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IndiGo to connect Kolkata with Yangon from September

\ Budget carrier IndigoNSE -0.85 % will begin services to Myanmar with a direct daily flight to Yangon from Kolkata, starting September 20. Yangon, the capital city of the Southeast Asian nation till 2006 when the government named a capital in Nay Pyi Taw, will be the airline’s 18th overseas destination. “Effective September 20, we […]

Survey finds 40pc of Yangonites dissatisfied with YCDC

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is the entity charged with managing and providing many of the services, such as planning, cleaning, transportation, and infrastructure development, among others, that keep a modern city humming. As such, the YCDC’s performance of its duties directly affects the lives of some five million people living in the city. […]

WB warns Myanmar of urbanisation challenges

With more people moving to Yangon and other key destinations for better opportunities, the World Bank has warned of the challenges related to urbanisation in Myanmar at the launch of its latest report this week. Judy Baker, lead economist for social, urban, rural and resilient global practice at the World Bank, said Myanmar must urgently […]

Myanmar Strategic reports narrowed loss in first half after EXERA buy

Myanmar Strategic Holdings Ltd on Thursday said its loss narrowed in the first half of its current financial year following the acquisition of EXERA. The stock was untraded on Thursday at USD10.00 a share. The investment company said its loss narrowed in the six months to September 30 to USD897,968 from USD1.1 million reported for […]

Get All Myanmar aims high for rapid growth to expand overseas

WITH online to offline (O2O) platforms on the rise across Asia, Get All Myanmar Co, a locally owned enterprise that began commercial operations in February this year, is confident that it will be able to expand overseas in a few years, according to Nyein Chan Soe Win, the firm’s co-founder and chief executive. “We have […]

Credit bureau to be up and running within next 12 months

Myanmar will start collecting and providing credit data after a new credit bureau opens in the next 9-12 months, after which banks will be in a better position to offer loans to a larger volume of businesses, said U Zaw Lin Aung, chair of Myanmar Credit Bureau Ltd. Myanmar Credit Bureau yesterday signed an agreement […]

Economic outlook negative: UMFCCI

Myanmar’ economy is in worse shape this year compared to 2017 and 2016, according to the Business Sentiment Survey for the second quarter of 2018 conducted by the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) . The results of survey were released during 2nd B4B Insights Forum organised by UMFCCI on […]

Telecom Sector Draws Foreign Investment

YANGON — The Telecommunications sector has become the top destination for foreign investment under the National League for Democracy (NLD) government, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). “Under the previous governments, most of the foreign investments went to the energy and electricity sectors. But foreign investment in the telecommunications sector has […]

Tender for Reconstruction of Flood-Affected Schools. Closing Date 9 Aug 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Government of Japan and the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed the Exchange of Notes dated February 17th, 2016, concerning the Japanese grant assistance for the Project for the Reconstruction of Flood-Affected Schools. Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) is acting as the procurement […]

How does mining benefit Myanmar?

Author: Jan Dharmabandu is a mining engineer and a Chartered Environmentalist attached to Perth based Ensys Consultants. This article originally appeared in the Global New Light of Myanmar on 30th May 2017 as “What is & Why Mining: a Perspective from Myanmar”.   Each year about 5 billion tonnes of minerals are mined from the […]