Rakhine is open for
Business to the world


The major objectives of this survey are:

To discover untouched opportunities for potential investment in Rakhine State with detail information such as available infrastructure and ease of doing business

To promote and introduce those prospective investment opportunities in Rakhine State to potential investors

To increase the relationship between local business in Rakhine State and foreign/ domestic investors from other states and regions

To support capacity building of DICA Sittwe Branch and demonstrate its services for industries

To develop Rakhine State economy by promoting private sector investment

Situated at geostrategic location at the Bank of Bay of Bengal

Richness in beaches, islands, and cultural and historical sites

Richness in natural resources

Wide stretches of land , rivers and high mountains

Sharing borders with key regions in Myanmar—Magwe, Bago, Ayeyarwaddy, etc

Contiguity with a populous market – Bangladesh and India

Large-scale projects under implementation:

  • Kyauk Phyu SEZ and Deep Seaport
  • Kaladan River Multimodal Development Project
  • Offshore Oil & Gas exploration projects

Rakhine State Economic Development Plan

Private Investment
Grants/ Development Aids
Development Loans

In line with the Rakhine State Economic Development Plan, we would like to promote private investment
for the development of Rakhine State.




2186701.8 million MMK (2017-2018)


By age:
  • Under 15 - 31.1%
  • 15 – 64 - 62.2%
  • Over 65 - 6.7%
By area:
  • Rural: - 1,744,519 (83%)
  • Urban: - 354,288 (17%)
Total Area:
Net arable land:
:14184 sq-miles (1,635,850 acres)
:(18% of the total land area)
Major economic sectors: Agriculture
Oil and Gas
Border trade stations:
  • Sittwe
  • Maungdaw
Major investments:
  • Kyauk Phyu SEZ & Deep Seaport
  • Kaladan Mulit-Modal Transit Transport Project
Coastal Length 443 miles


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1Geostrategic location (Bay of Bengal)
  • International trade
  • Port development
  • Deep sea and offshore fisheries
  • Oil and gas exploration
2Beaches, islands and cultural sites
  • Hotels and tourism
  • Tourist transportation
3Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Mining
4Wide land, rivers and high mountain
  • Agriculture
  • Livestock breeding
  • Transportation
5Border with key regions
  • Domestic trade
6Contiguity with Bangladesh
  • International trade
7Large projects
  • Manufacturing/processing


  • Research Software Group
  • mic


  • Japanese Concessional ODA Loans
  • Japan External Trade Organization


  • leading independent research
  • cash loans
  • media group
  • operating management
  • travel agency


  • independent publication
  • TV channel
  • myanmar times
  • 7Day Digital
  • latest news
  • sky net