Malaysia visit for Myanmar citizen still requires a visa

Malaysia is keeping its visa requirements for Myanmar citizens in place for the foreseeable future, Malaysian ambassador to Myanmar Mohd Haniff Abd Rahman has confirmed. It is possible that, in future, Myanmar nationals will be granted hurdle-free entry, he told The Myanmar Times last month, but that will not be any time soon because of issues related […]

Taiwan, Myanmar to hold second bilateral business council meeting

Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) Taiwan and Myanmar are scheduled to have their second joint business council meeting in the first half of 2016 to explore opportunities for strengthened bilateral economic ties, a Taiwanese foreign affairs official said Tuesday. Following the first meeting held in 2013, the next one is set to take place in Yangon, […]

India setting up 9 border trade points with Myanmar

Keen to boost border trade between Northeast India and the neighbouring Southeast Asian countries, the Indian government is setting up nine border haats or markets along the border with Myanmar, a top official said on Wednesday. Addressing the inauguration of the Eighth Delhi Dialogue here, Anil Wadhwa, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs […]

Poor aviation infrastructure hinders Myanmar’s aviation potential

Slow improvement in aviation infrastructure remains the biggest hurdle that Myanmar must overcome if it is to cash in on the Asean Open Skies or even pursue its dream to become an aviation hub in Asia. At the Myanmar Civil Aviation Development Conference in March 2014, Transport Minister Nyan Htun Aung announced Myanmar’s vision “that […]

Myanmar to host 2014 ASEAN Business and Investment Summit

YANGON, May 2 — Myanmar will host 2014 Asean Business and Investment Summit (BIS) in Nay Pyi Taw in November, according to Vice-President of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) U Wai Phyo today. U Wai Pyo who is also a member of Asean Business Advisory Council (BAC) said […]

Visa on Arrival (VOA)

The Visa on Arrival (VOA) scheme has been in existence since June 2012. There were some initial hiccups in the system but all the kinks have been ironed out and the system is working smoothly now. The VOA scheme is targetted at business travellers. You should be able to get your business visa within 5 […]

Thailand SCG’s cement plant likely to get board nod from board

SIAM CEMENT GROUP’S board of directors is expected in August to approve a plan to invest US$420 million (Bt13.15 billion) in a new cement plant in Myanmar, indicating its confidence in the economic potential of Asean. “Despite concerns of lower economic growth in Asean, we’re still confident that it’s a promising region. In August, the […]