Myanmar’s Second Largest City To Hold International Trade Fair, Business Forum

YANGON, Myanmar, Myanmar’s second largest city of Mandalay will hold an international trade fair and business forum on March 23, to attract foreign entrepreneurs to invest and do business in the city, according to the organisers, Thursday.

Scheduled to be held at the Mandalay City Hall, the three-day event is jointly organised by the Ministry of Commerce, the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) and the Mandalay Region Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

The event is aimed at boosting investment by matching local and foreign businesses, showing Mandalay region’s potential for business and helping small and medium enterprises.

At the forum, discussions on the topic: Why Mandalay is Strategically Important to Myanmar will be held by MIC Secretary, U Aung Naing Oo and economist, Aung Tun Thet.

Products from Mandalay region and services from international entrepreneurs will be displayed at the forum, which include items of consumers’ goods, food, sale of condominiums, electronic appliances, motor vehicles, traditional handicrafts, gems and jewellery and banking services.

Meanwhile, Myanmar is also scheduled to hold a regional investment and product fair in the western Chin state on March 16-17, aimed at seeking investment for development in the less-developed region.

Under the new Myanmar Investment Law which was introduced on Aug 1 last year, tax exemption and relief will be granted to investors, depending on the development of the regions and states, allowing investors in far-flung areas to enjoy tax breaks of up to seven years.

Also, investment with capital not exceeding five million U.S. dollars can be permitted, by regional and state authorities of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, according to the law.

Source: NAM News Network