The scrap over Loikaw’s industrial zone

The Kayah State government’s fast-tracking of a Chinese company’s proposal to invest tens of millions of dollars in a forgotten industrial zone in the state capital has angered local activists, politicians and armed groups. When the Kayah State government revealed its plan to overhaul the Loikaw industrial zone in January 2018, timber merchant U Tezar […]

Three Myanmar Cities Win Asean Clean Tourist City Awards

YANGON—Shan State’s Taunggyi, Kayah State’s Loikaw and Tanintharyi Region’s Dawei will receive the Asean Clean Tourist City Standard award, which recognizes the cleanest, greenest cities in Southeast Asia. Asean’s cities are assessed on seven criteria: environmental management; cleanliness; waste management; awareness-building about environmental protection and cleanliness; green spaces; health and safety, and urban safety and […]

Kayah State to get US$50 million metal refinery

A Myanmar-China joint venture will be building a metal refinery worth US$50 million located in Myanmar’s eastern Kayah State’s capital of Loikaw. The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) said in a statement that the joint venture, Global South Industrial Company (GSIC), was granted permission to build the refinery in Loikaw’s industrial zone. DICA […]

Groups and businesses gather in Loikaw for community tourism conference

Community-based tourism could become an alternative source of income for the communities in Kayah State and beyond, replacing developments which damage the environment. Aiming to bring together tourism businesses and community-based groups, the fourth National Conference on Communities and Tourism will be held in Loikaw, Kayah State from June 6 to June 8. The seminar […]

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, No.(2) Mining Enterprise, Invitation for Opening Tender, Closing Date: 12 July 2018.

1. No. (2) Mining Enterprise, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation invites to submit the tender quotation for the following materials. Sr. No. Materials Classifies Weight (MT) Location Tender Closing Date / Time Delivery Term 1 Wolfram Concentrate 2.762 Dawei, Tanintharyi Region 12.7.2018/ 2 : 00 PM   F.O.B (Dawei) 2 Tin & Wolfram […]

Singapore-listed Memories Group buys Myanmar’s Kayah Resort

Myanmar-based tourism-focused company Memories Group is acquiring the 26-key Kayah Resort in Myanmar’s Loikaw from Wa Minn Group of Companies and Kun Naung Myint Wai for S$2.9 million (US$2.2 million), an 11-times multiplier on the hotel’s forecasted average operating profit from FY2019 to FY2021. Kayah Resort is a 26-key boutique hotel located in Loikaw, Kayah […]

Invitation to Kayah Investment Forum, 26 May 2018 at Loikaw

Background: Kayah State has vast and diversified land that enables various types of agriculture, tourism and other industries. The estimates population in 2017 was approximately 291,778. Kayah State is divided into 2 districts (Loikaw and Bawlake) which are divided into 7 townships with 106 wards and villages.. Kayah State is located in north latitude 18 […]

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 […]

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation: Invitation for Opening Tender for Metal Ores. Closing Date 17 Jan 2018

1. No. (2) Mining Enterprise, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation invites to submit the tender quotation for the following materials. Sr. No. Materials Classifies Weight (MT) Location Tender Closing Date / Time Delivery Term 1 Tin Concentrate 25.815 Dawei, Tanintharyi Region 17.1.2018 /     2:00 PM F.O.B (Dawei) 2 Tin & Wolfram Mixed […]

MPT expands IP-VPN service to 55 cities across Myanmar

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has expanded its IP-VPN service to 55 cities across the country. According to MPT, enterprise customers using the IP-VPN service can now connect hard-to-reach locations or temporary sites into their virtual private networks. The expansion of the IP-VPN network includes Myitkyina, Kathar, Monywa, Magway, Taung Dwin Gyi, Yae Nan Chaung, […]