Action to be taken against permitted A-level factory unless complied with regulations

The permitted factories in Mandalay Industrial Zone, which meets A-level practices in coronavirus containment measures, will be taken action for a shutdown if they are found not to comply with health regulations during surprise inspections, Mandalay Industrial Zone Management Committee stated. The factories and workplaces, which meet health criteria (Level A) set by the Ministry […]

Mandalay to allow Grade-A businesses to reopen

Mandalay will allow factories with Grade-A health and safety scores to reopen, said U Khin Maung Hla, chair of Industry Zone Management Committee. Many essential businesses such as food manufacturing, pharmacy, and purified water distribution have been given a Grade-A score by the Ministry of Health and Sports, and have been allowed to reopen. “A […]

Construction of highway connecting Dawei SEZ, Htikhee to commence next year

The construction of a 140-kilometer two-lane highway connecting the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in Tanintharyi Region to the Htikhee at the Thai border will commence in mid-2021, according to the Dawei SEZ Management Committee. When complete, it will take travellers from the SEZ about2.5 hours to reach Htikhee by car. It will take another […]

Tamu highway bus terminal construction completed

<a href=”https://youtu.be/pCvYiQYDHcE” target=”_blank”><img src=”https://consult-myanmar.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/doingbusinessinmyanmar-thumbnail2.jpg” width=”600″ height=”250″ /> </a> The construction of highway bus terminal in Tamu town, Sagaing Region, which is a gateway to Myanmar-India cross-border trading, is completed, said U Myo Min Tun, Executive Officer of Tamu Township Development Committee. “There was no highway bus terminal in Tamu. It is self-provided building in cooperation […]

Myanmar replies to Japan’s offer for cooperation in Dawei SEZ

Myanmar welcomes Japan’s offer to invest in the Dawei Special Economic Zone project in Tanintharyi Region, according to the Dawei SEZ Management Committee. An official reply from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been sent to Japan. Japan on November 5 offered to invest in the long delayed Dawei SEZ, expected to be Southeast Asia’s […]

Myanmar Considers Relaxing COVID-19 Restrictions

Yangon – Myanmar’s State Counselor’s Office says the government is considering relaxing many COVID-19 restrictions, including stay-at-home orders, to ease the impact on the country’s economy. Myanmar imposed stay-at-home orders on about 75 townships in Bago, Ayeyarwady and Mandalay regions and Kachin and Mon states and the whole of Yangon Region and Rakhine State. Under […]

Investment in Myanmar continue to grow despite COVID-19

Although garment and other factories have been hugely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, local and foreign investments are still flowing into the country, according to the Yangon Region Investment Committee. The government approved two investments totalling US$2.65 million in shoemaking and garment manufacturing by China and Singapore at the end of October that are expected […]

After rice-buying scheme, govt plans paddy purchases to prop up prices

U Myint Lwin, acting secretary of the Ministry of Commerce and director general of the Directorate of Consumer Affairs, said tenders had been called from merchants in the targeted state and regions and after they were completed the government would announce the volume of paddy it plans to buy. The tender window remains open and […]

Construction work resumes, under strict conditions

Many construction projects in the Yangon Region have resumed after being given the all clear from the government, but have been reminded to follow the Ministry of Health and Sports’ guidelines. Construction companies which do not abide by the ministry’s instructions will be shut down, according to an announcement by the Yangon Region Construction Inspection […]

Myanmar extends ban on foreign visitors before elections

<a href=”https://youtu.be/pCvYiQYDHcE” target=”_blank”><img src=”https://consult-myanmar.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/doingbusinessinmyanmar-thumbnail2.jpg” width=”600″ height=”250″ /> </a> Myanmar extended a ban on international commercial flights and issuance of all types of visa until the end of November to contain the spread of coronavirus outbreak ahead of the general elections. The ban on foreigners’ entry through land borders will also be extended for another month, […]