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Trade laws protecting local producers now being drafted: MOC

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) is drafting new trade laws to safeguard local producers while promoting exports of domestically-produced goods, Minister of Commerce U Than Myint said. Due to the lack of investments and technology, Myanmar producers face stiff competition from their regional peers, who are able to manufacture at faster speeds and lower costs […]

Testing out electronic pension delivery in Myanmar

When delivering pensions to Myanmar’s remote villages, you might assume the only option is for an official to hand over the cash to each older man and woman in person. Surely these older people do not have access to the technology or bank accounts needed to send cash electronically, right? Well, that’s not the reality. […]

Microsoft eyes rapid growth in Myanmar

DRIVEN by the need for digital transformation in both public and private sectors in Myanmar, Microsoft Corporation, a US technology giant, is confident of rapid growth in the country, according to Sonia Bashir Kabir, managing director of Microsoft for Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos. Kabir said in an exclusive interview with The Nation that […]

RecyGlo cleans up in recycling

Coloured waste bins line the walls of RecyGlo’s office in Yangon. Blue is for paper, red for plastic, green for aluminium and black for general waste. The waste is being separated for recycling. “If the plastic, glass and cans that we discard daily are not systematically sorted, recycled and reused, it will have an impact […]

Myanmar should develop domestic production to grow local economy: Czech Republic

Myanmar should enhance domestic production and develop its local markets, says Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, during a talk entitled “Economic Transition: The Czech Experience and its Relevance for Myanmar” last week. In sharing appropriate approaches with Myanmar, Mr Tlapa said Myanmar should enhance the production of domestic products […]

Greenovator leads the trend in Myanmar’s agri-technologyCorporate

Amid surging demand for technology in Myanmar’s agriculture sector which involves a majority of its population, young entrepreneurs at Greenovator Co have set their heart on playing a leading role in the nation’s agri-tech, according to Yin Yin Phyu, the firm’s co-founder and director of operations. Yin Yin Phyu said in an exclusive interview with […]

Myanmar mobile wallet eyes 30m clients in 10 years

Driven by a population increasingly drawn to technology devices, Myanmar’s fastest- growing mobile wallet KBZPay has set an ambitious target of reaching 30 million customers in the next 10 years, according to Soe Ko Ko, general manager of KBZPay Agent Banking. The executive said in an interview with The Nation that more than 1.6 million […]

Vietnamese ride-hailing FastGo launched in Myanmar

FastGo Vietnam on December 28 launched its service in Myanmar, becoming the first Vietnamese firm in the ride-hailing sector to expand its operations to foreign markets. FastGo plans to introduce its services in big cities in Myanmar in 2019, with 2 million users and 100,000 drivers. In addition, it would continue to invest and call […]

Digital landscape rapidly changing

Today’s smartphones can now show people what apps they use most frequently, how much time they spend on them and remind them to take a break. Moreover some mobile applications can have different settings for use by adults and children and limit applications and games by age, because many children use their parents’ phones. “Nowadays […]

Myanmar urged to elevate 5G push

AS GOVERNMENTS around the world gear up to usher in the fifth generation of wireless technology atop their digital agendas, Myanmar should follow this trend by adopting 5G as a national strategy for the next decade, a forum has heard. Jianjun Zhou, vice president of Huawei Global Carrier Business Group, said Myanmar should draw up […]