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DICA

Directorate of Investment and Company Administration

DICA chief promoted as investment ministry’s top civil servant

The government has appointed U Aung Naing Oo as permanent secretary of the recently-created Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, the official gazette announced. As the top civil servant leading the ministry, he will support and advise the cabinet minister, career diplomat U Thaung Tun, on how to drum up foreign investments and build […]

U Aung Naing Oo leaves DICA for a new role

A key architect of the government’s economic reform is to be transferred to assist newly minted minister U Thaung Tun. U Aung Naing Oo, director general of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) has been named the new director general of the Office of the Union Investment and Foreign Economic Relations under Minister […]

Myanmar works to improve corruption image

Myanmar has fallen further in a global corruption ranking but could improve its image following some high-profile arrests this year and as the government moves to strengthen the anti-graft agency. The Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International ranked Myanmar 132 out of 180 territories in 2018, down two places from 2017. The Berlin-based global […]

Shining a Light on Shady Business in Myanmar’s Extractive Industries

The global debate on the discloser of beneficial ownership, especially in the extractive industries, is scaling up. More access to information about who really benefits from the revenues is raising accountability and helping in the fight against corruption. Myanmar, an Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) candidate country, formed a Beneficial Ownership Taskforce in June to […]

DICA sets 30 Mar as late registration deadline for MyCO

The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration has asked companies which failed to register and re-register on the online registry MyCO in January to complete the registration formalities by 30 March. Companies which fail to meet the deadline for late registration will be struck off from the register list, according to the DICA. “More than […]

Aussie survey finds private firms face hurdles in doing business

Red tape and access to skilled labour are significant constraints for businesses in Myanmar, according to a survey by the Australia – Asean Chamber of Commerce. Three-quarters of the respondents to the survey on Myanmar identified government bureaucracy as a significant hurdle while two-thirds identified access to skilled labour as a constraint. Respondents to the […]

Myanmar RMG units exporting to EU rose by 180 in 5 yrs22

The number of readymade garment (RMG) factories in Myanmar that export products to the European Union (EU) has increased by 180 within five years from 22 in 2013 to 202 now, primarily due to benefits offered by the EU’s generalized system of preferences (GSP), according to Aung Naing Oo, director general of department of investment […]

Employment rate may increase to six pc if the EU’s GSP right remains: DICA’s DG

Thanks to the EU’s Generalised scheme of preferences (GSP) right, Myanmar can create 0.6 per cent jobs. If the GSP right remains, the employment rate may increase to six per cent of the total population, said Aung Naing Oo, Director General of Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), at a talk titled “Democracy, Poverty […]

‘Tone from the top’ crucial in anti-corruption: DICA

There is a lack of awareness about the transparency and corporate governance aspects of the new Companies Law, according to a senior government official, who argued for the importance of tone from the top in combating corruption. The Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) and the Union of Myanmar Federation of the Chamber of Commerce […]