How does mining benefit Myanmar?

Author: Jan Dharmabandu is a mining engineer and a Chartered Environmentalist attached to Perth based Ensys Consultants. This article originally appeared in the Global New Light of Myanmar on 30th May 2017 as “What is & Why Mining: a Perspective from Myanmar”.   Each year about 5 billion tonnes of minerals are mined from the […]

Confusion Over Water Transport Service Implementation Arises

The government has chosen the company which will operate the water bus service on the Hlaing River and Nga Moe Yeik Creek, said Daw Nilar Kyaw, regional minister of electricity, industry and transportation, on May 22 at a regional parliamentary session. The company Tint Tint Myanmar won the tender over its competitor, Daw Nilar Kyaw […]

Yangon Water Bus to have 20,000 Passengers When Operation Starts

Yangon Water Bus will have about 20,000 passengers a day when it is launched, and in 2019 or 2020 the annual number could reach 24 million to 30 million, said Tint Tint Lwin, chairperson of Tin Tint Myanmar Co, which will implement the project. “About 20,000 people are estimated to ride a water bus this […]

Water taxi scheme details to be announced next week

The firm will announce the details of its implementation, said a spokesperson from Tint Tint Myanmar. In order to upgrade Yangon’s public transport system, the regional government has planned to upgrade the circular train and water taxi services alongside bus transport, according to Yangon chief minister U Phyo Min Thein on July 2016. The Yangon […]

Myanmar and ASEAN A Great Unknown to Trump

Eric Rose is lead director of Herzfeld Rubin Meyer & Rose (“HRMR”), the first US law firm established in Myanmar. HRMR is a founding member of the American Chamber of Commerce Myanmar, and Mr Rose serves on its Executive Committee, and also chairs its HR Committee. In an exclusive interview with the Myanmar Times, he […]

Italthai aims to double revenue

Under the plan, the group wants to deepen its presence in the immediate region with a focus on the so-called CLMV countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. For its construction-equipment and construction business operations, Laos and Myanmar, in particular, are recognised as key markets for expansion. The group has Asia more broadly in its sights […]

A National Education Strategic Plan for a prosperous, peaceful and united Myanmar

The first National Education Strategic Plan (NESP) was launched today in Nay Pyi Taw by Myanmar’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Plan includes a common policy framework which sets the strategic directions for the next five years; a clear road map for guiding all investments in the sector, both domestic and international; […]

Myanmar sees rare series A investment as startups finally take off

Ever since Myanmar opened up its economy following one of Asia’s most brutal dictatorships in 2010, everything from politics to culture and business in the once-isolated nation has radically changed. From being virtually off-grid, Myanmar has seen mobile usage rocket. This largely untapped market of 60 million people has caught the interest of entrepreneurs and […]

Wyndham Hotel Group Launches First Project in Myanmar

​​ One of the world’s largest hotel chains, the Wynd­ham Hotel Group, has launched its first project in Myanmar, a Tryp-branded hotel in Yangon’s Mayangon Township. The Yangon hotel is the first Tryp in Southeast Asia and the second in the Asia-Pacific region after Brisbane, Australia. Other cities with Tryp hotels include New York, Paris, […]

China’s Modern ‘Silk Road’ Plans Discussed at Yangon Meeting

​​ A recent briefing looking at China’s One Belt One Road strategy and Myanmar opportunities was held at the Rose Garden Hotel in Yangon. The Briefing was well attended, with over 100 attendees from companies representing countries such as Japan, Singapore, Australia, China, Malaysia and India. The briefing was arranged and coordinated in conjunction with the […]