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 […]

Sustainability is Key to the Future of Tourism in Myanmar

Destination management is needed to achieve sustainable tourism, which will contribute to jobs and long-term growth in Myanmar. “This is Burma and it will be quite unlike any land you know about,” celebrated novelist, Rudyard Kipling, wrote over a century ago. Even today, his thoughts hold true, with Myanmar offering a unique experience to the […]

 Invitation for Tender for Metal Concentrate. Closing Date 9 August 2017

  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 86.695 Dawei, Tanintharyi Region 9.8.2017 / 2:00 PM F.O.B (Dawei) 2 Wolfram Concentrate 2.560 3 […]

JICA draws up development plan for Tanintharyi and Dawei SEZ

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will take the lead in the drafting of the master plan for Tanintharyi Region, according to a representative from JICA. The Myanmar government has asked the Japanese government for help in drawing up the Tanintharyi Region’s development master plan along with a comprehensive development plan for the Dawei special economic […]

Myanmar Coffee Exports to Stimulate Agro Sector

The government has placed emphasis on the diversification of crops which have wide international markets access, in addition to paddy, and it hopes to increase coffee production. Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Dr Aung Thu, said he hopes to increase the coffee acreage to 200,000 and exports to 60,000 tons by 2030. “During […]

Thai Border Trade Tops $1.1b

​​ Cross-border trade with Thailand exceeded US$1.13 billion this financial year until February 17, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Myanmar imported more than US$870 million worth of goods from Thailand and exported just US$250 million, it said. Myanmar trades with Thailand mainly through the Tarchilek border in Shan State, Myawaddy in Kayin State and others in Tanintharyi Region and […]

Tourist Arrivals Reach 2.9 Million Last Year

​​ In 2016 there were tourist arrivals of around 2.9 million, down about 1.5 million compared to 2015, said Minister for Hotels and Tourism Ohn Maung. By contrast, Thailand expects around 30 million visitors a year. The ministry only recorded visitors entering with tourist, entry and businesses visas. The falling numbers were because the ministry had excluded foreigners using the land borders, he added. Day trippers were not counted as tourists, the […]

Small industrial zones lack government support

Investment should be directed toward upgrading the country’s ageing industrial zones, as the government contemplates launching new ones, say Yangon industrialists. As the Yangon Region government and Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) mull the regeneration of the country’s industrial base, the owners of existing factories say more can be done to make them competitive. U Ko […]

Tanintharyi tightens mining oversight

The local government in Myanmar’s southernmost region has said it will not issue any new mining licences until environmental concerns and controversies have been resolved at operational mines in the resource-rich area. A number of mining projects in Tanintharyi Region have long been opposed by local residents who have accused their operators of polluting water […]

Two casinos in Taninthariyi under government scrutiny

Two casino resorts in Tanintharyi Region’s southernmost Kawthoung township are on a regional government watch list, the chief minister told The Myanmar Times during an interview in Dawei last month. Grand Andaman Resort, located on the 1800-acre Thahtay Island, and Victoria Entertainment Resort on Treasure Island are both marketed at Thai patrons, who are legally banned […]