53 companies express interest in building Yangon’s ring road

A total of 53 local and international companies/ consortiums are interested in the 47.5-kilometre elevated ring road in Yangon, the Ministry of Construction announced on July 4. On May 18 last year, the Ministry of Construction (MOC) invited local and foreign investors to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the construction of an elevated four-lane […]

Shwe Taung completes Yuzana blocks with new technology, targets more work in Dagon Seikkan

Infrastructure developers at Dagon Seikkan township, Yangon Region, have experimented successfully with modern construction techniques aimed at saving time and costs as well as building sustainable living conditions. Last week, local real estate developer Shwe Taung Group, which is involved in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) to develop the Yuzana low cost housing project in Dagon […]

International partnerships drive transparency among Myanmar companies

Good corporate governance is what attracts investors, such as International Financial Corporation (IFC), for companies, according to the findings revealed by the latest transparency report. The report also points to the very poor disclosure record and absence of corporate governance by companies which are registered at Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) as “public” […]

Bootstrap Tales: How to Launch a Foreign Law Practice in Myanmar

Even as economic conditions improve in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country remains a difficult place to open an office, given the poor infrastructure and paucity of qualified talent. Raj Gunashekar speaks to international law firms about the challenges they faced in launching a Myanmar branch. Regular visitors to Myanmar are frequently impressed by the rapid […]

IFC Approves Support for Controversial Tycoon’s Mandalay Cement Project

The World Bank’s private sector lending arm the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has given the go ahead to support a multi-million dollar plan to expand a cement factory in Mandalay Region, operated by the Shwe Taung Conglomerate. The firm’s chairman, Aik Htun, had been alleged by US authorities to have had ties to the drug […]

Ministry to Develop Specialized Textile and Garment Zone

​​ The union minister for industry has said that 127 acres of land in No.1 Garment Factory located in Shwe Taung, Bago Region, will be transformed into a Specialized Textile and Garment Zone (STGZ). Khin Maung Cho, said the ministry will invite potential local and foreign investors to develop the zone to manufacture high quality […]

Shares Outstanding as Public Bus Company Nears Launch

Burma’s first public bus company, which is expected to launch routes in Rangoon late this month, has so far raised 3.8 billion kyats (US$2.9 million) in a sale of shares to fund the first phase of the transportation service, according to an official. The project will introduce a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system to Rangoon, […]

Shwe Taung launches $300m project in downtown Yangon

Shwe Taung Group of Companies yesterday launched a mixed-use project worth US$300 million in the centre of Yangon, demonstrating that the local conglomerate has shaken off its controversial past to emerge as a viable partner in the eyes of many international investors. Junction City, designed by DP Architects from Singapore, will include a five-star hotel […]

Ministry of construction announces procurement result of Maubin-Pyapon road rehabilitation project

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS Procurement Result of Maubin-Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project (ADB Loan 3199-MYA) Department of Highways, Ministry of Construction invited bids for Maubin- Pyapon Road Rehabilitation Project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 13.9 2014 and the […]

Compensation key for cancelled projects

Popular concern that the projects could undermine nearby Shwedagon or block the view of the famous landmark was driven by the monk-led Save Shwedagon Campaign. Yet the companies themselves had put considerable time, money and effort into the project, and as far as they knew were following the law. With the developments now finished, experts […]