Public transport to be prioritised in Yangon urban development plan

Changes are planned on the ground, on the water and on the rails. To improve public transport in Yangon, approximately eight public bus companies will be established, with Public Transport Control Center and Traffic Control Center to oversee the bus system. In addition, the circular railway system is will be upgraded. Also, bidding for the […]

New Chief Minister sets out to modernise Yangon

YANGON: The new Chief Minister of Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, has defended making hardline decisions such as suspending some construction projects and tightening regulations against drinking establishments. Phyo Min Thein believes this will in fact help to establish more systematic processes to develop Yangon further. Under this Yangon administration, Phyo Min Thein has outlined several key […]

Yangon chief minister to strengthen tax system

The Yangon Region chief minister has outlined plans to strengthen the city’s taxation system by examining weaknesses in local business audits. During a meeting with industrial zone officials on April 25, U Pyo Myo Thein said that businesspeople never show their audits to tax officials. “We need to make sure their audits are reliable,” he […]

Burmese-Thai Border Trade Increases Through Myawaddy

MYAWADDY, Karen State — The volume of trade through the busiest crossing on Burma’s border with Thailand is rising, according to the Karen State chief Minister, who predicted an increasing flow of goods as cross-border links improve. Officials at an Asean Economic Community forum at the border town of Myawaddy on Friday said that total […]

Krislite Ties Up with GE for Myanmar Lighting Solutions

Singapore-based lighting solutions provider Krislite has teamed up with General Electric (GE) Lighting in a bid to offer the American company’s solutions and products to projects and developers in Myanmar. Through the deal, Krislite will offer the full range of GE Lighting’s extensive portfolio of products and solutions, GE Lighting said in a statement. The […]

Yangon residents protest against government’s commercialization of public playgrounds

Yangon residents on November 16 staged a protest against government’s commercialization of public parks and playgrounds in the city downtown. The temporary committee for protection against commercialization of public parks and playgrounds in Yangon Region organized the protest which started at 10am on that day in front of Yangon City Hall. The protest was joined […]

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 […]