Myanmar Trade Show, Exhibition & Conference Calendar for the month of May & June 2018

Name, Venue & Organizer Date Myanmar Medical Heathcare Exhibition & Conference, Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall, Yangon, Mita Services Pte Ltd 09-11 May 2018 Sportex Vietnam, Rose Garden Hotel, Yangon, Minh Vi Exhibition & Advertisement Services Co. Ltd (Veas Co. Ltd) 28-30 May 2018 2018 Retail Banking Forum – Yangon, Yangon, Charlton Media Group 01 Jun, 2018 […]

Can you privatize development aid? Germany is trying, in Myanmar

Germany’s development ministry wants more private businesses to get involved in international projects. A visit with one such project in Myanmar highlights the opportunities — and the pitfalls. The richest and most famous people in Mandalay are all here. They’re meeting on the top floor of a decrepit shopping center: the gold mine owner, the […]

Myanmar fast tracks e-Visa approval

Myanmar introduced a fast-track tourist visa, last week, that delivers confirmation within 24 hours of the application, year-round, including public holidays. The Tourist Visa Express Service is a new trial with a streamlined approval process for all nationalities that are eligible for an e-tourist visa. The application is made online at the Ministry of Labour, […]

MADB to help fuel growth across entire agriculture supply chain

Attempts will be made to lower interest rates at the Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank (MADB) so that it is able to support the entire agriculture supply chain, according to U Kyaw Win, Union Minister for Planning and Finance. He said that in the 50 years during which MADB has provided loans to farmers, the sector […]

Yara confident of cashing in Myanmar’s agricultural growth

YARA International, a leading fertiliser company with operations in more than 60 markets, is confident of doing well in Myanmar’s agriculture sector because of the country’s current low productivity compared to other Asean countries, said Havar Valved, the firm’s country manager for Myanmar. Valved said the firm aims to be the leading provider of sustainable […]

Myanmar’s ‘Valley of the Rubies’ emerges from shadows

MOGOK, Myanmar — When the world hears about Mogok, it usually concerns some hefty ruby unearthed in the region and auctioned for millions of dollars — the kind of discovery that has dominated news about the remote gem-mining town for decades. But with gnawing anxieties over dwindling gem deposits, locals are turning to a promising […]

Myanmar Strategic Holdings in JV to operate Yangon private school

Myanmar Strategic Holdings (MSH) and Auston Institute of Management have formed a joint venture to set up and operate a private school in Yangon, according to an April 6 announcement by MSH, which is listed in London. As part of the agreement, MSH will provide the required funding, which is estimated to be around half […]

Government tries to ease bus travel for Thingyan

Arrangements are being made to allow easy access to highway bus tickets without extra fees during the Thingyan festival, said U Win Swe, chair of the Nay Pyi Taw supervisory committee for motor vehicles. “Every passenger will get a bus ticket. We also instructed operators not to increase ticket prices,” he said on Wednesday. Myanmar’s […]

Workers ask government to monitor wage hike implementation

Following the decision by the National Committee for the Minimum Wage to increase the daily basic wage to K4800, a campaign has been organised to call for the government to strictly enforce its implementation. The Myanmar Labor Union for Industrial and Various Services led a campaign rally at the open park on Sunday, said U […]

Myanmar’s first Ducati motorcycle showroom and service centre opens in Mandalay

SGG Motor Services Ltd., a deemed subsidiary of Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd., has announced the opening of Myanmar’s first Ducati motorcycle showroom in Mandalay. Located on Mandalay’s 35th Street, (Between 65th Street and 66th Street) the facility also boasts the only fully-equipped Ducati approved service centre in the country. SGG Motor Services is the official […]