|Title:|| ||DEVELOPMENT OF ENABLING POLICIES FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN THE IT SECTOR OF THE GREATER MEKONG SUBREGION - CHAPTER 5: MYANMAR
|Date of publication:|| ||2003|
|Description/subject:|| ||Chapter 5: Myanmar:
5. 1 Introduction: The Background;
5. 2 Policies Governing the Production and use of IT;
The Computer Science Law (1996);
The Draft IT Master Plan;
5. 3 Present state IT Use and Production;
ICT use: Selected old Technology Indicators;
Use of New Technology: Telecommunication;
Computers and Internet;
Present state of IT Production;
Human Resource Development in IT;
5. 4 Investment in IT: Policies, Performance and Challenges
Trend in Foreign Direct Investment;
Role of FDI in Myanmar Economy;
Working with Constraints: Promoting Investment in the IT Sector;
5. 5 Trade in IT: Policy, Performance and Challenges;
Trends in the External Sector;
Trade Policy: Present Scene;
Structure and Direction of Trade;
Promoting Trade: the Role of IT;
Implications of e-ASEAN and ITA;
5. 6 Concluding Observations and Reflections on Policy Options;
|Author/creator:|| ||K J Joseph|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (589K)|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www.unescap.org/tid/projects/gms.asp|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||10 April 2004|
|Title:|| ||Strategic Memory Lane
|Date of publication:|| ||November 2005|
|Description/subject:|| ||It is known as the “Road to Nowhere” or “Ghost Road,” but there are hopes that political and strategic problems can be sidetracked to resurrect the World War II-era Ledo Road, running between India and China through Burma..."...India and China have sometimes made calls to reopen the Ledo Road. They have come from a visiting delegation from the Yunnan Provincial Chamber of Commerce at an international trade fair in Guwahati, the capital of Assam; from the Federation of Indian Export Organizations in Calcutta; and increasingly from a number of individual politicians and members of state governments in India’s northeast, especially from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Academics have also raised the issue. A handful of people are upbeat about the tourism prospects—of driving air-con jeeps across the mountains and through jungles and exotic places from India to China.
China appears to be the most prepared. It has already greatly upgraded its section of the Burma Road, built in 1937-38, into a modern, partly six-lane mountain highway..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Karin Dean|
|Source/publisher:|| ||"The Irrawaddy" Vol. 13, No. 11|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||01 May 2006|
|Title:|| ||GATEWAY TO THE EAST
|Date of publication:|| ||June 2005|
|Description/subject:|| ||a symposium on Northeast India
and the look east policy...
Posed by Sanjib Baruah, Visiting Professor, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi...
NORTHEAST INDIA IN A NEW ASIA:
Jairam Ramesh, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)...
ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES OR CONTINUING STAGNATION:
Sushil Khanna, Professor of Economics and Strategic Management, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata...
WATERS OF DESPAIR, WATERS OF HOPE:
Sanjoy Hazarika, Managing Trustee, Centre for Northeast Studies and Policy Research, New Delhi and Guwahati...
PROSPECTS FOR TOURISM:
M.P. Bezbaruah, Former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India...
OPERATION HORNBILL FESTIVAL 2004:
Dolly Kikon, Member, Working Group, Northeast Peoples' Initiative, Guwahati...
GUNS, DRUGS AND REBELS:
Subir Bhaumik, East India Correspondent, BBC, Kolkata...
A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE:
Jayeeta Sharma, Assistant Professor of History, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA...
TERRITORIALITIES YET UNACCOUNTED:
Karin Dean, Asia Correspondent, 'Postimees', Bangkok...
COMMUNITY, CULTURE, NATION:
Mrinal Miri, Vice Chancellor, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong...
THE TAI-AHOM CONNECTION:
Yasmin Saikia, Assistant Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA...
THE ETHNIC DIMENSION:
Samir Kumar Das, Reader, Department of Political Science, Calcutta University...
Reviewed by Nandana Datta, Dulali Nag, Bodhisattva Kar, Nimmi Kurian and M.S. Prabhakara...
Compiled by Sukanya Sharma, Fellow, Centre for Northeast India, South and Southeast Asia Studies, Guwahati...
Received from C.P. Bhambhri and B.K. Banerji.|
|Source/publisher:|| ||Seminar magazine|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||01 May 2006|
|Title:|| ||China Cutting Through to Bengal
|Date of publication:|| ||June 2001|
|Description/subject:|| ||Three Chinese-made dredgers worth US$ 8.9 million have been delivered to Burma as part of an effort to develop the Irrawaddy River waterway as a new trade route for China. "The neighbouring country expects to expand trade operations for its products, via the [Irrawaddy] river as a gateway to the Bay (of Bengal)", said a Rangoon-based shipping manager. The dredgers are being used to improve river transport from Bhamo, newr the Chinese border, to Minbe, which is to be connected to the Arakan coast by a new highway.|
|Source/publisher:|| ||"The Irrawaddy", Vol 9. No. 5|
|Format/size:|| ||This is the whole of the item, which has disappeared from the Irrawaddy website.|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://www2.irrawaddy.org/print_article.php?art_id=746|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||02 September 2010|