Rangoon Govt Orders Safety Modifications to High-Rise Buildings Under Construction

RANGOON — Despite complaints from developers, a review committee for the construction of high-rise buildings has ordered safety modifications to 12 structures, stating that failure to follow Rangoon’s updated urban planning standards could cause harm to the city and its residents. This week the Rangoon divisional government ordered the developers of the buildings to reduce […]

Two river pump projects to supply clean water to Yangon

To satisfy increasing demand for water in Yangon, the Yangon City Development Committee is planning to implement water-pumping projects in the Kukkowa River and Toe River this fiscal year. The two projects will have the capacity to distribute 100 million gallons of water daily. The Kukkowa project will supply 60 million gallons daily to Hlaingthaya, […]

Myanmar Pharmaceutical Factory to export snake venom

THE Ministry of Industry plans to export antivenom this year to countries in Asia, especially neighbouring countries that cannot produce antivenom. “We are ready to export our products. Currently, we are contacting embassies of the countries that we will target to export antivenom, and we are waiting to be checked by the WHO,” said U […]

Yangon’s battle against unlicensed contractors

With more and more unlicensed contractors cooperating with landlords to build illegally in Yangon, local administrators say they are struggling to find ways to stop the unregulated boom in low-quality apartments. Yangon City Development Committee has been fighting a losing battle against illegal construction for several years, while new contractors continue to open unlicensed businesses, said U […]

Myanmar govt suspends 68 projects, waiting for new administration

YANGON – The Thein Sein government has suspended 68 projects, including coal-fired power plants, mining and private sector deals, to allow the next government to manage the assets when it takes office, according to state-owned newspapers. The report was published shortly after MPs discussed an urgent proposal last week calling the government to scrutinise the […]

Forest Products Joint Venture Corporation Ltd invites open tender to sell Hardwood Logs; Opening Date: Nov 13, 2015

Forest Products Joint Venture Corporation Ltd will sell Hardwood Logs by competitive bidding. Particulars of the Open Tender Sales are as follows: Open Tender No: 07/2015-2016 Date & Time 13-11-2015 (1:00)P.M Place: Tawwin Hall (Myanma Timber Enterprise) Gyogone, Insein, Yangon Commodity Kanyin Logs Quantity About ( 3236 ) Cubic Tons Location Yangon , Dagon(South) Depot […]

Forest Products Joint Venture Corporation Ltd to invite open tender for Teak Logs (4/2015-2016); Closing Date: August 6th, 2015

Forest Products Joint Venture Corporation Ltd will sell Teak Logs by competitive bidding. Particulars of the Open Tender Sales are as follows: Open Tender No: 4/2015-2016 Date & Time 6-8-2015 (1:00)P.M Place: Tawwin Hall (Myanma Timber Enterprise) Gyogone, Insein, Yangon Quality  SG-5, SG-6, SG-7, SG-8, SG-9 Quantity About (1045) Tons Location Yangon/ Dagon(South) Depot Earnest […]

Yangon Region gas pipeline to finish up next month: MOGE

A new gas pipeline slated to supply Yangon Region’s power plants and factories will be complete in August, according to officials. Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise started construction on the 56-kilometre (35-mile) natural gas pipeline in October last year. “All construction on the gas pipeline, which is 30 inches in diameter, will be completed in […]

Epic state auction hushes market

The big sell-off has finally arrived. The Privatisation Commission, charged with auctioning state-owned enterprises, on February 13 released a list of 268 sites that will be sold off nationwide, with a final bid submission date of February 24. There are 157 properties in Yangon up for grabs, including many in Bahan, Yankin, Insein, Hlaing, Mayangone, […]

YCDC’s $10m toilet and toll-gate tender

Yangon City Development Committee has finished its annual tenders for private companies to run 37 businesses under its Departments of Revenue and Markets, such as toll gates and public toilets. The 37 separate tenders have generated about K9.97 billion (US$9.65 million) in income for city coffers, with the winning companies set to take over the […]