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New textile industry zone planned for central Myanmar?

A textile and garment industry park is being mulled for Myanmar’s Mandalay region as part of a joint project with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). According to local press, the announcement was made by U Zaw Myint Maung, the chief minister of the Mandalay region, on the sidelines of an EU-sponsored forum on the […]

Strong geophysical targets for Myanmar at Bawdwin

ASX listed base metal developer Myanmar Metals has reported outstanding results from a ground-based gradient array induced polarisation geophysical survey at its flagship Bawdwin deposit in central Myanmar. Interpretation of the survey data has given very strong indications of relatively shallow new zones of conductive sulphide mineralisation outside of Bawdwin’s existing base metal and silver […]

How the son of a humble watch repairer became the owner of a multi-million dollar realty tech startup

His startup iMyanmarHouse, with over 550 developers, 2,200 agents and 300K listings, recently hit US$320M in total transaction value Nay Min Thu would never have become what he is now, had he not attended, by chance, a motivation class in Singapore back in 2009. And thanks to his grit, determination and perseverance, Thu is now […]

Systematic exploration underway at Bawdwin for Myanmar

ASX listed base metals developer Myanmar Metals is shifting gear in Myanmar as the company kicks off a major regional exploration program ahead of its highly anticipated drilling campaign due to commence later this year. The ASX listed multi-mineral developer is undertaking a comprehensive site-wide exploration program across its highly prospective Bawdwin lead/zinc/copper and silver […]

Local businesses propose to establish industrial zone in central Myanmar

YANGON, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) — Local businesses will submit a proposal to the regional government in Myanmar’s central Magway to establish an industrial zone there, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday. The industrial zone was proposed to be located far from the residential area as the noise, odor and air pollution from […]

Myanmar urged to tap green power

Given that nearly 70 per cent of the population in Myanmar lacks access to electricity, the government must optimise its abundant natural resources to implement green energy projects in order to solve its power crisis, says Shoon So Oo, energy programme manager at World Wildlife Fund Myanmar. “For Myanmar’s economy to go further, we must […]

Irish building up a head of steam in Myanmar

When Kieran Rabbitt stepped off a plane and into the heavy Yangon heat four years ago, little did he think he’d still be in Myanmar today, at the cutting edge of the country’s digital revolution. From offices in downtown Yangon, the Athenry native – along with Karim Ainsworth from Belfast – runs Cube Digital. The […]

Yangon to Mandalay Railway Back on Track

The railway linking Yangon to Manda­lay has been slat­ed to receive a series of large-scale, overdue reno­vations. With a loan from the Japan International Co­operation Agency (JICA), the 385 mile stretch of rail will be revamped to meet international standards and halve transportation times. U Myo Win, General Manager of Myanma Rail­ways, told the Myanmar […]

Ready to Rumble?

​​ Weekend investigates the sleeping giant underneath Yangon. It’s not a matter of if, but when. This verdict comes up time and time again when speaking to local and international experts on the likelihood of Yangon’s next big earthquake. Why? The largest city in Myanmar is currently facing twin threats of bad location and bad timing. […]

Jovago makes contact with hotels in central Myanmar

The Jovago network, a hotel booking website, has linked with 30 hotels in central Myanmar to help facilitate the accommodations for pilgrims and travelers in Magwe, it is learnt from Jovago.net. Jovago made contact with the hotels in central Myanmar in order to offer cheaper prices to travelers. The price per night ranges from Ks3,000 […]