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Lien Aid – Expression of Interest: Design and Build Water Supply Projects in Dedaye Township, Ayeyarwady Region. Closing Date 21 Aug 2020

(Reference No.: MM/ED/20/001) BACKGROUND Established in Singapore in 2006, Lien AID partners with communities, governments, corporations, NGOs, academia, to design and deliver sustainable water and sanitation services, and behaviour change interventions for tangible impact on health and well-being. Our work has benefitted nearly 1,000,000 people from over 3,000 communities across Southeast Asia and China. Our […]

Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2019

Executive summary  The manufacturing sector should be seen as the backbone of Myanmar’s economic development. A well-functioning productive industry has the potential to generate high-quality and poverty-reducing employment, fuel growth through enhanced productivity and improve the opportunities for trade in the globally connected economy of which Myanmar has recently be- come a more active member. […]

Colliers Property Report – Yangon Retail Q2 2020

LOOKING BEYOND THE AFTERMATH OF THE CRISIS Summary & Recommendations Although a slow but steady recovery of footfall has been seen in major shopping malls of Yangon, the retail activities have yet to reach to the pre-pandemic levels as at the end of Q2 2020. In fact, the impact of this pandemic is far from […]

World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor 2020

Executive Summary   The Covid-19 pandemic has interrupted Myanmar’s economic expansion, and while Myanmar is expected to narrowly escape a recession, helped by a strong start to the fiscal year, policy responses, and the limited disease outbreak, the growth recovery is at great risk. Myanmar’s GDP growth is estimated to drop from 6.8 percent in […]

Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on rural smallholder farmers and food systems in the Ayeyarwady Delta

Introduction: The COVID-19 Pandemic is jeopardizing economies, healthcare, and food systems throughout Myanmar. Although the health effects will certainly be felt very strongly, it is expected that the negative economic impact on the most vulnerable will be much greater in scope and duration. While it is not possible to fully grasp the geographic reach and […]

COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on residents of informal settlements

Rapid assessment of informal settlements in Yangon: COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on residents of informal settlements SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS Livelihood security and Household income 81 per cent of the households in informal settlements have at least one member who lost their job in the past 30 days. The percentage of job loss (either […]

Lien Aid: Clarifications on Request for Proposal

CLARIFICATIONS ON REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 20 MAY 2020 With reference to our earlier post https://consult-myanmar.com/2020/05/11/lien-aid-request-for-proposal-provision-of-engineering-services-for-water-supply-solutions-in-myaungmya-township-ayeyarwady-region-closing-date-29-may-2020/ PROVISION OF ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR WATER SUPPLY SOLUTIONS IN MYAUNMYA TOWNSHIP, AYEYARWADY REGION (MAY 2020)     Can individuals submit a proposal or is this open only to registered companies? This call for proposals is open to both individuals and […]

Challenges faced by Indian garment factories to restart production

An Indian clothing supplier to international brands has told just-style of the challenges it faces as it starts to emerge from the near complete lockdown that prevented work being completed on summer collections. On 4 May, several state governments allowed local clothing manufacturers to restart work until 17 May, when fresh guidance is anticipated. Manufacturers […]

Over 800 companies struck off register due to the absence of Annual Return

A total of 810 companies have been struck off the register as they fail to submit an annual return (AR) on the on- line registry system, MyCO, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). The DICA has notified any company which fails to submit its AR within 13 months will be notified […]

Lien Aid: Request for Proposal – Provision of engineering services for water supply solutions in Myaungmya Township, Ayeyarwady region. Closing Date 29 May 2020

See clarifications posted on https://consult-myanmar.com/2020/05/21/lien-aid-clarifications-on-request-for-proposal/ BACKGROUND Established in Singapore in 2006, Lien AID partners with communities, governments, corporations, NGOs, academia, to design and deliver sustainable water and sanitation services, and behaviour change interventions for tangible impact on health and well-being. Our work has benefitted nearly 1,000,000 people from over 3,000 communities across Southeast Asia and […]