Australian & Japanese Chamber Business Networking Event at Belmond Governor’s Residence, 4 October 2018.

AustCham Myanmar is proud to join together with the Japanese Chamber of Commerce Myanmar to co-host a Myanmar Market Update followed by networking drinks. We are very pleased to announce that both the Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar, H.E. Mr. Ichiro Maruyama and the Australian Ambassador to Myanmar, H.E. Mr. Nicholas Coppel will attend and provide […]

Fixing the tourism industry

The govt wants to lure tourists back to Myanmar. Will its efforts work? The Myanmar tourism industry has suffered from a big drop in tourists due to the unfolding refugee crisis in northern Rakhine. With the number of visitors from the US and Europe declining sharply over the past year, some tour companies and hoteliers […]

Visa on arrival for Indians visiting Myanmar

Indians wishing to travel to Myanmar will soon be able to do so without applying for a visa beforehand. Starting August 8, the Myanmar government is set to provide visa on arrival facility, suspending the special land entry permission which was formerly required for visitors entering the country via land routes. The Myanmar government decided […]

Myanmar Suspends a Show Money Policy for Certain Visitors

A notice was released August 1, suspending the policy requiring that Japanese, Korean and Chinese tourists are to show $1,000 as a proof of funds. This change in policy came after the Ministry of Hotel, and Tourism faced opposition. Even coming from the tourism sector itself. The order was released on July 20, granting a […]

Myanmar opens visa-on-arrival door

YANGON, 31 July 2018: Myanmar confirmed late last week it would ease visa procedures for three nationalities 1 October. Tourism officials quoted government sources saying tourists from Japan, South Korea and China would be granted a visa-on-arrival for up to 28 days. Details were sketchy with none of the official websites for the Hotels and […]

Premium Distribution and Trust Venture Partners Announce Investment in UniVege

Premium Distribution, one of Myanmar’s largest wholesalers, and leading financial advisor Trust Venture Partners (TVP) are pleased to announce a newly formed joint venture which will fully acquire the business of hydroponic plant grower Provide Advanced Technology (PAT). The food tech startup was set up by Japanese entrepreneurs and grows organic salad and vegetables. PAT […]

Chinese, Japanese, S. Koreans to Get Visas on Arrival from October

YANGON—Amid declining tourists numbers during the first half of the year, the government on Tuesday announced a plan to ease visa requirements for Japanese, South Korean and Chinese citizens effective Oct. 1. According to the Hotel and Tourism Ministry, citizens of Japan, South Korea and China will be able to request visas on arrival at […]

Yangon focuses on creating growth opportunities, raising living standards

The Yangon Regional Government is drawing up a master plan with the aid of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and Korea International Cooperation Agency to transform Yangon into an economic hub with job and business opportunities for residents and investors, according to a report on the government’s performance by state-owned media yesterday. Topping the list […]

Small Used Cars Sell Like Hotcakes in Mandalay

Small used cars with 1.3cc engines and priced at K20 million (US$14,970) are bestsellers in the Mandalay car market amid new government regulations that only brand new left-hand-drive vehicles will be allowed to be imported into the country starting in 2018. Car dealers in Mandalay said that when the new government vehicle import regulations were released […]

Yangon developer looks to cash in on loop line improvements

YANGON — The Japanese trains trundling along the line that loops around Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon, are a throwback to an earlier era and a far cry from the modern carriages that whiz through Tokyo. But improvements to the Yangon Circular Railway are likely to speed things up a bit, starting this year, and they […]