Hilton Opens Vocational Training Centre

Hilton Worldwide has recently opened the Hilton Vocational Training Centre at the Hilton Naypyitaw in Myanmar’s capital city. The American hotel chain said the facility aims to develop the next generation of hotel operations leaders and meet the demand for young talent in the country’s booming hospitality and travel industry. The Hilton Vocational Training Centre […]

ATEC Expands to Myanmar to Offer CompEx Courses

Singapore-based ATEC Group has announced a joint venture with Cyprus-based Uniteam Training Limited to provide CompEx training and assessments in Yangon to tap the growing need for certified electrical and mechanical technicians in the country. CompEx (Competency in Ex atmospheres) is a global certification scheme for electrical and mechanical practitioners and designers working in potentially […]

Singapore to Cooperate in Banking Supervision

Banking authorities of Myanmar and Singapore have agreed to cooperate in banking supervision and capacity building, an official report said. The move will be made under a memorandum of understanding signed between the Central Bank of Myanmar and the Monetary Authority of Singapore at their 5th Myanmar-Singapore Joint Ministerial Working Committee Meeting. The joint meeting […]

EU Aims to Strengthen Myanmar’s Garment Sector

The European Union (EU) will provide up to €2 million in funding to promote CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities of Myanmar’s garment industry. “The support will be provided in collaboration with UMFCCI (Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry) while we will make sure the funds are not used for purposes that […]

Students in Myanmar, Laos to get Australian aid

MELBOURNE: School students in Myanmar and Laos will be getting financial aid from the Australian government. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the aid packages while in the two countries over the past week, a government statement said. Australia will give Laos A$86 million over four years to help about 450,000 children learn to read, write […]

Coming soon: Myanmar Online

On the surface, the capital of Myanmar looks like a modern city with its broad roads, leafy manicured environment, high speed Wi-fi at a sprawling international convention centre, and a cavernous modern airport. But like much of the rest of Myanmar, Naypyitaw is deceptive. Government ministries scattered along the avenues, hidden behind lush greenery, may […]

EU provides crowd control training to Myanmar police

European Union officials who giving training in crowd control to members of the Myanmar Police Force are instructing them how to avoid violent confrontations, one of the participants told Mizzima on November 12. “The EU officials are instructing us, in theory and practice, how to settle confrontations with the public without resorting to violence as […]

Can Singapore capitalise on Myanmar’s opening?

Myanmar’s political opening has caught the world’s attention, and many countries are rushing to what has been called Asia’s last frontier market. Punishing sanctions by the European Union have been lifted, while Washington DC has suspended its measures. Seized by the economic potential of the country’s large market and rich resources, Western companies have responded […]

Myanmar Telenor awards contracts to Huawei, Ericcson and Wipro

Ericsson, Huawei and Wipro are likely to work with Telenor for rolling mobile services in Myanmar. Norwegian telecom giant Telenor confirmed that the company has signed memorandums of understanding with China’s equipment maker Huawei, Ericsson of Sweden and India’s Wipro to work in Myanmar to develop a mobile phone network. Formal agreements with these companies […]

Wake up and smell the coffee, government tells growers

Participants in a decade-old project to boost coffee production in Mandalay Region must get things brewing soon, officials said last month. Companies must start growing coffee on land zoned for coffee plantations under the scheme by the 2014 growing season, the head of the Department of Industrial Crops Development in Pyin Oo Lwin district said. […]