Myanmar Trade Show, Exhibition & Conference Calendar for the month of March & April 2017

Name, Venue & Organizer Date Myanmar International Gems Jewellery & Watch Expo, National Museum of Myanmar, Yangon, Myanmar, Organized by AsiaConnect (Thailand) Co., Ltd. 24-27 Mar 2017 Myanmar Gar Tex Expo, Rose Garden Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar, Minh Vi Exhibition & Advertisement Services Co., Ltd (Veas Co., Ltd) 29-31 Mar 2017 India Education Fair Yangon, Summit […]

Myanmar, Laos Vow to Enhance Bilateral Cooperation in All Sectors

​​ Myanmar and Laos have vowed to enhance bi­lateral cooperation in all sectors with a specific fo­cus on the socio-econom­ic development of border inhabitants, according to sources with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The pledge was made at the 12th meeting of My­anmar-Laos Border Re­gion Authorities at cen­tral level in Yangon. The meeting, co-chaired by […]

14,000 Tonnes of Wood Set for Tender

​​ ​​ Myanmar Timber Enterprise plans to call an open tender for about 14,280 tonnes of wood and timber, the tender committee said yesterday. The committee said timber and wood from Yangon, Sagaing, Mandalay, Ayeyawady, Bago, Tanintharyi regions and Shan, Kachin, and Rakhine states will be sold. The auction will be held from March 7 […]

Yangon set to launch card payment system for public transport

For the convenience of nearly 3 million commuters who use public transport on a daily basis, an international payment system will be launched in Myanmar’s commercial hub in the last week of April, Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said on Friday. “We will launch YPS [Yangon Payment System] by April. We will make […]

Ground broken on massive mixed-use complex in Yangon

YANGON — Construction began here Thursday on a roughly $700 million project led by Myanmar real estate developer Yoma Strategic Holdings and Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp. The commercial-residential complex will be the largest real estate investment in Myanmar since the civilian government took over last March. A Peninsula hotel, the luxury chain run by […]

Zayar Thaw: from Rapper to Myanmar lawmaker

YANGON Myanmar’s parliament building, constructed by the former military junta in capital city Naypyitaw, is so gorgeous it could be mistaken for a palace. The lawmakers attending sessions there have become more diverse along with progress in democratization in the country. They include former physicians, as well as lawyers and business executives. But none of […]

Malaysia’s Oldtown venture into Myanmar via franchisee

PETALING JAYA: Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB) Research believes the impact from Oldtown Bhd’s venture into Myanmar is minimal as it only accounts for less than 1% of total earnings. Hence, the research house is maintaining its earnings forecasts for the company as well as a “buy” call with a target price of RM2.09 Oldtown […]

In Yangon, upfront rents stretch tenants, small businesses

YANGON — As rents in the commercial capital rise, the illegal but common practice of landlords demanding six months’ or even a year’s rent upfront is stretching Yangon’s residential and business tenants to breaking point. Mr Soe Win Maung runs a roadside Shan noodle shop and stays with his wife in the top-floor loft of […]

A company of my own’: the rise of Myanmar’s tech pioneers

“It’s always been my ultimate goal to have a company of my own,” says Htun Khaing Lynn, or Zack, as he prefers to be called. Last September the 22-year-old engineering graduate from Myanmar’s eastern Shan state co-founded online truck-pooling service Kargo, which connects individuals and businesses who need to move goods around congested Yangon. Cars […]

Yangon new bus system gets moving

The residents of Myanmar’s main commercial city are slowly adjusting to the new transport system, introduced nearly a month ago by the region’s chief minister. “It was chaos to begin with, but now we’re getting used to it,” office worker Mi Mi Chan told Asia Focus as she waited to catch her bus to work […]