Lump Sum Rent a Growing Problem for Tenants

​​ As rents in the commercial capital rise, the longstanding arrangement of paying six months’ or even a year’s rent upfront is increasingly a burden to Yangon’s residential and business tenants. U Soe Win Maung, who lives with his wife in a rented apartment on 40th street in Kyauktada township, said he cannot afford the one-time […]

Illegal foreign workers in construction sites to be scrutinized

Illegal foreign workers in Yangon construction sites will be inspected by regional authorities, said Yangon Regional Hluttaw Pabedan township Constituency 1 representative U Than Naing Oo. The inspection team will be formed with officials from regional Hluttaw and Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). A list of construction sites will be request from YCDC, it is […]

Taxi-Hire Goes Mobile in Burma’s Car-Clogged Commercial Capital

RANGOON — A new mobile phone application linking passengers with taxi drivers has launched in Rangoon’s Hlaing Tharyar Township, billed as the latest initiative to help reduce traffic congestion in Burma’s car-clogged commercial capital. The phone app, named “hoho,” is created by Rangoon-based start-up company Myantel and officially launched in mid-June after a trial-run period […]

Authorities grapple with restaurants cheating on tax

A Scheme for tax labels to be affixed to local restaurant receipts is running up against widespread cheating, according to insiders. While some restaurants have taken to assiduously placing the stickers on each receipt, many others leave them off and avoid paying the taxes. “Different restaurants are taking different approaches,” said one 31-year-old resident of […]

Myanma Port Authority: Invitation for Procurement of Cargo Handling Equipment. Closing date 23rd April, 2014

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Invitation for Prequalification (For Procurement of Cargo Handling Equipment) 1. The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a Loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency toward the cost of the Sub-Project for Expansion of […]

Myanma Port Authority: Invitation for Procurement of Cargo Handling Equipment. Closing date: 23rd April, 2014

Invitation for Prequalification (For Procurement of Cargo Handling Equipment) 1. The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a Loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency toward the cost of the Sub-Project for Expansion of Yangon Port in Thilawa Area (Phase-I) under Infrastructure Development in Thilawa Area (Phase-I). It is intended that […]