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Mandalay to boost traditional textile and weaving industry

The government is set to boost the region textile and weaving industry with the drafting of a strategy aimed at modernising the sector, an official of a local textile association said. Daw Myint Myint Than, vice chair of the Mandalay Textile and Weaving Manufacturers Association, said two meetings have been held with the Ministry of […]

Mandalay city government makes big strides

Three years since the current Mandalay city government led by Mayor Ye Lwin took, residents and officials noted a big change in the country’s second largest urban area. No doubt, many things still need to be done, but changes are noticeable. Rubbish collection has vastly improved, keeping the city relatively clean. Streetlights have been erected, […]

Myanmar OKs plan for three smart cities

The government will transform the country’s three key cities – Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay – into smart cities, a minister said Monday. U Han Zaw, minister of Construction, said the plan is being carried out with the support of local and foreign businesses. “We will start by looking at the requirements of each […]

Mandalay to offer vocational training in 11 occupations

The Mandalay Region government will conduct vocational training for people aged 18 to 40 to improve their job skills or help them start their own businesses. The training, which will be held before the year end, will be open to those who finished their basic education. It will be held at the Government Technology High […]

Mandalay attracts over half a million tourists

More than 500,000 foreign tourists visited Mandalay Region in the first 10 months of the year, topping last year’s annual figures, a senior official of the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism in Upper Myanmar said. U San Yu, deputy director of the directorate, said over 490,000 foreign tourists visited Mandalay in 2018, and his office […]

Mandalay to start numbering streets

Mandalay will start numbering streets in a bid to reduce confusion in the ancient city, said U Kyaw San Myint, a member of Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC). Many streets have the same names in the city and there is no system to naming them, he said. “We will start numbering streets starting from Chan […]

China Seeks Road, River Route Via Ayeyarwady for Economic Corridor

China is planning to build vital trade and logistics links with Myanmar along the Ayeyarwady River as part of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) to bypass poor road infrastructure. Proposed by China in November 2017 as part of its global Belt and Road Initiative, the CMEC is expected to connect China’s Yunnan Province with Mandalay […]

Explained: Why the flight service from Imphal to Mandalay is important

A chartered flight service from Mandalay in Myanmar to Imphal in Manipur will be operational thrice a month. What exactly is this service, and why is it important? Last week, Myanmar’s private airlines Air KBZ kicked off a chartered flight service from Manipur’s state capital Imphal to Myanmar’s second-largest city Mandalay. On the inaugural flight […]

Myanmar Switch to Unicode to Take Two Years: App Developer

Long before the October 1 switch from the Zawgyi font to Unicode in Myanmar, technology experts expected the move to generate some resistance from users. While the change is aimed at expanding communications and enabling greater compatibility with the rest of the world, the process of switching to the new system was expected to bring teething […]

China, Myanmar Firms to Invest $130m in Four Agriculture Centres

China’s state-owned CITIC Construction group, the Myanmar Rice Federation and Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of agricultural centres in three key regions. The US$130 million (K197 billion) deal signed in Nay Pyi Taw last week will construct centres in Yangon, Ayeyarwady, Mandalay and Rakhine. “The project intends to upgrade the […]