IELTS Testing Centres in Myanmar
In total, there is one test location in Myanmar that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you.
There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner on a face-to-face basis.
Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
British Council Rangoon – Myanmar Info-Tech
Street Address: Registration address British Council Burma 78 Kanna Road
Telephone Number: +95 (0) 1 254658
Contact Email: [email protected]
Website URL: http://www.britishcouncil.org.mm/exam/ielts
List of cities in Myanmar where you can take the IELTS tests
More about Myanmar
Myanmar is one of the developing countries. The country has abundant natural resources, especially natural gas, large hydropower reserves and agricultural land.
The “Burmese road to socialism” that was introduced in 1962 and ultimately unsuccessful was officially abandoned in 1988. After that, the transition to a market economy-oriented economic system took place only very slowly at first. With the new constitution (2011) and the lifting of sanctions by the EU (2013) and the USA (2016), Myanmar opened up to international markets. Above all, the infrastructure is to be expanded, in particular the energy industry, transport, communication and finance (2016: opening of the first stock exchange). Special economic zones and industrial parks are intended to attract foreign investors. Singapore accounted for 43% of foreign direct investment in 2016-20, and around 30% for the People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong), which is part of its Silk Road -Initiative planned a transport corridor via Myanmar to the Bay of Bengal (deep-sea port Kyaukphyu in the Rakhine state).
Foreign trade: Myanmar belongs to the ASEAN free trade zone. In addition to natural gas, the country mainly exports agricultural and forestry products as well as fishery products, precious stones and clothing. Important import products are machines, oil, metal and electrotechnical products, spare parts for industry and consumer goods. Trading partners are predominantly Asian countries, especially China and Thailand, as well as Japan, Singapore and India. A quarter of exports go to China and a fifth to Thailand. The trade balance is negative.
An important branch of the economy is agriculture, in which around half of all employees work. In the delta lowlands of the Irrawaddy, rice and sugar cane in particular, vegetables, peanuts, cotton, jute, tea, tobacco and wheat in the drier regions and rubber in the Tenasserim coast country are grown. In Shanhochland also farming is widespread. The illegal cultivation of opium is important in the Golden Triangle.
Forestry: Around 40% of the country is covered with forest. The often illegal logging had increased sharply in the 2000s, especially for firewood as well as teak and other hardwood that was exported. In 2014 the government issued an export ban on timber. On the other hand, forests were cleared in favor of plantations, especially for palm oil , eucalyptus and rubber , or for growing rice and vegetables.
Fisheries: The local fishery consists mostly of small businesses; Licenses were given to foreign companies, especially from neighboring countries. The fishing industry has grown in importance. Illegal fishing has caused the fish stocks in the coastal waters to decline sharply.
The rich natural resources are only partially exploited, but the trend is increasing as a result of foreign investments. Metals are extracted among other things. Silver, copper, lead, tin, zinc and tungsten, the mineral scheelite, non-metals limestone, gypsum and semi-precious stones (jade) and precious stones (sapphires, rubies, topaz).
Oil production stagnates at a relatively low level and does not cover domestic demand. In contrast, natural gas production in the Bay of Bengal is growing rapidly. Natural gas is exported to Thailand from two offshore fields, and an even larger offshore field has been developed by South Korean investors off the coast of the Union state of Rakhine. Oil and gas pipelines lead from there to southern China (Yunnan Province).
The lifting of international economic sanctions in the wake of democratization has lured foreign capital into the country. In addition, state property was privatized. Infrastructure projects in the energy and transport sectors favored the construction industry. In addition, the textile industry experienced a strong upswing in the 2010s. Mostly in the hands of Chinese and Korean companies, the factories produce for the international market. Around 30% of exports are now made with textiles. In addition, food and luxury goods as well as petroleum products are mainly processed. Overall, a third of the gross domestic product is generated in the industrial sector.
Myanmar is one of the hitherto little developed, but increasingly popular tourist destinations. In 2015, around 4.7 million tourists mainly visited the metropolis of Rangoon, the historic cities of Pagan , Mandalay and Pegu with their temples, pagodas and palace complexes, as well as Lake Inlesee with its “floating gardens”. Most of the foreign visitors came from Thailand, China, Japan and the USA. Check beautypically to see Burma the Unknown Asia.
The railroad is an important mode of transport. The road network is extensive, only a small part is paved. The inland waterways, especially the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers and canals, are of great importance for both passenger and freight traffic, while coastal and ocean-going shipping is particularly important for freight traffic. Foreign trade is largely carried out via the port of Rangoon (Thilawa container port). Other important seaports are Sittwe , Bassein and Moulmein. There are international airports at Rangoon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw.