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Myanmar govt mulls one island, one hotel rule in Myeik

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said there is an ongoing discussion among relevant offices on imposing a one hotel, one island rule in Myeik Archipelago in Tanintharyi Region, a senior official said. U Nyo Aye, a director from the ministry, said findings from the ground inspections by relevant ministries were submitted during a meeting […]

Thai Investors Eye Comprehensive Tourism Investment in Tanintharyi

Thai investors have shown interest in making comprehensive tourism investment in Kawthaung and Myeik archipelago, Tanintharyi Region, according to U Thant Sin Lwin, Deputy Director of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). “There are email inquiries asking how many islands and roads are in the archipelago,” said the official. “They also want to […]

76 million dollars fresh water supply project under way in Myeik

Myeik Public Corporation Company will implement a $76 million fresh water supply project in Myeik Township in cooperation with a Thai company, according to an investment forum held in Myeik on November 7 and 8. Aung Chain, Associate Managing Director of Myeik Public Corporation Company sai, “The company signed an MoU with the regional government […]

Tanintharyi Region Investment Forum 2019, 7th & 8th Dec 2019 at Pearl Laguna Resort, Myeik

Long-lasting and stability of the economic infrastructures of Tanintharyi State Region such as roads, electricity, communication, urban development works and to materialize the potential investment sectors to emerge business persons who take and bear responsibility and to hold Tanintharyi Region Investment Forum 2019 in order to achieve these aims and objectives. to develop the nature-based […]

Ushering in a new era for bamboo buildings

Easily obtainable from the jungle, bamboo has many uses, for household goods, roofs, walls and shelters dating back to ancient history. As a building material, it is affordable even for the poor. Enter Ko Soe Win Zaw, a civil engineer born in Shan State, who is using bamboo to construct buildings for the rich. The […]

New Tanintharyi Chief Minister Pledges to Tackle Power, Land Issues New

The new Tanintharyi Region chief minister has vowed to address power shortages and land disputes in the region. As he took the oath of office as the region’s new chief minister on Monday, U Myint Maung promised “to return to local farmers the farmland that private companies have left idle, for the development of the […]

The time is now: Why you should see Southern Myanmar’s seldom-visited beaches and trading towns

The recent opening up of southern Myanmar means intrepid travelers can now venture south, where quaint trading towns are untouched by tourism and sandy beaches are local secrets, as Keith Lyons discovers. For most visitors to Myanmar, a day or overnight trip to Kyaiktyo, better known as Golden Rock, is as far south as they […]

Tanintharyi Chief Minister Arrested on Bribery, Corruption Charges

Tanintharyi Region Chief Minister Daw Lei Lei Maw was arrested on bribery and corruption charges in Dawei on Sunday, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). ACC spokesperson U Kyaw Soe confirmed to The Irrawaddy that the chief minister has been detained at Dawei Myoma Police Station, together with Global Grand Services (GGS) Managing Director U […]

Tanintharyi Residents Call on Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Address Corruption Concerns

Residents of a coastal town in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region demanded Wednesday that State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi take action against their government over complaints about corruption and poor administration by removing the chief minister and the minister of planning and finance. During a three-day visit to the far-flung region, people at a gathering […]

Myeik Tour Companies Accused Of Failing To Take Responsibility After Deadly Boat Accident

The speedboat sliced across a calm, glimmering sea late last month around three hours after leaving the jetty at the emerging tourist destination of Myeik, southeastern Myanmar. It was a picture of paradise, complete with an azure sky, that tour operators hope will draw more local and international travellers in the coming years despite recent […]