Fifty-two foreign enterprises approved by investment commission this year

Fifty-two foreign enterprises were established in Myanmar as of mid-October this fiscal year, making investments of US$662.835million, said U Aung Naing Oo, the director-general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) approved a total of 14 foreign investment businesses, according to Myanmar Investment Commission Meeting (18/2016) and (19/2016), with […]

No need to seek approval from MIC for investment except for businesses with environmental impact

Investment businesses are no longer required to seek approval from Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) apart from the businesses needing environmental impact assessments. Those investment businesses can apply for registration at the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) branches in the regions and states concerned. Currently, more DICA branches will be opened in Kayin State, […]

FDI in Myanmar hotel and tourism projects soar to US$2,918.5252m

Foreign direct investments (FDI) in Myanmar hotel and tourism projects soared to US$2,918.5252 million, it is learnt from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Currently, there are 52 hotel projects in Myanmar, both FDI and joint investments. Singapore is on the top of the list in FDI in Myanmar hotel sector with an investment of […]

Myanmar Labour Market beyond 2015

Decades of isolation had kept the world away from Myanmar until recently. The democratisation process that began in early 2011 has resulted in a ground breaking free and fair election in November. With the new democratically-elected government expected to take reign in March, this could become a big turning point to flourish Myanmar’s labour sector. […]

Services Likely to Play Key Role in New Economic Plan, Experts Say

Burma’s service sector, not manufacturing, will likely be the focus of national attention after the new government is formed in March, observers predict. The country’s economy is expected to hit a lull in the post-election period, but experts say that the incoming administration will attempt to boost the service sector to keep the national economy […]

YCDC Lost Millions in Park Leasing Process: Auditor General

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has lost millions of dollars in the process of leasing recreational parks in Yangon to private companies, the Auditor General of Yangon region said at a special meeting of the regional parliament. “The country is losing money on the leases of parks in Yangon. YCDC’s playgrounds, parks and gardens […]

1,240 hotels get licences

A total of 1,240 hotels and guesthouses have been licensed nationwide and 32 of them are implemented with foreign investment, according to the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism. Most of the hotels in Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Kawthoung, Tachileik and Myeik are being developed with foreign investment. Yangon has 317 licensed hotels and Mandalay has 375, […]

Permitted investments, local and foreign, on the increase

They were commenting on the announcement by the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) that Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) had permitted 204 local and overseas investments in the first six months of the current financial year. MIC handed out 27 permits in September alone. The 204 permits granted so far this year represent a […]

World Bank Forecasts Drop in Burma’s Economic Growth

RANGOON — A World Bank report released Monday estimated that Burma’s economic growth for the 2015-16 fiscal year would slow, due in part to recent flooding and a slowdown in new investment. According to the Bank’s latest “East Asia and Pacific Economic Update,” Burma’s economy grew at 8.5 percent in real terms for the 2014-15 […]

Myawaddy industrial zone set for 2017 opening

An industrial zone under development in Kayin State is expected to open in fiscal year 2017, according to officials. The Myawaddy industrial zone is being built on a 201-acre site between Myawaddy and Thingan Nyi Naung, just 7 miles (11 kilometres) from the Thai-Myanmar border. “The state government hasn’t set a time limit on the […]