Private household meter boxes permitted for YESC civil servants

The Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) has allowed private metered electricity boxes for civil servants in particular shared households. Yangon Region minister for Electricity, Industry and Transportation Daw Nilar Kyaw said residents can apply for a household meter with the respective township electricity manager. “When electricity charges were raised in placeswhere residents use ashared meter […]

Education Ministry Suspends Construction of 6,000 New Schools

NAYPYITAW — The Education Ministry has suspended its project to construct about 6,000 educational facilities including basic education schools across the country due to budget constraints. The government had already granted a budget for the project but since new President U Win Myint increased the pay for civil servants in April, the Education Ministry no […]

Effective legal action to be taken against corrupt civil servants after amending anti-corruption law

The peace talks between State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and residents from different fields took place in Mawlamyin, Mon State on June 14. (Photo-State Counsellor Office) The government will be able to take effective legal actions against corrupt civil servants after an anti-corruption law has been amended and control authorized personnel not to misuse […]

President U Win Myint uses carrot-and-stick with civil servants

Newly elected President U Win Myint has vowed to take care of the welfare of the country’s hundreds of thousands of civil servants but urged them to help the government in delivering efficient service to the public and help in the fight against corruption in the bureaucracy. “Our government will be prioritising so that government […]

Government tries to ease bus travel for Thingyan

Arrangements are being made to allow easy access to highway bus tickets without extra fees during the Thingyan festival, said U Win Swe, chair of the Nay Pyi Taw supervisory committee for motor vehicles. “Every passenger will get a bus ticket. We also instructed operators not to increase ticket prices,” he said on Wednesday. Myanmar’s […]

Mandalay Government to Spend K4b for Staff Housing

Mandalay regional government will spend nearly K4 billion for a mega-housing project in eight townships for civil servants starting mid-2018 to meet staff housing requirements, an Urban and Housing Development official told The Myanmar Times. The construction plan is part of regional government’s plan to be implemented during the interim-budget period before fiscal year 2018-2019 starts on […]

Invitation for submission of “Project Master Plan and Architectural Design” Design Competition. Design Submission Date 3 January 2018

Interested Parties are invited for the submission of design proposals which are to be selected in a design competition for the Overall Master Plan and Architectural Design for the development of the Housing development under the management of the Yangon Regional Government located in Dagon Seikkan Township, Ward No. (73,74,75,76), Corner of Shwe Li Road […]

Yangon road, water and rail payment bids invited

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Dr Maung Aung, the secretary of Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA), says the authorities are working to introduce the same cash payment system for the Yangon Bus Service, water taxis and circular trains. On August 9, the YRTA invited a tender for the cash payment system for transport […]

Skyrocketing commodity prices will affect millions

Basic commodity prices rose at the end of November due to the appreciation of US dollar throughout the month and the news that salaries of parliamentarians and civil servants will be increased. Critics say that the government must address these two causes in order to reverse the hike in the commodity prices. The greenback hit […]

Yangon’s Hero, Wielding Power of Stop and Go

YANGON, Myanmar — For 12 hours nearly every day, Sgt. Khin Myint Maung stands in one of the most chaotic intersections in this chronically gridlocked city, untangling traffic snarls with patience and unflagging good humor. It is not the most likely résumé for a recipient of a hero of the year award from a leading […]