Yangon water supplies to outlast hot season, says YCDC

Yangon has nothing to fear from El Niño, city officials say, despite warnings that the weather phenomenon will bring drought to many parts of the country. Thanks to advance planning, the reservoirs that supply the city’s drinking water are 15 centimetres (6 inches) higher than they were this time last year, they say. U Myo […]

Inland Water Cargo Shipping Unpopular

Eighty percent of freights to international destinations are carried via sea routes, 10 percent by air and 10 percent by road, estimated Myanmar International Freight Forwarders’ Association (MIFFA). However, local freight transporting primarily depends on road transportation, said U Ye Win Tun, manager of Inland Water Transport (IWT). “Although inland water transportation is cheap, it […]

Ministry push to improve waterway logistics

The Ministry of Transport will focus on constructing new ports and renovating docks and jetties, as well as developing the Thilawa port region, using a combination of Japanese loans and government funds, said U Thet Tun, deputy permanent secretary for the Ministry of Transport. The ministry will also collaborate with local and foreign private companies […]

Norconsult sets sights on global market

It is a challenging time for the global environmental consulting and wider support services sector. However, the Nordic region appears to be bucking this trend somewhat and certainly seems to have avoided the doldrums suffered elsewhere in Western Europe over the last few years. Identified by the Swedish Federation of Consulting Engineers and Architects in […]

IWT Eyes Reform to Launch Commercial Services

The Myanmar Inland Water Transport (IWT) authorities have called for carrying out reform of its business services by going for joint venture operations with the private sector, according to the Ministry of Transport. Complaining that it has been operating its transportation services at loss, IWT under the ministry said it is facing challenges for transforming […]

No Water Supplies above 12th Floor: YCDC

Yangon City Development Committee announced that it would not provide water supplies to proposed construction projects of buildings with 12 or more storeys. As the constant increase of high-rise apartment buildings in Yangon puts more pressure on the public water utility, the new developers of taller buildings must prepare for this strained water supply, YCDC […]

Waste-fired Power Plants Face Delay

Delays are expected in construction of two waste-fired power plants in Yangon as import permits from the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) for the required machinery have not been forthcoming. Yangon City Development Company (YCDC), Chosun Korea Co and Zeya & Associated Co Ltd signed a deal to produce electricity from waste at Dawei Chaung and […]

Bloom gone from flower farms

A land dispute has turned off the irrigation taps and hurt crop yields in Mandalay Region’s Kan Kyi Kome, according to area farmers. The flower farmers in Mandalay Region’s Pyin Oo Lwin township claim the land was confiscated from them in 2005 to build a pharmaceutical factory, but they continued growing flowers on the unused […]

President Thein Sein discusses tourism boom with hoteliers

BAGAN—President Thein Sein yesterday discussed matters related to Myanmar’s booming tourism industry with hoteliers in the Bagan Hotel Zone in Bagan Region, one of the country’s prime tourist destinations. “These three groups—government, the hoteliers association and the administration sector—need to cooperate with each other to help increase the number of tourist arrivals in Myanmar. The […]

Open Tender for Oil Well Equipment: Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise. Closing Date 11th Dec 2013

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF ENERGY MYANMAR OIL AND GAS ENTERPRISE INVITATION FOR OPEN TENDER (12/2013) Open tenders are invited for supply of the following respective items in United States Dollars/Myanmar Kyats. Sr.No Tender […]