Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region Invites Power Investments

PEOPLE’S thirst for electricity would create a lot of opportunities for investors to do business in Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region bordering Kanchanaburi Province. Kyaw Kyaw Win, a small-scale food manufacturer living in Dawei, the capital of the region, said locals were eager to welcome any bid to boost access to electricity by the authorities as long […]

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 […]

Sea gypsy village picked for community-based tourism

Three community-based tourism (CBT) projects, including Salone village in Tanintharyi Region, will be implemented within a year in cooperation with local entrepreneurs and the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism, said U Nyo Aye, director of the hotel and tourism department of Tanintharyi Region, on Thursday. The projects would take place in Ma Kyone Galet Salone […]

Myeik in urgent need of garbage facility

As there is nowhere to properly dispose of garbage in Myeik, locals are calling on the regional government to urgently find a dumpsite. Myeik is the capital of Taninthayi Region and its most economically developed city. Some officials said there is an urgent need for a disposal site and that it should be located a […]

External trade rises year-to-date, but border trade stalls

Trade between Myanmar and its international counterparts hit $16.9 billion between April 1 and October 13 in the current fiscal year, government data revealed. That’s an increase of $2.9 billion over the same period in the previous fiscal year. The rise in external trade came despite a substantial drop in business at many of Myanmar’s […]

Armed robbery at KBZ bank in Myeik

Myeik – An armed, helmeted man robbed a KBZ mini bank in Myeik on Tuesday afternoon, threatening employees and then escaping with about K27 million. “We are still investigating the case. He came into the bank alone and stole money by threatening employees with a gun. We are trying to arrest him. We have CCTV […]

Myanmar diesel imports rise as rice exports improve

Myanmar’s trade deficit has widened on the back of fluctuations in commodity prices, illegal trade and a weaker currency. In 2016-17, the trade deficit amounted to over US$5.5 billion, up from US$5.4 billion in 2015-16 and US$4.9 billion in 2014-15, according to the statistics released by the Central Statistical Organisation. Among the country’s imports is […]

FDA burns illegal food, drugs in Myeik

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has burned food and drugs unfit for consumption in Myeik, Taninthayi Region. Expired and unlicensed items were among the destroyed goods. Dr Zin May Htay, secretary at the Myeik District FDA, said: “We found 104 drugs unfit for consumption from AA Medical Products Co. We also inspected drug stores […]

Myanmar strives for more reforms to boost tourism

Despite the decline in tourist arrivals last year, Myanmar aims to rebound its tourism growth by undertaking reforms to improve both domestic and international travels, says a tourism boss. Tint Thwin, director general at the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism, said in an interview the government now focuses on easing of some restrictions and creating […]

PTTEP to start exploring two offshore blocks next year

Myeik—Thailand-based PTT Exploration and Production Public Co Ltd (PTTEP) will start exploration work in the M9 and M11 offshore blocks in the Gulf of Martaban next year. The blocks are located 250 kilometres from Dawei and 270 kilometres from Myeik, respectively. The company held a public meeting to explain the upcoming exploration work on August […]