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Direct flight to link Zhengzhou, Mandalay

ZHENGZHOU, April 12 (Xinhua) — A new air route will be launched between the city of Zhengzhou in central China’s Henan Province and Mandalay in Myanmar on April 30. The route will be operated by China Express Airlines with round-trip flights scheduled every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, using an Airbus A320 aircraft. The outbound flight […]

Mandalay parliament approves over K12B to light up 288 villages

The Mandalay parliament on Monday approved more than K12 billion (US$7.96 million) to fund the electrification of 288 villages in Thazi, Myingyan, Pyawbwe, Yamethin and Meiktila townships. The power will be supplied to the villages through the private finance initiative (PFI) system. “The private sector will finance the project initially and then it will be […]

Two companies picked to build new Mandalay market

Two companies have been chosen to build a new Mingalar Market to replace the one that burnt down in March 2016 in Mandalay city, and construction work is expected to begin at the original site this year, said U Kyaw San Myint of the Mandalay City Development Committee. The MCDC’s Tender Analysing Team chose Capital […]

Growth, living standards to rise as Mandalay aims to be second growth engine

Living standards in Mandalay Region are expected to rise this year with per capita GDP rising to K1.7 million compared to K1.5 million in the past, said regional chief minister U Zaw Myint Maung at the Mandalay International Trade Fair and Business Forum held on March 23. This will come on the back of rising […]

Company vows to supply solar power to 500 villages

Mandalay Yoma Solar Energy, which operates solar mini-grids to power rural regions, will generate solar power in 500 villages within three to five years, the company said. “First, we will supply electricity to 50 villages, and we estimate that up to 500 villages will be electrified within three to five years,” said Nathalie Riseau, the […]

Mandalay’s Motorcycle Market is Clicking

The motorbike market in Myanmar’s second largest city Mandalay has picked up according to motorbikes shops. This is in contrast to Yangon, where riding motorbikes in the city is legal. “Motorbike sales are better than they were before. This is due, thanks in part, to installment payment programs, which most of the motorbike shops increasingly […]

Mandalay takes steps for safety of passenger vessels

An awareness talk on safety of vessels, their systematic operation, and regulatory compliance was held at the meeting hall of the Department of Marine Administration in Mandalay on Monday. It was organized by the Mandalay Region’s Marine Administration Department and the Mandalay Maritime Police . At the event, officials covered the Inland Vessel Law, Myanmar […]

Mandalay to debate effort to resolve land-ownership issues

The Mandalay Region hluttaw (parliament) will debate a proposal to give title deeds to people who have lived for a long time on land that does not belong to them. U Tin Aung, MP for Chan Mya Tharsi constituency 1, submitted the proposal, which would exclude people living on government land. The proposal is expected […]

Inflation in Mandalay highest in the country: Ministry

Mandalay Region’s inflation rate, at 11.53 percent, is the highest in the country due to its status as a major trade hub in the country, said U Myat Thu, Regional Minister for Planning and Finance. The region’s inflation rate based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is calculated by the Central Statistical Organisation (CSO) […]

Economic Corridor to benefit people of China, Myanmar

KUNMING – At a fruit market in Wanding, Ruili, a county on the China-Myanmar border, workers are transferring watermelons and muskmelons from Myanmar to heavy trucks which will soon leave for Beijing, Shanghai and other cities in China. “Burmese fruit tastes good and enjoys great popularity among Chinese people,” Said Liu Hongfang, a manager of […]