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Traffic, garbage and drainage the top concerns in Yangon, say election hopefuls

YANGON — Traffic management, garbage collection, drainage and land tenure were named as the main concerns of Yangon residents at a panel discussion to promote the municipal election on March 31. Hundreds of people attended the event organised by the Yangon School of Political Science and the New Myanmar Foundation in downtown Maha Bandoola Park […]

Yangon gearing up for March 31 municipal election

The Yangon Region Election Commission will announce on Monday the candidates qualified to run for election to the City Development Committee (YCDC) on March 31. Since the new government took power in April 2016, the YCDC has had only five committee members, including the committee chair (mayor) and secretary, appointed by the government. On March […]

French chamber opens branch in Mandalay

The French chamber will launch its Mandalay business centre in early November to serve European, French and Myanmar businesses eager to expand into the country’s second largest city. CCI France Myanmar Business Centre will be located in Unit 5, Block 2 of the Mingalar Mandalay Compound. Situated beside the old Chanmyathazi airport and across the […]

Kyaukpyu SEZ looks for interest from construction firms

Expressions of interest (EOI) for firms aiming to bid on constructing a special economic zone in Rakhine State are slated to be issued later this month, according to officials involved in the project. The EOIs for the Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone will be made available on July 14 with a submission deadline of August 11. […]