Drones must steer clear of Shwedagon

Shwedagon Pagoda is now a no drone zone. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are not welcome to fly over the famed pagoda or its grounds without prior permission, the pagoda trustee committee announced at a September 30 press conference. The board of trustees said the ban has been in place for a year, but has not […]

NLD reps propose suspension, review of Parkway hospital project

A parliamentary committee has recommended the incoming Yangon Region government suspend two approved projects on state land, including a US$70 million private hospital development. U Kyaw Zeya, secretary of the Yangon Region Finance, Planning and Economic Committee, said the projects should be halted immediately and reviewed by the parliament and government once the new administration, […]

Successful Bidder for Rangoon Traffic Project Still Unknown

RANGOON — While an evaluation committee has finished its selection process, it has yet to announce the successful tender to lead a traffic control project in Rangoon, said Thein Aung, director of engineering company VANGUARD, at a press conference on Tuesday. The government put out a call for bidders to lead a traffic control project […]

MIC approves 31 investments in January

The Myanmar Investment Commission approved 31 new local and foreign projects in January, mostly in the real estate and garments sectors, according to figures published by the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. Of these, 15 were foreign, adding to the 138 international investments approved by the MIC since the start of this fiscal year. […]

Steering Yangon clear of urban disaster

Smart urban planning will determine Yangon’s future and – if the government gets it right – could be worth tens of billions of US dollars. U Thant Myint-U, founder of non-profit Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT), said yesterday that urban policy planning will determine whether or not Yangon will have a multi-billion-dollar-a-year tourism industry. “It will […]

Golden Myanmar Airlines joins ranks of local businesses charging dual prices

FOREIGNERS taking domestic flights by Golden Myanmar Airlines (GMA) should be prepared to pay over 50 per cent more than locals. Since April 1, the airline has introduced a new price structure with one price category for foreigners and several categories for locals. For a flight between Yangon and Nyaung U, foreigners pay US$89, whereas […]

Telenor’s Net Monday marks one year at People’s Park

Telenor celebrated the 1-year anniversary of its Net Monday events March 9 – a milestone to mark progress in the Norwegian telco’s short history in Myanmar. The company’s Net Monday events started last year before the Telenor network had even launched. Since then, the series has reached 10,000 students from five universities and travelled to […]