South Korea in Myanmar: Missing the Train to Naypyitaw?

South Korea’s interest in Myanmar lies in its economic assets: cheaper labor costs, a sizable market of around 51 million people, and natural resource wealth. Yet Myanmar has unrealized potential to play a much greater strategic role for South Korea. South Korea’s economic presence in the country is wide-ranging and Seoul has emerged as an […]

The Road to Muse

Mandalay-Muse Road linking Mandalay, the second capital city of Myanmar, and Muse located on Myanmar-China border plays a pivotal role in border trade between the two countries. The road was once notorious for its poor condition coupled with the then thriving insurgency. But nowadays, the situation has changed a lot as the country is moving […]

MAI Launches Charter Flights to South Korea

Myanmar Airways International (MAI), the country’s flag carrier, has started charter flight services to South Korea, making it the maiden charter flight service offered by the state-run airline, it announced. The charter flight, which will fly between South Korea’s Busan (Gimhae International Airport) and Yangon International Airport, was launched on February 21, Daw Aye Mra […]