Pattko Alleges Foul Play in Economic Zone Tender; Calls for Re-examination

Pattko Global Development Company, which was one of the bidders for the tender of the second central economic zone project in Yangon, has alleged opaqueness in the tender awarding process and called for re-examination. The company said that the country has lost billions because of offering low rental rates to the winner. U Tin Hlaing, […]

Sompo Japan offers car insurance in Myanmar

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance has entered Myanmar’s auto insurance market in a first for a foreign company. The Japanese nonlife insurer recently began selling car insurance in the Thilawa special economic zone to the southeast of Yangon. It will mainly market vehicle insurance, as well as bodily injury and property damage liability coverage, to customers […]

Why are Singapore companies so prolific in Myanmar?

Based on the latest statistics that I received from the Myanmar Department of Investment and Company Administration. As of the end of the Myanmar financial year 31st March 2015 Singapore is the leading investor in Myanmar. One in every four companies opened by foreigners in Myanmar is from Singapore. Out of 4,324 foreign owned companies […]

Puma pounces on Thilawa port

The firm selected to build Thilawa SEZ harbour and oil tanks has applied to the Myanmar Investment Commission, expecting to receive its license in the next few months, Puma chief operations officer Robert Jones said. Work on the project is set to begin shortly after receiving the licence. It is 80 percent owned by Puma […]

Govt Denies Report of Helicopter Maker’s Yangon Factory Plans

YANGON — Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation says there are no plans to allow a foreign helicopter company to open manufacturing operations in Yangon, refuting a recent report by the local Yangon Times daily. On Monday, the Yangon Times reported that US-based Robinson Helicopter Company was planning to open a factory in either Thanlyin or […]