For the 2020-2021 fiscal year, 24 projects with $ 3.5 billion in foreign investment have been proposed to the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). For the next year, they have 24 proposals that the Investment Commission has to consider and then discuss the need. The value of the 24 proposals is estimated at US $ 3.5 billion. These businesses are huge because they are not available at this time.
There may be issues that may be of interest to the state next time, and there are sections that assess the needs of the state. Relevant ministries have to negotiate. After the relevant ministries, the decision must be made after submitting to the higher committees of the relevant ministries. For some countries, investment will be huge. It could also have an impact on the country. The land area is large. If the amount of investment is large, it should be submitted to the government It has to be decided. Due to such activities, this year’s target has not been achieved. The 24 investment proposals are over $ 3 billion. It is in this pipeline for the first month of the next fiscal year 2020-2021.
Due to COVID-19, some businesses were allowed to enter due to traffic restrictions, but were not allowed to do so, leading to a decline in Myanmar’s foreign investment target for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. In the 2019-2020 fiscal year, foreign investment in Burma was projected at $ 5.8 billion, but only $ 5.68 billion came in. However, in the context of COVID-19, investors have limited access; Some businesses are planning to enter but have not yet done so due to traffic congestion, as most of the government offices are located in Rangoon and Naypyidaw. According to Myanmar’s investment promotion plan, foreign investment is expected to reach $ 8.5 billion from the 2021-2022 fiscal year, but these targets will be reconsidered due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Source: Daily Eleven