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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 […]

Sojitz, NTT, NEC, NESIC to Upgrade Communications Infrastructure in Myanmar

Sojitz Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), NEC Corporation and NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (NESIC) will carry out an infrastructure upgrade in Myanmar. The plans come under official instruction from Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, the country’s incumbent telecoms operator and once completed, will connect the cities of Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay and […]

Mandalay sets new valuation for condos

After setting new property valuations for the city, the Mandalay Region government has set new assessed values for condominium and apartment building transactions for 2019-2020. The new valuation covers condominiums and apartment buildings in Mandalay’s Chan Mya Tharsi, Aung Myay Tharzan, Pyigyitagun and Chan Aye Tharzan townships. The new rates set a maximum amount of […]

Poll Finds Civil Service Retirees Prefer to Settle Down in Yangon

Most of Myanmar’s civil servants want to retire in Yangon, the country’s economic capital, according to a government survey. U Kyaw Lin, deputy minister of Construction, told the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) on Monday that his ministry and the Ministry of Planning and Finance conducted the survey of civil servants who were due to retire […]