Pyin Oo Lwin residents to protest mining rules

Residents from five townships in Mandalay’s Pyin Oo Lwin district plan to hold a protest against the Myanmar Mine Rules, which they consider weak and not beneficial to the government. The rules, which were drawn up by the Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee, do not include clear punishment of those who violate the rules, and the […]

Collier Property Report – Yangon Serviced Apartment Q1 2018

Competition Eases Amid Lack of New Supply Average rents inched up during Q1 2018 with no new projects introduced. We expect supply to remain limited at least in the immediate future. Colliers, however, sees competition building up gradually with the stock doubling in the next three years. Meanwhile, a recent study revealed that expatriates in […]

Experts raise concerns about changes in matriculation exam

The change in the format of questions on the matriculation exam for 2019 academic year is causing anxiety among parents, and education experts warned of potential problems the new format might cause. Education Ministry officials have said the questions in the new exams would focus more on generating critical thinking among students rather than relying […]

Changes in education policy and new curriculum for second graders

Amendments to the kindergarten and Standard 1 curriculum took place in 2016-2017 academic year and changes in the curriculum for Standard 2 students will follow in 2018-19 During the time of previous governments, changes often took place in the education sector due to circumstances and according to their policies. Similarly the present government has also […]

BCIM offers pathway for broader China-India energy cooperation

China’s natural gas supply can’t meet its soaring demand, especially since the government wants to use more of the fuel to cut pollution. There’s a similar situation in India, which has 17 percent of the global population but only 1 percent of the world’s oil and natural gas reserves. India is also a rapid-growth economy, […]

Prioritised sectors, new investment opportunities in Yangon laid out

At the Yangon Investment Forum on Wednesday, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein announced the five sectors his government intends to prioritise and in which Yangon welcomes foreign investments. U Phyo Min Thein said the trade, logistics, industry, public transport and energy sectors would be prioritised, adding that the Yangon deep sea port, development […]

Up to 70 per cent of vehicles used in Yangon are personal vehicles: Yangon Chief

Up to 70 per cent of vehicles running in Yangon are owned by individuals and is the largest contributor to traffic jams, said Yangon region chief minister Phyo Min Thein. “Only 30 percent of vehicles running in Yangon are used for public transportation. Upgrading the public transport system will reduce individual use of car in […]

Yangon Chief Minister Unveils 5-Point Vision for Economic Growth

YANGON — Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein vowed to focus on economic growth in 2018 and laid out a five-point vision for the city’s development at the Yangon Investment Forum on Wednesday. U Phyo Min Thein said boosting the city’s economy would be one of the regional government’s priorities this year, along with […]

Collier Property Report – Yangon Retail Q1 2018

Retail Offerings Call for Repositioning Yangon’s retail landscape concluded Q1 2018 with a positive beat. Occupancy managed to stay within the 90% range whereas rental levels remained at a stable rate. While 2019-2020 supply figures appear meagre, this should pose encouragement for developers to pursue new projects and position their future offerings by adopting global […]

Authorities plan to upgrade Sule jetty

Authorities are planning to upgrade Sule jetty to accomodate 30,000 DWT bulk carriers, according to Myanma Port Authority (MPA). The jetty alone handled about 700,000 tons out of 1.7 million tons of rice exported last fiscal year. Myanmar is expecting to export more than four million tons of rice in this year. The authorities are […]