Wanted: Female bus drivers in Yangon for a safer ride

YANGON — Ms Ma Myat Yi Mon is the only female driver for Yangon Bus Service (YBS) – and she has provided a welcome change for passengers. Having long put up with rude, vulgar and reckless male drivers they called for more women behind the wheel. The authorities agreed and the YBS’s governing body, the […]

Thiri Mingalar Shut-Down Order Draws Focus on Yangon’s Traffic, Car-Park Shortage Problems

Car brokers are lobbying for the government to provide an alternative compound at Mingalardon Township that is large enough and conducive for them to do business. This, after the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) ordered the Thiri Mingalar car centre in Ahlone Township shuttered on August 16. In fact, plans for such a compound to […]

Number of Business Licenses Soaring

​​ Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe said the number of business licenses issued by Yangon City Development Committee has reached over 43,000, at the Yangon region parliament yesterday. He replied to the question raised by MP Aye Aye Mar representing Lanmadaw township constituency-1 over the number of small and medium-sized enterprises, the region government’s measures […]

Southeast Asia’s First ‘Book Plaza’ to Open in Rangoon Early Next Year

RANGOON — A complex of businesses and event spaces aimed at book lovers, which developer U San Mon Aung has called Southeast Asia’s first “book plaza,” is set to open in downtown Rangoon’s Chinatown in early 2017. The Yangon Book Plaza will occupy a 100×200-foot space on the fifth floor of Than Market in Lanmadaw […]

Tender for Multi-Storey Commercial Building Project in Lanmadaw Township. Closing Date 27 Oct 2016

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Department of the Republic of Myanmar Ministry of Construction Department of Urban and Housing Tender Invitation   Announcing the proposal of the tender invitations with making the building blueprint and construction system for renovation and housing project which include multi-storey commercial building at 4.717 acre of land area […]

Korean firms to be invited to build Yangon-Dala bridge

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list A Tender for private companies to build a multi-million-dollar suspension bridge connecting downtown Yangon with sleepy Dala township will be called “soon”, but only for Korean firms, the Ministry of Construction’s permanent secretary said. U Kyaw Lin said a consulting company will be chosen this month to oversee […]

Upgrading the Rangoon Commute: Bus Rapid Transport

RANGOON – Two young women with metal milk cans run for the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) after hurriedly arriving at downtown Rangoon’s Lanmadaw Township station; the BRT bus had arrived minutes earlier and was pulling away from the stop. The driver gestures for them to proceed, where he waits. At peak hour, commuting to and […]

Less Than One Percent of Rangoon-Dala Bridge Budget Allocated to Land Compensation

RANGOON — The government paid compensation to 66 landowners on February 17 to partially cover losses to be incurred during the construction of a bridge connecting downtown Rangoon with Dala Township. The five-year, South Korea-funded bridge project, also being called the Korea-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, will cost an estimated US$168 million. South Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation […]

Invitation to Open Tender for the lease of Myanmar Railway-owned land; Closing Date: August 20, 2014

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Invitation to Open Tender for local Myanmar business person / Companies for lease of Myanmar Railway Owned land via Built, Operate Transfer (BOT) system. 1. Interested Myanmar business persons/ companies* are invited to lease the land on a long term basis using BOT system for the Rail Owned […]