Tourists can’t stay away from Mandalay

MANDALAY, one of largest cities in Myanmar, has seen increased numbers of international visitors over the past five months, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. Between January and May this year, nearly 160,000 tourists entered the city, an increase of 22 per cent over the same period last year, said an official from […]

Mandalay industrial zone waste water poisons river

According to reports, over 90 factories in the Mandalay Industrial Zone in Pyigyidagun Township, have been dumping waste water into the Dunawadi River, depriving villages situated downstream of drinkable water and causing health problems. The waste water, which enters the river through a pipeline that discharges the water around the clock, has been tested and […]

Cruise programs to open on Ayeyawaddy River

MANDALAY – Bookings for cruise programs and hotels are set open on the Ayeyawaddy River if a pending application for mobile floating hotels gets the green light. To cater to local and international visitors, the GC Myanmar Company began building a mobile floating hotel beside the embankment of the Ayeyawady River near Ahrlaung village in […]

Myanmar’s Myitsone dam project faces uncertain future

The controversial Myitsone dam project in Myanmar’s Kachin state has been suspended for over two years now and stop-work costs, amounting to millions of US dollars, are mounting MYITSONE, Kachin: The controversial Myitsone dam project in Myanmar’s Kachin state has been suspended for over two years now and stop-work costs, amounting to millions of US […]