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Myanmar’s energy prospects, emergency tenders and renewables

Katie Patterson of Myanmar Energy Monitor talks to The Myanmar Times about the impact of Myanmar’s electricity tariff hikes, next year’s blackout risks, the potential of renewables and the sector’s investment prospects The Myanmar government has put in place the National Electrification Plan to achieve 100 percent electrification by 2030, but implementation is behind schedule, putting the […]

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Myanmar: Key facts about the Trademark Law

The 2019 Myanmar Trademark Law, which was finally enacted on January 30, 2019, is an important step in the government’s efforts to attract foreign investment. The new law establishes a framework for a comprehensive trademark registration and protection system for both foreign and domestic trademark owners. While the effective date has not yet been announced, […]

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TCP targets Myanmar with plant

TOA-Chugoku Paints (TCP) has earmarked 500 million baht to construct its first overseas paint factory in Myanmar, expecting to capture demand from megaprojects. The new factory will produce two paint products — heavy-duty coating and marine paint — with a monthly capacity of 300 tonnes. The project will be located in Thilawa Special Economic Zone […]

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Myanmar: Regulation of gold market needed: trade body

The rules and regulations to control the sale gold through proper channels in Mynamar require strengthening says a senior official with the Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association. “We are now trying to switch sales through illegal channels into legal ones. Control measures have been taken by the government, whether in the past or currently, but to […]

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