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Thandwe in Rakhine to receive international-airport status

The government has approved the upgrade of a local airport in Thandwe, Rakhine State to international status, said U Kyaw Aye Thein, Rakhine State Planning and Finance Minister. The decision was made at the Union level after the Rakhine State Government submitted the request to upgrade, he said. The authorities were responding to private sector […]

Township Lawmaker Accuses Hotels of Spoiling Ngapali’s Natural Beauty

SITTWE—A proposal was submitted on Monday to take legal action against hotels encroaching on Ngapali Beach, in the Thandwe region of southern Rakhine State. Thandwe Township lawmaker Nai Kyue Aye submitted the proposal, saying that nine beachfront hotels—Aureum Palace Hotel, Jasmine Hotel, Amazing Hotel, Ngapali Paradise Hotel, Hilton Hotel, PVI Hotel, BT Bay Hotel, Memento […]

Rakhine investment fair can pave way for JVs with foreign investors

The Rakhine State Investment Fair will be held at Ngapali beach in Thandwe, Rakhine Sate for three days from 21 to 23 February. The fair is aimed at generating individual job opportunities, increasing per capita income, regional development and improving the living standard. The following is the interview with Dr Htoo Min Thein, the secretary […]

$187M Road Planned on Myanmar’s West Coast for ‘Security’ and ‘Development’

A coastal road stretching 274 kilometers (170 miles) from Rakhine State’s Thandwe to Gaw Yin Gyi Island in Irrawaddy Region’s Ngapudaw Township will be built at a cost of around 300 billion kyats ($187 million), according to Irrawaddy Region Minister for Finance and Planning U Htay Win. At the instruction of President U Win Myint, […]

Ministry of Electricity and Energy invites bids for Installation of Distribution Lines and Transformers, national electrification project, submission date: 1 November 2018.

Specific procurement notice Date : 28th September, 2018 Invitation for Bids IDA, Credit No 5727-MM Contract Title Installation of Distribution Lines and Transformers for Sagaing, Magway, Chin, Magway, Rakhine, Bago (West), Bago (East), Kayin & Mon For National Electrification Project Reference No MOEE-NEP/C1-W2/18, MOEE-NEP/C1- W3/18 & MOEE-NEP/C1-W6/18 1. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar […]

Unable to break protectionist curse, FMI bites the dust

FMI Air became the third domestic airline to throw in the towel on July 20, after more than five years in operation. Amid the winding up of joint venture proposals and local firms, this is the latest alarm that businesses are running out of patience with the government’s rigid protectionism in the aviation industry. “Operating […]

Hotel occupancy rate along Ngapali beach declines by 11 percent

Although there have been more than 900 hotel rooms along the Ngapali Beach in Thandwe, Rakhine State, decreased number of visitors made the average occupancy rate decline by 11 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a property report (2017) published by Colliers International (Myanmar) based in Canada. Last year saw only […]

Foreign investments to be invited for the upgrade of jetties

Foreign investments will be sought to upgrade jetties along the coast into international-standard ports as additional capacity is needed to supplement the Yangon port, which now handles 90 per cent of sea-based goods transport. “Jetties along the coast are mainly used for handling domestic cargo. They will become international ports when there is an inflow […]

Rakhine’s Tha Htay Chaung Hydro Dam Nearly 50 Percent Complete

Construction on the Tha Htay Chaung Hydropower Dam in Rakhine State is almost 50 percent complete, with electricity production to begin in the next few years, according to the re­gional government. The project has reached 42.74 percent complete at a cost of K17 billion, said U Aung Naing Tun, director of the Tha Htay Chaung […]

Myanmar’s beach destinations to watch

Myanmar’s four key beach destinations – Ngapali, Kawthaung, Ngwe Saung and Chaungtha – are emerging as up-and-coming tropical getaway spots in Asia, each with its own distinct characteristics. According to C9 Hotelworks’ new Ngapali Beach Tourism Market Review, the impact of more airlift to Ngapali’s main gateway of Thandwe last year pushed growth up 28 […]