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Govt to Build More Youth Training Centres

The government will build more training schools for youths who have run afoul of the law, according to U Soe Aung, deputy minister for the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. He said one of the schools will be built in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw. “The number of children is increasing at training […]

Window to Install Mandatory System on Fishing Boats Extended

The government had provided a two-month grace period from September 1 to October 30, to install the equipment, and is now extending the period to the end of November. VMS equipment is used in commercial fishing to allow regulatory organisations to track and monitor the activities of fishing vessels. “As the equipment has to be […]

Yangon govt seeks parliament approval for K8B road project

The Yangon government has asked the regional parliament to allow it to use K8 billion (US$5.25 million) of the money meant for construction of pedestrian bridges and investment in foreign banks for road development instead. Regional Minister for Planning and Finance U Myint Thaung submitted the proposal to the Yangon Parliament on Tuesday. “These projects […]

Garments sector poised to boom in Pathein

The garment industry seems poised to boom in Ayeyarwady Region, with a company developing an industrial park near Pathein signing a contract with a Chinese firm that plans to build 50 garment factories within two years. The new factories would dramatically expand the town’s nascent manufacturing sector, which has for several years been attracting interest […]

Fuel-efficient cooking stoves in 22,000 households in Mandalay

Some 22,000 households in Mandalay Region are using fuel-efficient stoves as part of a government effort to reduce the use of firewood and the resulting destruction of forests and mangroves, according to the Mandalay Forestry Department. U Tint Swe, director of the department, said the stove campaign is aimed at addressing the energy shortage in […]

Department of highways, Ministry of Construction, Invitation for bid, Submission Date: 9 November 2018.

1. The Government of the Union of Myanmar has received a loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) towards the cost of “Regional Development Project for Poverty Reduction Phase 2 MY-P17”. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan will be applied to eligible payments under the Contracts for the construction of […]

MoU for Dala Industrial Development Project Signed

The Yangon regional government and South Korea-based Myanmar Company Wooree signed a memorandum of understanding for the Dala Industrial Development Project on Saturday, a project to be implemented on the west bank of Yangon River near the ongoing Yangon-Dala bridge project in one of Yangon’s undeveloped townships according to the Yangon regional government. The Yangon […]

Myanmar likely to open more sectors to FDI

A SURGE in interest among global players following the liberalisation of Myanmar’s education sector to foreign investors has motivated the authorities to continue opening up the economy in other restricted sectors. Thant Sin Lwin, deputy director general at the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA), said at a press conference on Tuesday that Myanmar […]

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 […]

JICA to fund new projects to replace old suspension bridges

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will fund the construction of new bridges to replace ageing suspension bridges in some areas of the country, an official of the Japanese aid agency said. Among the new bridges that JICA will fund include the one that will replace the Gyaing suspension bridge in Kawkareik township of Kayin […]