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 Foreign-Trade Zones/Free Ports
The government has allocated approximately 20 “industrial zones” - they are large tracts of land surrounding Rangoon, Mandalay, and other major cities. However, these areas  lack one-stop service, management, adequate utilities and infrastructure.  Homes and farming properties located on a proposed SEZ are still have to be relocated and reimbursed.

Special economic zones  which offer tax exemptions for different sectors are undergoing preliminary construction in Sittwe Township and Kyaukpyu Township in Rakhine State.

- The Thilawa special economic zone project next to the Dawei Special Economic Zone project. Thilawa special economic zone lies between Thanlyin and Kyauktan townships in Yangon region

-The six free trade zones will be:
  • Thilawa Port in Yangon Mawlamyine in Mon State Myawaddy
  • Hpa-an in Kayin State Kyaukphyu in Rakhine State
  • Pyin Oo Lwin in Mandalay Region


- The Yangon seaport (Yangon Port and Myanmar International Terminal Thilawa (MITT) ) is the largest Port.

- The Myanmar Port Authority has been involved in facilitating contracts to develop Myanmar's Special Economic Zones, including a USD $8.6 billion deal to develop a deep sea port at Dawei, by Italian-Thai Development.

Why Myanmar for Investment?

The short answer is Myanmar today or formally called Burma  remains an untapped market.  Burma is rich in natural resources, with a young population and a high number of English speakers. Firms involved in precious stone, agricultural products or other industries may find Burma a fascinating place to begin developing longer term interests.

  Industries in Myanmar

>> Costs of Doing Business in Myanmar:
Our Table of Invesment Comparison of four countries in Asia:

Costs of Investment: Comparing Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos

Myanmar Companies Directory
(Source: The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (UMFCCI)


> Commerce & Industry (UMFCCI)

> Myanmar Forest Products and Timber Merchants Assoocciation

> Myanmar Fisheries Federation

> Myanmar Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment Entrepreneurs Assoctation

> Myanmar International Freight Forwarders' Association

> Myanmar Gems and Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association

Glossary of Trade Terms
Click on the alphabet group

A-C   |  D-F  | G-L  | M-R  | S-Z

Tourism Industry in Myanmar

To this day Myanmar remains one of the most mysterious and undiscovered destinations in the world.  Popular touristic plances are Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Shan, Kachin, beaches and resorts

There are six domestic airlines in Myanmar including one state- owned, which is the Myanmar Airways, and five private-run -- Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways, Air Bagan, Asian Wings and Kanbawza, and Myanmar international airline, the Myanmar Airways International (MAI). there are also 13 foreign airlines flying Yangon which comprise Air China, China Southern Airline, China Eastern Airlines, Thai Airways International, Indian Airlines, Air Asia, Taiwan region's China airlines, Silk Air, Malaysian Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Jetstar Asia, Thai Air Asia and Vietnam Airlines.


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