Concerns grow over safety of ancient tower in Mandalay

Concerns are growing over the structural integrity of the watchtower in Mandalay Palace, home of the last Konbaung Dynasty, and one of the most popular tourist spots in the country, said people in the tourism industry. The 24-metre-tall tower, located in the southern part of the palace compound, is popular with visitors as a vantage […]

Cable Cars for Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park

Cable cars will be set up at Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park in Kani township and Zalone Mountain, located in Banmauk township, to boost Sagaing Region’s tourism industry, according to the regional tourism development committee. The Regional government and Jewel Golden Elephant Construction Company Ltd. reached an agreement and preliminary assessments of environmental impacts will be carried […]

Australia-based mining company granted three blocks

Australian PanAust Group has been granted exploration licences for three mining blocks in Myanmar, becoming the first foreign firm to receive the green light after a new mining law was passed last December. A subsidiary of Chinese state-owned Guangdong Rising Assets Management, PanAust will have the right to explore and produce mineral resources in Hel […]