YRTA Tender for Water Taxi. Closing Date 26 Dec 2016

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens.   Yangon Region Government Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) Invitation for Open tender to build and run a water taxi system Closing Date: 26.12.2016   The tender is to build and run a water taxi system on the […]

Green Light for Southwest New City Project?

A tentative green light has been given for the development of Yangon’s Southwest New City – but the regional government says it will exercise strict control to keep out land speculators. The move appears to dispel some of the uncertainty that has clouded the project since the new regional government took over. The three companies already selected […]

Dutch Firm Invests in Local Feed Factory

After five years of importing Vietnamese products into Myanmar, Dutch animal feed company De Heus has opened a factory in Myanmar to start producing for the local market directly. The firm is starting with a 10 million euro (K14 billion; US$11.2 million) foreign direct investment and aims to produce 240,000 tonnes of feed a year […]

Mayor: ‘New City’ Going Forward, Imperative For Yangon’s Future

The Yangon Region government is pressing ahead with plans in the commercial capital townships of Twante, Seikgyi Khanaungto and Kyeemyindaing for the “new city” development, in line with a broader master plan it has for Myanmar’s biggest city, Mayor U Maung Maung Soe told the regional parliament last week. U Maung Maung Soe said the […]

YCDC to build sewage treatment plants across Yangon

THE Yangon City Development Committee will build sewage treatment plants throughout the commercial city in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Daw Khin Aye Myint of YCDC said: “The current sewage treatment system in Yangon is no longer able to treat sewage water. We will build sewage treatment plants near Yangon River, Bago […]

Yangon ‘new cities’ passed on to NLD

Yangon authorities have tried to launch a city expansion project, in various guises, for the past two years, but have met widespread opposition and made little progress. The latest plan, to build seven satellite towns, was made public in July. It was announced shortly after a multi-billion-dollar contract – awarded in 2014 to Chinese investors to […]

Heritage Trust Unveils ‘21st Century’ Blueprint for Rangoon

Following a four-year study of Rangoon’s urban landscape, the Yangon Heritage Trust has unveiled its vision to revitalize the former capital. Released on Wednesday and open to public consultation on the organization’s website, the ‘Yangon as a Great 21st Century City’ blueprint advocates preserving large tracts of Rangoon’s urban heritage as the city develops. The […]

Hilton to sign with Crown Advanced for Yangon hotel

International hotel chain Hilton Worldwide is preparing to sign a deal with local conglomerate Crown Advanced Construction to operate a hotel in central Yangon, a director at the Myanmar firm told The Myanmar Times. The news comes more than two years after Hilton Worldwide signed a deal with Thailand-based LP Holdings in March 2013 to […]

Developers start applying for tender over new town plan

More than 20 developers have purchased tender application forms for the Yangon new town plan, according to Yangon regional government. “They just bought application forms; they haven’t applied yet. They have to apply for bidding by August 18,” said an official from the regional government. The application forms started selling on July 12, at Ks […]

Ministry planning more bridges around Yangon

More bridges are to be added around Yangon Region with support from international organisations, according to officials from the Ministry of Construction. Infrastructure development often requires support from international organisations, which have helped fund three bridge projects in the Yangon area, said U Kyaw Kaung Cho, an engineer with the ministry. The Thaketa bridge is […]