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The Road to Muse

Mandalay-Muse Road linking Mandalay, the second capital city of Myanmar, and Muse located on Myanmar-China border plays a pivotal role in border trade between the two countries. The road was once notorious for its poor condition coupled with the then thriving insurgency. But nowadays, the situation has changed a lot as the country is moving […]

In KIA territory, old casino gets new life as college for Kachin

The one-armed bandits have been replaced by desks. The bar is now a meeting room for academic administrators. And the guys sitting around the poker table are no longer betting on cards but discussing Hobbes’ Leviathan. Or maybe computer science. This is Myen Ju, a former casino now transformed into a university, or as close to […]

US$62m wholesale market project underway

The Golden Dragon Construction (GDC) and the Myanmar International Cooperation Agency (MICA) signed a contract for the US$62-million Danyingon Wholesale Market project which will be built on a 64-acre plot in Insein Township, Yangon Region. The project consists of a wholesale market exclusively for meat and two cold storages. Sai Myo Win, managing director of the GDC, the developer of the market, said: […]

Mandalay-Muse highway to be upgraded to four-lane asphalt road

The Oriental Highway Company will upgrade the existing Mandalay-Muse two-lane highway to a four-lane asphalt road with a US$ 300 million investment. State-run daily newspapers reported on 1 February that the 283-mile long Mandalay-Muse highway will be upgraded at a cost of US$ 1.2 million per mile. The Ministry of Construction gave the contract to […]

Shan State officials seek new route for China trade

Shan State officials say they are planning to conduct surveys for a new road that would divert traffic from one of Myanmar’s main trading routes and open up business with China. The Mandalay-Lashio-Muse Road, which passes through Shan State, is plagued by constant traffic jams and frequent accidents, said U Aung Kyaw Nyunt, minister for […]