Furniture Industry Tables Tax Breaks to Boost Exports

​​ Tax incentives and reformed timber laws could rescue Myanmar’s neglected furniture industry and help it become a regional powerhouse, say forestry industry sources. At a December 1 meeting with Vice President U Myint Swe, they called for government support in ending and reversing what they called a 25-year decline in furniture manufacturing. U Kyaw […]

Carlsberg puts on a Bago show

“PROBABLY a big day in Myanmar,” read the hop-shaped banners strung from telegraph poles along the road through Nyaung Inn Village Industrial Zone in Bago Region. Alongside construction sites for new factories – Perfect Companion Group, Karisma Apparel – is the dark green Carlsberg factory, the slogan “probably the best beer in the world” emblasoned […]

Illegal hotels under spotlight as Bagan seeks heritage status

A government-backed campaign to have Bagan included on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites has moved into a sensitive area following a decision by the Ministry of Culture to take action against hotels built illegally within the ancient city and temple complex. But it remains to be seen exactly what the government plans to do […]