Inland Water Transport to be Privatised under BOT System

The Inland Water Transport, which is currently under the Ministry of Transport, will change to a build-operate-transfer (BOT) system implemented in accordance with inland water transport law, said U Ye Win Tun, manager of the department. “Our department is still a government department. We are calculating the value of our department possessions such buildings, land […]

Pandaw to Offer Myanmar Cruise to Mergui Archipelago

Pandaw has announced the launch of four new reconnaissance voyages in the south of Myanmar and the remote Mergui Archipelago. The sailings will depart in February and March 2016 aboard the MY Drenec, an expedition with five cabins, including a spacious upper deck owner’s suite. Each cabin has its own bathroom. The ship, which was […]

Singapore Firm Finishes Yangon River Dredging Project

Singapore-based Starhigh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd has finished dredging the river near Yangon Port, a project that is expected to improve navigability for ships and reduce traffic congestion near the port. Starhigh partnered with the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) to dredge the area near the port’s inner bar known as Monkey Point. The project kicked […]

Myanmar River Cruises

As the world reflects on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, it’s also useful to recall how those societies behind the Iron Curtain emerged as travel destinations. The most successful were those that lay along the Danube River. In the early 1990s the main impediment to travel in the newly opened […]

Govt to Tighten Car Import License Requirements

YANGON — Per January 1, the Ministry of Commerce will require car importers to apply for import licenses prior to shipping as part of a government effort to reduce the storage of vehicles at Thilawa Port, state media announced on Wednesday. Thousands of cars have been parked for months at the port area because importers […]