Regions and States Seek Permission to Operate Casinos

FIVE regional and state chief ministers have sought permission to operate casinos in hotels in their respective territories during a meeting with Vice President U Henry Van Thio in Nay Pyi Taw in last month, according to U Yan Win, chair of Myanmar Tourism Federation. The chief ministers from Mandalay, Tanintharyi, Shan, Kayin and Mon discussed […]

A Review of Education Sector in 2017

This year has been eventful for the education sector in Myanmar and here is a look at our pick of all major events. The most remarkable event of 2017 for the education sector took place on the first week of August, as seven inmates who passed the matriculation exams with distinction from Ohbo prison and […]

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation: Invitation for Opening Tender for Metal Ores. Closing Date 17 Jan 2018

1. No. (2) Mining Enterprise, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation invites to submit the tender quotation for the following materials. Sr. No. Materials Classifies Weight (MT) Location Tender Closing Date / Time Delivery Term 1 Tin Concentrate 25.815 Dawei, Tanintharyi Region 17.1.2018 /     2:00 PM F.O.B (Dawei) 2 Tin & Wolfram Mixed […]

Malaysian Company Accused of Abuses in Tanintharyi

A Malaysian palm oil plantation joint venture in Tanintharyi Region checked to have caused “severe social and environmental impacts” to the local community in the area, according to human rights group. A Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) spokesperson on Thursday said that members of commission visited the Myanmar Stark Prestige Plantation Company (MSPP) in Tanintharyi […]

Sea gypsy village picked for community-based tourism

Three community-based tourism (CBT) projects, including Salone village in Tanintharyi Region, will be implemented within a year in cooperation with local entrepreneurs and the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism, said U Nyo Aye, director of the hotel and tourism department of Tanintharyi Region, on Thursday. The projects would take place in Ma Kyone Galet Salone […]

Hantharwaddy airport priority for govt

THE planned Hantharwaddy International Airport is the only priority in the area of aviation under the National League for Democracy-led government, said U Win Khant, permanent secretary of Ministry of Transport and Communications. He made his comments in relation to the government’s Transport Master Plan during the sideline interview with The Myanmar Times at Myanmar […]

Thai coal mine’s emissions under fire in Tanintharyi

Local residents adversely affected by emissions from a coal mine project of Thai companies in Tanintharyi Region have urged the Thai authorities to take action against the firm, a local youth group told The Myanmar Times. The residents filed a complaint on Monday before the Thailand National Human Rights Commission to air their grievances against […]

Myanmar strives for more reforms to boost tourism

Despite the decline in tourist arrivals last year, Myanmar aims to rebound its tourism growth by undertaking reforms to improve both domestic and international travels, says a tourism boss. Tint Thwin, director general at the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism, said in an interview the government now focuses on easing of some restrictions and creating […]

Myanmar aims to attract more travelers from Japan

The ministry will be setting up booths which will showcase the pristine beaches and islands of the Myeik archipelago. Regional tourism ministers of Tanintharyi Region, Kayah, Rakhine and Kayin states would also be attending the expo to promote tourism development in their areas, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said. Among those that will be […]

Transport and energy access barriers to Myeik industrialisation

The city in Tanintharyi Region amounts to far more than the gateway to over 800 islands of the archipelago. Access to energy and transport infrastructure remain the biggest barrier for industrialisation to take off in the city and its hinterland. The latest Colliers International report stated that Myeik has made great strides over the past […]