Tourism ministry to cut admin charges in half to spur growth

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is cutting administrative charges it levies on operators of tourism-related business in half, in order to promote more foreign investment into the sector and more foreign visitors to Myanmar. A list of updated administrative costs will be released on October 1, affecting operators of hotels and guest houses, tour […]

Nay Pyi Taw villages rewired in 100 days electrification plan

The government has arranged to connect 1150 households in Nay Pyi Taw’s Ottarathiri township to the national electricity grid as part of the new administration’s 100-day plans, according to U San Yu, deputy secretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The initiative is part of a broader effort to bring electricity to more than 15,000 […]

Apartment Projects Dance Around Regulations

Apartment building development has become a major market for the local real estate industry after Myanmar began to open up in 2011. However, construction has been slowing and seeing more disputes between land owners, contractors and buyers due to quality-control and funding problems. Many disputes have arisen from contractors’ failure to complete construction in the […]