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State-owned steel mill seeks investors

The Ministry of Planning, Finance, and Industry is seeking expressions of interest from both domestic and foreign investors interested in participating in the recommissioning of the Myingyan Steel Mill. The steel mill, located near Sar Khar village, Myingyan Township in Mandalay Region, is reported to have a production capacity of 1.8 million tonnes a year. […]

Chinese, Norwegian investors to study projects in Chin

Chin State government officials say that they have expressions of interest from foreign investors to invest in power-generation projects in the state. This was revealed to The Myanmar Times by Chin State Minister of Development, Electricity and Industry U Soe Htet. The state is among the least developed in the country and is also the […]

Thai Investors Eye Comprehensive Tourism Investment in Tanintharyi

Thai investors have shown interest in making comprehensive tourism investment in Kawthaung and Myeik archipelago, Tanintharyi Region, according to U Thant Sin Lwin, Deputy Director of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). “There are email inquiries asking how many islands and roads are in the archipelago,” said the official. “They also want to […]

Tanintharyi offers good potential for investors: officials

The Tanintharyi Region government is focusing on promoting investment in hotels and tourism, agriculture and livestock, fisheries, power, mining, and real estate to help boost its economy. This was revealed during the Region Investment Forum on December 7. The event organised by the region’s government and the Myanmar Investment Commission comes on the heels of […]

IKBZ Insurance Testing KyoPay’s Invoice Discounting Platform

Looking to diversify its investment portfolio, IKBZ Insurance has signed up to KyoPay’s invoice discounting platform to do a series of pilot transactions with vetted account receivables from local and foreign businesses in Yangon. During the first stage of the pilot phase, IKBZ will be purchasing business-to-business (B2B) receivable invoices arising from sales on credit […]

Mon State throws open doors for investors in six sectors

The Mon State government is inviting investors to participate in six sectors to help boost the state’s economy. This was announced during the Mon State Investment Fair held last Friday and Saturday. The six sectors that the state government has decided to focus on are agriculture, fisheries, tourism, trade and logistics, manufacturing and infrastructure. “We […]

Lower tax rates, higher liquidity expected to boost property market

Real estate developers in Myanmar are expecting a boost in the number of property transactions in fiscal 2019-20, which they hope will help jumpstart the local property market. One reason demand will rise is as a result of a reduction in tax rates on previously undeclared income, which is expected to encourage those who have […]

Mandalay poultry farmers blame high chick prices for losses

Poultry farms in Mandalay Region are suffering losses because of high chick prices and can’t make enough money to offset production costs, according to U Kyaw Htin, chair of the Mandalay Livestock Federation. The price of chicks should be fixed at about K600, but it was nearly K800 in late August, so it could have […]

Keen investor interest in privatisation of Yangon water system

Investors are showing keen interest in managing and distributing water in Yangon, with a total of 32 local and foreign companies having submitted expressions of interest (EOI) for the job since August 28, when the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) first announced its privatisation plans. The private sector has until October 28 to submit EOIs, […]

Myanmar Set to Ink Pact with China on Border Cooperation Zones

The Myanmar government is ready to sign a framework agreement with China on the establishment of cross-border economic cooperation zones, paving the way for the implementation of Beijing’s grand infrastructure plans in the country as part of its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The assistant permanent secretary and spokesperson for the Ministry of Commerce, U […]