Myanmar

Myanmar details new foreign investment law

Investment law allows overseas firms to fully own ventures and to lease land from the government or from authorised private owners for up to 50 years, with options for two extensions of 10 years each time.

Report urges govt to address land grabbing issue

Current rush of foreign investment into Burma’s agricultural and natural resource sectors, combined with what the report calls an “almost universal tenure insecurity in both rural and urban areas,” will increase landlessness

Felda to build Myanmar supply chain

Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd plans to develop a complete supply chain of its three core business -– palm oil, sugar cane and rubber -- in Myanmar.

Myanmar farmers lose their grip on land

Threatening to worsen the rural crisis in Burma are two new land bills supposedly designed to alleviate it: the Farmland Law and the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law.