Second Myanmar e-governance master plan to include systems for cyber crime, e-payments

The Ministry of Transport and Communications will draft the Myanmar e-Governance Master Plan (2021-2025) to guide the online transition of major public and administrative functions.This will be an updated version of the first Myanmar e-governance plan which was drafted for the period between 2016 and 2020. The Myanmar National Portal, which was included in the […]

Ninja Van partners Myanmar’s NearMe to drive e-payments

LAST-MILE logistics firm Ninja Van has teamed up with NearMe, a digital-services platform in Myanmar, to drive e-payments in the frontier market. Through the partnership, business and retail partners of Ninja Van Myanmar will have access to NearMe’s e-payments platform, which will enable them to accept payments via mobile wallets from customers. NearMe says that […]

How the pandemic made fintech matter again in Myanmar

The banking sector made Myanmar distrustful of non-cash transactions – how did the pandemic turn the nation back to financial inclusion? Myanmar was considered Asia’s last frontier market, not too long ago – rich in natural resources and investment potential, but only just emerging to the possibilities of digitization. About a decade later, sweeping reforms […]