Myanmar sees record arrivals in 2015

MYANMAR attracted a record 4.2 million visitors in 2015, with at least 800,000 entering the country by air and ship, and over 2.2 million through border checkpoints, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. In Yangon alone, over 1 million arrivals were recorded, a 13.1 per cent increase from 2014. About 815,949 of the […]

Lawmakers to Seek Answers on Stalled Kyaukphyu SEZ

RANGOON — Arakanese parliamentarians will propose that the regional legislature discuss the awarding of tenders for the Kyaukphyu special economic zone (SEZ), with an announcement of the winners expected six months ago but beset by delays. A spokesperson for the Kyaukphyu SEZ bid evaluation committee told The Irrawaddy in March that the project was still […]

Investors Lining Up for Mergui Archipelago Hotel Permits

RANGOON — Nearly 30 local companies and joint ventures are awaiting government approval for hotel projects in Burma’s Mergui Archipelago or have already been given the greenlight to start implementing plans, according to Aung Zaw Win, director general of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. The Myanmar Investment Commission is currently vetting 20 local firms […]