Tourism industry booming in Mandalay in December

Tourist arrivals have increased in Mandalay due partly to the addition of more Mandalay-Bangkok- Yangon flights and more direct flights between Mandalay and Hong Kong in December. Adding to the burgeoning popularity of central Myanmar is the allowance since September for foreign tourists to enter Myanmar through border entrances with an evisa, available online. Tourists […]

Illegal Myanmar Teak Importation Widespread to EU, Investigation Finds

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released allegations Tuesday about what it says is the illegal importation of Burmese teak from Myanmar to the EU. In a two-month undercover investigation, staff from EIA, a UK-based campaigning organization, posed as prospective buyers and approached nine importers working in five EU countries. In a brief, the organization reports […]

Myanmar company with over 100 hectares of agricultural and plantation land looking for JV Partner

Our client a Myanmar company owns over 100 hectares of agriculture and plantation land in Myanmar. Currently our client is only utilizing 20% of the land that they own for producing fruits and vegetables as they are only supplying to the domestic Myanmar market. The client is also doing food processing and canning and the […]

Shortlisted companies for Yangon railway project announced

Myanma Railways yesterday announced the shortlisted companies for the Yangon railway multi-purpose development project, according to state-owned media. Myanma Railways, under the Ministry of Rail Transportation, invited bids for a mixed-use development project on 63.622 acres of land. Among the 15 shortlisted contenders are companies from the US, Italy, France and the UK. A total […]

Overwhelming interest for Yangon Railway Station plot

Yangon – More than 70 local and foreign companies have submitted their expression of interests to develop the land plot surrounding the Yangon Central Railway Station, according to Myanmar Railways. An anonymous source from the tender scrutinising committee said that their bids would be shortlist and the result would be announced in the second week […]

MNA to open new route to Bangkok four times per week

Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) is planning to fly to Bangkok with a new ATR aircraft four times a week starting from February 20. The airline will introduce a new flight schedule with flights to Chiang Mai two times a week starting from February 26. At the present, MNA offers regular flights to 26 cities, plus […]

Thailand, Myanmar kick start Mega Joint Familiarisation Trip

Bangkok, 18 May, 2015 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar together with Bangkok Airways have announced the launch of the Mega Joint Familiarisation Trip between Thailand and Myanmar” project with an objective of promoting tourism products and services in Thailand and Myanmar to long-haul European and […]

Carving a niche in jade

There are a few craftspeople at Mandalay’s Mahar Aung Myay market who stay out of the buying and selling fray, but instead work the precious stones into statues. Yet the business is small compared to the volume of jade moving through the market. Most stones are ultimately crafted into jewellery in China, meaning the financial […]

Myanmar targets 4.5m tourists in 2015

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has set an ambitious target, aiming to draw 4.5 million foreign visitors this year. The visitors are expected to spend US$2 billion in the country. According to Myo Win Nyunt, a director, the ministry has been busy enlarging travel zones and making other infrastructure improvement to help tourists. “The […]

Italy and Luxembourg offer help to implement tourism master plan

Italy and Luxembourg have offered technical aid to boost Myanmar’s human resources development sector, part of a short-term project for the country’s tourism master plan, sources from the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism say. Delegates from Italy and Luxembourg visited Myanmar recently to meet with Ministry of Hotel and Tourism officials. In their meetings, they […]