Yangon to improve of trash collection system

Yangon authorities are cooperating with the international community to improve the city’s garbage collection system, announced the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The effort will include assigning more workers to collect garbage. Moreover, YCDC will implement a Sustainable Development Programme with the aim of achieving a “Garbage Free Zone in Yangon”, according to Yangon Mayor […]

Bangkok Bank Pledges to Bring Thai Investors to Myanmar

YANGON — Thailand’s Bangkok Bank, one of 25 foreign institutions awaiting permission to operate in Myanmar, has said it will bring more Thai investors into the country. One of Thailand’s four largest banks, Bangkok Bank has had a representative office in Yangon since 1994. Speaking in Yangon on Friday, Bangkok Bank Executive Vice President Chaiyarit […]

Prospect for women in changing Myanmar

Myanmar has undergone huge changes in recent years in an attempt to open the country’s doors to foreign investment and catch up with the increasingly modernised world. Looking at the largest city, Yangon, it is obvious that modernisation is creeping into the country, with multinationals including Mercedes, Chevrolet and Hilton entering the market, with many […]

American Chamber of Commerce to Launch Myanmar Chapter

The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) will launch a Burma chapter at the end of the month, another signal that businesses from the United States are showing a greater interest in a country that was off-limits to most American investors until-mid 2012. The launch event will take place at Rangoon’s Chatrium Hotel on Oct. 31 […]