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Ministries join forces to legalise casinos

Several ministries are in the process of repealing the 1986 Gambling Law that forbids the operation of casinos in the country in the hope that legalising gambling will spur tourism and boost revenue, but some people are lukewarm about the move. The ministries of Hotel and Tourism, Planning and Finance, and Home Affairs are spearheading […]

Taninthari River Crossing Bridge being built on Union Highway

MYEIK- Over K6 billion is being spent on the Taninthari River Crossing Bridge of the Yangon-Myeik-Kawthaung Union Highway. Construction tasks will be finished in 2020. Win Khaing, Union Minister of the Electricity and Energy, visited the construction site of Taninthari River Crossing Bridge on February 17h. “We already start construction of pillars in the middle […]

Proposal for Tourism Industry Should be Submitted to Taninthayi Region

NAYPYITAW- A proposal to implement hotels and tourism industry in Salon Island, Kawthaung Township, Taninthayi Region, should be submitted to the Taninthayi Region Government Committee, Ohn Maung, Union Minister of Hotels and Tourism Industry told parliament on Wednesday. Ohn Maung was replying to a question from Dr Khin Maung Win, MP of No. 11 Constituency of […]

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 […]