YCDC to reduce groundwater pumping

Yangon City Development Committee will reduce groundwater pumping, said Yangon mayor Maung Maung Soe at the fourth regular session of regional parliament on May 22. In response to the question of MP Than Swe representing Mingala Taungnyunt Constituency-2 about water supply, sewage disposal and power supply system, Maung Maung Soe said Yangon City Development Committee […]

Finance Ministry Plans to Expand Online Cargo Clearance System

Plans are underway to expand the My­anmar Automatic Cargo Clearance System, a computerised network aimed at speeding up trade at ports and bor­ders, a minister has said. The expansion will start in 2018 and cover trade posts at Myanmar’s land borders, said U Kyaw Win, the Minister of Plan­ning Finance. It follows the success of […]

Yangon Regional Bill Approved

The regional planning bill on the development of 33 townships in the Yangon municipality area and 12 other townships outside it as part of an urbanisation of Yangon, was yesterday approved by the regional Hluttaw. The Yangon Regional Planning Bill focuses on developing electricity infrastructure, road and water transportation in order to reduce traffic congestion, […]

British Trade Mission Targets ASEAN Integration

The UK Department of International Trade (DIT) is leading a trade mission to Southeast Asia and the delegation will visit Myanmar on March 30 and 31. The trade mission focuses on infrastructure, energy and education. Before coming to Myanmar, the trade mission to Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Southeast Asia has met with the ADB at […]

DICA: Shan State Investment Fair in Taunggyi on Feb 10, 2017.

This is a great opportunity to network with key directors at the Department of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) as well as key ministers and industry captains from the Shan State. Some of the VIPs you will meet at this event are U Maung Maung Tint, Director General, Planning Department, Ministry of Planning and Finance; […]

Japan investment to change the face of train travel in Yangon

YANGON – Tourists visiting Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, could be set to lose one of the star attractions of the former capital, as Japan invests in upgrading the railway which encircles the city. While the responsibility for upgrading the 46 kilometers of track which makes up the Yangon Circular Railway rests with Myanmar Railways, the […]

JICA Updates 2040 Plan for Yangon Development

​​ The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has handed over an updated version of its 2040 master plan for Yangon’s development to the region government, which is waiting until it has received a bevy of other plans from other agencies before deciding which recommendations to adopt. Yasushi Tanaka, the director general for JICA’s Southeast Asia […]

Thilawa SEZ Receives US$900 Million in Foreign Investment

​​ RANGOON — Japan-backed Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Rangoon’s Thanlyin Township has received more than US$900 million in foreign investment since its launch in 2014, said a recent report issued by the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). “Since the start of the operation, the SEZ has received US$903 million foreign investment,” MIC secretary U […]

Invitation for Bids for Yangon- Mandalay Railway Improvement Project Phase I. Closing Date 9 March 2017

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens.   INVITATION FOR BIDS Date 9th December 2016 Loan Agreement No. MY-P4 dated 5th September, 2014 IFB No. MR/BD/104   The Government of Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency […]

JICA loans worth Ks358bn approved

Loans from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, totalling 31.051billion yen (Ks358.39bn) were approved during the 6th Day Meeting of the 2nd Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, 3rd Regular Session to fund the economically vital Thanlyin Bridge project that will span the Bago River, the finance ministry said. “Thanlyin Bridge No. 3 is the main one linking to the […]