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Yangon Region Gov’t, HK-Taiwan Consortium Ink Industrial Zone Deal

YANGON—The Yangon regional government will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a consortium of Hong Kong and Taiwan companies next month to develop an international-standard industrial zone in Htantabin Township in the west of the commercial capital. Worth an estimated US$500 million (761.2 billion kyats) the Htantabin Industrial Zone will be implemented on more […]

Ivan Pun To Open The Pansodan Pop-Up In Hong Kong This March

Having recently set up a Rau Ram pop-up at The Standard Hotel in West Hollywood earlier this month, Ivan Pun is set for another culinary project, as he presents a one-month stint end of March 2019. The young entrepreneur’s The Pansodan Hong Kong pop-up will deliver a wide range of traditional Burmese fare with a […]

Gov’t takes steps to decentralize tourism sector

To step up efforts for tourism development in Myanmar, the Union Government will form three committees that will steer the decentralization of tourism services in accordance with the new tourism law, said Vice President U Henry Van Thio. He made the remarks in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Tourism Development Central Committee […]

Shaw Brothers Pictures to take major scenes of Line Walker-2 in Yangon

Shaw Brothers Pictures International Ltd. is reported to take major scenes of Line Walker-2, a sequel to their very successful Line Walker movie, in Yangon soon. A coordination meeting to shoot the movie was held at Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon where Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint delivered an […]

Yangon’s new city to start bidding process

The government body in charge of developing the new Yangon city project announced that it will commence the bidding process in mid-February. Yangon’s regional government launched an ambitious new city project via a government-owned New Yangon Development Co (NYDC) last March. The scheme covers an area twice the size of Singapore with a target of […]

Garments sector poised to boom in Pathein

The garment industry seems poised to boom in Ayeyarwady Region, with a company developing an industrial park near Pathein signing a contract with a Chinese firm that plans to build 50 garment factories within two years. The new factories would dramatically expand the town’s nascent manufacturing sector, which has for several years been attracting interest […]

Govt counting on Asian travellers to boost tourism

Myanmar’s tourism sector has borne the brunt of the Rakhine refugee crisis, with growth in tourist arrivals dropping to 1 percent in 2018 compared with 7.1pc in 2017, according to the World Bank. The number of western tourist arrivals fell the most, more than offsetting arrivals from Asia. The numbers reflect reports of booking and […]

Chinese firm finalises new Yangon city proposal

The government body in charge of developing an ambitious new Yangon city project has reached the final stage in negotiations with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) in preparing pre-project documents (PPD). Launched by the regional government in March via a 100pc government-owned New Yangon Development Co (NYDC), the new city project covers an area twice […]

Myanmar tops poor nations’ FDI league as China cash flows in

JAKARTA — Myanmar attracted the most foreign direct investment of any of the world’s so-called “least developed countries” in 2017, even as the nation’s reputation plummeted over its forced expulsion of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims. The $4.3 billion worth of realized FDI that went into the resource-rich Southeast Asian country put it on […]

VPower’s Myingyan plant to start operation next year

Hong Kong-listed VPower Group inked a deal with the government to operate a rental power project in Mandalay Region. The company signed a power purchase agreement with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy’s Electric Power Generation Enterprise to run a 90MW gas engine power plant in Myingyan for five years. The company said it plans […]