CNN ‘ROAD TO ASEAN’: MYANMAR
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
This month, CNN’s special series ‘Road to ASEAN’ continues its journey to Myanmar to profile the country’s brewing beer market and growing fishing industry.
The economy of Myanmar officially opened for business in 2013. For the first time in decades, foreign companies have started to tap into what was one of Asia’s most isolated countries. CNN looks into the growing beer market in the country and finds out why Heineken invested in a $60 million brewery near Myanmar’s biggest city Yangon, despite some of the lowest beer consumption rates in Asia.
Myanmar is also rich in water resources but only a few farmers are equipped with the skillset for fishing. CNN also takes a look at how small steps in building rural aquaculture can transform local economies and potentially position the country to be a large player, both within the ASEAN region and on a global scale.
Airtimes: Singapore/ Kuala Lumpur/ Manila/ Hong Kong/ Taipei/ Beijing
‘Road to ASEAN’ airs on Tuesdays within CNN Today at 6am, CNNMoney view with Nina Dos Santos at 6pm and News Stream at 8pm HKT.
‘Myanmar taps into the beer market’: http://cnn.it/216C3Vx
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