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Investors asked to fund Yangon project bank

The Yangon Region government yesterday invited investments in projects included in the Yangon Project Bank, a pool of 80 priority projects located in the region. These include new city development, housing, redevelopment, industrial, port, fishery, agriculture, transportation and public space projects, which will be implemented under public-private partnership (PPP) agreements. Phase 1 of the New […]

Govt to invite investors for poppy-substitute efforts

The parliament was to discuss incentives that would entice private companies in poppy-substitute projects in the country in a bid to help reduce, if not eradicate the drug menace, a member of the parliament said. Member of parliament Daw Khin Hnin Thit representing Padaung township in Bago Region proposed to tap private investors as the […]

Govt, investors must give and take for more oil and gas profit: expert

Prospects in the Myanmar oil and gas sector are expected to improve this year, with the government planning to hold its first international exploration and production tender since 2015 next month. On February 22, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) announced that it will be holding international tenders for 18 onshore and 15 offshore […]

Progress for local entrepreneurs, but challenges still exist

Trust and relationship building between investors and entrepreneurs is really important to grow a start up or a business. Daw Thiri Thant Mon, Myanmar representative for the UK’s development finance institution CDC Group said entrepreneurs should see investors as a partner. “Try to ensure win-win situations, good partnerships will help not just finance, access to […]

Govt. signs two MoUs to produce electricity and sugar in Sagaing

Sagaing Region government is signed MoUs to produce electricity from biomass and sugar in the region during Invest Myanmar Summit 2019 held at Nay Pyi Taw, sources said. “We signed a first phase of project which worth US$200 million to produce sugar. The overall project will cost US$350 million. It will be a joint-ventured business […]

Govt announces ‘project bank’ to get Myanmar building

The government has announced the launch of an online “project bank” which will change the way infrastructure programmes are planned, determined and funded. Speaking at the Invest Myanmar Summit in the capital city, deputy finance minister U Set Aung said the project bank will contain priority infrastructure initiatives which have been screened and approved by […]

‘Creating triple wins’: inclusive business in Myanmar

They can create new income opportunities for the poor by engaging them in the value chains of profitable businesses while paying better than market rates. They can also provide goods and services to the poor that address key needs in areas such as health, education, housing, finance, water and sanitation. Inclusive businesses are typically profitable […]

Myanmar still weak in enforcing contracts, protecting minority investors

Myanmar has done undertaken two reforms to improve access to power supply and the ease of starting a local business, according to the latest report from the World Bank. However, pace of reform on most regulations affecting the private sector remain stagnant. In the newly-released World Bank’s 2019 Doing Business rankings, Myanmar ranks 171th out […]

Myanmar to hold investment summit early next year

Myanmar will hold its first-ever investment summit in the capital city Nay Pyi Taw next year, a senior official told a press conference Tuesday. Organized by the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), the “Invest Myanmar Summit-2019” will be held in January 28-29, the first collaboration summit between the government […]

Statement categorically opposes dam construction in Thanlwin River

A statement has been issued over the press conference on a documentary video titled “Let’s save the Thanlwin River for future greening held at Orchid Hotel in Yangon on Tuesday. The statement strongly opposes dam construction in the Thanlwin River in Kayinni (Kayah) State, Shan State and Kayin State as it can wipe out biodiversity, […]