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Survey looks into why people lack IDs

A survey is being conducted of the problems faced by people applying for national registration cards, said U Ohn Maung, a high court lawyer and member of a non-governmental organisation. Working committees in townships will study the obstacles to getting household certificates and registration cards, U Ohn Maung said. “Many people in Kayin and Mon […]

Survey finds 37% of families can’t afford health emergency

More than 35 percent of Myanmar households are not ready to shell out K200,000 (US$130) for emergency health care, according to Asia Foundation’s City Life Survey 2018. The foundation conducted the survey of 2414 people in 228 wards of Yangon, Mandalay, Monywa, Taunggyi and Mawlamyine cities from September to October 2018. It said that up […]

Rakhine opens new beaches for hotel, tourism investments

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Rakhine State Government will open up new beaches along the Rakhine coast for new hotel projects in order to draw more tourism investments into the state, said U Ye Aung Moe, director of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. So far, the ministry has designated the Gyite Taw, […]

Korean company conducts survey to build a dry port in Monywa

A Korean company is conducting a survey to build a dry port in Monywa, Sagaing Region to transport containers using railroad, according to Ministry of Transportation and Communications. At the present, the ministry is built a dry port each in Ywarthagyi in Yangon Region and Myitnge in Mandalay Region and seven places are proposed to […]

Myanmar Metals identifies new base and precious metals target at Bawdwin project

A deep pole-dipole geophysical survey has confirmed large chargability anomalies and correlate with other known mineralisation at the project. Myanmar Metals Ltd (ASX:MYL) has discovered a new base and precious metals target, Yegon Deeps, using results from a survey conducted at the Bawdwin project in Myanmar. Results from the five pole-dipole (DPIP) survey traverses correlate […]

Business confidence in Myanmar sinks as scepticism mounts

More European businesses say they have lost confidence in Myanmar due to concerns about the National League for Democracy-led government’s management of the economy compared to the last two years, a new survey shows. According to the latest survey from the European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (EuroCham) published yesterday, a majority of firms (81 […]

More Singapore firms planning to invest in Myanmar in next two years

Singapore companies have big plans to expand in ASEAN over the next two years and Myanmar, with its growth potential and overall investment climate, is on the cards for many, according to a recent survey by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF). The survey, conducted from December 2017 to March 2018, collected views from 1036 Singapore […]

Myanmar Unveils New Tourism Branding

YANGON, Myanmar, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — After five years, Myanmar is replacing its tourism branding — Let the Journey Begin — with “Be Enchanted”. The new brand portrays Myanmar as a friendly, charming, mystical and as-yet-undiscovered destination. “Be Enchanted” the tagline is as much a promise as it is an invitation. It’s realization. It’s […]

State Counselor Offers Reassurances Amid Economic Woes

YANGON—Myanmar’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi offered words of reassurance to the business community regarding the current economic slowdown saying that her government is working to deal with some major complaints, though the progress will take time. At a meeting with members of the business community in Naypyitaw on Monday, Myanmar’s State Counselor […]

Majority of Myanmar People Want Access to Banking and Cashless Payment Methods

YANGON — The majority of people in Myanmar want access to banking services and cashless payment methods, such as credit and ATM cards, mobile payments, contactless payments and payment via QR codes, according to Visa’s Financial Education for Sustainable Growth Study. The Study, conducted recently in Myanmar by global payments technology company Visa, is part […]