Visitors damage coral reefs on Cocks Comb

Ninety percent of the coral reefs on a famous island, Cocks Comb have been damaged by the uncontrolled influx of visitors during the past two years, U Phyo Wai Yarzar, advisor of the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association told The Myanmar Times on Wednesday. adCocks Comb Island is just off the coast of Kawthaung and part […]

Six properties in Myeik get greenlight to build hotels

The Myanmar Investment Commission has given permission to six properties in Myeik archipelago in Thanintharyi Region to construct hotels, U Nyo Aye, director of the Hotels and Tourism Department in Tanintharyi, told The Myanmar Times. Owners of the six properties, on Kyun Philar, Barlar, Phoe Ni, Wa Lal, 115 and Bo Nat Kyaw islands, will […]

Myanmar officials say work on Dawei SEZ could restart

Plodding progress is being made on the long-delayed Dawei Special Economic Zone, according to Tanintharyi Region government officials, who are hoping the project will restart soon. Regional government officials visited Japan last month to discuss that country’s potential participation in the SEZ and reported strong interest, the Myanmar Times reported on Thursday. Tanintharyi Region chief […]

Myeik hotel bidding ends amid concern over tender

Environmental groups have expressed concern over a recent tender for an ecotourism project in the Myeik Archipelago, warning that it should only go ahead if the government can ensure the winner properly adheres to environmental standards. The Forestry Department of the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry invited local and foreign companies to bid for […]

Long delayed IP law undergoing legal review

: A law to regulate intellectual property – covering essential matters of copyright, design, trademarks and patents – could finally be passed later this year as the latest draft is now undergoing legal review before its submission to parliament. A strong IP law is considered vital to attracting foreign investors who might otherwise be concerned […]

UNIDO to Help Myanmar Marine Products Processors

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) will help eight out of 116 marine products processing factories in Myanmar to process high-quality products for export to European Union and American markets, Tin Hla, adviser to Marine Products Processors and Exporters Association, told local media. Twenty out of 116 factories have already got the licence to […]