Corporate Japan urges Myanmar to address business concerns

The most senior Japanese business leader in Myanmar urged the government to recognise how liberalisation, efficient bureaucracy and reliable power supply allowed Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to attract considerable investments. He also warned that current restrictions placed on foreign firms in the retail and wholesale sector are already “the maximum” but commended the ministry’s […]

Dutch expertise to support Yangon’s water management

Yangon’s regional government will receive support to tackle challenges regarding urban water and water logistics by a coalition of Dutch companies and organisations. The companies signed an agreement with the authorities to improve water supply, resources, governance and innovation; and oversee sriver transport, dredging and tunneling. The agreement is a 3-year programme under the Dutch […]

Myanmar’s first coffee growers receive GAP certificates

Goood Agricultural Practice (GAP) certificates will be issued to coffee farms in Myanmar, according to Daw May Thet Hlaing, an officer from the Coffee Research, Information, Extension and Training Centre at Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region. It is the first time GAP certificates have been issued to a coffee business in Myanmar and represents a […]

Yangon’s future prompts expert call to action

There is no question development is arriving in Myanmar’s largest metropolis. The swift pace of change has already begun reshaping Yangon, and the city is teeming with more people and buildings than ever before. Urban areas are bursting at the seams from this influx, which shows few signs of slowing down. Questions swirl as to […]

ADB urges central gov’t to confirm loans for Green City project

MANDALAY—As implementation of the Green City project is expected soon and the project will take eight years to complete, the central government needs to confirm the loans provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the project, according to advisers from the bank. Eric Fonda from the ADB said the bank wants to know which […]

On World Toilet Day, Calls for Better Sanitation in Myanmar

YANGON —The state of toilets and sewerage in Myanmar should be improved both to attract foreign visitors and to improve sanitation, observers said. Tuesday is designated by the United Nations as World Toilet Day. The day’s slogan this year is “We Can’t Wait,” and the official website says the purpose of the day is “urging […]