South Korea’s Daewoo Granted Lease on State-Owned Car Factory, Plans to Start Making Busses Locally

The government has agreed to lease a state-owned factory to a joint venture between South Korean bus-maker Daewoo and local compa­ny Myanmar Trade Centre, paving the way for Daewoo buses to be built locally. By letting the factory, which is located in Htauk Kyant in northern Yangon, the government is putting into action its economic […]

KOTRA: 200 buses to be exported to Myanmar

Two hundred South Korean-made buses will be exported to Yangon, the former capital and the largest city of Myanmar, for use by schools, South Korea’s trade promotion agency said Monday. According to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), the 29-seat New County buses, manufactured by South Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor Co., will be shipped […]

Foreign investment booms in Myanmar telecoms

Overseas companies spent big on building mobile phone infrastructure in Myanmar over the past year, while they took a break from exploring oil and gas. Foreign investment in Myanmar’s transportation and telecommunications sectors surged to $3.08 billion for the year ended March, a 60% jump. In contrast, spending in the gas and oil industry — […]

Posco Daewoo assigned for deep sea gas exploration in Bay of Bengal

State-owned Petrobangla on Tuesday entered into the final deal with Posco Daewoo International Corporation to award it the deep sea (DS) gas block -12 in the Bay of Bengal for hydrocarbon exploration. Under the deal, the South Korean oil major will invest between $60-120 million in the next five years for conducting 2D and 3D […]

Loesche to supply mills to Myanmar

Loesche has received an order for two cement mills (cement/slag) from the South Korean company, Yojin Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd. The two vertical roller mills a modern and reliable, and will be used in the company’s new clinker grinding plant in Thilawa, Myanmar. They will produce around 75 tph of clinker cement, with a […]

Chinese factory in Myanmar ransacked by hundreds of angry workers

Hundreds of workers in Myanmar attacked a Chinese garment factory in Yangon, destroying equipment and briefly detaining seven Chinese workers on Thursday, the official China News Service reported. The attack on the factory was carried out by staff angered by the sacking of a colleague, according to a local newspaper report. The seven Chinese “captives” […]

KB Kookmin Bank signs MOU with Myanmar’s Construction and Housing Development Bank

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Yonhap) — KB Kookmin Bank, a major South Korean bank, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Myanmar’s Construction Ministry and its state-run Construction and Housing Development Bank, KB Financial Group said Friday. Under the deal, KB Kookmin Bank plans to provide financial support to Myanmar’s plan to expand houses for its […]

Agents See Property Growth In Outer City

Local real estate agents in the south-west of Yangon are backing a range infrastructure development projects to boost demand for real estate in outskirts of the city, in areas such as Dala, Kawhmu, Kungyangon, Sikkyi Kanaungto and Twante townships. U Aung Thu, a real estate agent in Dala township, said investors were interested in that area because […]

Hanthawaddy Airport Agreement in Final Stage

RANGOON — A final concession agreement will be signed by the end of this year with the Japanese-Singapore consortium which won a tender to construct the Hanthawaddy International Airport north of Rangoon, according to a government minister. U Thant Sin Maung, Burma’s Minister for Transport and Communications, told lawmakers during the parliamentary session on Tuesday […]

First South Korean Lender Starts Myanmar Ops

Shinhan Bank, South Korea’s fourth-largest bank by assets, has set up a branch in Myanmar as part of its diversification strategy. The bank said it won final approval to start operations in Yangon from the Central Bank of Myanmar on September 15. This marks the first time for a South Korean lender to set up […]