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Visa-on-arrival granted to citizens of six countries

Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has released a statement that it will issue the visa-on-arrival to the ordinary passport holders from Italy, Spain, Australia, Switzerland, Germany and Russia for the one-year probationary period, in a bid to encourage the inflow of tourists to Myanmar. Under the visa-on-arrival system, tourists from these countries can enter Myanmar […]

Govt still keen to build international airport in Bago

The government is still expecting to build Hantharwaddy International Airport in Bago with support from the Japanese, said U Win Khant, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. “As Hantharwaddy is an essential airport, we’ve been trying hard to get construction started. We are seeking help from Japan to manage the construction of […]

KBZ’s new ATR 72-600 planes arrive in Yangon

Two out of four new ATR 72-600 series planes from Air KBZ arrived in Yangon International Airport on May 6, sources said. The Air KBZ, which possessed 20 per cent in domestic aviation market, is planning to expand its fleet. The other two new planes will be arrived on June. The airlines is flying domestic […]

Myanmar plans to attract more western travellers

Myanmar is planning to reduce visa restrictions on western countries such as France, Germany, Russia, Poland, Italy and Spain, according to Immigration Department from Yangon International Airport. The visit of travellers from western countries was reduced in recent years due to political affairs in Myanmar and hotel and tourism companies and respective ministries are cooperating […]

Tom n Toms plans Myanmar expansion

South Korean Cafe chain Tom n Toms has started to launch outlets in Myanmar. Tom n Toms Myanmar has opened two locations in Yangon so far, at the international airport and the Kantharyar Centre, with a third planned for Yankin Township. Information from Myanmar International Business Alliance Company operation director Aung Sithu Khant revealed a […]

Yangon Aerodrome Company announces new milestones and upgrades for Yangon International Airport

Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL) is increasing the capacity of Yangon International Airport (YIA), the gateway to Myanmar, and stepping up marketing to open new international routes, even as YIA is likely to close 2018 with the slowest growth in air passenger traffic in five years. At a media briefing today to announce the five […]

China ups its game in Myanmar’s SEZ race

CHINESE investors have expressed an interest in investing and developing the area across Yangon River and to construct an international airport, a port and housing projects, according to a local Chinese business association. The proposed locality and projects overlap with the prospective South Korea-led special economic zone. Members of the Yangon-headquartered Myanmar Chinese Chamber of […]

Department to call for tenders to upgrade three domestic airports

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The tender call invites developers who are interested to upgrade the infrastructure projects through a public-private partnership (PPP) system, U Ye Htut Aung, deputy director general of DCA told The Myanmar Times. Public-private partnerships between a government agency and private-sector company can be used to finance, construct and […]

Yongnam, Changi Airport consortium is a step closer to Myanmar airport deal

A consortium comprising JGC Corporation, Yongnam Holdings and Changi Airports International has sealed a framework deal with Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) to build and manage a new international airport in Yangon, Myanmar. The signing of the agreement marks an important step towards the eventual inking of the Hanthawaddy International Airport concession agreement, the […]

Asia World sells jade, mining, toll road businesses

Asia World Company, one of Myanmar’s largest conglomerates, has restructured its business, dropping its toll road, coal-plant, petrol station and mining interests, according to a company spokesperson. The aim is to “streamline operations and improve sustainability,” said the company in a statement. Asia World is owned by US-blacklisted businessman U Htun Myint Naing, who goes […]