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YRIC permits 11 foreign, domestic projects; to create over 5,600 jobs

The Yangon Region Investment Committee gave the green light to eight foreign and three domestic projects with an estimated capital of US$15.8 million and K6.2 billion, respectively, at a meeting held yesterday. The projects are expected to create 5,630 jobs, according to a press release issued by the YRIC. Since its establishment, the YRIC has […]

New industrial zone proposed northwest of Yangon

Golden Myanmar Investment Consortium, which was formed by investors from China, Hong Kong and Myanmar to develop industrial zones, is planning to set up a new zone in Htantabin township, Yangon, the Yangon Region government and Yangon Region Investment Committee have announced. The creation of the industrial zone is expected to require investments totaling US$500 […]

Myanmar takes new measures to promote foreign investment

YANGON — Myanmar has reformed its investment commission recently and will soon enforce a new companies law in a bid to promote foreign investment. The new Myanmar Investment Commission was reorganized with 13 members with Minister at the Office of the Government U Thaung Tun as chairman. Along with the enactment of the new Myanmar […]

Massive Yangon City Expansion Renders Naypyitaw Pointless

Myanmar’s business capital of Yangon will see a massive expansion to accommodate its growing population and make the city more business-friendly and livable, the regional government said. This will make custom-built capital Naypyitaw, located 367 kilometers in the north in the middle of nowhere, an even more pointless city, observers noted. The New Yangon City […]

Chinese investors eye garment sector

Chinese entrepreneurs have discussed with Yangon Region Investment Committee on the expansion of garment industry in industrial zones in Yangon, said Myo Khaing Oo, joint-secretary of Yangon Region Investment Committee. Aung Htoo, deputy minister for Commerce said: “Currently, Myanmar’s textile industry is rapidly growing. Imports of garment by the EU and Asian countries become high. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yangon Investment Forum Hopes to Garner Foreign Interest

YANGON — The Yangon Region Investment Committee hopes to boost foreign investment through an upcoming investment forum that is slated for May 9. Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, who also chairs the Yangon Region Investment Committee, told reporters at a press conference on Friday that the country’s commercial capital has a high potential […]

Yangon Investment Forum – 9 May 2018 Novotel Yangon Max

Yangon Investment Forum 2018 is organized by the Yangon Region Investment Committee (YRIC) and the Department of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), with the Myanmar Investors Development Association (MIDA) acting as the Main Sponsor, alongside GIZ, UMFCCI, PwC and Hotel Max as supporting organizations. The theme of the Forum is “Yangon Region: Investment Hub in […]