Tackling Asia’s final technology frontier

Honey Mya Win didn’t have to look far to discover the tech potential for Myanmar. A 26-year-old former telecom engineer at Huawei, she was directly involved in configuring mobile phone towers and base station controllers that expanded 3G access to the once reclusive nation. “My team was actually the one connecting the country,” she said. […]

Myanmar’s New Struggle: Keeping Foreign Investors Happy

A pariah state for decades, Myanmar’s recent emergence from economic isolation has attracted foreign companies and investors intrigued by the Southeast Asian nation’s untapped potential, abundant natural resources and low wage workforce. The first U.S. fast food restaurant, KFC, opened in 2015 and other assorted Western and Asian brands have popped up across the nation’s […]

Bid to boost Myanmar shrimp trade begins

“We usually import broodstock from Thailand. But, possibility for the broodstock to suffer some diseases is truly a major risk to our shrimp production. Now we are about to start sustainable shrimp farming with the help of a firm from the United States,” he said. According to Kyaw Tun Myint, Myanmar entrepreneurs in the industry […]

Hate speech Myanmar monk banned from sermons by Buddhist council

Wirathu, a monk once dubbed the “face of Buddhist terror”, has led calls for restrictions on Myanmar’s Muslim population, penning hyperbolic speeches warning of an Islamic takeover of the overwhelmingly Buddhist country. Myanmar is gripped by deepening religious tensions that have repeatedly spilled into violence. The unrest has been partially attributed to anti-Muslim rhetoric spread […]

MIC divides country into three categories

The Myanmar Investment Commission has established three development categories, offering different income tax exemptions depending on the level of development. Under the Myanmar Investment Law, the least developed zones include 14 townships in Kachin State, seven each in Kayah and Kayin, nine in Chin, 35 in Sagaing Region, four in Tanintharyi, five in Bago, 13 […]

Invitation for Bids for Supply of Solar PV System for National Electrification Project

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens.   Myanmar National Electrification Project Credit No. 5727-MM Contract Title: Supply, Installation and Maintenance of Solar PV System for Households and Public Facilities Reference No. S&I – 2 (12 lots) 1. The Government of Myanmar has received financing […]

Japan grants US$ 501,075 for three school constructions and road upgrading in Rakhine and Mon States, Magway Region

Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, and Chairpersons of the Construction Committees from States and Region Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI concerned signed the grant contracts for four projects on Monday. Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme will provide a total of US$ 501,075 to the project for construction of Shwe Ze Ti Monastic […]

India set to hand Sittwe port back to Myanmar

INDIA WILL hand control of Sittwe port back to Myanmar’s Rakhine State government in the second week of March, India’s ambassador to Myanmar Vikram Misri said. The port, which links the two countries, was built by India for ships with displacement of up to 20,000 tonnes to dock. Ships with displacement between 3,000 and 4,000 […]

Myanmar earns $2.4 billion from natural gas exports

The export value of natural gas as of January this financial year amounted to US$2.4 billion, whereas in the same period of last year the figure was $3.5 billion, a slump of more than $1.1 billion, according to the Commerce Ministry. An expert said the decline in the export value of the gas is linked […]

Licenses issued for more than 280 trawlers, 161 boats in Maungtaw Tsp to overcome fishing challenges

Despite resumption of fishing which was suspended following deadly violent attacks in November and October and November last year, fishermen in Maungtaw District, Rakhine State, are facing challenges for nearshore fishing at night due to curfew order and labourers who have not yet received the National Verification cards. “More than four-month ban on fishing has […]