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Formalities for starting Imphal-Mandalay bus services at final

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh Tuesday said the formalities for starting a bus service between Imphal and Mandalay, the second largest city of neighbouring Myanmar, are at the final stage. Efforts are also on to extend rail and air link from the north eastern state of Manipur to Myanmar, Singh said at a conference […]

Police to File Charges Against Cement Factory Protesters

MANDALAY—The Mandalay Region Police Force will arrest and take action against all those involved in a violent protest on May 15 against the construction of a cement plant project near the village of Aung Thabyay in Patheingyi Township, Mandalay Region, according to region police force chief Police Brig-Gen Sein Lin. “Between 50 and 100 [protesters] […]

Yangon, Mandalay vie for best-city status

The debate between Mandalay and Yangon, and which is city the better to live in, has been heating up on social media. Shwedagon Pagoda may take the spotlight in advertising campaigns, but Mandalay has King Mindon’s Palace, the U Bein Bridge and the popular holiday destination Pyin Oo Lwin is just a few hours away. […]

ZIP codes to be introduced in four Mandalay townships

Mandalay city would soon introduce ZIP codes in four townships to increase the improve mail delivery, a senior Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) official said. U Kyaw San Myint said the four townships include Chan Mya Tharsi, Chan Aye Tharzan, Mahar Aung Myay and Aung Myay Tharzan. “After that, we will continue doing this in […]

“Political stability”: Mandalay courts European investors

“In order to facilitate investment, businesses need political stability. And in that sense, Mandalay is the perfect place to offer this condition,” Mandalay Chief Minister Zaw Myint Maung told an audience of European investors and businesses. The European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (EuroCham) in collaboration with the Mandalay Region Chamber of Commerce (MRCCI) organised […]

Local plastic makers face rising competition from imports

Plastic makers in Mandalay are facing tough competition from imported products, local businesses told the Myanmar Times. Foreign plastic products are much cheaper than locally made products because local producers are unable to scale production and instead face rising costs from having to import raw material and logistics. “For production cost, we are trying to […]

Anti-Corruption Commission opens office in Mandalay

The Anti-Corruption Commission of Myanmar opened an office in Mandalay on Sunday, and two people were already waiting in line to file complaints. The Mandalay branch is the second opened by the commission, following the opening of its Yangon office on March 16. The office was opened on land owned by the Ministry of Industry […]

Scheduled Power Outages for Myanmar’s Major Cities

MANDALAY—The electricity supply boards in Yangon and Mandalay have told the public to prepare for reduced power distribution rates and major power outages due to a reduction in rates of electricity being generated by hydropower stations. The Mandalay Electricity Supply Corporation (MESC) announced on Sunday that it will cut power to different districts of Mandalay […]

Lawyer: US man had Myanmar’s permission to grow cannabis

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The arrest of an American man in Myanmar for growing 20 acres of cannabis plants is unjust because authorities were aware that his company was doing scientific research and police were confusing hemp with recreational marijuana, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Thein Than Oo said that John Fredric Todoroki and the […]

Maha Myat Muni Pagoda to charge foreigners K5000

Foreign visitors to Mandalay’s Maha Myat Muni Pagoda will be charged K5000 (US$3.25) each starting on July 1, according to the Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs Association. The pagoda, which has had free admission until now, will use the entrance fee for maintenance and conservation, the group said. It is one of Mandalay’s most popular tourist destinations, […]