Singapore leads Myanmar’s FDI rankings over last 4 months

Singapore ranked first in the foreign direct investment line-up in the past four months (April-July) of the current financial year 2023-2024, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration’s statistics showed.
Four Singapore-listed enterprises pumped in FDI of over US$335 million into the country in the past four months.
Singapore companies mainly put investments into urban development, real estate, power and manufacturing sectors.
China stood as the second largest investor this FY with an estimated capital of over $124 million by 10 enterprises and the existing ones. China is ranked third in the line-up with more than $105 million from 36 businesses and the existing ones.
One enterprise each from India, Republic of Korea, Samoa and the USA also made investments this year. The existing enterprises from China (Taipei), China, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore and the UK also increased foreign investments, the statistics released by the DICA indicated.
Myanmar attracted foreign direct investments of $467.793 million in the past four months, including the expansion of capital by the existing enterprises and the power sector drew the highest FDI. The Myanmar Investment Commission gave the green light to 18 foreign projects from six countries in the past four months, as per the DICA.
The agriculture sector drew $1 million from one enterprise. Two enterprises put $317.178 million in the power sector. The manufacturing sector received $48.745 million of FDI, while the transport and communications sector attracted $77.82 million. Over $23 million of FDI was pumped into the livestock and fisheries sector as well.Singapore stood as the largest foreign investor in Myanmar in the previous years, pulling in the FDI of $1.158 billion in the 2022-2023 FY, $297 million in the 2021-2022 mini-budget period (Oct-Mar), $1.85 billion in the FY 2019-2020, $2.4 billion in the FY 2018-2019, $724.4 million in the mini-budget period (April-September, 2018), $2.16 billion in the 2017-2018 FY, $3.8 billion in the 2016-2017 FY, $4.25 billion in the 2015-2016 FY, $4.29 billion in the 2014-2015 FY, $2.3 billion in the 2013-2014 FY and $418 million in the 2012-2013 FY respectively.
Additionally, Singapore emerged as the second largest foreign investor in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone, after a top investor, Japan. — KK

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