BKL continues overseas expansion with Myanmar office

Korean law firm Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL) has opened an office in Yangon, Myanmar, its seventh globally, and its third outside of its home country. The Yangon office will be led by partner Eric Eunyong Yang, who along with fellow partner Yong Geun Bae, joined the firm last year from Yulchon with the aim […]

Myanmar-Japan joint venture applies for airline licence

Myanmar’s already cluttered airline industry could be about to welcome another carrier into its ranks. Japan’s ANA Holdings and Shwe Than Lwin-owned Golden Sky World have formed a joint venture and applied to set up an international airline, according to a transport ministry official. The joint venture submitted a “late application” to the outgoing government, […]

Emirates to launch Yangon and Hanoi services

Emirates is to launch a daily service from Dubai to Yangon in Myanmar and Hanoi in Vietnam. The new flights will launch on August 3, using a three-class B777-300ER aircraft. The route will operate as a linked service, departing Dubai at 0250 and landing into Yangon at 1105, before taking off for Hanoi at 1235 […]

Emirates to launch Yangon and Hanoi flights

Emirates will launch a daily service from Dubai to Yangon and Hanoi starting August 3, 2016. Utilising a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three-class configuration, this new route will strengthen Emirates’ network of destinations in Southeast Asia, offer a new flight option to passengers travelling between Hanoi and Yangon, and open up new connections for […]

Competition coming for Vietnam flights

Vietnamese airline VietJet will begin direct flights between Yangon and Ho Chi Minh city on October 2, according to a press release. It will operate five return flights a week – every day except Tuesday and Thursday – and the flights will take 2 hours and 15 minutes. “VietJet is delighted to make our network […]

Modern Monterssori International on fast-track expansion path

MODERN Montessori International Group (MMI) is starting to reap the rewards of the groundwork they laid out in the last few years. On Monday, the preschool education provider marked a significant milestone with the official opening of its first preschool in Myanmar. Fast forward to September this year and MMI expects its first school in […]

Vietnam investors eye top-five spot, $1.5bn investment in Myanmar by 2015

Vietnamese businesses have set a goal of becoming one of the five largest foreign investors in Myanmar by next year, chairman of the Association of Vietnamese Investors in Myanmar (AVIM) said Sunday in Hanoi. Vietnamese investors in Myanmar have sought to increase their investment in the country to US$1.5 billion to achieve the target, AVIM […]

High-Rise Limits in Old Rangoon: a Step in the Right Direction

Rangoon is at a major turning point in its urban planning history. The city’s first comprehensive plan to limit the height of new buildings has been drafted. In the coming weeks, members of the public will be able to officially comment on it during a public hearing by the Yangon City Development Committee’s zoning committee. […]