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Request for Quotation (RFQ): Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MOHT), Deadline 11 March 2019

G-9184-MYA: Economic Empowerment of the Poor &Women in E/W Economic Corridor Bamboo Equipment for Processing Facility in Chaungzone & Kyaikhto Township, Mom State. The above mentioned Project is being implemented by Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (MOHT) under a grant from Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) administered by Asian Development Bank (ADB). Part of […]

A Close-Up Look at Mergui Archipelago’s Nascent Eco-Tourism Industry

With its pristine natural islands and Moken “sea gypsy” tribes—whose way of life is rapidly disappearing—the Mergui Archipelago has long held a special fascination as a travel destination for outsiders. Myeik town itself is famous for its pearl shops, edible-nest swiftlet, fish, shrimp and crab farms, as well its British colonial-era structures. A walk around […]

Myanmar’s poorest state beckons investors

CHIN state’s underdeveloped infrastructure presents great opportunities for domestic and foreign investors if they do their homework, says a report that looks into business prospects in Myanmar’s poorest region. Min Zaw Oo, director of Chin State at the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, said investors should not hesitate to invest in Chin state where […]

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 […]

Japan grants US$ 501,075 for three school constructions and road upgrading in Rakhine and Mon States, Magway Region

Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, and Chairpersons of the Construction Committees from States and Region Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI concerned signed the grant contracts for four projects on Monday. Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme will provide a total of US$ 501,075 to the project for construction of Shwe Ze Ti Monastic […]

Furniture expos to take place next year locally and abroad

A Series of exhibitions to display Myanmar’s furniture products are planned to take place next year at home and abroad for the purpose of seeking new business opportunities for Myanmar’s wood-based furniture products. Organized by the Myanmar Rattan and Bamboo Entrepreneurs Association, value-added furniture will be displayed for sale at trade events not only in […]

Bamboo Shortage Strikes as Demand Rises

Local bamboo enterprises are facing a lack of bamboo for use as a raw material as demand for finished bamboo products has risen locally and abroad. There are very few local bamboo farms and bamboos produced from those farms are often exported to foreign countries. This is the reason why bamboo raw materials are rare […]