FMI Air Starts Yangon-Sittwe Flights; Introduces Upgraded Check-in

Local carrier FMI Air has begun a scheduled direct service from Yangon to Sittwe in Rakhine state. The service will run five days a week from Monday to Friday, and one way ticket will be sold for $65 during the promotion period until September 11. Mark Collins, chief operating officer of FMI Air, said, “There […]

Ooredoo to Get New CEO for Myanmar Unit

Qatari telecoms firm Ooredoo said that Rene Meza, currently managing director of Vodacom Tanzania, will replace Ross Cormack as CEO of its Myanmar business. The firm said in a statement that Cormack “has taken the decision to leave his position later this year.” Over the past two years, Ross has led the Myanmar unit from […]

Myanmar’s mobile phone revolution

Even the white cattle are fading from view in the gathering dusk of this riverside Myanmar village, the tiny lamps hanging from the traditional wooden stilt houses the only defence against a night without light. Soon the noises of quiet conversation and religious devotion will be the only sounds filling the sensory gap the darkness […]

MAXpower Inks $35-m Power Deal with Myanmar Gov’t

MAXpower (Thaketa) Co Ltd, a power generating subsidiary of Singapore-based Navigat Group, said it has started supplying power under a power purchase agreement made with the state-owned Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE). The company said with this agreement it became “the first 100-percent foreign-owned power company to enter into a long-term relationship” with MEPE. MAXpower […]