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MMRD launched Yangon Directory App

Myanmar Marketing & Research Development (MMRD) launched the mobile app for Yangon Directory on 25th May dedicating residents in the city and visitors to easily find address and contact via mobile. This Yangon Directory Application will be compatible with latest Android smartphones and users can do searching via app without flipping the physical directory or entering the website. Currently the application is only in Android version and available on Google Play Store and One Mobile Market. The Yangon Directory App includes over 100,000 addresses and contacts, over 600 businesses. Users can do searching address and contact by location, saving and sharing the searched contacts on this app and also upload their own business address and contact on the app for free.

HTC ONE M9 launched

HTC launched its ONE M9 on 26th May 2015 during htc ONE M9 Showcase Myanmar held at Sule-Shangri-La. This newly launched phone is featured with 20MP camera, sapphire camera cover lens and also builtin htc themes app. U Kyaw Thu Aung, the Head of Business Development of htc Myanmar quoted that all of the Asia htc smartphones starting from Q3 are provided with Myanmar font system that all of the Myanmar nationals living in overseas could have htc as the best choice. On the same day, htc has also introduced htc Desire626G+ dual SIM which comes into market with 5-inch HD screen and 13MP camera. HTC corporation, founded in 1997, is a Taiwanese multinational corporation manufacturing tablets and smartphones worldwide based in New Taipei City. HTC is one of the top five leaders in Myanmar’s smartphone market.

Samsung showcased SUHD and more at Korea Expo

On 21st May 2015, Samsung Myanmar introduced its 78-inch SUHD TV and a number of other digital appliances at the Korea Expo event, a celebration of 40th anniversary of Korea – Myanmar relations held at the Myanmar Event Park (MEP). Samsung Myanmar’s CEO, Mr. Nam Sik Ahn stated that to bring amazing experience in 2015 is their priority and Samsung’s technology showcas- ing at the Expo will create a higher living standard and more creative lifestyle to Myanmar citizens. Samsung also featured special promotions for the products at the expo including packages like a free Soundbar or a Bluray Player and a Galaxy Tab A for purchasers of Samsung SUHD TV 55” and SUHD TV 65”. There was also a package offers a Home-Theatre and a Galaxy S6 for buyers of Samsung SUHD TV 78”.

Myanmar and Korea celebrated 40th anniversary relations

In celebration of Myanmar-Korea 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, Korea Week 2015 took place from May 21st to 26th with a sequel of various events; Korean Product Expo, Korean Traditional Costume Fashion Show, Korean Porcelain Exhibition, Korea-Myanmar Forum and the Folklore Dance of Korea. The Korea Expo was held for four days from 21st to 24th May. The event showcased a number of products from major Korean companies such as Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Daewoo International, POSCO, Hyundai Motors and Daedong Industrial. The expo featured products in categories of construction, interior, machinery, tool, beauty and cosmetic, household products, F&B, car parts, IT and Medical products involving 81 Korean companies. Over one hundred works from Korean master craftsmen were also showcased at the Korean Porcelain Exhibition and Korean Folklore Dance was performed at the National Theatre on 26th of May. Under the theme of Korea-Myanmar Forum, Economic and Political Forum were taken place during this Korea week. Myanmar and Korea have established their diplomatic relations since 1975 and a trade volume of USD 10 million back then increased to USD 1,380 million in 2014 making Korea the sixth largest foreign investor and the seventh largest trading partner of Myanmar. A number of international Korean companies of LG, Samsung, Hyundai, Kia, CJ and Lotte have already been entered Myanmar market.