Fixing the tourism industry

The govt wants to lure tourists back to Myanmar. Will its efforts work? The Myanmar tourism industry has suffered from a big drop in tourists due to the unfolding refugee crisis in northern Rakhine. With the number of visitors from the US and Europe declining sharply over the past year, some tour companies and hoteliers […]

Toyota sees rising demand despite inability to issue Yangon license

Toyota Motors is seeing demand rise for its imported automobiles despite the inability to issue Yangon license plates allowing car owners to legally park in the notoriously congested city. The Japanese car maker yesterday launched the new Toyota Rush in Myanmar, where it hopes to sell up to 80 new units of the Rush within […]

Dutch De Heus sets up $16m feed plant in Myotha

Animal feed firm De Heus announced the launch of its second production site in Myanmar on Tuesday, taking the overall investment in the country to more than US$30 million. This feed plant in Mandalay, combined with the Yangon facility, will enable the Netherlands-based company to tap into the growing demand in both upper and lower […]

10 Myanmar companies take part in Bangkok trade show

Ten companies from Myanmar took part in an international food and beverage trade exhibition in Thailand, connecting Myanmar with the regional industry players. Thaifex-World of Food Asia 2018, a food and beverage trade show in Bangkok, took place from May 29 to June 2. The exhibition is annual international trade exhibition for food and beverages, […]

IFC, partners working toward boosting Myanmar rice industry

YANGON, MYANMAR — IFC through a partnership with Australia, the United Kingdom and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) to support sustainable growth of Myanmar’s rice industry. The MoU aims to accelerate changes in the industry through development, improvement, and promotion of milled rice standards and paddy grading […]

Edotco takes over Ooredoo’s energy assets, management of telecoms towers

Telecoms tower firm Edotco signed with Qatari operator Ooredoo yesterday to take over energy assets and management of 1,250 tower sites across Myanmar in order to improve operational and energy efficiencies. Edotco Myanmar, which belongs to the Malaysian telecoms giant Axiata Group subsidiary Edotco group, will now be able to provide and manage energy for […]

Yoma Strategic, Pernod Ricard announce JV, target leadership in Myanmar’s whisky industry

Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. (“Yoma Strategic”) and Pernod Ricard have announced that they intend to form a joint venture company which will focus on the production and distribution of whisky in Myanmar. Pernod Ricard will install an internationally experienced management team and become the largest shareholder in the new company. The remaining equity will be […]

ADB not worried about impact of technology on Myanmar jobs

Despite widespread automation of manual work functions, Myanmar jobs are not under “huge” threat by advancements in technology, economists at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) told the media during the organisation’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Manila on May 4. However, the government needs to monitor the impact of changing technologies on local jobs. Meanwhile, […]

Myanmar needs ‘more transparency, strategies’

MYANMAR’S hopes of becoming Asia’s last frontier market would be realised only if the government could create a clear and transparent regulatory environment for attracting investment and financing the economy, according to Patrick Cooke, regional editor for Asia at Oxford Business Group (OBG), a global research and consultancy firm. “It is imperative that the government […]

Telenor gears up to offer a Myanmar record for data speeds

AS MOBILE data consumption in Myanmar soars to some of the highest levels in the world, Telenor Myanmar plans to offer its subscribers a record speed for the country of 1 gigabyte per second (Gbps) in the near future, said Lars Erik Tellmann, the firm’s chief executive officer. Tellmann said at a press briefing on […]