Myanmar’s objection may block Thai heritage claim

Overlapping of border cited as reason; Thailand has time until October to resole issue before seeking Unesco recognition for Kaeng Krachan forest. THAILAND FACES an uphill task pushing for inscription of the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) as a World Heritage site after Myanmar raised concerns over boundary issues, but the Kingdom has until October […]

What Opening Up an Isolationist Nation to the Global Economy Does to Traffic

Three years ago, traffic may have cost Burmese 24-year-old Kyaw Kyaw Win his job. He migrated to Yangon, the commercial capital of the country now known as Myanmar, in search of worktwo years after the start of crucial economic development reforms that opened the once-hermit nation to international investment. The country of more than 51 […]

Armenians in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar is not the first destination that comes to mind while planning a vacation. It does not have the breathtaking skyline of Hong Kong or the amazing beaches of Thailand. It does not have the cultural gravitas of Paris or London. Until a friend had mentioned it, I had never thought much […]

North Andaman Apparel to exhibit in Paris & Berlin

Myanmar based garment factory North Andaman Apparel will exhibit at both Apparel Sourcing Exhibition, which is part of Texworld, in Paris and Asian Sourcing in Berlin from 15-18 February and 24-26 February, respectively. “We are experienced in manufacturing and exporting products like shirts, blouses, premium quality baby dresses, children’s wear, nightwear, swimwear, handwoven fabric, leather […]

KLM considers Yangon flight

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines may launch a direct flight between Amsterdam and Yangon, early next year, based on an anticipated increase in tourists from the Netherlands. Myanmar Business Today quoted an official at the Department of Civil Aviation that claimed KLM, which is owned by the Air France group, would introduce a three weekly service […]

Myanmar garment firms explore Paris & Berlin markets

Representatives of nine top Myanmar based apparel factories went to Paris and Berlin last month in order to get a better understanding of European markets and European buyers’ requirements. “The participants were able to gain insights into the multilayered European textile market by visiting two major garment and textile trade shows located in Paris and […]

Air France Launches Codeshare Flights to Yangon

French flag carrier Air France has started flying between Yangon International Airport and Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris via Bangkok through a codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways, the airline said. Travellers from Myanmar will now be able to travel to more than 90 business and leisure destinations across Europe, Africa and Americas through Bangkok […]