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Separate plots planned to establish specialized textile and garment zones in Yangon, Mandalay

Separate land areas are being planned to establish special zones related to textile and garment in Yangon and Mandalay regions, according to the ministry of industry. The ministry is cooperating with the private sector to implement pilot projects for industry complexes and clusters, a high-ranking official from the ministry. Union Minister for Industry Khin Maung […]

METRO Wholesale Myanmar plans to open showroom in Mandalay

METRO Wholesale Myanmar, the first-ever foreign wholesale company, is planning to open the saleroom in Mandalay, said Mr. Jens Michel, CEO of METRO Wholesale Myanmar. The showroom was open in Yangon on September 30. METRO Myanmar aims at becoming a market leader in the domestic market that can help promote cooperation and sustainable development in […]

Mandalay collects K10b from electricity cheats

The Mandalay Region government has collected some K10 billion (US$6.50 million) in fines from illegal electricity users in 10 months, a senior regional official said. U Zarni Aung, regional minister for Electricity, Energy and Construction, said the fines were collected from residential and business customers who had tampered with power meters from October 2018 to […]

Chinese bank unveils four business loans in myanmar

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) introduced four types of bank loans for employers in Mandalay last week. The bank loans available are working capital loans, project loans, trade finance and syndicated loans, according to the ICBC. The bank also introduced financial services related to Chinese border trade during a discussion on cross-border […]

Mandalay to regulate motorbike taxis, three-wheelers

Mandalay city authorities will enforce strict regulation of motorbike taxis and three-wheeled vehicles, a regional legislator said. While the motorbike taxis and three-wheelers help residents get around the city, they have become unruly and are operating without licences, said MP U Aung Kyaw Moe, an MP for Meiktila township. “Unlicensed vehicles should not be allowed […]

Myanmar’s Air KBZ plans to start Mandalay-Imphal flight

YANGON: Myanmar’s private carrier Air KBZ plans to start flight from Mandalay to Imphal in Manipur. Mandalay was the capital of erstwhile Burmese kingdom. India’s Ambassador to Myanmar Saurabh Kumar said Air KBZ is keen to operate flights between Mandalay and Imphal. To start the flight service, Kumar said the Air Services Agreement (ASA) has […]

Skirmishes prompt concerns, debate over major railroad project

Investor interest in building a railway project linking Mandalay to Muse, the largest trading post between Myanmar and China, is expected to wane due to security challenges along the border, analysts and observers said. The risks of disruption may deter most investors from tendering for the project, leaving China, which is seen as best being […]

Chinese magazine’s depiction of Mandalay palace causes anger in Myanmar

The monthly magazine China Today is under fire over its cover photo for a story on China-Myanmar relations. The cover of the June issue featuring the old palace walls in Mandalay with a reflection of a Chinese palace wall in Mandalay’s moat has gone viral this week. Social media commenters said the picture undermines the […]

Court-led mediation gains traction, may be expanded

A court-led mediation system being tested in four townships in Nay Pyi Taw and Bago Region is registering modest success, and plans are afoot to expand it to other parts of the country, a senior regional court official said. Mandalay Region High Court Chief Justice U Soe Thein said the mediation system promises to free […]

Mandalay gems mart to open at night

Mandalay city officials will extend the trading hours at Mahar Aung Myay gems market until 11pm, a city official said. U Kyaw Zaw Aung, a member of the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC), said the city will extend the trading hours to 11pm from the current 6pm. The move is aimed at helping the hundreds […]