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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 […]

Myanmar mulls easing visas

YANGON : Myanmar will soon announce visa-free travel for Japanese and Korean national as well as visa-on-arrival for Chinese citizens at specified airports. Myanmar Tourism Marketing chairperson, May Myat Mon Win, confirmed to TTR Weekly, Wednesday, that new visa privileges were in the pipeline. There have been no official announcements by the country’s Ministry of […]

Over 5000 workers earn skills certificates in 2017

The Myanmar National Skills Standards Authority (NSSA) has issued more than 5000 certificates recognising workers’ skills during the 2017-2018 fiscal year, said Minister of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, and Population U Thein Swe. A total of 5855 workers who applied to the NSSA took the examinations and 5164 workers were issued a certificate confirming […]

Draft Health and Occupational Safety Law submitted to Hluttaw

The draft of the Health and Occupational Safety Law written by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has been submitted to the Hluttaw, said Minister U Thein Swe. The bill will be discussed in the coming Hluttaw session, he said at the Workplace Safety and Health Seminar on Wednesday. “It depends on the Hluttaw […]

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, […]

Social Security Board Information System Tender: Postponement of Tender Submission Deadline to 31 May 2018

1. Social Security Board has announced the open tender to implement the Social Security Board Information System for promoting the employer and employee registration process, contribution collection process, medical services provision process and benefit and claims management process on national newspapers from 17-3-2018 to 20-3-2018 and the tender proposal (RFP) submitting date was already defined […]

Social Security Board Tender: Invitation for developing and implementation of Social Security Information System, Closing Date: 11 May 2018.

If your company has Request for Quotation (RFQ) or Tender Announcement that you want us to publish for FREE in the Tenders & Awards section of our website please submit to us at tender (at) consult-myanmar.com for our consideration. Social Security Board (SSB) wants to acquire a comprehensive Social Security Information System in Myanmar Kyats. […]

Dept warns migrant workers about fraudulent job agencies

The Department of Labour Migration has warned workers seeking overseas job to be wary of fraudulent employment agencies that operate without licenses. In an announcement on Tuesday, the department, which is under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, urged workers to check with the authorities about the authenticity of such agencies. The warning comes […]