Shipping Giant to Stop Using Myanmar’s Military-Owned Port

YANGON — The world’s largest shipping company, Maersk, will cut ties with the military-owned ports in Myanmar this month over allegations of war crimes against the Rohingya in Rakhine State. The Danish shipping company said it is committed to serving businesses in Myanmar as it has done since the lifting of international sanctions in 2013. […]

Myanmar manufacturing sector hit by new lockdown measures

Manufacturing in Myanmar was hit hard in September by a range of new lockdown measures introduced to fight a surge in coronavirus cases, according to the latest Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) survey data from IHS Markit. The measures, which includes instructions for factories to shut down for two weeks and employees not listed under an […]

Myanmar Airways International appoints Airline Rep Services

Myanmar Airways International (MAI), an international airline operating in Myanmar, has appointed Airline Rep Services, a division of CVFR Travel Group as its GSA for Australia & New Zealand and will be effective 1st September 2020. Saravanan Ramasamy, CEO, Myanmar Airways International said that “We welcome the appointment of Airline Rep Services as our GSA […]

Mekong countries welcome water sharing, construction assistance under LMC mechanism

Although the US has tried to provoke ASEAN countries against China, most officials and citizens in these countries are seemingly not willing to join the works. Daw Than Than Htay, a member of Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies, told the Global Times that accusations against China are clearly coming from countries outside the […]

Myanmar govt launches special travel arrangements with Japan

Myanmar and Japan have agreed to start special travel arrangements for travellers entering each nation. During an official visit to Myanmar on August 24, Japanese foreign affairs minister Motegi Toshimitsu met with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss, among other things, bilateral arrangements to make travel between both countries easier amid COVID-19. […]

Telenor Partners with TikTok Video Platform

Realizing the rising popularity of digital video content among users, Telenor has announced that they have successfully partnered with TikTok, the world’s short-video platform. With this partnership, Telenor has become the first partner of TikTok in Myanmar. As of early 2019, TikTok is available in over 150 markets, and in 75 languages. It was also […]

THG’s Yangon hospital taps high-end demand

Thonburi Healthcare Group (THG) has expended its presence in Myanmar by opening a new private hospital in Yangon in March to leverage the country’s growing demand for higher-end healthcare. The group said Ar Yu International Hospital will serve as an alternative for Myanmar citizens and expatriates instead of travelling to Thailand. The new hospital is […]

US$96 million for first phase upgrades of three airports

A raft of agreements between the government and private firms are expected to be signed this month for the upgrading of three regional airports to international standards. The three airports concerned – Heho airport in Shan State, Mawlamyine airport in Mon State and Kawthaung in Tanintharyi Division – will be upgraded to boost regional development […]

Myanmar continues efforts to generate international demand for local gems

The Second Yangon International Gems and Jewelry Fair is set to take place in Yangon’s Lotte Hotel from January 9 to 13, according to the Gems and Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association The association is organising the event in the hopes of developing the gems and jewellery trade in the country, penetrating international markets, and developing cooperation […]

GrabPay Mobile Wallet Will Likely Hit Myanmar in 2019

After Grab’s launch into Myanmar in 2017, the ride-hailing giant intends to follow-up with the expansion of their e-wallet GrabPay, in the ride-hailing giant’s ongoing Southeast Asia takeover strategy. GrabPay is considering Myanmar alongside Cambodia for expansion of its mobile payments service, along with a potential expansion of its range of business throughout ASEAN countries, […]