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With the adoption of well-structured and pertinent legislation, Myanmar’s mining sector is taking the necessary steps to encourage much-needed foreign investment. Following the passing of amended mining legislation in 2015 and the publication of new Mining Rules in February 2018, policymakers have strengthened the sector’s legal structure,...

 

How have changes to the legal framework affected levels of foreign direct investment (FDI)?

 

On the back of inefficient government policies and limited public expenditure, the agriculture sector dwindled under military rule. However, in the wake of economic liberalisation, increased investment and structural reform, the sector’s potential is ready to be unlocked. In recent years efforts have been made to enhance agricultural output...

 

Myanmar is well known for the untapped potential of its extensive mineral portfolio. Home to the world’s largest deposits of jade and some of the most sought-after rubies, it also has substantial deposits of lucrative metals as well as industrial minerals. Despite significant deposits, foreign investment across Myanmar’s mining sector has...

 

What action is required from the government to address the shortfalls related to irrigation, fertiliser, seeds and machinery?

 

As part of the government’s broader approach to risk management, the Ministry of Planning and Finance approved the country’s first-ever crop insurance programme for local farmers in early 2018. While crop insurance is available in neighbouring Thailand, India and China, it was a luxury Myanmar farmers had not previously been widely exposed to...