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Land buyers in Myanmar’s Yangon have to pay infrastructure fees

Buyers of land sold by the Yangon regional government have to pay infrastructure fees, according to the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). Land sold by the regional government lacked electricity and water supplies, the agency said. The regional government has announced that about 530 plots owned by the government will be sold to the public […]

Poultry breeders face loan, land difficulties in Mandalay

Poultry breeders in Mandalay are having difficulties in finding land to expand their business as well as in securing loans, a local industry association said. U Kyaw Htin, chair of the Mandalay Region Livestock Breeding Federation, said that while local chicken breeders can compete with neighbouring countries in terms of technological know-how, it is hobbled […]

Yangon to make efforts to open new CNG fuelling station

A submission for the government to acquire land for a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station in Yangon Region will be submitted in the coming budget year, said Yangon Region Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry and Energy U Han Tun during the sitting of the Regional Hluttaw (assembly) on Thursday. The submission will also […]

Govt still keen to build international airport in Bago

The government is still expecting to build Hantharwaddy International Airport in Bago with support from the Japanese, said U Win Khant, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. “As Hantharwaddy is an essential airport, we’ve been trying hard to get construction started. We are seeking help from Japan to manage the construction of […]

Myanmar to hold investment fairs to spur development

Myanmar is making preparations to hold a business forum in Mandalay, the country’s second largest city in the north, on Nov. 9, aiming to promote trade and investment for the development of Mandalay region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) Monday. Such a forum is partly aimed at driving development more […]

29 industrial zones in Yangon Region to be handed over to YCDC

A total of 29 industrial zones will be placed under the control of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), said Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein. “There are a total of 29 industrial zones in Yangon Region. These industrial zones will have to be handed over to the YCDC. We are trying to upgrade regional facilities,” […]

New vocational institute opens in Yangon

Suu Vocational Institute, which will provide vocational training for people lacking formal education, opened in Hlaing Thayar township on Tuesday. “All the vocational training will follow State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s instructions. Myanmar needs more vocational education because most people do not get degrees so they need vocational education to live better. The […]

Property buyers eye Dagon land as owners sell for losses

For buyers interested in purchasing land or homes in Dagon, now could be a good time to take closer look at the property market in the area. Land prices in South Dagon have been falling even though property sales have been robust. According to Ma Cho New, a local real estate agent, sales improved after […]

Uber Offers Solution to Yangon Traffic

Uber Myanmar re­cently released a report by Roland Berger that advocates for the use of ridesharing in Yangon, detailing the positive impacts its could have on the city’s chronic traffic. Compiled by interview­ing over 4,700 riders and drivers, the report con­cludes that ride-sharing, or the use of private cars for the public good, es­sentially, the […]

Myanmar casts its net for a global terminal operator as port expands

Myanmar’s largest container port is in the process of bringing on a global terminal operator as majority shareholder. One of four inner-city terminals on Yangon River, Myanmar Industrial Port (MIP) handles 400,000 teu a year – about 40% of the country’s container throughput. According to chief financial officer Chris O’Connor, MIP is reviewing bids from […]