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More time needed before expatriates consider relocating to Nay Pyi Taw

Myanmar’s administrative capital still lacks international standard healthcare, residential housings, and convenient transport connections to convince expatriates to relocate to the city, according to a recent property survey by Picon-Deed Property Consultants. In its first property market report on Nay Pyi Taw in September, Picon-Deed stated that the administrative capital’s lighter traffic and cleaner air […]

Make sure you don’t get left behind in move to Unicode

Local online users have recently been discussing the planned change on October 1 from the long-used Zawgyi computer font to a unified font conforming to the international standard called Unicode. The government has told mobile service providers, media and content producers, and the tech community to prepare for the adoption of Unicode. All government agencies […]

Colliers Property Report – Yangon Serviced Apartment Q2 2019

TAKING HEED ON EXPATRIATES’ HOUSING CONSIDERATIONS Summary & Recommendations Since the government commenced a series of economic transformations in 2011, the city has witnessed mounting investment interests coming from numerous companies and institutions. The influx of international companies has ultimately driven foreign manpower requirements skyward. This growth has greatly encouraged strong rental activity in the […]

Yangon American International School to open in August

The Yangon American International School for primary and post primary students will be opened in August, said school principal Mr Robert Crutchfield during a press briefing on Thursday. The school, which is located along the Yangon-Insein road in Hlaing township, is receiving an average of 100 inquiries per day from parents interested in sending their […]

Myanmar draws up agricultural development master plan for Yangon region

Myanmar has drawn up a three-year master plan (2018-2021) for development of agriculture in Yangon region and the plan will soon be implemented, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday. It was disclosed by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein at a Flower Festival held at the People’s Park Tuesday. Stressing the need for developing […]

YRTA’s school bus program to be launched in coming academic year

YANGON – The school buses being purchased by Yangon will be running on June 1 of the coming academic year, said Dr Maung Aung, Secretary of Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA). “We are going to hold a kick-off ceremony soon to talk to bus drivers,” said Maung Aung. “The school buses will include CCTV and […]

Suu Kyi’s man in Yangon under fire over transit deal with China

Aung San Suu Kyi’s first major infrastructure project could hardly be more visible – hundreds of new yellow buses now plying the streets of Yangon in what her ruling party hopes will be a potent symbol of how it is transforming peoples’ lives. But two deals to import 2,000 buses from China estimated at more […]

Myanmar drafts national energy policy

Myanmar is drafting a national energy policy which meets international standard and comprehensive suggestions from development partnership organizations and experts are being invited for the draft, official media reported Wednesday. Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun told the National Energy Management Committee that socio-economic development of the country cannot achieve success as expected not because […]

Gubelin Gem Lab eyes ‘Ruby Land’

Gubelin Gem Lab, a Swiss company that has a regional office in Hong Kong, sent foreign gemologists to Mogok, known as “Ruby Land”, in early July to test gemstones in the area, which has previously been off-limits to foreigners. “After the government allowed foreigners into Mogok in April we received permission for our technicians to […]

Opportunities and challenges as Colliers opens office in Myanmar

Colliers International becomes the first international real estate services company to open an office in Myanmar. “We see huge potential in the country, with many of our clients seeking new opportunities in what is arguably the last major frontier market in the region,” CEO Piers Brunner said yesterday. “It is important for us to have […]