AustCham : Christmas Cocktail Party on 14 December 2017

AustCham Myanmar is organizing its Christmas Cocktail Party for 2017 on Thursday 14th December in the beautiful heritage hotel and gardens of Belmond Governor’s Residence. More details will follow in the next few weeks however please save the date for this special day. A raffle will be organized at the event with some terrific prizes […]

Damco opens new logistics center in Myanmar

Damco, a global provider of freight forwarding and supply chain management service, together with Myanmar-based construction company Star Light Group, has opened a new logistics center in Yangon, Myanmar. The centre will primarily support the sourcing operations of fashion and retail customers located in the region. The opening ceremony was presided over by the Guest […]

Daring to Drone in Myanmar

Last week, a group of journalists were sentenced to two months in prison for flying drones in Myanmar, posing questions over the legality and feasibility of unmanned aerial photography in the country. Like many legal matters in Myanmar, the situation is murky. Lawyers interviewed by local media weren’t initially sure what laws the group would […]

Myeik in urgent need of garbage facility

As there is nowhere to properly dispose of garbage in Myeik, locals are calling on the regional government to urgently find a dumpsite. Myeik is the capital of Taninthayi Region and its most economically developed city. Some officials said there is an urgent need for a disposal site and that it should be located a […]

Tender winners of railway improvement projects to soon be announced

THE Ministry of Transport and Communications will officially announce the tender winning companies for Yangon Railway Station improvement project next month, according to a report of the Myawady Daily’s Monday edition. The new plan is to develop commercial facilities, hotels and recreation complex on 62 acres of land plot within the compound of Yangon Railway […]

Myanmar rubber exports set to rise even as global prices take a beating

The price of rubber has fallen below its cost of production in major exporting countries. Yet, international demand for rubber produced in Myanmar has risen and insiders reckon things could remain upbeat for a while more. “Myanmar rubber production will certainly increase on the back of rising international consumption and demand,” U Myo Thant, vice-chair […]

China Faces Increasing Competition in Myanmar

Chinese domination of Myanmar can not be denied, as China is Myanmar’s top trading partner, and over the past three decades has also emerged as the single largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the southeast Asian state. Myanmar-China bilateral trade had already reached $5.5 billion in the first half of the present fiscal […]

Yangon regional government expands e-services to help public

The Yangon government is expanding its e-services to further ease business with various agencies and departments, a regional minister said. Information about the different routes of the YBS and the buses serving the routes has been made available through its website; yangon.gov.mm, said U Zaw Aye Maung, Yangon Region Minister for Rakhine Ethnic Affairs. “We […]

Social Media Exhibits Its Disruptive Power in Myanmar

If the past two decades of foreign interventionism have taught us anything, it is that democracy cannot be imposed upon a nation unless it has the social, cultural, economic, and institutional architecture to enable it. The same should be said of democratic tools — including a free press, elections, and, of course, civic technologies. Facebook, […]

China says will keep talking to Myanmar over stalled dam scheme

BEIJING: China said on Wednesday it will continue to talk to Myanmar about a controversial stalled dam project, after Myanmar’s new energy minister cast doubt over the scheme. Valued at US$3.6 billion, the Myitsone dam project in the north of the former Burma has been a sticking point between the two countries since the previous […]