“One of our challenges working here is implementing the CKT system. But challenges exist everywhere. We believe we can find solutions, together with the government of Myanmar, when we face any challenge.”

Suzuki has a factory in the Thilawa industrial zone, and another factory in South Dagon established in 1999. So, that makes two factories. The factory in Thilawa produced 11,000 units in 2019. We are currently only producing for the local market in Myanmar, so we have no exports yet. I want to talk about market […]

The scrap over Loikaw’s industrial zone

The Kayah State government’s fast-tracking of a Chinese company’s proposal to invest tens of millions of dollars in a forgotten industrial zone in the state capital has angered local activists, politicians and armed groups. When the Kayah State government revealed its plan to overhaul the Loikaw industrial zone in January 2018, timber merchant U Tezar […]

Feasibility studies conducted in 4 areas to set up metal industries

Feasibility studies are being undertaken in four regions and states as part of efforts to implement an iron and steel industrial zone, said U Sit Taing Aung, chairman of the Myanmar Steel Association (MSA). Studies for the implementation of the iron and steel industrial zone project are underway in Ayeyawady and Taninthayi regions and Rakhine […]

US$1 billion smart city project kicks off with agreement

The government through the Ministry of Construction and Bangkok-based Amata Corp pcl signed a framework agreement on August 22 to jointly develop the Smart and Eco City located in East Dagon township, northeast of downtown Yangon. Although termed an industrial zone project, the US$1 billion Smart and Eco City’s first phase of 2,000 acres comprises […]

Chinese firm in talks to develop industrial zone

A Chinese firm is the latest foreign investor to express an interest to develop an industrial zone in Hlaing Thayar township in the commercial capital of Yangon, where land nearer to downtown townships have become scarcer in recent years. Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) chair U Zaw Min Win […]

China proposes exclusive industrial zone with Myanmar: UMFCCI

CHINESE businessmen have proposed setting up a Myanmar-China exclusive industrial zone in Myanmar, according to U Zaw Min Win, the President of The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. “Chinese businessmen are running factories in Hlinethaya Township. They came to us to discuss establishing a Myanmar-China exclusive industrial […]

Japanese firm to help build industrial zone for agricultural goods in yangon

YANGON—A Japanese company will develop an industrial zone in Yangon focusing on the production of value-added agricultural goods. Japan’s JFE Engineering Corporation and Myanmar’s Dagon International Co. signed a memorandum of understanding on development of the industrial zone on Tuesday. The US$150-million (227.55 billion-kyat) industrial zone will be established on 500 acres of land owned […]

Singapore company’s advanced cut-bend-fabricate facility for steel rebar in Myanmar now fully operational

Singapore-listed HG Metal Manufacturing Ltd. (HG Metal) is expanding its steel business into Myanmar. The company is a premier steel stockist and manufacturer in Southeast Asia with close to 800,000 sq ft of warehousing and processing facilities in Singapore. It carries more than 3,000 types of steel products, of various dimensions and for a wide […]

Workers demonstrate in Mandalay

Workers in Mandalay Region held a protest to demand the appointment of a new regional labour minister and urged officials to pay attention to labour affairs. Led by Myanmar Industries, Crafts and Services (MICS) Trade Union Federation, about 300 workers from 20 factories in the industrial zone staged a protest march last Saturday. “Under the […]

Kyaukphyu port: What happens next?

After more than two years of negotiations, the Myanmar government and China’s state-owned CITIC Group signed the framework agreement for the proposed US$1.3 billion deep-sea port in Kyaukphyu on November 8. At the press conference, CITIC chair Chang Zhenming said this meant “the beginning of further steps”. “Signing this agreement is the starting step for […]