Yangon waterworks get patch-up from Mitsubishi, Manila Water

Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp. and Philippine utility Manila Water have reduced lost water revenue by about three-fourths here, according to a report they released Friday, through upgrading plumbing and meterage in a trial waste-reduction program. After signing an agreement in 2014 with the Yangon City Development Committee, the companies launched a trial project to […]

What Did the Philippines’ Duterte Achieve During His Myanmar Trip?

From March 19-21, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was on a two-day official visit to Myanmar. Apart from affirming the importance of the bilateral relationship, the trip was part of his swing through Southeast Asia during Manila’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (See: “Duterte’s ASEAN Tour Continues With Singapore, Cambodia Visits”). On […]

AboitizPower eyeing hydropower project in Myanmar

(AboitizPower) is looking at exploring and developing a potential hydropower project in Myanmar, its president said on Wednesday. “We are still looking at hydro potential in Indonesia and we’re looking at Myanmar, too,” Antonio Moraza said, adding “our people” recently visited Myanmar. “We’re looking at starting at permits,” he said when asked how advanced the […]

Kirin Jumps Headlong Into Myanmar Beer Market

TOKYO — With beer consumption shrinking in China and other major markets, Southeast Asia has become a key growth target for the beer industry. In 2015, Japan’s Kirin Holdings seized the chance to acquire Myanmar Brewery, which holds an 80% share of the country’s market. Hajime Kobayashi, deputy director of the brewer’s corporate strategy, recently told The Nikkei about the […]

First South Korean Lender Starts Myanmar Ops

Shinhan Bank, South Korea’s fourth-largest bank by assets, has set up a branch in Myanmar as part of its diversification strategy. The bank said it won final approval to start operations in Yangon from the Central Bank of Myanmar on September 15. This marks the first time for a South Korean lender to set up […]

Indonesia’s Lippo to Open 12 Hospitals in Myanmar

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Lippo Group plans to open 12 hospitals in Myanmar with a total investment between US$400 million and US$500 million, Lippo Group deputy chairman James Riady said on Monday, April 20, 2015, on the sideline of the World Economic Forum event at the Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta. According to James, the 12 hospitals will […]

The many faces of Yangon, revealed on Facebook

A photographic project featuring the people of New York has inspired a group of Yangon teenagers to capture images of a diverse range of the city’s residents. The “Humans of New York” project started in November 2010 with a target of collecting 10,000 portraits of city dwellers and has become a social media phenomenon, with […]