The first phase – Zone A - of Myanmar's Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Southeastern Yangon becomes Myanmar's first operational SEZ. It is being implemented in two phases: Phase-1 takes up 211 hectares, while Phase-2 is 184 hectares and is expected to be completed by mid-2016.


2016 GDP growth in ASEAN is projected to be led by Myanmar where the World Bank forecasts growth of 7.8 per cent - a 20 per cent increase over the country’s 2015 growth of 5.8* per cent.   With continued economic reforms and foreign direct investment, the country’s economic prospects look highly favorable for the future.

For ASEAN member countries, 2016 promises a mixed bag with the World Bank forecasting Thailand’s economy to remain on the intensive care list, shrinking  20%  from the 2015 GDP of 2.5* per cent.. This is primarily due to lower domestic consumption, higher household debt and lower export growth.

Subcon Myanmar

Thailand is known for its high quality industrial parts, but production costs are high due to the minimum wage.  Myanmar is an ideal place to source standard parts in order to reduce costs. SUBCON Myanmar 2016 will be a key venue for those in supporting industries to establish business partnerships and showcase industrial parts to local and multinational companies throughout Myanmar. SUBCON Myanmar 2016 is fully supported by the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) and Major industrial Associations in ASEAN - including the Thai Subcontracting Association.

Quality of Visitor

The Venue & UBM Organiser

The premier event of SUBCON Myanmar 2017 will be held at the MEP at Mindama, Yangon. The city has a unique charm and features many old colonial buildings, tree lined streets, bustling local markets and tranquil lakes. It had beautiful golden pagodas that glisten amongst the trees and many unique architectural buildings, all of which make the venue a delightful place to visit and do business.

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Industries News

Strong Start for Burma’s 2014-15 FDI

Though the United States extended its economic sanctions against Burma for another year in May, overall foreign direct investment continued to rise in the first two months of the fiscal beginning April 1, according to a senior official at the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.

Thai Airports Management Firm (AOT) in Cooperation Scheme With Burma

AoT has signed a cooperation agreement with Burma’s Pioneer Aerodrome Services (PAS), a subsidiary of the Burmese conglomerate Asia World that manages Rangoon and Naypyidaw airports, said Bangkok-based TTR Weekly.

As of July, the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) will no longer be based in Nay Pyi Taw or answer to the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development.

Thailand was the second-largest source of approved foreign investment in Myanmar, worth about $10 billion.

Several Thai business delegations visited Yangon last week looking to expand in the fast-growing economy, though some experts added further reforms in Myanmar are required to attract investment.

Myanmar's industrial hub gets autoparts maker as first tenant

The Japanese autoparts maker has reached a basic agreement to lease some 3 hectares from Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development, the developer of the industrial park. The two sides are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding as early as this week.

Myanmar received US$ 2.21 billion in foreign investment in the first four months of 2014.

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