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Yangon Hotel Rates Remain a Bargain

YANGON, 8 November 2019: Yangon will close 2019 with at least 400 new rooms in the city’s highly competitive upper-scale hotel segment, according to the latest Colliers International Myanmar report. That pushes the room total from 5,300 in the four and five-star categories at the close of the second quarter of this year to 5,700 […]

Two Chinese Airlines Start Direct Flights from Yangon

Yangon Aerodrome Co Ltd, operator of Yangon International Airport (YIA), has announced the launch of Qingdao Airlines’ direct flight between Yangon and Ningbo in Zhejiang, China. Qingdao Airlines will operate an Airbus A320 aircraft with the capacity for 180 passengers for the new service that will operate every Monday and Friday between Yangon and Ningbo, […]

Myanmar to collaborate with Hong Kong on BRI projects

Myanmar is set to cooperate with Hong Kong in addition to other countries along China’s Belt and Road Initiative, announced Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun during the Fourth Belt and Road Summit 2019 in Hong Kong on September 11 and 12. The summit was organised by the government of Hong […]

Yangon welcomes first Hong Kong business chamber

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein welcomed the establishment of the Myanmar-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MHKCCI) and urged more Hong Kong manufacturers to set up shop in the commercial capital. The MHKCCI was launched on September 3 to promote responsible investment in Myanmar and attract market entrants into the country. […]

Foreign casino operators looking to set up in Myanmar

A number of casino operators from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau have enquired about operating casinos in Myanmar following the passing of the Gambling Law 2018 in May, which replaced an earlier law from 1986. Directorate of Investment and Company Administration acting director-general U Thant Sin Lwin said casino operators from Hong Kong, Taiwan and […]

Authorities approve Htantabin, Hlegu projects

Members of Parliament (MPs) for the regional Hluttaw of Yangon has finally given the green light for the Htantabin and Hlegu industrial park projects to the north of Yangon city. The MPs approved both projects after Minister of Karen National Affairs Naw Pang Thinzar Myo, who is also the chair of the Yangon Region Investment […]

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 […]