Commerce ministry losing patience with car centre closures

Defunct Yangon car sales centres are causing headaches for the Ministry of Commerce. Businesses are failing to formally report closures, leaving the ministry with an out-of-date registry on which two-thirds of listed sales centres no longer exist. ‘’Among some 190 Yangon sale centers 66 have closed but are still included on the Ministry of Commerce’s […]

Yangon school bus plan stalls

With no progress made two months into the school year, officials are now admitting defeat – for 12 months, at least. The plan emerged from a November 2014 workshop on public transport in Yangon. Participants identified 22 ideas to solve Yangon’s worsening congestion, one of which was a standardised system of school buses. Discussions on […]

Mines Buried in Paperwork

declaration has been made to gem mining companies in Mogok, warning them to re-register their companies, according to the Myanmar Gem Mining Permission Inspection and Supervisory Committee. There are 150 companies which require permit extensions, the majority of which are locally-owned. These companies which began operating in the past three years were required to re-register […]

CNG refuelling station to open on Yangon’s outskirts

Vehicles forbidden to enter Yangon will now be able to refuel on the outskirts, the energy ministry has decided. In a May 22 statement, the ministry announced plans to open a filling station about 35 kilometres (21 miles) north of the city at Htaukkyant for vehicles fuelled by natural gas. More than 1 million cubic […]

Room to park required for car imports

There are a lot more cars piling into Yangon than ever before, and less room to park them. In a bid to cut down on the chaos, individual importers will be required to prove they have a parking space for the vehicle beginning on January 1 – though some question whether the policy will work […]