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World Bank survey to assess Myanmar’s investment climate

The World Bank has begun a survey of more than 1300 companies to help identify barriers to doing business in Myanmar, it announced in Yangon on November 25.
One of the objectives of the survey is to determine the main obstacles to growth for small businesses, the bank said in a statement.


Ahead of Elections, Thilawa Pitched as Jobs Booster

RANGOON — Officials hope that the soon-to-start “Special Economic Zone” at Thilawa near Burma’s commercial capital Rangoon will underpin a jobs boom in time for the country’s 2015 elections.

Building work at the 6,000-acre Thilawa SEZ will begin soon, according to Set Aung, deputy governor of Burma’s Central Bank. Set Aung told The Irrawaddy that “we hope that construction will be finished by 2015 and that commercial operations at Thilawa will have commenced by then.”


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