Japan eyes Hantharwaddy airport construction project

The government is in negotiations with Japan for financing the construction of Hanthawaddy International Airport in Bago Region, after the original negotiations with a Singapore-led consortium fell apart in January, Transport Minister U Thant Sin Maung said on Tuesday. “This project is not halted,” he said, noting that Japan is very interested in the project. […]

Govt Greenlights Electricity Joint Ventures in Mon State, Bago Region

YANGON — The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has granted permission to two joint ventures involving foreign partners to supply power to areas not connected to the national grid. “One is for households in Ye Township, and the other is for the developer of an industrial zone in Bago,” said U Than Aung Kyaw, deputy director-general […]

Dept warns migrant workers about fraudulent job agencies

The Department of Labour Migration has warned workers seeking overseas job to be wary of fraudulent employment agencies that operate without licenses. In an announcement on Tuesday, the department, which is under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, urged workers to check with the authorities about the authenticity of such agencies. The warning comes […]

Bago Region’s tax revenue relies on excise, fishery and property taxes

Bago Region relies heavily on excise, fishery and property taxes as regional tax revenue, while its construction ministry spends 39 percent of the budget, mainly on road improvement. Bago government revenues have increased more than 150pc since 2013 while the grant transfer from the Union government to the region has grown more than 290pc in […]

Mandalay Int’l Airport received over 1 million passengers last year

More than a million local and foreign passengers entered Mandalay International Airport last year exceeding the number of 2016, according to sources from the Department of Civil Aviation. In 2017, domestic airlines such as Myanmar National Airlines, Air Mandalay, Air KBZ, Asian Wings Airways, Myanmar Airways International, Yangon Airways, Shwe Myanmar Airlines, Mann Yadanabon Airlines […]

New international airport project in central Myanmar in progress

YANGON, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s new Hanthawaddy International Airport project, being implemented as a national project in the country’s central Bago region, some 76.8 km north-east of Yangon, is in progress. Upon completion, the airport will represent the fourth and largest of its kind in Myanmar after Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw’s and […]

Experts urge soil tests to help buildings survive earthquake

Geology and construction experts are urging building companies to conduct soil tests before erecting buildings to ensure safety amid increasing earthquakes. Government data show that over 60 earthquakes struck Myanmar in 2017 and about 40 the year before. U Saw Htwe Zaw, vice chairman of the Myanmar Earthquake Committee (MEC), said that under the country’s […]

Agreement for Hanthawady airport close to signing

An agreement appears in the offing as the coordination committee for the Hanthawady International Airport construction project heads into its sixth meeting with the tender-winning company optimistic that they could emerge with a contract. Coordinated efforts are being made to get moving on the project for an international airport in Bago Region. The first week […]

Japan May Build First Waste-to-Diesel Fuel Plant in Bago

Japan’s Garbage Collection Co Ltd has expressed interest in constructing a waste-to-diesel factory in Bago Region, according to the Bago Regional Government. The diesel produced will be used as fuel for tractors and harvesters in the agriculture sector. Bago Region, which is next to Yangon Region, is heavily reliant on the agri-business. The region mainly […]

Jotun opens factory in Myanmar

Jotun, a privately-owned Norwegian paint maker, has opened a K14 billion factory in Bago Region. Located in the Bago Foreign Industrial Zone, the 4-hectare plant will provide paint manufacturing jobs for more than 60 employees. Jotun first entered Myanmar in 2013 before obtaining an investment license to build the factory from the Myanmar Investment Commission […]