Over 90,000 Motorbikes Imported Through Border Trade in April

Myanmar import­ed 95,000 mo­torbikes from China through the Muse border gate, earning the government $30 million in import duty for April, state media has reported. Well-known Chinese motorcycle brands in­cluding Kenbo, Canda, Toyomax and Dayaung are mainly exported to lo­cal markets in Mandalay and other central regions. Demand for bikes is high in rural areas […]

Capital Life pays out for accident

Capital Life Insurance has made its first insurance payment for loss of life following a death in a car crash. Daw Tin Shwe’s family has received K3 million (US$2900) after she died in a car crash at 115 Mile rest stop on March 13. The insurance firm transferred the payment to her son U Ye […]

Worker insurance on the agenda

Most construction workers are building up Yangon without any personal insurance, as insurers say they must do more to spread knowledge of their services. Construction is a notoriously risky industry to work in, but even long-time labourers say they usually have no protection in the case of accidents. “I’ve been working in construction for ages,” […]

Yangon buses to get feminine touch

Buses in Yangon are to have female conductors for the first time, to improve the quality and safety of service, officials said on June 10. “We believe women are more suitable as conductors because they are more patient with commuters,” said Myint Aung, a senior official at the Road Transport Administration Department. The transport authorities […]