France’s Canal+ to launch pay TV service in Myanmar

France’s Canal+ group has signed a deal with local media group Forever to launch a pay TV service in Myanmar, digitaltveurope.net reported on 12 January. Canal+ plans to launch the service this year, pending local regulatory approval, with a service accessible to a large part of the Myanmar market including local and international content dubbed […]

Tourism industry booming in Mandalay in December

Tourist arrivals have increased in Mandalay due partly to the addition of more Mandalay-Bangkok- Yangon flights and more direct flights between Mandalay and Hong Kong in December. Adding to the burgeoning popularity of central Myanmar is the allowance since September for foreign tourists to enter Myanmar through border entrances with an evisa, available online. Tourists […]

Inle Lake, the most visited spot in Myanmar

Nyaungshwe, the principal town in the Inle Lake area, tops the list of most popular international travel destinations in Myanmar, followed by Bagan- NyaungU, which hosts about 300 foreign visitors per day. Approximately 600 foreigntourists enter Nyaungshwe daily to visit Inle Lake, the popular inland freshwater lake. The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has put […]

Antiques selling well with increasing number of tourists

  With an increasing number of tourists coming to Myanmar, the sale of antiques are also on the rise, it is learnt. The antique shops are dependent on tourists because they have the appreciation, knowledge and income to collect antiques. The shops are found mostly in Yangon, Mandalay, Inle, Bagan and NyaungU. Antique store owners […]

France to power Myanmar with environmentally friendly electricity from river currents in rurals

France is to provide technical assistance with sourcing an electricity supply from river currents for distribution to rural regions of Myanmar, according to the Sein Lan Ami-Myay Development Organisation. “The French will provide the technical support for electricity from natural river currents. It won’t damage the environment. It’ll also help fulfill to satisfy electricity demands,” […]

Yangon factory repairs ATR aircraft for the first time

A maintenance facility in Yangon has repaired an ATR aircraft from Myanmar National Airlines, marking a first for a Myanmar-based facility, sources from the airline said. Previously, airlines based in Myanmar had to send their aircraft to Malaysia or Singapore for repairs as Myanmar lacked aviation engineers, mechanics, tools, specialised equipment and advanced technologies. The […]

Myanmar company with over 100 hectares of agricultural and plantation land looking for JV Partner

Our client a Myanmar company owns over 100 hectares of agriculture and plantation land in Myanmar. Currently our client is only utilizing 20% of the land that they own for producing fruits and vegetables as they are only supplying to the domestic Myanmar market. The client is also doing food processing and canning and the […]

Energy dilemma

Myanmar needs oil and gas revenue to spur its economy and new discoveries to feed its growing energy appetite, but low oil prices could bring cutbacks in exploration. Myanmar is bracing for a rougher ride after a few years of giddy economic expansion as foreign direct investment slows amid falling oil prices and global uncertainty. […]

Foreign firms bid for telecoms contract

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. An international telecoms firm will be chosen at the end of the month to partner with a nationally owned public company to form Myanmar National Telecoms, a fourth telecoms operator. “Applications closed on January 8 and received seven […]

Shortlisted companies for Yangon railway project announced

Myanma Railways yesterday announced the shortlisted companies for the Yangon railway multi-purpose development project, according to state-owned media. Myanma Railways, under the Ministry of Rail Transportation, invited bids for a mixed-use development project on 63.622 acres of land. Among the 15 shortlisted contenders are companies from the US, Italy, France and the UK. A total […]