Preparations Underway: Yangon Investment Forum To Be Held On May 9

2 May 2018

Yangon Region Government on Wednesday held a press conference on preparations for the inaugural Yangon investment forum.  

To be organized by the Yangon region investment committee and directorate of investment and company administration, the forum is expected to attract more than 500 local and foreign investors. It will be held on the 9th of May at Novotel Yangon Max Hotel. 

Minister, Ministry of planning and finance (Yangon Region), Myint Thaung said "As the new investment law is approved, foreign investors show interest to invest. So the upcoming forum will give opportunities for foreign investors how to apply for investment in our country and the taxation as well."

There are 30 industrial zones including Thilawa special economic zone in Yangon Region. The upcoming 1-day forum will also be to create a friendly environment for business growth.

Minister, Karen ethnic affairs (Yangon region), Naw Pan Thinzar Myo said "Yangon is a commercial city so we will organize the forum with the theme “investment hub in Myanmar”. Most of foreign investors want to know what the government will do for them. So, in the upcoming forum, we will also explain what we can do for them."

Government officials, policy-makers and experts will clarify the current investment framework, new investment law, taxation and current investment landscape in the upcoming forum.