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 […]

Myanmar imports nearly 15,000 motorbikes this month

MYANMAR imported about 15,000 motorcycles worth over US$6m through border trade camps within the first week of this month, according to the Ministry of Commerce. The imported motorbikes mainly entered the local markets in Mandalay and central regions. “Mandalay Region authorities normally issue licenses for over 500 bikes per day although the region has seen […]

Golf course workers protest for employment contracts

Teed off about management’s bunker mentality and under-par conditions, part-time golf course workers in Mandalay have launched a drive for labour rights. Yesterday about 200 staff at Shwe Man Taung golf course in Mandalay Region’s Aung Myay Tharzan township demonstrated in support of their demands. The caddies, tired of being left holding the bag, want […]

More effort needed to tackle idle industrial land

A month after the first site visits to inspect idle industrial plots in Yangon, officials are warning there will be no progress in freeing up unused land without a special committee that has the power and resolve to revoke the leases of absentee owners. Yangon Region government announced in late May that it was turning […]