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Cancellation Notice for Request for Quotation (RFQ), Telecommunication Sector Reform Project (TSRP)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Telecommunications Sector Reform Project (TSRP) Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: 5353-MM Contract Title: Radio Planning Tools (Software) and Digital Map (Software) Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): G.1.3.7 Ministry of Transport and Communications(MoTC) would like to inform that invitation for Request for Quotation (RFQ) of Radio Planning Tools […]

Spurned by the West, Embraced by Myanmar

As the U.S. government hit it with severe sanctions in its escalating trade spat with China, Myanmar government officials showed their eager embrace of Chinese tech giant Huawei, pledging to allow the controversial company to help build the Myanmar’s communication network. The pledge was made on Friday at the Myanmar Indoor Coverage Digitalization Summit 2019, […]

Govt says it can’t take action against dishonest telecoms

The government is helpless against telecommunication operators that impose surcharges on customers, as shutting them down even for just an hour could hamper communications in the country, a senior transport official said on Monday. U Tha Oo, deputy minister of Transport and Communications, admitted that although mobile companies are charging users more than they should, […]

Yangon threatens unregistered fibre optic firms with legal action

The Yangon government will take action against unregistered telecommunications companies providing services such as installation of fibre optic cables for commercial and residential customers, a regional minister said. Daw Nilar Kyaw, Yangon Region minister for Electricity, Industry, and Roads and Communications, told the regional parliament on Wednesday that next month, her office will join up […]

On the road to tourism success

Ken Leong is a pragmatist who would not waste time on something unless he can make substantive enough contributions and gain from it. But there’s always something that fascinates him about Myanmar – the resilience and friendliness of its people and their unique charming cultures, as well as the refreshing natural topography despite being in […]

Huawei Gives Technology Training to Myanmar Government Officials

HUAWEI Technologies has donated a Huawei IP Networking Lab, which provides for eight IP technology training programmes and training hardware and software programmes for use by government officials and service staff in Myanmar. The package also includes teacher training programmes for six teachers. The lab was handed over at the Central Institute of Transport and […]

Yangon Warns Telecoms to Get Proper Permits

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has warned telecommunications companies that have been given licenses to apply for permits when installing equipment or building communications towers in the city. The November 28 announcement in the state newspaper said some companies that have obtained telecommunications licences within YCDC area have set up equipment related to fiber optic […]

Central Rubber Market Expected Upon Enactment of Rubber Law in Late 2018

The drafting of a new Rubber Law, which aims to create a central rubber market and raise the export quality of Myanmar rubber, is close to three quarters complete and will be enacted in late 2018, U Khaing Min, secretary at the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association (MRPPA), told The Myanmar Times. Myanmar is drafting […]

Location for New Muse Airport to be Confirmed Before Fiscal Year-End

The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) is hoping to confirm the location for a new airport in Muse before the end of this fiscal year, Deputy Director General U Ye Htut Aung told The Myanmar Times on November 6. Muse is Myanmar’s largest border trading post and where most of the country’s border trade with China takes […]

Mon State Missing Out on Rubber Profits

MAWLAMYINE, Mon State — Mon State rubber, which accounts for nearly half of Myanmar’s production of rubber, loses hundreds of millions of kyats in rubber exports because it is unable to produce high-grade rubber and relies solely on the Chinese market for exports, according to Mon State minister for agriculture, livestock, transportation and communications U […]