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Silk Road sweeteners: China woos Myanmar’s NLD with junkets

The National League for Democracy was forged in an uprising against one-party rule. Its activists spent years in jail under Myanmar’s military junta. But since taking power three years ago, the party led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has found an unlikely ally – the Chinese Communist Party. The friendship has blossomed in […]

No decision made on Malaysian proposal for “Sittwe New City” project

No decision has been made on a proposal by Gold Coast KTMG Development, a company with Malaysian owners, to develop a new city near Sittwe, capital of Rakhine State, says a senior minister in the state government. “We have not decided on it and there have been no detailed discussions other than the presentation of […]

Focus on transport to push development in Chin State: VP U Henry Van Thio

Vice President U Henry Van Thio, who is currently in Chin State to inspect development projects, met with local people in Suarkhua which was recently upgraded from a village to a town. On the way to Suarkhua, the Vice President inspected work on the expansion of the Matupi-Haka Road. At the meeting with local people […]

Yoma Strategic taps Thai bond investors for new source of capital

Yoma Strategic Holdings is planning a bond offering to raise THB2.3 billion (US$70 million) in Thailand. The bonds have been given a triple A rating, according to a statement filed with the Singapore Exchange on Wednesday. The bonds, which will be guaranteed by the Asian Development Bank’s Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF), will enable […]

Over 570 business tax evaders uncovered in Mandalay

More than 570 businesses in Mandalay were found to be remiss in paying their taxes and were given ultimatum by an internal revenue inspection team to settle their arrears immediately, a senior revenue official said on Monday. U Aung Moe, deputy director of Internal Revenue Department in Mandalay, said the erring businessmen were uncovered during […]

Thirty development projects in pipeline in Mandalay through fiscal 2020-21

The regional Minister for Planning and Finance, U Myat Thu told the second session of the regional Hluttaw that the development projects will be implemented in two ways; some will be carried out with loans and some will be carried out with financial support. Nineteen of the projects will be carried out with the help […]

5th Yangon Property Exhibition – Over $11 million USD worth of properties sold

The 5th Yangon Property Exhibition, organised by leading property website iMyanmarHouse.com, took place over 19th-21st May 2017. The event brought together over 50 property developers and real estate companies hoping to sell their wares to over 12,000 eager attendees. More than 120 new development projects were showcased at the exhibition, ranging from high-end condos to […]

Myanmar receives largest aids from Japan and US

The largest portion of international aids which Myanmar has received since Thein Sein’s government took office in 2011 came from Japan and the United States, according to a report from Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development. The combined aid funds from the two countries amounted to over US$460 million, said the report. Since the […]

Japan’s development loan to be spent on infrastructure and economic zone

Japan will lend over US$ 900 million for development projects this fiscal year to be spent on renovation and basic infrastructure in Yangon, as well as the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, according to an official from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans are long-term low interest rate loans advanced to developing […]