Export Strategy Draft Complete, Awaits Parliamentary Approval

Myanmar’s long-awaited National Export Strategy (NES) has been drafted and is awaiting parliamentary approval, said Daw Thida Win Htay, assistant director of the Department of Export Development. The drafting of the plan, which started in 2012, is a response to the need to increase exports by expanding market access for local producers and products, and […]

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 […]

Myanmar Govt Plans 30,000 New Affordable Homes in Yangon

YANGON — The Myanmar government’s housing department is planning to build 30,000 new low-cost homes in townships on the outskirts of the country’s largest city, an official said Wednesday. Moe Thida, assistant director of the planning division at the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development—part of the Ministry of Construction—said the department was putting […]