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Myanmar plans to attract more western travellers

Myanmar is planning to reduce visa restrictions on western countries such as France, Germany, Russia, Poland, Italy and Spain, according to Immigration Department from Yangon International Airport. The visit of travellers from western countries was reduced in recent years due to political affairs in Myanmar and hotel and tourism companies and respective ministries are cooperating […]

US$96 million for first phase upgrades of three airports

A raft of agreements between the government and private firms are expected to be signed this month for the upgrading of three regional airports to international standards. The three airports concerned – Heho airport in Shan State, Mawlamyine airport in Mon State and Kawthaung in Tanintharyi Division – will be upgraded to boost regional development […]

Govt reiterates commitment to attract Asian tourists

The Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population has yet to release an official statement cementing an August 1 decision with the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism to suspend the practice of requiring tourists to show US$1000 in cash upon arriving in Myanmar. According to the statement released to tour companies by the Ministry of Hotel […]

683 people removed from Myanmar’s immigration blacklist in 2 years

YANGON, May 26 (Xinhua) — A total of 683 people, including 403 foreign citizens, as well as 35 passports were removed from blacklist in Myanmar during the two-year tenure of the incumbent government, according to a press release from the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population on Saturday. To enable prompt identification process to other […]

Nagaland Declaration’ released at NE Connectivity Summit

DIMAPUR, Sept 24 – Following wide-ranging discussions during the two-day 4th North East Connectivity Summit in Kohima, Deputy Secretary General, FICCI, Arun Chawla released the ‘Nagaland Declaration’ for connectivity-led development of the North East region.As per the declaration, the Summit, which concluded last night, felt the need to create a North East Implementation Agency to […]

Firms asked to bid for aviation contracts

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Minister for Planning and Finance Kyaw Win says the government will give the green-light to entrepreneurs for the distribution of aviation fuel at airports, including Yangon International Airport. He said: “Aviation fuel is distributed at Yangon International Airport under a joint venture with Puma. Other firms can run […]

DCA: 1 Year Minimum Until Call for Domestic Airport Upgrade

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list YANGON — A government call for the upgrading and privatization of 30 domestic airports in Myanmar has been postponed until late next year at the earliest, due to ongoing efforts to transfer three international airports to private hands, according to Win Swe Tun, the director general of the […]

Myanmar firm picks Puma Energy as jet fuel distribution partner

Dec 20 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s state-owned Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) has chosen Puma Energy Group from a shortlist of four firms as its partner to distribute jet fuel, as demand rises from new airports and a boom in tourist arrivals. MPPE is the sole distributor of jet fuel in the Southeast Asian country, providing […]

E-visa system to be expanded to Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw airports

The e-visa system will be expanded from Yangon International Airport to airports in Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, Minister for Immigration and Population Khin Yi said, though he did not provide the exact date of when this will happen. The e-visa system was launched at Yangon International Airport on September 1, and was used by […]

Govt to take action on illegal fuel imports

The authorities will start inspections at airports and ports to clamp down on illegal fuel imports, according to the Illegal Trade Prevention Central Committee (ITPCC). “The government’s crack down on fuel smuggling started last November to stop fuel smuggling, but there has been no seizure of fuel smugglers yet,” said Nyunt Aung, deputy director general […]