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Leading Myanmar and Malaysia builders sign agreement to collaborate

Capital Diamond Star Group Co, one of Myanmar’s leading diversified companies, and Sunway Group of Malaysia, have signed a memorandum of understanding in Mandalay to implement infrastructure and construction projects in Myanmar. The agreement signed on April 1 will see the companies jointly investing in projects such as mixed-use developments, offices, and hotels in Yangon […]

Temasek and ADB back Myanmar investment fund

Private equity company Ascent Capital has launched Singapore’s first Myanmar-focused fund, with backing from high-profile investors including sovereign wealth fund Temasek and the Asian Development Bank. By CLARE HAMMOND | FRONTIER IN 2013, Mr Lim Chong Chong was sent on a mission to Myanmar. He was working for Singaporean wealth fund Temasek and, as he […]

Yangon Central Railway Comprehensive Development Project to Continue

The Union government will select a winner for the tender of the Yangon Central Railway Comprehensive Development Project by next month, U Htun Aung Thin, general manager of Myanma Railways (lower Myanmar). Under the project, Yangon Railway Station is to be redesigned and rebuilt as an international standard railway station equipped with modern business outlets […]

Myanmar’s new Companies Act can be ‘game changer’

TOKYO — Little in the way of positive news has come out of Myanmar in recent months. The situation in Rakhine State has seen de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi come in for severe criticism from the international community as her government struggles to deal with the crisis and the realities of running the […]

Mitsubishi Corp. Courts Myanmar’s Wealthy With New Hospitals

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Corp. will team with local companies to establish medical complexes in Myanmar, where a growing health care market is being fueled by the increasing number of middle- and upper-class residents. The first facility, to cost about 10 billion yen ($90.4 million), will be a general hospital set to open in 2020. The Japanese trading […]

Business Community: Govt Must Clarify Laws to Secure Investment

​​ RANGOON — Local and international business leaders urged the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) government to clarify the country’s laws to secure significant foreign investment. The comments were made at a forum on promoting business in Burma at the Sedona Hotel in Rangoon on Thursday organized by international media company Bloomberg and attended […]

BRT Lite Share Sales Re-start

Yangon Public Bus Company – operator of the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Lite bus routes – has started a second round of shares sales, while the government has extended the application deadline for firms interested in rolling out the BRT system city-wide. The government set up Yangon Public Bus Company last year, using a […]

Eyes On Myanmar: Aeon, City Mart And Grab & Go

As Myanmar’s new government accelerates its efforts to open up the country’s economy, it is attracting international brands and retailers. An expanding economy, rising incomes and the new middle class are fueling the growth of modern retail in the country. Aeon store debuted in Yangon Aeon, the first foreign entity to operate retail stores in the […]

7 Potential Developers named for Yangon Railways Station Area Comprehensive Development Project

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATION MYANMA RAILWAYS YANGON CENTRAL RAILWAYS STATION AREA COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT Notification on the collection status of Request for Proposal (RFP) documents for Yangon Central Railways Station Area Comprehensive Development Project   Myanma Railways […]

Short-list for Yangon Central Railway Station development

Myanma Railways has shortlisted 15 firms and joint ventures, including a number of well-known local companies, that responded to an EOI to redevelop Yangon Central Railway Station and the surrounding area in downtown Yangon. This is the railway ministry’s second attempt to tender the project, after an initial tender called in 2014 was cancelled last […]