DCA hopes to tie up Hanthawaddy airport deal by the end of this year

A Final concession agreement between the Department of Civil Aviation and a consortium building a major new international airport in Bago Region known as Hanthawaddy International Airport should be complete by the end of this year, according to a DCA director. Myanmar has been trying to build the airport for two decades, but delays have plagued […]

Myanmar invites tender for building overbridge highway linked to new int’l airport

Xinhua News Agency | Tue,2016-08-16 Myanmar invites tender for building overbridge highway linked to new int’l airport YANGON, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation is inviting tender from home and abroad for building an overbridge highway to link downtown Yangon with the Hanthawaddy International Airport under construction in Bago region, the local Voice […]

Local firm plans Daewoo bus factory in Yangon

Myanmar Coach Centre, the local distributor for Daewoo buses, plans to build a factory in Yangon that could start producing coaches and city buses by 2018, its managing director said. The company, which sells minibuses and coaches for tours, imported 15 Daewoo city buses earlier this year for Yangon’s Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system, the […]

Over 400 Bago farmers prosecuted for failure to repay loans

Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank (MADB) has announced that over 400 farmers from across 15 townships within Bago Region are currently facing prosecution for failing to repay agricultural loans issued to them with some due in 2012. Sixty-seven farmers are being prosecuted in Thegon township, 56 in Waw township and 47 in Thanatpin township. “The main […]

Guest registration changes tipped to win NLD ‘goodwill’

“Midnight inspections” – raids on the homes of suspected dissidents and opponents of the former regime – could be a thing of the past. But observers have warned that the proposal by the National League for Democracy to scrap this practice would leave many other repressive laws in place. On March 21, the NLD proposed abolishing the […]

Quality certification sought for Myanmar prize mangos

To help boost international exports of Myanmar’s famous sein ta lone (diamond) mangos, the agriculture ministry is preparing farmers for an audit that would demonstrate adherence to international food safety standards. Sein ta lone are the most popular variety of mangos for export, mostly grown in Mandalay Region and southern Shan State. The good agricultural […]

Funds cleared for Yangon’s new airport

YANGON, 4 February 2016: A framework agreement to facilitate Official Development Aid (ODA) loans for the construction of Hanthawaddy Airport Development was signed late last week. Official media, Global New Light of Myanmar, quoted Transport and Rail Transportation Minister, U Nyan Tun Aung, saying that following a series of meetings between Department of Civil Aviation […]

Bago airport to improve Myanmar’s reputation: minister

Myanmar’s future as a regional aviation hub depends on wide-ranging developments and improvements centred on the future Hanthawaddy Airport, the minister for transport said. Speaking at a seminar to discuss new laws needed to establish a national airport authority, U Nyan Htun Aung said the development of the new airport would improve Myanmar’s reputation. “A […]

Rising tide also swamps Yangon firms

While Yangon may not have felt the floods directly, companies and consumers are still bearing the economic cost of rising prices and falling business. In normal times, importing and distributing products is a lucrative business, but now, many people have stopped buying – while commodity prices have also risen back in Yangon. Basic foods like […]

Clampdown catches Mon betel traders

Betel nut wholesalers in Mon State’s Ye township said a number of government departments are checking their bonafides with a crackdown on illegal imports from Thailand. “Authorities at checkpoints entering Bago Region cannot tell our betel nuts and Thailand’s nuts apart, so they are stopping our trucks and delaying our trade,” said wholesaler U Aung […]