Mandalay to allow Grade-A businesses to reopen

Mandalay will allow factories with Grade-A health and safety scores to reopen, said U Khin Maung Hla, chair of Industry Zone Management Committee. Many essential businesses such as food manufacturing, pharmacy, and purified water distribution have been given a Grade-A score by the Ministry of Health and Sports, and have been allowed to reopen. “A […]

Myanmar Mulls Over Domestic Flight Resumption

Nov. 25—The government is reviewing in various aspects to be able to resume domestic flight schedules that have been suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak in Myanmar, said Nay Win, director of the Civil Aviation Department. He also said the resumption of domestic flights relied on the virus infection situation. “How we will resume flights […]

Telecoms ministry says it has deactivated more than 34 million SIM cards

More than 34 million SIM cards have been deactivated so far this year due to improper registration, according to an official from Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications. The cards were taken out of circulation because their owners failed to re-register them by a June 30 deadline, said Myo Swe, the director-general of the ministry’s […]

Myanmar expect more US investments in telecommunications

The United States may increase its investments in energy, telecommunications, tourism, and natural gas production sectors following a discussion to cooperate in Myanmar beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, said U Maung Maung Lay, chair of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI). The development comes after a delegation led by Mr […]

Myanmar expects more US investments in telecommunications, technology

The United States may increase its investments in energy, telecommunications, tourism, and natural gas production sectors following a discussion to cooperate in Myanmar beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, said U Maung Maung Lay, chair of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI). The development comes after a delegation led by Mr […]

The day in the life of a Yangon food courier

Since last August 20-year old Chit Su Ma worked as a cashier at the fast-food chain Marry Brown. Though she enjoyed the cooking, cleaning and customer service aspects of the job, she was also impressed by the food delivery riders who came to deliver most of their orders throughout the day. Being more of an […]

Myanmar health ministry exempts logistics, airlines and communications business from stay-home order

The previous order by the ministry stated that all private businesses and organisations, except for essential businesses, are to follow the stay-home order 107/2020 bringing confusion among the public on which exact businesses. The new order 108/2020 , on September 22, have expanded the list stating that in addition to essential businesses, including banking and […]

Myanmar Bans Domestic Flights Amid COVID-19 Resurgence

Yangon—In response to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Myanmar, the Ministry of Transport and Communications has ordered a halt to domestic flights from Friday. Airlines have been ordered to suspend domestic flights, according to U Than Tun, chief executive officer of Myanmar National Airlines (MNA). “All the airlines will suspend operations as the […]

Myanmar Sat 2 heads for space to support national e-government programme

The Myanmar Sat 2 satellite conveyed by Intelsat 39 was launched into space from French service provider Arianespace’s Space Port in French Guiana at 2 am yesterday. The Arianespace orbited two communications satellites in this mission — the Intelsat 39 from Intelsat Satellite Operator and the EDRS-C from European Data Relay System that is a […]

Myanmar’s very own satellite now in orbit

Myanmar’s very own satellite system was successfully launched into orbit on Wednesday after two years of planning. The nation will see improved and faster communications as a result, primarily in far-flung areas. Arianespace, the French service provider, was able to successfully launch two satellites – the Intelsat 39/ Myanmar Sat 2 and EDRS-C, from the […]