Malaysia visit for Myanmar citizen still requires a visa

Malaysia is keeping its visa requirements for Myanmar citizens in place for the foreseeable future, Malaysian ambassador to Myanmar Mohd Haniff Abd Rahman has confirmed. It is possible that, in future, Myanmar nationals will be granted hurdle-free entry, he told The Myanmar Times last month, but that will not be any time soon because of issues related […]

BBL pleased as punch in Myanmar

People use services at a Bangkok Bank branch in Bangkok. In neighbouring Myanmar, BBL is content so far with loan growth at its Yangon branch. PATIPAT JANTHONG Bangkok Bank (BBL), the country’s largest lender by assets, expects better than expected loan growth at its Yangon branch this year based on strong demand from both local and […]

Singapore is leading investor in Myanmar’s Thilawa economic zone

YANGON – Singapore is the top investor so far in a huge industrial zone on the outskirts of Yangon, the Eleven Media Group reported, citing the country’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. Housing everything from children’s toy manufacturing to a car assembly plant and a deep sea port, the US$1.5 billion (S$2 billion) Thilawa […]

India setting up 9 border trade points with Myanmar

Keen to boost border trade between Northeast India and the neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, the Indian government is setting up nine border haats or markets along the border with Myanmar, a top official said on Wednesday. Addressing the inauguration of the Eighth Delhi Dialogue here, Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs […]

Tata Group set to focus on Vietnam, Myanmar

MUMBAI: At least seven companies of India’s oldest conglomerate, Tata Sons, have zeroed in on Vietnam and Myanmar as markets that need to be penetrated into. Growing economies and an expanding middle class, as well as pacts with global powers and tax incentives have made these countries important for firms that seek to reach out […]

Poor aviation infrastructure hinders Myanmar’s aviation potential

Slow improvement in aviation infrastructure remains the biggest hurdle that Myanmar must overcome if it is to cash in on the Asean Open Skies or even pursue its dream to become an aviation hub in Asia. At the Myanmar Civil Aviation Development Conference in March 2014, Transport Minister Nyan Htun Aung announced Myanmar’s vision “that […]

YSE: Taking stock of future market potential

The Yangon Stock Exchange is slated to open later this year, but there is much to do until then. Applications for service providers were due on March 6, one step in many that needs to be completed before the exchange can launch. The Myanmar Times’ Jeremy Mullins met with Dr Maung Maung Thein, deputy finance […]

Myanmar to host 2014 ASEAN Business and Investment Summit

YANGON, May 2 — Myanmar will host 2014 Asean Business and Investment Summit (BIS) in Nay Pyi Taw in November, according to Vice-President of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) U Wai Phyo today. U Wai Pyo who is also a member of Asean Business Advisory Council (BAC) said […]

Visa on Arrival (VOA)

The Visa on Arrival (VOA) scheme has been in existence since June 2012. There were some initial hiccups in the system but all the kinks have been ironed out and the system is working smoothly now. The VOA scheme is targetted at business travellers. You should be able to get your business visa within 5 […]

Sports venues ready for hosting 27th SEA Games in Myanmar

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Modern stadiums and gymnasiums as sports venues are ready to be used for hosting the 27th Southeast Asian Games to be hosted by Myanmar in December this year. The main sports venues for the SEA Games will be Wunna Theikdi and Zeyathiri Stadiums, […]