DCA: 1 Year Minimum Until Call for Domestic Airport Upgrade

YANGON — A government call for the upgrading and privatization of 30 domestic airports in Myanmar has been postponed until late next year at the earliest, due to ongoing efforts to transfer three international airports to private hands, according to Win Swe Tun, the director general of the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). The DCA […]

Myanmar firm picks Puma Energy as jet fuel distribution partner

Dec 20 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s state-owned Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) has chosen Puma Energy Group from a shortlist of four firms as its partner to distribute jet fuel, as demand rises from new airports and a boom in tourist arrivals. MPPE is the sole distributor of jet fuel in the Southeast Asian country, providing […]

E-visa system to be expanded to Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw airports

The e-visa system will be expanded from Yangon International Airport to airports in Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, Minister for Immigration and Population Khin Yi said, though he did not provide the exact date of when this will happen. The e-visa system was launched at Yangon International Airport on September 1, and was used by […]

Govt to take action on illegal fuel imports

The authorities will start inspections at airports and ports to clamp down on illegal fuel imports, according to the Illegal Trade Prevention Central Committee (ITPCC). “The government’s crack down on fuel smuggling started last November to stop fuel smuggling, but there has been no seizure of fuel smugglers yet,” said Nyunt Aung, deputy director general […]

More than Ks 350 million in illegal goods seized

The customs department has seized more than Ks 350 million in commodities over the month of April, most have not paid tax duty at various airports, seaports and check-points. Items included cell phones, computers, cameras, electronic devices, cosmetics, medicines and a car. They were seized at Yangon International Airport, Yangon Ports and Terminals, and Mandalay […]

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 […]