Myanmar FDI approval misses target, but huge projects expected this year

Myanmar saw US$5.7 billion worth of foreign direct investments (FDI) approvals during fiscal 2019-20, just around US$100 million shy of its US$5.8 billion target, said U Thant Sin Lwin, Director General of Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. The shortfall was due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which hampered the flow of investments into Myanmar since […]

Yangon to push three large FDI projects to boost economy

Yangon to push three large FDI projects to boost economy Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, who is also chair of the Yangon Investment Committee, has revealed that the regional government is prioritising the implementation of quickly three industrial zones. Speaking at a meeting of the Yangon Investment Committee last week, U Phyo […]

Chinese, Norwegian investors to study projects in Chin

Chin State government officials say that they have expressions of interest from foreign investors to invest in power-generation projects in the state. This was revealed to The Myanmar Times by Chin State Minister of Development, Electricity and Industry U Soe Htet. The state is among the least developed in the country and is also the […]

7 new power projects aim to satisfy additional power demands NEWS

Ministry of Electricity and Energy is implementing seven new power projects in order to generate an additional 1,000 MW, said Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Khin Maung Win, at a ceremony to open the 66-MW gas-fired power plant in Magway Township in Magway Region. In the summer of 2019, the power plant generated up […]

Yangon Parliament Urges Regional Govt to Seek Legislature’s Approval for Projects

YANGON—A regional parliament committee that scrutinizes government projects has suggested the Yangon government administration seek the parliament’s approval for 12 projects—worth at least US$10 billion (15.3 trillion kyats)—that the Yangon government aims to build in fiscal 2019-20. The Yangon government submitted a regional planning bill to the parliament last week that includes 149 projects slated […]

Myanmar to use US$1 billion loan for infrastructure projects

Economic development, agriculture, electricity, and infrastructure projects will be the focus of a framework for loans between South Korea and Myanmar. On September 3, Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun and South Korea’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms Kang Kyung-wha signed the framework agreement under which South Korea will provide […]

Despite unrest, Rakhine State still attracting foreign investor interest

Foreign investors are still showing interest in Rakhine State despite sanctions and international pressure applied due to the political unrest. And now that the state has better access to electricity, conditions are looking better for businesses to enter the state or expand. Projects related to China’s Belt and Road initiative remain a focus, with the […]

Local government warns tardy cement plant projects in Myanmar

Myanmar: U Aung Kyaw Thu, the Hluttaw representative of Mon State Parliament and chairperson of the public budget scrutiny, finance planning and economics matters review committee has warned that cement plant projects granted licenses by the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) that have not implemented their plans will not be granted permission to extend their licenses. […]

Mottama Development opens new property gallery in Yankin

Real estate developer Mottama Development Group Co. launched a new property gallery at Maha Land Centre, Kabaraye Pagoda Road to showcase its latest premium office towers, malls and public recreational zones in Yangon on June 29. The projects are expected to contribute to Yangon’s gradual transformation into a metropolis, while creating jobs and elevating the […]

World Bank warns Myanmar to double electricity sector investment

YANGON — Myanmar needs to invest twice as much and implement projects three times faster to address its rapidly growing demand for electricity, the World Bank said. The figures presented in its Myanmar Economic Monitor, a biannual report released on Tuesday, indicated that Myanmar’s electricity supply will further deteriorate without a steep increase in investment […]