DCA deploys budget, invites tenders to jazz up airports, aviation

High costs and a lack of travelers passing through some of Myanmar’s airports has resulted in at least four of the country’s ten airlines bypassing those locations altogether. Consequently, as many as eight airports have ceased operations in recent years, accounting for a quarter of Myanmar’s 32 domestic airports. Five out of the eight shuttered […]

Coffee Exports Stimulated by Production and Demand

Myanmar coffee traders have exported 535 tons of coffee beans this fiscal year, twice as much as the same period the year before, according to statistics from the Ministry of Commerce. Last year, the nation exported 860 tons of coffee generating $1.438 million. In the first five months of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, exports have […]

Myanmar strives for more reforms to boost tourism

Despite the decline in tourist arrivals last year, Myanmar aims to rebound its tourism growth by undertaking reforms to improve both domestic and international travels, says a tourism boss. Tint Thwin, director general at the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism, said in an interview the government now focuses on easing of some restrictions and creating […]

RFP for Engineering Service for Micro Hydro Power Project in Chin State, Myanmar. Closing Date 20 Sep 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Hiring of Engineering Service for Detailed Engineering Design, Specifications, Estimation and Supervision of a Micro Hydro Power Project in Chin State. Myanmar The United Nations (UN) hereby invites you to submit a Proposal to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the above subject. Proposals are required to be […]

Ministry, NGOs cooperating on education reform

At yesterday’s meeting of the Amyotha Hluttaw in Nay Pyi Taw, Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun said the ministry is conducting educational reform by cooperating with Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) in sectors and sub-sectors. The Deputy Minister was responding to a question by U Mahn Law Moung of Constituency 8 in Chin State […]

State capital and major city in Chin State embrace industrial zones

Industrial zones will be built in two major cities in Chin State – Hakha and Paletwa, and local and foreign investment will be welcome, according to a state minister. U Salai I Thakin, Chin state minister for electricity, industry and road transportation, told The Myanmar Times that surveys are being conducted in the cities to […]

Officials Consider New Trade Zone on Indian Border

U Aung Htoo, deputy minister for commerce, told a parliamentary ses­sion in Nay Pyi Taw last week that Myanmar had held consultations with India on border trade. Myanmar’s western neighbour is among its most important trading partners, especially for agricultural goods. It is the largest buyer of beans and pulses from Myan­mar’s farms. But the […]

Chin State SMEs to Be Eligible For K8.5 bn Worth of JICA Loans

Chin State’s small and medium busi­nesses (SMEs) will be eligible for up to K8.4 billion worth of small loans which the govern­ment plans to make avail­able later this financial year, a union minister has said. The funds are the re­mainder of a K50 billion Japanese loan granted to the government for the development of local […]

Myanmar Coffee Exports to Stimulate Agro Sector

The government has placed emphasis on the diversification of crops which have wide international markets access, in addition to paddy, and it hopes to increase coffee production. Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Dr Aung Thu, said he hopes to increase the coffee acreage to 200,000 and exports to 60,000 tons by 2030. “During […]

Ministry to Set Up Industrial Zone in Paletwa

The Ministry of Industry has decided to set up an industrial zone in Paletwa township, Chin State, according to Union Industry Minister U Khin Maung Cho on May 25. That industrial zone is aimed for the development of value-added small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Those SMEs include Chin traditional loom business, coffee industry and ginger […]