Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Than Myint U's talk

A good talk by Than Myint U about Burma. It's half an hour long. He touched on colonial days, post-independence years (especially the collapse of the weak colonial institutions after British withdrew) and the military isolation in the 60s, linking the historical events to the present and to where Burma's future is heading. One thing that caught my attention was the need for infrastructure investment between 2015 and 2030. By one estimate, he said, Burma needed 100 billions dollars to invest in electricity, roads, railways, healthcare and education.