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Myanmar: Trade gate at Muse closed due to COVID-19

The Mant Wain trading gate in Muse has been closed since April 5 as both governments take more stringent measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, said U Khin Maung Lwin, assistant secretary of the Ministry of Commerce.  China no longer allows Myanmar truck drivers to cross into Yunan so Mant Wain, which is the […]

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Myanmar: Development of Dawei SEZ expected to be delayed again

Officials are expecting the outbreak of COVID-19 to slow the development of Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanintharyi Region. “The virus is affecting the development process, including road construction,” said U Tin Htoo Naing, secretary of Dawei SEZ. Things are being delayed just as foreign investors were showing interest in the project. International investors […]

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Four factories to start producing masks in Myanmar

Four factories in Yangon and Bago regions will begin producing face masks after the Thingyan holidays amid soaring local demand for masks due to the outbreak of coronavirus, officials say. At present there are no factories primarily focused on producing the masks in Myanmar, so two factories in Yangon Region and two in Bago Region […]

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