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Thailand’s Centara marks entry into Myanmar hotel scene

Thai-based hotel operator Centara Hotels & Resorts and KMA Hotels Group, a subsidiary of Kaung Myanmar Aung (KMA) Group of Companies, yesterday signed an agreement to develop and renovate a total of six hotels in Myanmar. The project will see three existing KMA hotels in Inle, Naypyitaw and Taungoo undergo refurbishment prior to reopening and […]

Kachin residents urge govt to stop quarrying on island

Kachin residents have urged the government to stop large-scale gold mining and sand quarrying on an island in the Ayeyarwady River, as the activities could harm the environment and the livelihoods of villagers. More than 600 residents from several villages in the state capital, Myitkyina, and Waingmaw township, sent a letter to the state government […]

Rakhine opens new beaches for hotel, tourism investments

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Rakhine State Government will open up new beaches along the Rakhine coast for new hotel projects in order to draw more tourism investments into the state, said U Ye Aung Moe, director of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. So far, the ministry has designated the Gyite Taw, […]

Myanmar, Thai universities to ink MoU for cooperation Posted

The universities of Myanmar and Thailand plan to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the education sector very soon, according to Myeik University. Myanmar’s Myeik University and Thailand’s Phetchaburi Rajabhat University will ink the MoU during the last week of January and the first week of February, 2019. The MoU will include […]

Myeik Tourism Expands to Two New Islands

To develop local tourism businesses 14 islands from the Myeik Archipelago have been proposed and two islands from the list have been confirmed as eligible to start tourism businesses, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Currently, tourism businesses are operating on Thahtay Kyun, Sagaing Inwa island and Myanmar Andaman island of Myeik Archipelago, […]

New hand dealt for island casino

On the smoky second floor of the Grand Andaman resort, hundreds of people crowd around 44 gaming tables. They are betting on card games like Dragon Tiger, a straight forward affair where people place bets on whether the card in the Dragon or in the Tiger square turns up higher. While the patrons are mainly […]

Myanmar to Name Kyaukphyu SEZ Developers by December

YANGON — The developers for a massive trading hub planned in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State will be selected by December, according to an official. International companies can register their interest in building the infrastructure for the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) from next week, and a competitive tendering process will follow, said Railway Minister Myint […]

MIC grants permit for island hotel in Mergui national marine park

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has allowed a joint venture company to start a hotel business on an island that is part of a national marine park in the pristine Mergui archipelago. Kyaw Phyo Win Mauk Company and Mokan International Co. Ltd have been granted a 50 year lease on the white-sanded Phila Island, which […]

Myanmar approves five foreign businesses

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has approved five foreign businesses which will include a luxury island hotel, river cruises and a new wood factory. Mokan International Co Ltd, a joint-venture of Scandinavian-based Gecko Holdings Ltd and Kyaw Win Phyo Mauk Co Ltd (Myanmar), were given approval to develop a luxury hotel project on two islands […]

Map of Mergui Archipelago

The Mergui Archipelago is a group of 800 mostly uninhabited islands. There are around 2,000 sea gypsies that live on some of the islands, most of them are fishermen. You will find pristine islands with crystal clear water there. Excellent reef can be found around the islands. Mergui Archipelago has been touted as the next […]