Invitation for Bids (IFB) for Supply of Core Banking System for Myanmar Economic Bank. Prebid Meeting 31 May 2017.

  Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Modernization of Public Finance Management Credit No. 54020-MM/Grant No. TF017910 IFB No: MPFMp-ICB-IS2S-C2-IS218 IFB Title: Supply, Implementation and Support of a CORE Banking System (CBS) and related linkages for Myanma Economic Bank. 1. The Government of the […]

Yangon University is modelled on Oxford, but there are no dreaming spires

Walking around Yangon, though there are the affluent areas and fast food restaurants that exist in nearly all big cities, these areas are few and far between. Poverty pervades in this former capital city to a greater extent than in many of its Southeast Asian counterparts. The military regime, though removed in 2013, has had […]

Scotland’s Energy Expertise, Whisky and Tech Embrace Myanmar Amid Brexit

Scotland and Myanmar boast historic links which dates back to 1886, when a Scottish firm arrived in then-Burma to drill oil. That connection is still relevant to this day, as Scotland’s expertise on oil and gas has a lot to offer for the Southeast Asian country. But the relationship has transformed – Scotland’s traditional products, […]

North Sea Expertise Supporting Myanmar’s Deep Water Exploration

The Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell visited Myanmar on April 3-5 to promote and discuss developments of UK-supported projects in offshore oil and gas sector. The projects were initiated back in September 2015 when U Pe Zin Tun, as permanent secretary of the Ministry of Energy, led a delegation to Aberdeen. With the […]

Yangon Regional Bill Approved

The regional planning bill on the development of 33 townships in the Yangon municipality area and 12 other townships outside it as part of an urbanisation of Yangon, was yesterday approved by the regional Hluttaw. The Yangon Regional Planning Bill focuses on developing electricity infrastructure, road and water transportation in order to reduce traffic congestion, […]

The land of the $20 smartphone

“This one $40, this one $30 … that one $20!” The owner of the street stall, a man of about 30 years wearing a traditional longyi tied around his waist, is gesturing at a phone that looks, to my eyes, like a mid-range Android phone. It bears the brand Singtech, a brand among myriad others […]

British Trade Mission Targets ASEAN Integration

The UK Department of International Trade (DIT) is leading a trade mission to Southeast Asia and the delegation will visit Myanmar on March 30 and 31. The trade mission focuses on infrastructure, energy and education. Before coming to Myanmar, the trade mission to Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Southeast Asia has met with the ADB at […]

Myanmar garment industry body denies use of child labour in factories

Some international media outlets published reports on the booming industry, based on the findings of a report, entitled “The Myanmar Dilemma” published by Netherlands-based Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO). The report revealed that top brands including H&M, Lonsdale and Pierre Cardin have been sourcing from factories employing children as young as 14. MGMA […]

Business Chiefs Hail ‘Final Frontier’

​​ ​​ Will Myanmar be able to cope with the fast-paced dynamic landscape of the world’s economic climate as it records the fastest GDP growth in Asia? Is the government doing enough? Is Myanmar equipped to handle the torrent of foreign interests waiting to pour into Myanmar? These were some of the questions business leaders […]

Lump Sum Rent a Growing Problem for Tenants

​​ As rents in the commercial capital rise, the longstanding arrangement of paying six months’ or even a year’s rent upfront is increasingly a burden to Yangon’s residential and business tenants. U Soe Win Maung, who lives with his wife in a rented apartment on 40th street in Kyauktada township, said he cannot afford the one-time […]