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Lawmakers Urge Govt to Tackle High Cancer Rates

NAYPYITAW—The Lower House of Parliament on Thursday approved a proposal urging the Union government to take steps to reduce the prevalence of cancer in the country. Describing consumption of unhealthy foods as one of the leading causes of cancer in Myanmar, Lower House lawmaker U Kyaw Lwin Aung urged the government to take action in […]

Govt says it can’t take action against dishonest telecoms

The government is helpless against telecommunication operators that impose surcharges on customers, as shutting them down even for just an hour could hamper communications in the country, a senior transport official said on Monday. U Tha Oo, deputy minister of Transport and Communications, admitted that although mobile companies are charging users more than they should, […]

Bridge Work: Department of Rural Road Development, Invitation for Open Tender, Closing Date: 15 May 2018.

If your company has Request for Quotation (RFQ) or Tender Announcement that you want us to publish for FREE in the Tenders & Awards section of our website please submit to us at tender (at) consult-myanmar.com for our consideration. 1. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a grant from Federal Republic of […]

A New Harbinger of Good Governance – Myanmar’s Institute of Directors

This week marks the launch of an important market institution – the Myanmar Institute of Directors (MIoD), the first independent, private sector-led organization promoting best corporate governance standards and practices in the country. This is a significant step in Myanmar’s ongoing market reforms and sends a strong signal to the global business community the country’s […]

All Yangon are projects without parliament approval: MP

MP Kyaw Zayya blasted the Yangon Region Government for projects underway within the Yangon Region “without the parliament’s approval”. He claimed that most, if not all, major projects are not going through proper channels i.e. the parliaments at a debate session titled “Lessons to learn from the Yangon Region Government” hosted by Democratic Voice of […]

Myanmar to learn from Malaysia on ease of doing business

In order to raise its rank on the World Bank’s ease of doing business index, a Myanmar delegation recently visited Malaysia, which is much higher on the index, to study the situation there. Their findings will be reported to the ministries and Vice President, said U Aung Soe, director of the Myanmar Trade Promotion Team. […]

Trade on the rise, more FDI needed: U Ye Min Aung UMFCCI VP

U Ye Min Aung, vice president of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, told the Global New Light of Myanmar his views on Myanmar’s economy in an exclusive interview. Q: Please tell us about the current economic situation in Myanmar? A: At the present period, global economy […]

Telecom sector attracts most foreign investment in Myanmar in 2016

Telecom sector topped the foreign investment line-up of Myanmar with 47.07 percent of the total investment flowing into the country in the fiscal year 2016-2017, according to the statistics of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) Tuesday. The telecom sector was followed by industrial sector with 25.5 percent and the rest went to power, hotel and construction […]

After Myanmar protests, China says companies should respect laws

China has consistently demanded its companies operating abroad respect local laws, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday after hundreds of villagers in Myanmar protested against the resumption of operations at a Chinese-backed copper mine. The protests have gathered momentum since last Wednesday when some people broke through police barriers protecting the mine, operated by Myanmar […]

YCDC Fights Fake Permits at Private Construction Sites

Constructors will not be allowed to post building permits for buildings themselves anymore, and have to use YCDC-made signboards instead, according to the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). YCDC said illegal builders are putting up signs on their projects that claim to have the Committee’s permission, while in reality the projects are illegal and the […]