Telenor traffic booths draw mixed reaction

Telenor’s sponsorship of traffic police huts are drawing mixed reactions from drivers. The Norwegian telco has inked an agreement to spruce up traffic huts in Yangon and Mandalay, outfitting the booths with a Telenor logo and an LED screen displaying a set of traffic rules in Myanmar language. Telenor Myanmar CEO Petter Furberg said it […]

Success brings its own trouble for Yangon getaway

Catering to holidaymakers when the sun is shining, then returning to a former job in the rainy season means two income streams for most families living at Yankin Tha riverfront. The getaway site, located about 30 miles (48 kilometres) west of Yangon near Ayeyarwady Region’s Nyaungdon town, has created something of a boom for what […]

MPPE pledges crackdown on weak petrol stations

Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) will take serious actions against private petrol stations with sub-standard quality, according to its managing director U Thant Zin. Six mobile testing laboratories were imported last year. While they have been put to limited use already, so far petrol stations failing tests have only received warnings, he said. “We are […]