Myanmar casts its net for a global terminal operator as port expands

Myanmar’s largest container port is in the process of bringing on a global terminal operator as majority shareholder. One of four inner-city terminals on Yangon River, Myanmar Industrial Port (MIP) handles 400,000 teu a year – about 40% of the country’s container throughput. According to chief financial officer Chris O’Connor, MIP is reviewing bids from […]

Softline and Microsoft Target Local Banks With Launch of Cloud Services

​​ Moscow- based global IT solu­tions and service provider, Softline, is look­ing to sell its cloud secu­rity services to customers in Myanmar’s emerging financial sector, one of the company’s executives told an audience at its Yangon product launch. Softline will be team­ing up with long-time partners US software gi­ant Microsoft to provide ICT and cloud […]

Invitation for Bids for Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Server Room IT Equipment & Infrastructure for Treasury Department. Closing Date 21 March 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list   1. This Invitation for Bids is for the Supply, Installation and Commissioning of Server Room IT Equipment & Infrastructure for Treasury Department. 2. The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the World Bank and a Grant from UK and Australian […]

Digital tech slowly seeping into Myanmar, but still a long way to go

Myanmar is trying to learn the ropes of recent advances in digitization that ease the often frustrating burden of manual, paper-based administrative and business procedures. The country’s first digital customs management system, the Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System, was launched on Nov. 15 at the customs offices near the Port of Yangon, the largest trading […]

How Long can Vietnam’s IT Industry Thrive on Low-Cost Labor?

Vietnamese engineers are now earning much less than their peers with similar skill sets in the region. Vietnam’s information technology (IT) sector may soon lose its competitive edge as salaries are likely to go up due to a shortage of skilled labor, experts have warned. Though holding equal qualifications, employees in the sectors are taking […]

With Sanctions Eased, US Sees Economic Potential in Myanmar

STATE DEPARTMENT — U.S. officials are looking to boost economic engagement with Myanmar, a country that has been dubbed by some as “the final frontier” because it is one of the last markets largely untouched by Western companies. The United States imposed heavy economic sanctions on Myanmar in 1997 over the ruling military junta’s repression […]

Myanmar’s mobile revolution

Myanmar has seen massive growth in internet penetration, mobile phone adoption and social media usage in the past few years, spurred by the end of direct military rule and rapid opening up of its market after decades of isolation. The consumer market in Myanmar has essentially bypassed the development stages seen in other economies and […]

US Investment in Burma Forecasted to Increase

RANGOON — US investment in Burma has strong potential to increase this year, experts said at a US-Burma Economic Relations seminar in Rangoon on Monday. Entitled “US-Burma Economic Relations: The Next Phase,” the seminar was jointly organized by the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and the United States Chamber […]

Yangon Heartz plans ‘smart city’

With Myanmar’s technology revolution in full swing, one Yangon-based ICT consultant is planning to push the boundaries further with a “smart city” project that will include a research and development centre for new technologies. Telecoms and IT solutions provider Yangon Heartz is looking for local or international partners to build the project at an estimated […]

IIIT-B to share teaching tips with Myanmar institute

BENGALURU: The International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B), a deemed university, is leaving its footprints in distant Myanmar. Teachers from Myanmar Institute of Information Technology (MIIT), Mandalay, are visiting IIIT-B to learn teaching methodologies used by the faculty here. IIIT-B, funded by the state government and IT sector, has been mentoring MIIT since its […]