The Digital Revolution: From Mandalay to Manchester

In the era of the global digital distribution, products made in Mandalay can be sold in Manchester cost-effectively – the key to that economic miracle is the mobile phone. The Myanmar Times spoke to James Song after his trip to Phnom Penh in Cambodia for the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2017. This year, […]

Invitation for Bids (IFB) for Construction of Workshops, Dormitories and Open Sheds. Closing Date 28 June 2017

Date 15 May 2017 Loan/ Grant No. and Title: MYA 3472 —Equipping Youth for Employment Sector Development Project Contract/s No. and Title: EYE/C /ICB/CBMSCWS-Dorms/01 Deadline for Submission of Bids: 28 June 2017, 1500 hrs 1. The Government of Myanmar has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards the cost of Equipping Youth for […]

Remote Myanmar Gets Ready For Tourism Boom

​​ After a decades-long blanket ban on tourists, Kayah State in eastern Myanmar has opened up to the outside world. Travellers are pouring in to get a glimpse of its untouched beauty. As Pichayada Promchertchoo reports, the remote state is hoping to develop a tourist industry without losing its charm. LOIKAW, Myanmar: U La Yu is scraping […]

Border trade value using Individual Trading Card reaches over US$6.6 billion

The value of trade using the Individual Trading Card (ITC) as of 25th November in this fiscal year 2016-2017 reached over US$6.6 billion, about US$200million higher than that of last fiscal year, according to the Commerce Ministry. During the last fiscal year, the value of trade with ITC at the border gates was over US$6.4billion. […]

‘Uncut Gem’ Myanmar a Lure for Singapore Businesses

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had announced during his visit to Myanmar in June that citizens from both sides will not need visas to enter each other’s country for visits of up to 30 days. Currently, Singaporeans have to apply and wait for a visa, which costs at least S$35, depending on the purpose of the […]

Fruit farmers consider forming public companies

Frustrated with complex procedures, taxes and advantages held by Chinese traders in the border town of Muse, fruit farmers in upper Myanmar have floated the idea of forming companies in the hope of finding strength in numbers. In May, the government tried to help farmers and small-scale importers and exporters in Northern Shan State, Mandalay […]

Myanmar launches export strategy to connect smaller firms to global economy

(Reuters) – Myanmar on Tuesday launched an export strategy aimed at strengthening smaller companies, which is a departure from 49 years of military rule when a few large firms dominated the economy, said the International Trade Centre (ITC). Myanmar’s economy was eviscerated by poor management and corruption under the former military government, and Western countries […]

Govt to launch Trade Development Council to energize exports

The government announced it will form the Myanmar Trade Development Council in 2015 in a bid to promote exports, according to a report from the International Trade Center (ITC). At present, the German International Cooperation Agency led by the Development of Export Department under the Ministry of Commerce, is providing cash assistance for the National […]

Netherlands to Aid Myanmar in Tourism Development

Myanmar will get monetary assistance from the Netherlands to develop its tourism sector, officials said. It was revealed at a meeting between the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) and the International Trade Centre (TIC) of Netherlands. The cash assistance of the Netherlands Trust […]

Trade volume hit US$21 bn one month ahead of budget closing

Latest release of the Ministry of Commerce shows that the total trade volume of Myanmar has reached over US$21.33 billion as at February 7. The figure indicates that Myanmar needs to strive for another US$3.7 billion trade in the remaining one and a half months to meet its target of US$25 billion by the budget […]