Ranong well placed to be marine gateway for growing trade with Myanmar and other BIMSTEC markets, seminar hears

RANONG HAS the potential to be a gateway for trade with neighbouring countries, especially the BIMSTEC nations of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka, as the province has a deep-sea port to serve such commerce, provincial governor Suriyan Kanchanasilp said yesterday. Last year, Ranong recorded bilateral border trade with Myanmar worth Bt21 billion, […]

Myanmar Labour Market beyond 2015

Decades of isolation had kept the world away from Myanmar until recently. The democratisation process that began in early 2011 has resulted in a ground breaking free and fair election in November. With the new democratically-elected government expected to take reign in March, this could become a big turning point to flourish Myanmar’s labour sector. […]

The Folly of India’s Hubris in Myanmar

The Indian army’s cross-border strike against insurgents over the border with Myanmar has received significant attention over the past few weeks. Lost amidst the debates about the rise of a potential new Indian ‘doctrine’ and endless details about the operation itself has been the effect that such incidents – as well as the posturing that […]

Ranong Port – Pathway to Myanmar

The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) plans to push for a dry port (intermodal terminal) in Bangkok as part of its strategic plan for the Ranong Port’s expansion with a hope that it can become as pathway to Myanmar in connection with BIMSTEC countries for trade and investment. BIMSTEC (the Bay of Bengal Initiative for […]

Nay Pyi Taw to host BIMSTEC summit in March

The third summit for the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) will be held in Nay Pyi Taw from March 1 to 4 according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. BIMSTEC includes Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal and aims to create cooperation in multiple sectors including […]