Frustration mounts as Kyaukphyu port negotiations stall

Kyaukphyu’s Chinese investors have hit back at criticisms over their majority stake in a proposed deep-sea port in Rakhine. They emphasised that it was the Myanmar government who drew up the shareholder structure and that the ball is in Nay Pyi Taw’s court to break the inertia and move the negotiations forward. Kyaukphyu is the […]

Myanmar army moves worry China

Since the Kofi Annan Commission on Rakhine state announced its recommendations a month ago, Aung San Suu Kyi has been insisting that her government is committed to implementing them. As a part of this plan, a ministerial-level committee to monitor progress on the implementation of the commission’s recommendations has been formed. But the government has […]

Sinotruk CDW’s Fire Trucks Exported to Myanmar Pass the Final Inspection

On September, 22, 2017, Myanmar government procurement agent paid a visit to Sinotruk Chengdu Wangpai Commercial Vehicle Co.,Ltd (Hereafter referred to as CDW) and made the final inspection to 3 sample fire trucks. Under the agent’s recommendation, more than 10 CDW truck has been exported to Myanmar since their formal cooperation in early 2017. The […]

Nay Pyi Taw needs to ensure investors aren’t misled over Rakhine crisis

Interview with Felix Chung, honorary chair of the Hong Kong Myanmar Manufacturers’ Association THE responsibility lies squarely with Nay Pyi Taw to ensure that foreign investors are not misled over the Rakhine crisis, according to a manufacturer association. The Myanmar Times sat down with Felix Chung, honorary chair of the Hong Kong Myanmar Manufacturers’ Association […]

China to UN: We support Myanmar’s efforts for stability

China supports efforts by the Myanmar government to protect its national security and opposes the recent violent attacks in northern Rakhine State, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The military response to insurgent attacks last month by the ARSA extremist terrorists, which has been described as a terrorist group, sent more […]

Myanmar needs help in talent development

Myanmar needs help in developing its local talent base and looks to investors for the boost, business leaders said Monday at the Myanmar Economic Seminar. “We have an abundance of hardworking, young people, but lacks manager-level workers capable of leading the local staff,” said Takayoshi Nakatani, managing director of the local subsidiary of the Japanese […]

Monetising Myanmar’s potential

The recent opening up of the country presents an opportunity for technology leap-frogging, even as the burgeoning IT sector is increasingly looking for investments and expertise from foreign companies THERE is little doubt that we are entering the golden era of the information age where innovation is continuing to disrupt a number of industries. At […]

DHL aims to set Myanmar gold standard

DHL Supply Chain is aiming to be recognised as the best contract logistics provider in Myanmar within a short period, said Shisanupong Pitidhanyasawasdi, 36, country manager of DHL Supply Chain Myanmar. “The business objective in Myanmar is to establish our operation footprint within the market before expanding in the next three years. My short-term commitment […]

Is Unesco overreaching in Myanmar?

The United Nations may soon recognize the country’s pristine northernmost Putao area as a World Heritage Site, a protective designation many locals feel may cause more harm than good. “Full of Life, Full of Nature, Putao” read the cover of a recent edition of Myanmar National Airline’s inflight magazine, with a beautiful young woman sitting […]

Govt urged to establish Belt and Road taskforce

From tackling illegal border trade to constructing Kyaukphyu SEZ, the to-do list for Belt and Road in Myanmar is very long. THE Myanmar government is urged to take a proactive role and form a taskforce to carve out its involvement in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). An adviser to the National League for Democracy-led […]