Italthai aims to double revenue

Under the plan, the group wants to deepen its presence in the immediate region with a focus on the so-called CLMV countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. For its construction-equipment and construction business operations, Laos and Myanmar, in particular, are recognised as key markets for expansion. The group has Asia more broadly in its sights […]

Cambodia, Myanmar Pledge to Enhance Trade, Tourism, Education Ties

​​ Cambodia and Myan­mar have pledged to enhance their bi­lateral relations in trade, tourism and education, according to a Cambodian senior official. The pledge was made during a meeting between Cambodian Prime Minis­ter Samdech Techo Hun Sen and visiting Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw, said Eang Sophalleth, an assistant to the prime minister. Htin Kyaw […]

MoUs Inked to Step up Thailand-Myanmar Cross-Border Trade

​​ Business communities and the governments of Thailand and Myanmar have agreed on bolstering cross-border trade by improving existing channels and developing new routes, and with an emphasis on the exchange of data and a new cross-border SEZ. The Thai delegation, led by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, met with State Counsellor Daw Aung […]

Thai AirAsia adds Mandalay flight

Thai AirAsia (TAA) is to introduce a second daily flight from Bangkok to Mandalay to meet stronger demand. The additional service will commence on March 17, expanding the low-cost carrier’s (LCC) footprint in the emerging travel market. Santisuk Klongchaiya, commercial director for TAA, said the airline’s services to Myanmar have grown in popularity as Thais […]

Millcon Thiha GEL Foresees Advantages in Being Steel First-Comer in Myanmar

MILLCON THIHA GEL is bullish that international development banks’ planned projects in Myanmar and demand from new factories to be constructed in Thilawa Special Economic Zone will keep its newly completed steel plant busy in the very near future. The company last week officially became the first manufacturer of industrial-grade steel products in Myanmar, being […]

Myanmar consumers trust quality of Thai products, survey finds

SANTIPHONG Pimolsaengsuriya, chief executive officer of Havas Riverorchid, a marketing communication specialist in the CLMV markets (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam), said Myanmar’s potential was clear from a survey the group did in May. It involved 504 respondents in Myanmar, who rated their trust in products made locally and from major exporters including Thailand, Singapore, […]

Urban development plan being formulated for Mawlamyine, Hpa-an, Myawady

A PLAN to improve urban system in Mawlamyine, Hpa-an and Myawady is being formulated by the government with US$80 million loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The four-year project will be implemented next year by the Ministry of Construction, focusing on installation of urban facilities in those central towns, which plays an important role […]

Thai’s BOI to open branches in Myanmar and Indonesia in push for investment abroad

THE BOARD of Investment plans to open branches in Myanmar and Indonesia next year as a priority measure to encourage Thai companies, and small and medium-sized enterprises in particular, to invest overseas. This will improve their opportunity to invest in new production plants in new export markets to boost income growth for the long term, […]

Uncertainty as political transitions loom in CLMV

  Mainland South-east Asia is set for a year of uncertainty and potential friction as sensitive political transitions loom, especially in Thailand and Myanmar, and external economic factors, like the slump in commodity prices and China’s slowdown, take the steam out of regional economies. Vietnam is set for a party congress early this year, which […]

Thai private universities push for campuses in CLMV

Private Thai universities are calling on the Education Ministry to ease regulations and let them operate freely abroad, especially in neighbouring countries. Saowanee Thairungroj, president of the Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand (APHEIT), said the ministry should help Thai universities expand their campuses to CLMV countries — Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam […]