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Township Lawmaker Accuses Hotels of Spoiling Ngapali’s Natural Beauty

SITTWE—A proposal was submitted on Monday to take legal action against hotels encroaching on Ngapali Beach, in the Thandwe region of southern Rakhine State. Thandwe Township lawmaker Nai Kyue Aye submitted the proposal, saying that nine beachfront hotels—Aureum Palace Hotel, Jasmine Hotel, Amazing Hotel, Ngapali Paradise Hotel, Hilton Hotel, PVI Hotel, BT Bay Hotel, Memento […]

Selling Rakhine to the World

In the wake of the 2017 Rohingya crisis and ongoing fighting between the military and Arakan Army, the Myanmar government is desperate to attract investors to Rakhine State in hopes that they will help reverse the fortunes of one of the country’s poorest regions. To that end, it invited more than 600 of them to […]

Japan envoy says development is solution for Rakhine

Japan’s top envoy to Myanmar said that economic development is an answer to Rakhine’s conflict and that Tokyo is considering providing aid for the state. “If there is economic development, I believe that there will be no conflict,” Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Maruyama said ahead of a Japan-backed investment fair in Ngapali. The first Rakhine Investment […]

Rakhine ups efforts to draw investments, hopes for development

Rakhine State will target investments in tourism, fisheries and agriculture at an investment fair that will be held in February in Ngapali, southern Rakhine, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Nyi Pu told the media in Yangon yesterday. With the aim of drawing funds that will be channelled towards the development of the state, the three-day […]

Offering high hopes of realizing full growth potential from upcoming Rakhine State Investment Fair

Rakhine State has naturally an inherent potential for growth. But it has lagged behind other Regions and States in terms of commerce and social development after Independence in 1948 which has been invested with several kinds of insurgency. Economic development plays an important role in overall developments in Rakhine State; it is an agriculture-based State. […]

Myanmar travellers blaze trails to new destinations for international tourists

As leisure travel picks up among Myanmar’s citizens, domestic tourism is surging and helping to plant the country’s emerging destinations on the international travel map. Domestic travel is on the rise, hitting an all-time high of more than 10 million people in 2017, according to Myanmar Tourism Marketing chairperson, May Myat Mon Win. The WTTC […]

Collier Property Report – Ngapali Hotel & Resort Q1 2018

Loyal Guests Buoy Occupancy in Select Hotels   Political upheavals surrounding the state have taken a toll on the region’s most famous beach destination. In 2017, hoteliers in Ngapali witnessed sluggish demand as foreign booking cancellations became noticeable. Nevertheless, occupancy levels remained relatively healthy in older developments. Continuous arrivals from unaffected seasoned foreign travellers and […]

United International Group to Open Five Amata Hotels in 2018-19

United International Group, owner and operator of Amata Hotels in Myanmar, will open five more hotels in the country, U Win Aung, group CEO of United International Group told The Myanmar Times Monday. The company will open two new Amata hotels at Inle Lake and Pindaya in Shan State, two in the Myeik archipelago at Tanintharyi Region […]

Hilton enjoys double digit growth in Myanmar since entry

HILTON WORLDWIDE has enjoyed double digit growth every year since it entered Myanmar three years ago, and expects stronger growth as it expands further, according to a senior executive. William Costley, vice president of operations for Southeast Asia and India, said in an exclusive interview the hospitality firm is doing really well in Myanmar in […]

Economic opportunities in Rakhine State

Rakhine State is rich in natural resources. It has many rivers, lakes, ponds and is connected to the ocean. Good ports exist and as improvement to road links are being made, trade, local and foreign investments are increasing. The government is emphasizing on investment and trade in order to increase production in agriculture products as […]