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Khun John Anderson at CIOB-NUS Annual Construction Conference 2016

Khun John Anderson as guest speaker at CIOB-NUS Annual Construction Conference 2016: “Regional Opportunities in Construction”

Khun John Anderson, Managing Director of Meinhardt Myanmar Co., Ltd. and Director of Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd. shared his experience of doing business in Myanmar under the topic “Doing Business in Myanmar – A Consulting Engineers Perspective” on Friday, 14 October 2016.

The talk covered a wide range of issues that may be of benefit to persons contemplating doing business in Myanmar. It also touched on topics such as barriers to entry to doing business in Myanmar, Myanmar tax, labour challenges, regulatory changes effecting construction permits including the regional governments recent crackdown on high rise projects requiring the halt on construction of all projects over 9 stories or higher.

For Meinhardt Myanmar, now over 4 years since setting up its operations, Meinhardt has 40 staff and is providing consulting engineering and PM services on over 120 projects in Yangon and elsewhere.

Myanmar presents amazing business opportunities, however it is not without its many challenges and pitfalls. 40 years of little outside interference has meant that this country has had a lot of catching up to do in a short period of time.