Government continues to push capital as a tourism destination for event holders

The government has again announced a series of initiatives to help draw tourists to Nay Pyi Taw, including stepping up its efforts to lure foreign travellers looking for a destination to hold events and conferences. Speaking at a press conference in the capital on September 28, on the eve of World Tourism Day, U Tint […]

Prices of jade and jewelry set to sell at Myanmar gems and jewelry emporium

The floor prices of gems and jewelry are already set for competitive bidding and open tender system at Myanmar’s gems and jewelry emporium which is slated to kick off from 20th to 29th November at Mani Yadana Jade Hall, Nay Pyi Taw, according to an announcement released by Myanmar gems expo committee. The jewelry prices […]

Experts urge to check high-rise buildings for quake resistance

High-rise buildings in Yangon and Mandalay are needed to be checked for quake resistance as the cities are located near the Sagaing fault line, said Myanmar Earthquake Committee. “I think people who live in the quake zone need to be alert aganist possible quake,” said Daw Hla Hla Aung, Patron of the committee at a […]

Study finds nearly all Yangon adults can read

Nearly every adult in Yangon Region can read, according to a recent survey organised by the regional education office. The finding that 99.89 percent of the adult residents in the commercial capital are literate was announced at the 50th International Literacy Ceremony, held at Basic Education High School 4 in Ahlone township on September 9. […]

Telenor on a building spree in Myanmar

The Norwegian-linked company Telenor wants to make sure that affordable mobile communication services reach all levels of Myanmar society, and not only targeting the high-income earners. CEO of the company, Lars Erik Tellmann, says that they plan on doing so by adopting the same sales and distribution model that was implemented in several other Asian countries. “Telenor is committed […]

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 […]

Myanmar green energy sector faces hurdles

YANGON – Myanmar’s goal of achieving a 100 per cent electrification rate by 2030, with 20 per cent of energy from renewable sources, is achievable but several hurdles need to be tackled first, energy experts have said. At the Myanmar Green Energy Summit 2016 last week, panellists agreed that hydroelectricity, plus wind and solar energy, […]

Policy silence hits car import demand

The market for imported luxury cars has been severely damaged by the government’s failure to provide direction on its import policy, according to showroom managers. Showrooms have been unable to import new cars for personal use, because the government in April told township officials in Yangon to stop issuing import recommendation letters, which are necessary […]

Major earthquake strikes central Myanmar, kills four, destroys pagodas

A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook central Myanmar yesterday, killing at least four people and damaging famous pagodas in Bagan and other regions. The earthquake, with its epicenter inside Myanmar, about 12 miles west of Chauk and about 123 miles southwest of the Mandalay seismological observatory, was recorded at 5.04 pm, according to the announcement […]

Four Ministries clarify undertakings in the first 100 days

Four ministries clarified their undertakings in the first 100 days of the new government to reporters in Nay Pyi Taw. The press conference was held at the Ministry of Information yesterday. Regarding the achievements of the Ministry of Information, Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint said the ministry conducted training and workshops for the […]