Infrastructure, safety standards needed for LPG industry to take off

The government is now more than half way through its term and time is running out for it to make good on its promise to double Myanmar’s supply of electricity within the next two years. But the government is not without backup plans to help it achieve its goals, one of which is replacing the […]

Taninthari River Crossing Bridge being built on Union Highway

MYEIK- Over K6 billion is being spent on the Taninthari River Crossing Bridge of the Yangon-Myeik-Kawthaung Union Highway. Construction tasks will be finished in 2020. Win Khaing, Union Minister of the Electricity and Energy, visited the construction site of Taninthari River Crossing Bridge on February 17h. “We already start construction of pillars in the middle […]

Myanmar renews SEZ push

Myanmar’s special economic zones (SEZs) are a central part of a revitalised economic strategy in which increased manufacturing activity will play a key role. And breathing renewed life and energy into stagnant or stalled SEZs has moved to the top of the government’s agenda. “SEZs promote the transfer of technology, encourage infrastructure development and attract […]

Myanmar-Thai illegal border trade booming

Illegal trade along the Myanmar-Thai border appears to be booming after quadrupling in only one month, according to sources from the Ministry of Commerce. Myanmar illegally imports consumables such as alcoholic beverages, food stuffs, confectionaries as well as electronics, mobile phones and petrol at a total value of US$ 132 million. Illegal imports by far […]