Ngapali Beach, Mrauk Oo to See Extra Police Force

The Myanmar Police Force (MPF) will deploy more tourist police in Thandwe and Mrauk Oo in Rakhine state due to the rising number of tourists in those areas. The areas that will see beefed up security are Thandwe, Kyauktaw, Ngapali Junction, Mazin Airport, Mrauk Oo Archaeology Museum, Shiqthaung Pagoda and Mrauk Oo Airport. The tourists […]

Buses Suspended for Lacking Cameras

More than 60 bus lines operating out of Aung Mingalar Bus Terminal have been suspended because of failing to install CCTV cameras, an official from the Yangon region’s supervisory committee for motor vehicles, commonly known as MaHtaTha, said. “More than 60 bus lines have not installed CCTV cameras. We have repeatedly warned them before suspending […]

Myanmar airports improve safety

YANGON, 11 March 2015: Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport says it has upgraded six airports in terms of safety and security. The six airports that have gained new safety equipment are Yangon, Mandalay, Nyaung U, Heho, Thandwe and Dawei. The Global New Light of Myanmar claimed the six airports received safety and security upgrades with the […]

KBZ to Upgrade ATMs after Security Breach

Kanbawza (KBZ) Bank will upgrade the security systems of its ATM machines after K20 million was stolen from ATMs in Yangon in late November, according to an official from the bank. The new “3D security system” will be installed soon and new security staff will be hired to heighten the security of ATMs while security […]

Security a Concern as Jade Mining Set to Resume in Hpakant

YANGON — Recent fighting between ethnic rebels and government troops in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township has raised security concerns, with jade mining operations set to resume in the area next month. Large-scale mining in the jade-rich hills of Hpakant was suspended in 2012, shortly after a 17-year-old ceasefire broke down and conflict erupted between the […]

Police to Beef Up Security for Foreign Buyers at Jade Expo

Myanmar Police Force will arrange special security for foreign gems buyers at the upcoming Myanma Gems Emporium at Nay Pyi Taw, U Kyaw Htay, secretary of Gems Entrepreneurs Association, said. The authorities will deploy a special tourist police force unit, which will also provide health services and other assistances to foreign gems buyers, he said. […]

Power shortages hold Myanmar back

The recent protests in Yangon against a hike in electricity charges have shed some light on Myanmar’s serious power crisis. In the past three years Myanmar has witnessed the suspension of the Chinese-invested Myitsone dam project, mass demonstrations against blackouts in big cities like Yangon and Mandalay, and protests against the rate rise. Electricity is […]

Myanmar looks to private firms to improve dire air safety record

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. (Reuters) – Myanmar aims to lure private companies to upgrade and run nearly half its airports in a bid to spruce up its poor record on air safety and support a fast-growing tourism industry, officials said on Tuesday. […]

Myanmar’s Analog Government Goes Digital

Yangon — Myanmar’s government is hoping to take a technological leap forward soon, by putting ministries online and in touch with the country’s increasingly Internet-savvy public. Some government ministries are going online for the first time this week. Myanmar’s government still processes its business the same way it has for decades: with massive bound ledgers […]