By Satarupa Bhattacharjya and Frank Jack Daniel
MOREH, India, Feb 22 (Reuters) – As dusk falls on a lonely police station in the eastern tip of India, a young policeman nervously keeps an eye on the Arakan hills above him, dotted with poppy fields.
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Feb 15 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s is in talks with foreign companies with a view to building elevated and underground train systems for the commercial capital Yangon, the country’s rail transport minister said on Wednesday
“We are now talking with international companies for the construction of both a skytrain and underground train system for the commercial capital Yangon,” the minister, Aung Min, told Reuters in an interview.
The e-visa system will be available from March and would allow international visitors to apply for a visa from anywhere via the Internet before visiting Burma. The liberalisation of visa procedures is likely to facilitate another jump in tourist arrivals in 2012. Total arrivals to Burma last year were 816,369.
By Bertil Lintner
BANGKOK – Myanmar is winning more foreign friends while international criticism of the current and previous government’s abysmal human rights records has all but ceased. Old adversaries in the United States and European Union have scrapped – or are planning to scrap – economic sanctions against the regime, and big-time multinational companies are preparing to lunge into what many seems to believe is Asia’s last investment frontier.