Myanmar Ancestral Land to be Protected

Unregistered ancestral lands and those under shifting cultivation will be registered and protected from confiscation under a draft land use policy, a change land rights groups say would be a major step forward for tenure security. The policy would mean that land could only be confiscated at the market price for public use, such as […]

Government Inspects Manufacturing Businesses for Licences

Authorities are inspecting manufacturing businesses to uncover unregistered companies as a spread of unregistered small and medium industries(SMI) throughout Myanmar are thought to be undercutting local industrial production. The Ministry of Industry’s Industrial Supervision unit’s director general U Thein Swe said private industrial businesses are wrong to think registering companies is a time consuming process […]

British School to Open in Yangon, Offer UK Curriculum to Meet Education Demands

YANGON — In a further sign of Myanmar’s rapid opening-up, the British School Foundation, a prestigious international education organization, announced plans to open a British International School in Yangon on Thursday to meet growing demand for world-class education in the country. At the opening ceremony at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Yangon, deputy headmaster Adam […]

Investors want a stake in Yangon boom

YANGON, 24 January 2014: Ministry of Hotels and Tourism says international investors are eyeing opportunities in Myanmar tourism especially in the hotel business. Ministry of Hotels and Tourism director general, Aung Zaw Win, told local media that many European and Asian investors have now registered their interest in the hotel industry. “Thailand which is already […]