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Yamato launches cross-border trucking, relocation services

Japan’s largest package delivery company has set up a US$500,000 joint venture in Myanmar to specialise in Thai-Myanmar cross-border trade and small-cargo delivery for households and businesses. Yamato Group through its Singapore-based subsidiary formed a joint venture (JV) with Myanmar firm Aye International Group Co (AIG) last December. Total capital for Yamato Global Logistics Myanmar […]

Siam Cement sees opportunities along Belt & Road

Thai conglomerate’s CLMV investments will pave way to China and India, CEO says HONG KONG — Thai industrial conglomerate Siam Cement Group will look for investment possibilities in South China and India in the years ahead, as China shapes its vision of the Belt and Road Initiative, President and CEO Roongrote Rangsiyopash said Monday. The […]

Thai investors buoyed by CLMV investment climate

Following the strong economic growth in Asean, especially in CLMV countries (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar), Thai investors have expanded their regional investment by focusing on alternative energy, food and agriculture processing, tourism, and service business. According to a report by the Bank of Thailand, as of September 30, 2017 Thai investors showed outstanding direct […]

Mon State Cement Plant Nearing Completion amid Ongoing Opposition

RANGOON — A Thai-backed cement factory under construction in Mon State is on track to begin operations in mid-2016, the company said this week, despite ongoing opposition from locals over the presence of a coal-fired power plant on the site. The factory in Kyaikmayaw Township, situated near the Zami River—an important water source for at […]

SCG to open Yangon showroom in May

Large Thai firm Siam Cement Group (SCG) will open its first Myanmar showroom at 10 Mile in May, according to its country director Chana Poomee. It aims to showcase products to its partners and dealers, while architects, developers and home owners will be able to explore a variety of building materials, he said at a […]

Flavoured life for expats in Myanmar

Some foreigners may be fretting about living in Myanmar. Being one of the poorest countries in the world and having just reopened to the world a few years ago, the country was believed to be in a terrible state. Three expats interviewed by Myanmar Eleven, however, think differently. They have a high opinion of the […]

Thai cement giant starts work on Mon State plant

Thailand’s largest cement producer has begun work on its first factory in Myanmar, aiming to open doors on the facility as soon as the second quarter 2016. Siam Cement Group has been exporting to Myanmar for over two decades, but the August 2013 announcement to build a plant in Mawlamyine, Mon State marks the first […]

Pro 1 Home Center – One Stop Service for building and construction materials

As a country’s economy grows, so does its need for a better infrastructure, and with it there also comes a greater demand for building materials. Pro 1 Home Center was brought into being to meet those infrastructural needs of Myanmar’s developing economy. The following is what U Myo Htwe, Managing Director of the Center, said […]

Yangon hardware store sets up shop

The country’s first modern construction supply warehouse for home owners and construction companies is now open for business in Yangon. The shop, Pro1 Home Center, opened its doors in Insein township on January 7, boasting an extensive stock of construction materials and international brands from roofing to flooring and various high-quality SCG products. U Myo […]

Siam Cement Group to invest in greenfield cement plant in Myanmar

Siam Cement Group yesterday said it would invest Bt12.4 billion for its first integrated greenfield cement plant in Myanmar to serve the rising demand in that market. Kan Trakulhoon, president and chief executive of SCG, said the board of directors approved the investment to construct its first fully integrated cement plant in Myanmar under that […]