Airport upgrades in Myanmar’s lesser-known hotspots means more international flights and tourists

A number of airports popular with tourists will begin accepting direct international flights after their upgrades are complete over the next decade, the Department of Civil Aviation deputy director general U Ye Htut Aung told The Myanmar Times. Heho Airport in Shan State, Nyaung-U in Mandalay Region, Thandwe in Rakhine State, and Dawei in Tanintharyi Region are examples […]

Rakhine’s coastal waters still plagued by off-shore fishing vessels

The illegal entry of off-shore fishing vessels into Rakhine State’s shallow, coastal waters has reportedly see a depletion in amount of fish being caught by near-shore fisherman, Myitmakha News Agency has been informed. The Department of Fisheries has demarcated a territory ten-miles from the shore as an area exclusive to near-shore fishing vessels, but off-shore […]

MOGE to Name Firms in End 2015 to Develop Myanmar’s Offshore Supply Bases

State-owned Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) is expected to appoint firms to develop new offshore supply bases in Myanmar later this year or early next year to support an anticipated increase in upstream activities over the next few years, a company official said Monday. “We will inform interested parties to submit prosposals in the […]