Thai-Myanmar council pushes for more ties and investments

Thai businesses are ramping up ties with their Myanmar counterparts in five main areas — agriculture, border trade, energy, industrial development and tourism — to tap into vast investment opportunities in the neighbouring country. Panitarn Pavarolavidya, chairman of Thai-Myanmar Business Council, said the council’s first meeting held in Yangon on Feb 3 focused on the […]

Myanmar boosts incentives for infra development, labour-intensive projects

THE MYANMAR Investment Commission, a government body to facilitate both foreign and local investment, has planned plans to provide more incentives for investors in the two areas that are crucial to the country’s growth, labour-intensive industries and infrastructure development, a senior official said. According to Aung Naing Oo, secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission and director […]

Mae Sot checkpoint extends hours

Authorities extended the operating hours at a Thai-Myanmar checkpoint in Mae Sot district on Thursday in preparation for the formation of Asean single market this year. The checkpoint, which links the district in Tak province and Myawaddy town in Myanmar, opens at 5.30am and closed at 8.30pm starting Thursday, said Pol Col Pongnakhon Nakhonsantiphab, commander […]