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, […]

South Korea in Myanmar: Missing the Train to Naypyitaw?

South Korea’s interest in Myanmar lies in its economic assets: cheaper labor costs, a sizable market of around 51 million people, and natural resource wealth. Yet Myanmar has unrealized potential to play a much greater strategic role for South Korea. South Korea’s economic presence in the country is wide-ranging and Seoul has emerged as an […]

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 […]

Public transport to be prioritised in Yangon urban development plan

Changes are planned on the ground, on the water and on the rails. To improve public transport in Yangon, approximately eight public bus companies will be established, with Public Transport Control Center and Traffic Control Center to oversee the bus system. In addition, the circular railway system is will be upgraded. Also, bidding for the […]

Yangon government eyes southern seaport

The Yangon Region government is looking into the possibility of building a seaport in the south of the city as part of a plan drawn up with the help of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). U Toe Aung, deputy head of Yangon City Development Committee’s City Planning and Land Administration Department, said the plan […]

KOICA helps Myanmar cope with effects of climate change

BAGAN, Myanmar — Endless rows of yellow-green, tender young trees soughed in the breeze, churning out rustling sounds across a serene forest in Bagan, Myanmar. A 10-minute walk led to a more exuberant section where taller and lusher eucalyptuses, neems and acacias towered on the backdrop of a mountain. The once barren land is turning […]

S Korea to Open Polytechnic University in Myanmar

South Korea and Myanmar will cooperate in technology development by opening a polytechnic university in the Southeast Asian country. The government has approved a draft memorandum of understanding between Myanmar and South Korea on this project, according to Dr Aung Kyaw Myat, deputy minister for science and technology. The South Korea Polytechnic University and the […]

KOICA’s Invitation to Bid for Construction Work, closing date: 20th May, 2014

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Invitation to Bid The Korea International Cooperation Agency [KOICA] Myanmar Office invites eligible bidders of any firms from any country to express their interest in an International Open Competitive Bid to provide for construction service. This is to […]

Korea, Myanmar boost forestry cooperation

Forestry experts from Korea and Myanmar met on April 8 to boost cooperation in the forestry sector. The meeting was held at the Government Complex in Daejeon and was part of the 8th Korea-Myanmar Forestry Cooperative Committee. Delegates from the Myanmar Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry and the Korea Forest Service (KFS) attended the […]