Information Ministry blocks Myanmar Eleven permit

The Ministry of Information has again suspended the publishing permit for the English version of the Myanmar Eleven. Eleven Nation Media Co Ltd (ENM), a joint venture of the Eleven Media Group and the Nation Multimedia Group in Thailand, applied for a permit several times this year. The permit application was submitted in January 2014. […]

Govt to Tighten Car Import License Requirements

YANGON — Per January 1, the Ministry of Commerce will require car importers to apply for import licenses prior to shipping as part of a government effort to reduce the storage of vehicles at Thilawa Port, state media announced on Wednesday. Thousands of cars have been parked for months at the port area because importers […]

Moving in difficult due to permit delays

Delays issuing Building Completion Certificates (BCC) are keeping owners and renters from moving into recently completed buildings, say developers. Contractors often have to wait up to a month to be issued the permits from Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), which translates into lost revenue for developers unable to move in tenants and owners immediately after […]

Waste-fired Power Plants Face Delay

Delays are expected in construction of two waste-fired power plants in Yangon as import permits from the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) for the required machinery have not been forthcoming. Yangon City Development Company (YCDC), Chosun Korea Co and Zeya & Associated Co Ltd signed a deal to produce electricity from waste at Dawei Chaung and […]

Investment body’s resources put to the test

As of July, the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) will no longer be based in Nay Pyi Taw or answer to the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development. It is scheduled to move to Yangon and be restructured so it eventually operates as an independent organisation similar to the Central Bank of Myanmar. Observers inside […]

Crackdown coming for Yangon’s many unlicensed contractors

Unlincensed contractors are facing a crackdown as the Yangon Region government is spurring municipal authorities into action. Builders in Thingangyun township were singled out as particularly unlikely to follow licensing rules, though Hlaing, Mayangone and Insein townships also have their fair share of unlicensed contractors, according to Yangon City Development Commission (YCDC) building engineering department […]

Thilawa SEZ Construction Permit by July

Construction permits for Thilawa Special Economic Zone will be granted by July, U Set Aung, chairman of Thilawa SEZ Management Committee, said. Most of the countries seeking permit are from Asia, he added. A total of 45 companies from 11 countries have currently applied for permits for the 394-hectare (960 acres) Class A area, which […]

Myanmar discusses lifting duty on rice exports to China

Myanmar is negotiating with Chinese officials to lift duty taxes on agricultural exports, including rice, bean, corn, and sesame, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Myanmar traders have had to resort to exporting rice in unnamed sacks to avoid the Chinese authorities’ quality controls. Some traders were arrested in April because China has not yet […]

Indonesia PT Telkom wins permit to construct mobile network in Myanmar

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Indonesia based PT Telkom (Telco) has been selected to construct telecommunication mobile network in Myanmar, according to the Telco reports. Telco is the largest telecommunications services company in Indonesia. Founded in 1856 it is a majority state-owned company. […]