Myanmar’s New Economic Zone Attracts Foreign Interest But Local Ire

YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Looking north from Myint Win’s farm, across rice paddies and past bamboo huts, a massive new industrial development on the outskirts of Myanmar’s biggest city gleams in the distance. The buildings sprang up during the first phase of developing the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), a 6,200 acre (2,500-hectare) industrial […]

World solar flight to make stopover in Myanmar next month

World solar flight to make stopover in Myanmar next month YANGON, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — The first around-the-world solar flight, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), is expected to make a stopover in Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar on March 10, official media reported Wednesday. Scheduled to stay for three day at Mandalay International Airport, […]

Marrybrown scores a first in Myanmar

Malaysia-based quick service restaurant operator Marrybrown Sdn Bhd became one of the first international company to open an outlet in Myanmar, according to Malaysian media reports. The company’s business development manager Joshua Liew told The Star that Marrybrown wanted to take advantage of the country’s open-door policy by becoming the first Malaysian quick service restaurant […]