Emirates Boosts Cargo Capacity in Indo-China

UAE-based Emirates Airlines inaugurated a daily passenger flight on Saturday connecting Phnom Penh to Dubai, with a stopover in Yangon, Myanmar. The Post’s Kali Kotoski sat down with Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates vice president of commercial cargo for the Far East and Australasia, to discuss the freight component of its new route. Emirates Airlines was already running a cargo service […]

Labour Dept Creates 28,000 Jobs in January

​​ Department of Labour said it had created more than 28,000 domestic and overseas jobs during January. According to the list, there were more than 11,000 overseas and 17,000 domestic jobs created, in both the public and private sectors. Yangon Region topped the domestic list with 11,522 jobs, followed by Bago with 1,874 and Mandalay with 1,151. The department sent 11,241 workers to Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Japan, the UAE and Qatar and 10,611 to Thailand. Labour offices have offered online employment services for employers and employees. The department has opened 78 township employment and labour offices across the country.   Source: Eleven Myanmar ​​

Watermelon, muskmelon income accounted for 80 per cent of fruit and vegetables exports

Watermelon and muskmelon made up 80 per cent of the income earned from fruits and vegetables exported to foreign countries, according to the Commerce Ministry. During the 2015-2016 fiscal year, fruit and vegetable exports accounted for about US$93million in income, with export values of about US$60milllion from watermelon and about 20 million form muskmelon, said […]

Myanmar Awaits Indian Response on Bean Deal

​​ The fate of a nearly million-tonne bean deal remains uncertain as the Myanmar government awaits a response from India to its proposal to sell the beans at the current market price. The Indian government said it wanted to pay a much lower price. The deal concerns the India government’s offer to buy 900,000 tonnes […]

US$ 258 million in Japanese investments made into Thilawa Special Economic Zone

JAPANESE companies have invested over US$ 258 million in 25 enterprises operating out of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone beginning from November of the 2014-201 FY to July 2016, according to Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. The total invested amount in the Thilawa (SEZ) is currently US$830 million from 14 foreign countries. Singapore tops […]

Singapore is leading investor in Myanmar’s Thilawa economic zone

YANGON – Singapore is the top investor so far in a huge industrial zone on the outskirts of Yangon, the Eleven Media Group reported, citing the country’s Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. Housing everything from children’s toy manufacturing to a car assembly plant and a deep sea port, the US$1.5 billion (S$2 billion) Thilawa […]

Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise announced pre-qualified companies for the Nyaung Don LPG Plant Joint Venture Project; Submission Deadline: Feb 29, 2016

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Energy Invitation to Tender Joint Venture Project of Nyaung Don LPG Plant (NDJVP) Tender No. (2/ NDJVP/2015-2016) Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE) has received a letter of Expression of Interest (LOEI) from a total of 22 companies […]

Thailand, Myanmar kick start Mega Joint Familiarisation Trip

Bangkok, 18 May, 2015 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar together with Bangkok Airways have announced the launch of the Mega Joint Familiarisation Trip between Thailand and Myanmar” project with an objective of promoting tourism products and services in Thailand and Myanmar to long-haul European and […]

World solar flight to make stopover in Myanmar next month

World solar flight to make stopover in Myanmar next month YANGON, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — The first around-the-world solar flight, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), is expected to make a stopover in Mandalay, the second largest city of Myanmar on March 10, official media reported Wednesday. Scheduled to stay for three day at Mandalay International Airport, […]

MAI to start its first flight to UAE in 2015

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) will fly its first flight to United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2015, sources from MAI say. “We have no arrangements to fly to UAE during this year. MAI is arranging the flights to UAE in 2015 to get market shares from Europe,” MAI’s marketing and public relations manager Aye Maya Thar […]