Articles
30
Aug
2019
Myanmar Passes New Law for Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation
On 19 August 2019, the Union Parliament of Myanmar, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, enacted Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Law (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 24/2019) to replace the colonial-era Land Acquisition Act (1894) as well as to provide a legal framework for resettlement and rehabilitation for the first time in Myanmar. Highlights of this note Overview What’s […]
31
May
2019
Change of the Income Year in Myanmar: What Do Companies Need to be Aware of?
On 28 May 2019, the Internal Revenue Department (“IRD”) of the Ministry of Planning and Finance (“MOPF”) announced a change to the income year (formerly from 1 April to 31 March) of private and cooperative sectors (“taxpayers”) to 1 October to 30 September, effective from 1 October 2019. As a result, the taxpayers will have a […]
21
Feb
2019
Project Bank Notification for PPP Projects
On 30 November 2018, the President’s Office issued a Notification on a publicly assessible database, the Project Bank, which will help to regulate Private Public Partnership (“PPP”) projects in Myanmar. The government hopes the Project Bank will enable greater transparency, facilitate cooperation between different government agencies, and strengthen fiscal policy on infrastructure. The primary purpose […]
27
Sep
2018
Ministry appoints Condominium Registrars to implement Condo Law
For the first time, the Myanmar government is to open new registration offices and assign registrars for condominiums.  This is an important sign that the government is serious about reforming the property market, with both Myanmar people and foreigners now able to obtain an ownership title of units registered as condominiums. The Condominium Law and […]
28
Feb
2018
LNG to Power, Condo Rule Changes and New Compliance Rules (VDB Loi insights this month)
On 30 January 2018 the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) held a ceremony in NayPyiTaw to sign four so-called “Notices to Proceed”, each one for a planned LNG or Gas to Power project, in total nearly 3,000 MW.
28
Feb
2018
Proposed Changes to the New Condominium Rules
The Ministry of Construction released the long anticipated Condominium Rules in December (the “Rules”) which clarifies much of the ambiguity left by the Condominium Law 2016 (the “Law”). Since December, various stakeholders have provided feedback on the rules to the Department of Urban Housing and Development (“DUHD”), and the DUHD has proposed several amendments to […]
19
Feb
2018
Myanmar Progress Report (2017-2018)
As in previous years, we like to update our clients at the beginning of each year on the progress we made as a firm in the previous year.
31
Jan
2018
MONREC issues first ever Environmental Compliance Certificate
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) has just issued what we were told is their first ever Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC). The ECC is in a letter format and confirms that the applicant’s Environmental and Social Impact Assessment is in compliance with the requirements of the Law on Environmental Conservation (LEC). It […]
31
Jan
2018
Updated list of MIC Team Members
The Union Government of Myanmar has issued an updated list of members for the Myanmar Investment Commission. This list is in effect starting from 18 January 2018. There are only a few changes compared to the previous list of members. Please see the list below. 1 Chairman U Kyaw Win Union Minister Ministry of Planning […]
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