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Asia World Sees Myanmar’s New Concrete Road as Catalyst and Confidence Booster for Investments Into Rakhine

The Asia World Foundation said today that a new, all-weather 54-kilometer concrete road will serve as a major confidence booster and catalyst for direct investments in Rakhine State which today kicked off a three-day investment fair that was inaugurated by Myanmar’s State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Foundation of the Asia World Group, […]

JICA’s Create Team, MoI meet on improving quality of school textbooks

Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Create Team (Curriculum Reform at Primary Level of Basic Education), which is working with MoI for printing school textbooks, outlined the requirements for improving the quality of textbooks at the Ministry of Information yesterday. Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun, in his capacity as the chairman of the Committee for Accepting […]

Japan-backed bridge project begins in Yangon

Construction of a Japan-funded bridge in Myanmar, seen as a symbol of competing interests between China and Japan, kicked off Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony in Yangon, the country’s commercial capital. The bridge, funded by a ¥31 billion (K427.5 billion) low-interest loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, will be constructed over the Bago River […]

Japan envoy says development is solution for Rakhine

Japan’s top envoy to Myanmar said that economic development is an answer to Rakhine’s conflict and that Tokyo is considering providing aid for the state. “If there is economic development, I believe that there will be no conflict,” Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Maruyama said ahead of a Japan-backed investment fair in Ngapali. The first Rakhine Investment […]

On track to meet Yangon’s growing water needs

With the hot season not far away, water shortages are set to become a problem again in many parts of Yangon. According to U Myint Zaw Than, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) deputy head of the Engineering Department for Water and Sanitation, the YCDC supplies water from four sources via a network of pipes. For […]

Yangon sets sights on smart-city goal

As the world advance, Yangon city has to become a smart city and also be made more liveable, said Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein during the 10th anniversary of Barcamp Yangon held recently. BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences primarily focused around technology and the web. The Yangon Region government […]

Invitation for Pre-Qualification for Construction of 2 Bridges. Closing Date 21 Jan 2019

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT OF BRIDGE Invitation for Pre-qualification Date: 7th January 2019 Loan Agreement No.: MY-P15 IFP No: MYA/MOC/EWEC/PACKAGE2/PQ The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a Loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency toward the cost of the East-West […]

Japanese fund vocational skills institute

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed an agreement with the government to establish and fund the Japan-Myanmar Aung San Vocational Training Institute. Under the contract, which was signed on Tuesday in Yangon, JICA will provide ¥165 million (K2.32 billion/US$1.47 million) for the detailed design of the institute, the Japanese aid agency said in […]

Is Myanmar Ready to Become a Regional Trade and Supply Hub?

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently pledged to promote more than 150 quality infrastructure projects in five nations in the Mekong River subregion—Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos—under a new blueprint, the Tokyo Strategy 2018 for Mekong-Japan Cooperation, which will be effective from 2019 to 2021. Japan and China are competing for influence in Southeast […]

Govt, JICA sign agreement worth 6,033 million yen to implement Mandalay port project

The Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems and Japan International Cooperation Agency signed an agreement worth 6,033 million yen in grant aid for a Mandalay port construction project on Wednesday. The agreement signing ceremony was attended by Director General Tun Lwin Oo and officials from the directorate and JICA officials. The Mandalay […]