Category: Myanmar

Telenor could earn license in Myanmar






The Burmese government on Jan 15 has issued a call for Expressions Of Interest (EOI) in the tender for two nationwide telecommunications services licences. A total of four telecoms licences will be issued as the sector is overhauled. Norwegian Telenor, Malaysia’s Axiata, Caribbean based Digicel, Vietnam’s VNPT-Fujitsu and Russian VimpelCom are eager to gain a…

Tourism Malaysia to cut Stockholm office






Tourism Malaysia plans to cut its offices aboard to reduce operating costs. It is understood that the offices that might face closure are Stockholm in Sweden, Vancouver (Canada), Phuket (Thailand) and Milan in Italy, said Zulkifly Md, Tourism Malaysia’s Director for International Marketing Division (South Asia/West Asia/Africa). The plan is to reduce the numbers as…

Norwegian-funded project helps Myanmar grow produce






ISDA – the Inle Special Development Association will grow fruit and vegetables with reduced use of chemicals, mainly for foreign consumers. According to the Myanmar Times, the Inle-based organization will grow the produce in 65 floating garden beds on the east side of the lake, starting in February. The US$24,000 (K20 million) project is being…

Myanmar banks join Visa ATM network






Visa today announced that Visa cards will now be accepted at nearly 90 ATMs operated by Co-operative Bank and Kanbawza Bank across Myanmar. This represents significant progress for Myanmar’s electronic payments infrastructure as it provides the country with a platform to participate in the global financial system. By joining the Visa network, the banks agree…

“No secrets” about supporting Myanmar media, says Danish NGO






A vendor sells news journals in downtown Yangon in December 2012. Denmark-based IMS says more training is needed to ensure that journalist can cultivate the country’s new freer media environment. (AFP) Denmark-based non-profit International Media Support (IMS) will continue to support the development of Myanmar’s media industry in 2013, reports The Myanmar Times. IMS project…