Marine tourism to be launched in Myeik archipelagos

Myanmar’s first island based tourism will be launched in Donnyaunghami Village in the Myeik archipelagos of Thaninthayi Region in the first week of 2021. A community based tourism is also being implemented in the village in Donpaleaw Village-tract, Kyunsu Township, Myeik District. Marine tourism to be launched in Donnyaunghami Village also includes night tours. After […]

Accelerating Mini-Grids In Myanmar And Expanding Energy Access To Villagers

Only 50% of households in Myanmar, one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia, are connected to the public grid. Five years ago, the government set a goal of electrifying 100% of the country by 2030. With that in mind, in June, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, together with Smart Power Myanmar and supported by […]

COVID-19 restrictions keep express buses off the road

Although the government has not prohibited express buses, they face problems due to COVID-19 restrictions, said the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) on November 1. Express buses are only carrying cargo because the restrictions of the Health and Sports Ministry have been extended to November 30, and because of stay-at-home orders, health certificate requirements, and […]

Ooredoo opens Innovation Hub for young entrepreneurs

Ooredoo Myanmar has opened a centre to support the business initiatives of young entrepreneurs, said Rajeev Sethi, the company’s chief executive officer. The centre, called the Innovation Hub, was opened at the headquarters of Ooredoo Myanmar in Yangon, he said. The facility provides technology and network support to help the start-ups of young entrepreneurs penetrate […]

New entrepreneur’s association formed to voice concerns

Myanmar entrepreneurs now have a new platform to voice their concerns and to share knowledge and experience among members with the formation of the Myanmar Entrepreneurs Association (MEA). The MEA was inaugurated on August 22 with U Ko Ko Htwe as the chair of the association, while a number of industry groups including the Myanmar […]

Qatar- Ooredoo empowers Myanmar women to become entrepreneurs

(MENAFN – Gulf Times) Ooredoo Myanmar has honoured Myanmar Women’s Day by celebrating the success of its Village Kiosk programme. As part of this initiative, Ooredoo selects women with basic education levels and offers them an opportunity to run their own village kiosk business, the company has said in a statement. Ooredoo provides the start-up […]

Efforts to curb illegal bottling of water

The government will take action against people and businesses bottling water improperly for sales to the public in Yangon, says U Ye Htut Oo, chair of the Myanmar Drinking Water Entrepreneurs Association. It is difficult to control the prices of bottled across townships in Yangon, as the city’s area is wide and illegally bottled water […]

Myanmar offers tax exemption to entrepreneurs investing in new Yangon city project

YANGON, March 2 (Xinhua) — Myanmar is offering zone-wise tax exemption to entrepreneurs investing in a New Yangon City Project, aimed at attracting more investors to the city expansion project being implemented on lands to the west of Yangon River, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission Saturday. Those investing in Zone-1, which is least developed, […]

Progress for local entrepreneurs, but challenges still exist

Trust and relationship building between investors and entrepreneurs is really important to grow a start up or a business. Daw Thiri Thant Mon, Myanmar representative for the UK’s development finance institution CDC Group said entrepreneurs should see investors as a partner. “Try to ensure win-win situations, good partnerships will help not just finance, access to […]

Tech boom to bring in a new era in Myanmar

THOUGH DIGITAL literacy is still low in Myanmar, people’s eagerness to try new things and their ability to easily adapt to a new environment could generate a technology boom in the country by encouraging young entrepreneurs to establish tech-based companies, say tech experts. Mike Than Tun Win, founder and chief executive of BOD Tech Co […]