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Ideabox to Sponsor GO Project in Myanmar

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Ideabox said it will sponsor The GO Project (GO) in Myanmar, a global start-up lab programme focused on educating people on innovation to become more entrepreneurial. GO is a global learning lab developed by nine aspiring entrepreneurs, designers and consultants from the USA, Mexico, and Finland. Since February, GO’s founding… Read more »

Myanmar Job Portal Fuses Online With Offline

Work.com.mm, a Myanmar-based job portal, has ventured into offline media by launching a magazine in Yangon. The new magazine, “Myanmar Professionals Digest”, aims to give those who don’t have regular internet, access to work-related content, said Work.com.mm, a subsidiary of Asia Pacific Internet Group (APACIG), a joint venture between Germany-based… Read more »


B&F Hotels site launches in Myanmar

Yangon-based B&F Myanmar said it has introduced a leading worldwide hotel price comparison site, B&F Hotels, where users can find suitable hotel deals from major travel websites and hotels. B&F Hotels works with worldwide hotel network providers and combine over 5 million hotel deals in over 120,000 destinations worldwide. The… Read more »


Myanmar Startup Day kicks off in Singapore

Myanmar Startup Day in Singapore took place this month at Silicon Straits Co lab, playing host to more than 60 participants. The first of its kind, Myanmar Startup Day featured six Myanmar startups who demonstrated their apps and businesses to a crowd comprising largely of Myanmar nationals residing in Singapore…. Read more »


Thilawa SEZ Holdings sells more shares

Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings Public Co Ltd, (MTSH) has once again started selling shares to the public ahead of the establishment of the stock exchange in 2015, the president of the company said. “We will trade company’s shares before the launch of the stock exchange,” said U Win Aung, the… Read more »


Hilton debuts in Myanmar with Nay Pyi Taw Hotel

Hilton Worldwide made its foray into Myanmar with the opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw in the country’s capital, the American hospitality company said. The 202-room Hilton Nay Pyi Taw spans more than 100 acres and is situated within the capital’sdeveloping Dekhina Thiri township. Owned by local firm Eden Group… Read more »


‘Geek Girls’ launches in Myanmar

Ideabox Myanmar has announced a community of female technology professionals, students and enthusiasts, ‘Geek Girls,’ has been formed in the country. The objective of Geek Girls Myanmar is to link female IT professionals and enthusiasts together, so as to create greater engagement and female participation within the technology sector as… Read more »


EDL-GEN to raise fund in Thailand

EDL-Generation Public Company (EDL-GEN), a major operator of hydroelectric power plants in Lao PDR, plans to raise 6 billion-8 billion baht ($187 million-$250 million) this year to acquire 10 hydro power plants. The fund will partly go toward buying 100 percent stakes of four hydro power plants from EDL, which… Read more »


Marubeni to build $3-billion coal-fired power plant

Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp said last week said it will build a 1,800-2,000 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Myanmar in a joint venture with Thai utilities, for a total investment of 300 to 350 billion yen ($2.78-$3.24 billion). The plant will be built in Tanintharyi region in southern Myanmar…. Read more »


Last minute hotel booking app launches in Myanmar

“A couple years back, Myanmar was uncharted territory,” said CEO and CoFounder of the startup company Tomas Laboutka. “Now the country is booming with new hotels opening up constantly. We wanted to make sure we could serve our customers travelling in the region by offering the best rates in the… Read more »