United International Group to Open Five Amata Hotels in 2018-19

United International Group, owner and operator of Amata Hotels in Myanmar, will open five more hotels in the country, U Win Aung, group CEO of United International Group told The Myanmar Times Monday. The company will open two new Amata hotels at Inle Lake and Pindaya in Shan State, two in the Myeik archipelago at Tanintharyi Region […]

Fate of Thai-Kayin Coal Plant Project Hinges on Assessment

​​ The parliamentary approval for a Thai coal power plant in Kayin State would depend on the results of the environment impact assessment (EIA), which is being conducted by an independent agency, a spokesman of the state parliament said. U Saw Chit Khin said the state parliament would wait for the EIA results before it decides […]

Minister Vows to Ensure Full Power Supply for Kayin State

​ The government will takes measures to ensure Kayin State gets the electricity supply it needs and a budget to that effect has been planned, said Kyaw Win, Union Minister for Planning and Finance, at a November 24 ceremony at the Kayin State Investment Fair-2017. “As it is now the start of the season, we […]

From Paper to Platforms: Tax Collection in Myanmar

The International Monetary Fund forecast this month that Myanmar’s economy would rebound to 6.7 percent this year—surpassing many of its neighbors in growth. Among the National League for Democracy-led government’s economic priorities is broadening its revenue base through improved tax collection. For a cash-based country accustomed to backchannel exchanges that has continued to decentralize, reforming the tax […]

Announcement of Myanmar Investment Commission, Invitation to invest within Kayin State

1. The Myanmar Investment Commission has been holding Investment Fairs, rotating yearly, across the States and Regions in order to promote and invite investment for balanced economic development. Accordingly, this year’s Investment Fair will be held in Hpa-An Township, Kayin State on 24th November, 2017. 2. Investing in Kayin State would be beneficial for investors […]

Stone Mining at Kayin State Quarries to Commence Without MIC Approval, Necessary Assessments

Preparations are being made by Chit Lin Myaing Company to commence stone quarrying at several quarries in Lun Nya, Kayin State, to produce aggregate for building a highway connecting the region. However, the company had failed to consult or seek approval from the locals, said Ko Saw Thar Boe, one of the locals The Myanmar Times spoke […]

Coffee Exports Stimulated by Production and Demand

Myanmar coffee traders have exported 535 tons of coffee beans this fiscal year, twice as much as the same period the year before, according to statistics from the Ministry of Commerce. Last year, the nation exported 860 tons of coffee generating $1.438 million. In the first five months of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, exports have […]

Unregulated and untaxed: Casino on Thai border Thrives

When we arrive at the Border Guard Force checkpoint, security guards look us up and down, then ask if we are coming to the casino. It’s 8pm. We nod and are allowed in. The 24-hour 999 casino is located on the bank of Kayin State’s Thaung Yin river that separates Myanmar and Thailand, dividing Myawaddy […]

Department of Livestock Veterinary and Breeding Department IFAD Grant ‘Developing scalable smallholder Livestock models in Myanmar. Closing Date 8 Sep 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Endline Assessment Consultancy The Department of Livestock Veterinary and Breeding (LBVD) invites expressions of interest from qualified and experienced Myanmar consultancy agencies for the above mentioned consultancy. This is an opportunity for an experienced consultancy agency to conduct an endline assessment of a smallholder development pig enterprise pilot […]

Kayin state struggles expose Myanmar’s energy dilemma

Myanmar’s renewed interest in coal carries broader risks for the administration. But although a more forward-thinking approach towards greener energy is desirable, renewables come with their own problems. Local and national opposition to a proposed coal plant in Kayin state, eastern Myanmar, has exposed Myanmar’s energy security dilemma. Activists argue the project will have a range of […]