$187M Road Planned on Myanmar’s West Coast for ‘Security’ and ‘Development’

A coastal road stretching 274 kilometers (170 miles) from Rakhine State’s Thandwe to Gaw Yin Gyi Island in Irrawaddy Region’s Ngapudaw Township will be built at a cost of around 300 billion kyats ($187 million), according to Irrawaddy Region Minister for Finance and Planning U Htay Win. At the instruction of President U Win Myint, […]

Minbu solar power project commences in time for summer 2019

A 170MW solar power plant in Minbu Township, Magwe Region, will start producing electricity in time for summer next year, said U Lin Naing Oo, business development department general manager of GEP (Myanmar) Co Ltd. The Thailand-based company is investing US$297 million in the solar project, which is Myanmar’s first. Electricity generated from the plant […]

Over $500m Worth of Investments Flow into Mandalay Myotha Industry Park Project

Local and foreign investments worth more than US$500 million were pumped into the Mandalay Myotha industry park project in Ngazun Township, Mandalay Region, as of the second week of January 2018. The Mandalay Myotha Industrial Development (MMID) public company expects to house more than 100 plants within three years, said U Tun Tun Aung, managing […]

MIC branches to be opened in Chin and Rakhine states

Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) branch offices will be opened in Chin and Rakhine states in October, according to a report in the Myawady Daily yesterday. The MIC branch offices will be opened in every township in FY2017-2018. According to the MIC new law, the MIC commission branch offices have been granted to open in every […]

32 foreign investment proposals under scrutiny

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) says it is scrutinising 32 foreign investment proposals worth US$1.5 billion and 20 domestic proposals worth Ks492 billion. Aung Naing Oo, the secretary of the MIC, said: “These proposals were made under the old investment law. According to the new law, the MIC has received 26 foreign investment proposals worth […]

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

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list   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 from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank […]

Invitation for Bids to supply Steel Poles for Myanmar National Electrification Project. Closing Date 4 April 2017.

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Date: 6th February, 2017 Specific Procurement Notice IDA Credit No. : 5727-MM Contract Title: Steel Poles for National Electrification Project Reference No. : C1-G3 1. The Ministry of Electricity and Energy has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the National Electrification Project, and intends […]

As tech spreads, Myanmar women become victims of ‘revenge porn’

Like many 20-year-olds in Myanmar, Ma Yadana Kyaw Thu* has had a Facebook account for several years to share her thoughts and photos, and to stay in touch with friends. But then, earlier this year, she started receiving disturbing phone calls from unknown men. After a while she realised someone had created a fake Facebook […]

Contractors band together for industry body

The number of licensed contractors in Yangon has increased sharply in recent years, and with authorities eager to make sure the construction industry follows strict regulations the city’s contractors are planning to form an industry association that can liaise with government. U Lar Sal, a contractor and owner of Tun Construction Company, is acting as […]

Myanmar to launch single-stop inspections at borders with neighbouring countries

Single-stop inspections will be deployed at border gates between Myanmar and neighbouring countries to prevent illegal trade, said Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint yesterday. The Union minister told Amyotha Hluttaw that discussions are ongoing with China and Thailand to launch the single-stop inspection system at border crossings. The system is aimed at avoiding […]