Preserving Myeik: Conflicting Interests Clash in Myanmar’s Southern Tail

The Myeik Archipelago is home to 700 coral, invertebrate and fish species, along with other unidentified specimens that may prove new to scientists. Tourism in the area relies on the attraction from pristine nature and the community. However, the main attractions may not prove sustainable due to threats to the environment and the unequal treatment […]

Myanmar Trade Show, Exhibition & Conference Calendar for the month of May & June, 2015

You can find the location map of popular convention and exhibition venue at If you are an exhibition, conference or event organizer and you wish to have us put your event on our calender please write to notification.exhibition (at) consult-myanmar (dot) com and give us your full description about the event. Please only send […]

National Ecotourism strategy for Myanmar in the pipeline

ECOTOURISM in Myanmar is set to receive a boost with a national Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy underway. Working on the strategy are the Ministry of Hotels And Tourism (MOHT), Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, and the Myanmar Tourism Federation. The strategy is meant to support biodiversity, conservation, community-based income generation, and strengthen the […]

Govt attempts to restart railway project through Mrauk-U

The government plans to restart a stalled railway project that will pass through Mrauk-U, an ancient city in northern Arakan State, although authorities and locals are unable to agree on where exactly the railway will traverse. The project, which started in 2009, will travel 154 kilometres between Sittwe and Mrauk-U, but has stalled because of […]

Myanmar reduces teak production to preserve forests

YANGON – Myanmar will cut its output of processed teak by around a third this fiscal year, a senior official said Friday, to preserve its dwindling forests.  “We have decided to reduce the rate of teak production year by year,” Aye Myint Maung, deputy minister of environmental conservation and forestry, told Parliament. A maximum of […]

Extinction stalks Myanmar’s forests

Ashen earth strewn with the limbs of once-mighty trees is all that is left of the fearsome forest in central Myanmar that Wa Tote remembers from her youth. “We would only dare enter in a big group. The forest was deep and had many wild animals. Now we cannot even find a tree’s shadow to […]

Strand colonial police building to be converted to 5-star hotel

The company behind a controversial redevelopment of the former colonial-era Police Commissioner’s office building on Strand Road has outlined its vision for a US$50 million five-star hotel, despite opposition from conservationists. Officials from the little-known company behind the project, Flying Tiger Engineering, say the property, which the working name of The State House Hotel, will […]