Second attempt planned for local car assembly

Developing a domestic car assembly and manufacturing industry may be a difficult task, but proponents claim it will help boost new car ownership levels in the country. With as much as 99 percent of car sales thought to be used vehicles, largely imported from Japan, experts say locally assembled vehicles would help shift the tide […]

Myanmar mulls left-hand drive car law

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar plans to make left-hand drive cars compulsory, state media reported Sunday, causing concern in a country where the vast majority of vehicles remain right-hand drive despite cars driving on the right. The law is an attempt to correct one of the more unusual legacies of decades of junta rule. More than […]

Chinese auto manufacturers move into the fast lane

Chinese automakers are looking to take a bigger share of the growing Myanmar personal car market, though consumer preference for Japanese brands remains strong. Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC) is one Chinese firm looking to woo Myanmar consumers, aiming to introduce its third model the D50 in the coming months. BAIC International Development president Dong Haiyang […]

19 Sri Lankan car importers team up to operate vehicle business in Myanmar

Taking advantage of Myanmar’s aged car fleet at present as well as tax concessions given for vehicle importers, 19 Sri Lankan car sale companies have teamed up to operate a vehicle business in this Southeast Asian market, vehicle importers said. Indika Sampath Merenchige, President of the Vehicle Importers Association of Lanka, told the Business Times […]