Ma Hta Tha awaits green light to replace old buses

Despite the Yangon Region Chief Minister’s promise to be rid of old passenger buses that have been deemed unsuitable for Yangon city, an authority from Yangon’s public transport regulatory body said the plan had yet to be officiated. Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein has verbally agreed to remove the ban on 19 June at a […]

Dagon City Saga – A vote of confidence in the future of Yangon City as a livable heritage city

Shwedagon Pagoda is the defining landmark in the City Center – no high-rise is allowed within a 1.6 km radius Source of photo: I am a Singaporean who runs a business consultancy in Myanmar since early 2013. I think most foreigners have very little understanding of what goes on in Myanmar. I have seen […]

Multimillion-dollar Chinese companies not listed as top taxpayers

Chinese companies that are attempting to invest Ks 7 trillion in New Yangon City were not listed on this year’s top tax-payers list. Myanmar Setana Myothit Public Co is owned by a Chinese entrepreneur and was planning to develop the Yangon Myothit Project. The project has never held an open tender, and its details have […]

Ooredoo near to covering all of Yangon

Ooredoo’s coverage now extends to 95 percent of Yangon city, Ooredoo Myanmar CEO Ross Cormack announced at a press conference on October 29. Though a few trouble spots still exist, the company has been working to augment coverage by putting up rooftops and towers, Mr Cormack said. “We have still work to do in Parami […]

Beautiful Aerial Video of Yangon – Shot from low flying Drone

Beautiful aerial video of Yangon City, Shwedagon Pagoda, Central Railway Station and Yangon River. Shot from a drone in April 2014. Courtesy of Yangon Heritage Trust and Aerotonic Need a fast internet connection to view

Property prices skyrocket due to speculation and laundering

The most widely heard analysis is that Myanmar’s real estate and property market has been gradually rising based on two genuine factors. One is the growing demand for housing due to ever increasing population in urban areas and the other is the government’s urban expansion and development of low-cost housing projects. This generally ignores another […]

Number of hotels on the rise: Tourism ministry

The number of star-rated hotels, motels and guesthouses in Myanmar has reached 923, with more than 300 guesthouses in operation by the end of last year, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. The ministry said there are six five-star hotels, 17 four-star hotels, 83 three-star hotels, 116 two-star hotels and 102 one-star hotels […]

Myanmar plans to invite foreign investments in Thandwe Hotel Zone Project

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Myanmar government is planning to invite foreign investments to invest in the Thandwe Hotel Zone Project in Rakhine State so as to make it a perfect tourism destination in the western part of Myanmar, said Aung Zaw Win, Director General at the Ministry […]

Vietnam infrastructure developer eyes industrial zone development in Myanmar

Ho Chi Minh City-based C.T Group has submitted the plans to develop Vietnam – Myanmar Industrial Zone (IZ) in a recent meeting with H.E. Nyan Tun – Vice President of Myanmar, according to a local newspaper. The IZ will accommodate many Vietnamese manufacturers, since it will offer them “the opportunities to expand the commodity market […]