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‘No magic bullet’ behind Thilawa’s success

Success behind the Japan-led Special Economic Zone shows the need for Myanmar to improve access to land and utilities and reform its regulatory framework to capture investor interest, an SEZ investor said. Yangon’s government showcased 80 project proposals in last month’s Yangon Investment Forum. Apart from housing, industrial zones and highways, the list included ambitious […]

Yangon Lawmakers Call Local Govt’s Industrial Zone Projects ‘Unrealistic’

YANGON — Yangon lawmakers have criticized the industrial zone projects of the regional government as “unrealistic.” Lawmakers on Tuesday discussed the regional government’s plan to establish 11 new industrial zones on the city’s outskirts. It was announced by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein last month on the sidelines of the Yangon Investment […]

Yangon Govt Submits Plans for New Port, Industrial Zones

YANGON — The Yangon Region government is seeking approval for 11 new industrial zones on the city’s outskirts and a new multipurpose port terminal near the mouth of the Yangon River to promote regional development, create jobs and attract foreign investment. Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein first revealed plans for the new […]

Myanmar likely to open more sectors to FDI

A SURGE in interest among global players following the liberalisation of Myanmar’s education sector to foreign investors has motivated the authorities to continue opening up the economy in other restricted sectors. Thant Sin Lwin, deputy director general at the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), said at a press conference on Tuesday that Myanmar […]

Yangon to focus on construction of deep sea port, new SEZ

At the Yangon Investment Forum yesterday, Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said the Yangon Regional Government will prioritise the construction of a new deep sea port and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the city. Once complete, the port and SEZ will help expand trade and encourage the inflow of foreign currencies, he said. Some […]

Prioritised sectors, new investment opportunities in Yangon laid out

At the Yangon Investment Forum on Wednesday, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein announced the five sectors his government intends to prioritise and in which Yangon welcomes foreign investments. U Phyo Min Thein said the trade, logistics, industry, public transport and energy sectors would be prioritised, adding that the Yangon deep sea port, development […]

Yangon Chief Minister Unveils 5-Point Vision for Economic Growth

YANGON — Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein vowed to focus on economic growth in 2018 and laid out a five-point vision for the city’s development at the Yangon Investment Forum on Wednesday. U Phyo Min Thein said boosting the city’s economy would be one of the regional government’s priorities this year, along with […]

New industrial zone projects to be developed in Yangon

The government is planning to develop the new industrial zone projects in Yangon as foreign investors have to pay higher land rental, according to the pre-briefing on Yangon Investment Forum 2018, at Cooperative Business Centre in Yangon on May 2. Myo Khaing Oo, Joint-Secretary of Yangon Region Investment Committee said: “There currently are 30 industrial […]

Myanmar businesses join hands for FDI

THE MYANMAR Investors Development Association (MIDA), an alliance of large-scale local enterprises, will help the government achieve its economic goals by actively engaging with local and foreign investors, according to its chairman Khin Maung Aye. ”For our country to grow further, we need to create thousands of jobs for our citizens. Job creation entirely depends […]

Investor interest in New Yangon City project rises, more FDI expected

Since its launch in early April, investor interest in the New Yangon City project from China, South Korea and ASEAN has been on the rise, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said during a press conference at the 2018 Yangon Investment Forum on April 20. The Yangon Region Government is now courting foreign direct […]