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EOI Consulting Service for Rural Telecom Development. Deadline: 5th August 2019

Invitation for Expression of Interest Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) now invites eligible consulting firm to indicate their interests to provide for the implementation in a number of areas to accelerate the development of rural telecommunications (voice and internet) infrastructure and services in locations that are unlikely to attract sufficient private investment in Myanmar. […]

Entrepreneur buys unused oBike and Ofo bicycles to donate to poor children in Myanmar

When bicycle-sharing company oBike pulled out of Singapore abruptly last year, leaving the city with unattended bicycles rusting away in parks and public spaces, Myanmar entrepreneur Mike Than Tun Win saw the perfect opportunity to turn trash into treasure. “What if these bicycles could be distributed to poor students in villages so they can cycle […]

Notice of Tender, For Consulting Services, Project Management Consultant,Deadline: 10th June, 2019

NOTICE OF TENDER For Consulting Serivces Date: 20 May 2019 1. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)’s Project Management Consultant (hereinafter referred to as the “PMC”) for the Project for “Establishment of Integrated Agriculture and Irrigation Master Plan (EIAIDMP), Ayeyarwaddy Delta Region” invites prospective bidders for Consulting services for the “Data Survey on Agriculture and […]

Myanmar energy firm plans $35m investment

DRIVEN by its vision to become an innovative leader in Myanmar’s growing energy sector, locally-owned Parami Energy Group of Companies plans to invest US$35 million (Bt1.15 billion) in its LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) business over the next three years, according to Group CEO Ken Tun, aka Pyae Wa Tun. He told a media roundtable on […]

Extortion and abuse: Myanmar workers arrive debt-laden in Thailand

A “mafia” of recruitment agents is trapping Myanmar migrants to Thailand in debt bondage despite a 2017 law meant to fight exploitation in the kingdom’s notoriously shadowy job market, activists and workers say. Migrant labour — much of it from Myanmar — has propped up Thailand’s economy for years, with foreigners working everywhere from factories […]

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 […]

Israel aims to make its mark in Myanmar

Since the recent opening up of the country, Myanmar has been receiving tremendous interest from investors, conglomerates and countries around the world who are vying for a piece of the last frontier in Asia. The US and EU governments have been making attempts aggressively to normalize their relations with the former pariah nation by lifting […]

Myanmar’s Moment? 8 reasons to be optimistic about Southeast Asia’s rising tiger

Myanmar is attracting a lot of attention these days. The visit by President Thein Sein to Washington in May, the first by a leader of Myanmar since 1966, included a meeting with President Barack Obama — marking an emphatic end to the years of international isolation. But it is not only Myanmar’s change of political […]