By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
PwC Myanmar’s new office in Yangon was opened by PwC Singapore Executive Chairman Designate Mr Yeoh Oon Jin recently . The official opening of its Myanmar member firm, bringing the reach of its network in Southeast Asia to 9 countries in the region .
PwC Myanmar will provide assurance, tax, and advisory services to support large local businesses seeking growth and foreign corporations’ investments into Myanmar. Its initial focus will however be on market entry, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure and transformation of local businesses.
In conjunction with the opening, a PwC charity donation drive was held in Singapore in aid of two orphanage centres near Yangon. Both orphanages house approximately 650 orphans, with the children ranging in age from two to 18 years old. PwC staff donated 68 boxes of cold weather clothing, children’s clothes, blankets, shoes, stationery, and toys to the orphanage.
“PwC’s return to Yangon is our vote of confidence in the reforms that we have witnessed in the past year, and our commitment to the people of Myanmar. Myanmar has great potential for sustained growth due to its unique location between China, India and Southeast Asia, its population of 65 million, a young and educated workforce, and its abundant land and natural resources,” Mr Yeoh said.