Metro’s top picks of Yangon housing projects

The numbers of high-quality housing projects and highrise apartments have increased substantially in Yangon over the past five years. Although the property market has slowed overall, demand for luxury accommodation has looked more positive. Both residents and investors are interested in this market. As condos and apartments are still the only viable option for foreigners, […]

Wholesaler working to boost sales of farmers’ produce

Metro Wholesale Myanmar, the local subsidiary of German multinational wholesale chain owned by Metro AG, says it will help local farmers who have earned good agricultural practices (GAP) certification meet with more buyers. The effort was announced by Metro Wholesale Myanmar Commerical Director Mr Hyacinthe Cloarec during a ceremony to present GAP certificates to farmers […]

German store Metro eyes expansion in Myanmar

THOUGH some multinational companies are still hesitant about investing in Myanmar, Germany’s Metro AG’s bold entry into the market has yielded satisfactory returns, said Jens Michel, chief executive of Metro Wholesale Myanmar. In an exclusive interview with The Nation, Michel said Metro was looking into expanding to Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw, Taunggyi and other prominent […]

Cigarettes and betel nut – barriers to hospital cleanliness

Daw Cherry Kyaw has been a cleaner at the Yangon General Hospital for nine years. She takes care of the stairwell and entryways of the main building. She cleans the stairs at 8am and 1pm every day and quietly complains of having to clear the floor of cigarette butts and betel spittle. It should take […]

Germany’s METRO AG starts operations in Myanmar

Germany’s wholesale company Metro AG, kicked-off its operations in Myanmar over the weekend. The company will serve its customers in the fast-growing hospitality and tourism sectors from its modern warehouse in Yangon through its state-of-the-art digital ordering and delivery services. “The food wholesale industry in Myanmar offers big potential for Metro and we believe our […]