Suzuki an early Myanmar investor

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Early news from CEA boss Kevin Fisher, who reported that Suzuki are building a new plant next door to his new CEA yard in Myanmar.  This plant will supposedly be operational by mid-year, though other sources have said that the date for being fully operational could be some years off.  Permission has been granted by the Myanmar government for Suzuki to recommence manufacture, after the cessation in 2010 of the business license.

Suzuki will also be re-opening its Yangon plant and the aim is to produce 100 light trucks a month.  This output is for domestic sales, there being no indication, at this stage, that Suzuki might be looking at tapping the export market from Myanmar.

The Yangon plant had assembled 6,000 cars and 10,000 motorcycles between 1999 and 2010.