UK, Japan help in Myanmar’s urban planning

YANGON – Both seek greater involvement in infrastructure investment The United Kingdom and the Japan International Cooperation Agency have agreed to cooperate in an urban development planning project targeting Mandalay, Pathein of Ayeyarwaddy region and Mawlamyaing of Mon state. The six-month data collection survey of the regional cities started in January. The team consists of […]

Myanmar hotel prices ‘need to be more competitive’

TOURISM operators in Myanmar have been urged to focus on more competitive prices and reforming products At a seminar entitled “Myanmar Tourism Outlook 2016”, Thet Lwin Toh, chairman of the Union of Myanmar Travel Association and the boss of Myanmar Voyages International Tourism Co, said that hotel, airfare and package tour fees must be competitive. […]

Real estate roller-coaster

After shooting up in 2013 and 2014, excessive speculation and political uncertainties combined are pushing down exorbitant rents Rental rates for luxury apartments in some parts of Yangon have been steadily declining since September 2014, while rates for basic apartments have remained stable, according to real estate market forecasts. “The rental charges in the real […]

Ongoing housing developments fall short of local demand

Housing projects currently in progress in Myanmar can barely fulfill people’s need for shelter, according to the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development. “Right now, public need differs from region to region. Few are working to fill these needs,” said Nay Min Htet, deputy director of the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development […]

Ten Thai firms eye investing in Myanmar’s Mon state

Ten Thai companies are looking to invest in Mon state, Myanmar, to take advantage of the growing business opportunities there. They are Imac Asset Co, Andaman Seafood Co, Nava Nakorn, Mida Assets, Max Size Co, Shrimp Farming Cooperatives of Thailand, Ten Consultants Co, Ritta Co, Wang Lert Luk Co, and Cape Dara Resort Pattaya. Imac […]

Download Myanmar map to your smart phone

Get the latest Myanmar (Burma) Map on your laptop, iPad, iPhone and Android. The image below is a thumbnail of the actual map. To download an optimized high-res map of Myanmar click on the image below and download the actual map. Take note that the file size of the actual map is 1.3 MB. However […]