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Ministry criticises slow action on visa-on-arrival proposal

Hotels and Tourism Union Minister U Ohn Maung criticised the slow action on the ministry’s proposal to issue a visa-on-arrival (VOA) to tourists from China, Japan and South Korea to boost the country’s tourism. “We thought they (the Immigration Department) would give visas-on-arrival for package tours if visitors arrive by air,” U Ohn Maung told […]

Minister says Myanmar open to allow casinos: report

Myanmar’s minister for hotels and tourism, Ohn Maung, says the national government is not opposed to casinos being developed in the country, as a way to boost the tourism industry, reports Myanmar-based English-language Eleven Media. The minister’s comments were made in response to a question by a member of the lower house of the country’s […]

International community eyes investing in industrial zones in Yangon

The international community has shown interest in establishing industrial zones in Yangon Region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). “A lot of foreign investors want to set up industrial parks,” said Than Aung Kyaw, deputy director general of DICA. During the 14th regular meeting between Vice President Myint Swe and local […]

MGE’s high value of jades to catch attention of foreign merchants

High value of jade lots entrusted to Myanma Gems Emporium will range from Euro 3 million to 8 million, reported Myanma Gems Enterprise. The 54th Myanma Gems Emporium will be held at Mani Yadana Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw from August 2- 11. The MGE will put 6,561 lots of jades and 326 lots […]

Invitation to 54th Myanma Gems Emporium 2017 to be held from 2nd to 11th August 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list 1. The significant 54th Myanma Gems Emporium will be held on August 2 to 11, 2017 at Maniradana Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw. Click here to see Google Map location. 2. Rough jade, rough gems, cut and polished gemstones, jewelries, jade carvings and gemstone pictures will be […]

Compensation for Yangon-Dala bridge to be paid this month

In an apparent effort to ensure good relations with local residents and avoid the problems that have dogged other development projects, local authorities have agreed to pay compensation in advance to people forced to move to make way for the Yangon-Dala Bridge. The committee set up for the purpose has announced that compensation will be […]

Crackdown on illegal imports nets US$18 million

Mobile teams patrolling for illegal trade have seized more than US$18 million in goods over the past year and a half, according to the Central Committee for Preventing and Controlling Illegal Trading. It said 3,391 cases of illegal trade have been transferred to the Customs Department as of June 26. The crackdown on illegal trade […]