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Online shopping site rgo47 eyes a growing market

When Royal Golden Owls Co. launched the 27th SEA Games Myanmar T-shirt in 2013, it was a hit across the country. To meet soaring demand for the T-shirts, which sported the games’ owl mascot, Royal Golden Owls turned to rgo47 to give consumers the option of ordering online. One of Myanmar’s first online shopping platforms, […]

Cancellation Notice for Request for Quotation (RFQ), Telecommunication Sector Reform Project (TSRP)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Telecommunications Sector Reform Project (TSRP) Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: 5353-MM Contract Title: Radio Planning Tools (Software) and Digital Map (Software) Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): G.1.3.7 Ministry of Transport and Communications(MoTC) would like to inform that invitation for Request for Quotation (RFQ) of Radio Planning Tools […]

Opportunities available to digitise manufacturing, agriculture in Industry 4.0

Myanmar has the potential to leapfrog semi-automated production lines and jump straight into the era of Industry 4.0, or fourth industrial revolution, under which cyber-physical systems and marketplaces, smart robots and machines, big data, connectivity, energy efficiency and virtual industrialisation will take center stage. This is because Myanmar has not even fully participated in the […]

Invitation for Request for Quotation (RFQ),Ministry of Transport and Communications, Deadline: 17th June, 2019

Invitation for Request for Quotation (RFQ) Ministry of Transport and Communications(MoTC) now invites eligible firm to submit the proposal for “Telecommunications Infrastructure / Network Inspection Tools ”as part of the Telecom Sector Reform Project supported by the World Bank’s Loan. The deadline for submission of RFQ is June 17th, 2019 by 13:30 PM (Myanmar Standard […]

An electric bus leapfrog for a cleaner, healthier Yangon?

More cars, buses and trucks on the roads are driving air pollution higher in Yangon. In 2018, a team of Japanese and Myanmar researchers found the city had unhealthy levels of what scientists call PM2.5 – soot 100 times thinner than a human hair. According to their article, published in Environmental Health and Preventative Medicine, […]

Is Myanmar Ready to Become a Regional Trade and Supply Hub?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently pledged to promote more than 150 quality infrastructure projects in five nations in the Mekong River subregion—Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos—under a new blueprint, the Tokyo Strategy 2018 for Mekong-Japan Cooperation, which will be effective from 2019 to 2021. Japan and China are competing for influence in Southeast […]

Illicit imports threaten Myanmar’s e-commerce players

The commerce ministry committed to developing the country’s nascent e-commerce sector as a means to boost trade and create jobs, but the lack of infrastructure and rampant illicit trade pose a serious threat to the emerging industry. The report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled “Rapid eTrade Readiness Assessment of […]

Thinking global, acting local

They were born at a time when Myanmar was in the throes of irreversible change; when the dictatorship that gripped the country for decades was losing its stranglehold on the people’s unrelenting and uncompromising bid to regain their freedom. They were too young to understand the 1988 Uprising, but some of them were already old […]

National Planning Law Expects Highest Growth in Telecom, Industrial, Financial Sectors

Amid a slowing economy and complaints from the business community, Myanmar’s parliament has approved a National Planning Law for the 2018-2019 fiscal year which expects to see the highest growth rate in the country’s telecommunications, industrial and financial sectors. On Wednesday, President U Win Myint signed the bill with the approval of the Union Parliament […]

Myanmar’s state-owned enterprises show how much reform is still needed

NOTHING has been made in the engine factory in Thagaya, in the south of Myanmar, since April last year. Yet around 350 employees still turn up each day. In 2016 government-owned factories like this one made a loss of more than $200m. When Myanmar moved from military dictatorship to a form of democracy, its new […]