Thai cabinet extend temporary visit passes for Myanmar citizens

A Thai cabinet meeting will decide this month whether to allow Myanmar citizens to visit Thailand for three nights and four days at a time via the Mawtaung border area. If the proposal is approved, Myanmar citizens will be able to cross into Prachuab Khiri Khan Province, Thailand, via Mawtaung, located in the Thein Khun […]

U.S. temporarily lifts trade restrictions on Myanmar shipping hubs

The United States is temporarily easing trade restrictions on Myanmar by allowing all shipments to go through its ports and airports for six months, an effort to boost the Southeast Asian country’s opposition party after its landmark election win in November, U.S. officials said on Monday. The policy change, coming after Aung San Suu Kyi’s […]

Jade miner turns hand to Yangon condo

Nay Min Kabar Gems & Jade Mining Company has made its debut in the real estate sector, launching a mid-range condominium in Yangon through its subsidiary Green Development. Apartments in the Leaf Residence went on sale last week, spokesperson Ko Zaw Min Htoo told The Myanmar Times. Units are being sold-off plan for the 12.5-storey […]

Ministry processing first batch of PR applicants

Immigration officials have begun to process the first batch of applications for permanent residency. While an office set up in downtown Yangon has temporarily stopped answering enquiries or handing out application forms, they insist the process has not been suspended and an online version of the application is still available. Sixty applications – including 34 […]

Permanent Residency Applications Open

Applications for the Permanent Residency (PR) have begun, starting on December 29, a senior official form the Ministry of Immigration and Population told reporters at a briefing. On the first day of application collection, 96 people applied for permanent residency, most of whom are ethnically Myanmar, but citizens of other countries. Two committees, a central […]

Myanmar Railways: Invitation to Open tender for long-term lease, Closing date: 8th May, 2014

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Inviting the Myanmar citizens* who wish to rent a 2 story building (former Division 6 office and located on 1.04 acre land near Insein station and Insein railway football playground, station St, Yangon Region) for long years to […]

Luxury cars gaining popularity in Myanmar

YANGON: A growing number of Myanmar citizens are buying brand-new luxury cars. Aside from changes in legislation that now allow them to do so, many locals are also becoming more affluent. This is prompting many premium automobile companies to enter Myanmar. As Myanmar opens its doors after decades of isolation, over 200 new car showrooms […]

French Embassy in Myanmar to Issue Short-term Swiss Visas

The Embassy of France in Yangon will represent Switzerland in terms of issuing short-stay visas to Switzerland, the Embassy of Switzerland in Myanmar said. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France recently concluded an agreement where the French embassy in Yangon will represent Switzerland in issuing […]

DICA gives thumbs down to full foreign investment in tourism sector

YANGON—Foreign investors hoping to cash in on Myanmar’s burgeoning tourism sector are in for disappointment if they’re hoping for complete penetration into the market: full foreign investment will not be permitted, and joint ventures will be allowed only with Myanmar citizens, according to the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA). “At present, the DICA […]