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Concerns grow over safety of ancient tower in Mandalay

Concerns are growing over the structural integrity of the watchtower in Mandalay Palace, home of the last Konbaung Dynasty, and one of the most popular tourist spots in the country, said people in the tourism industry. The 24-metre-tall tower, located in the southern part of the palace compound, is popular with visitors as a vantage […]

Flexible Pass expands to Mandalay, diversifies services

Sully Bholat, founder and chief executive of Flexible Pass, Myanmar’s first fitness booking app, is expanding into Mandalay, where interest in mixed martial arts, yoga and gym classes is growing along with the middle class. “The fitness trend has been picking up in Mandalay over the past few years, and many gyms and fitness centres […]

Mandalay moves closer to e-government with data centre

The Mandalay regional government has launched a data centre as part of its efforts to implement an e-government system. “With this system, people will be able to observe the government’s performance and access government services more easily and quickly,” said Mandalay Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung during the launch of the centre last Thursday. […]

Surveying Begins on Muse-Mandalay Railway

Ground survey work began Sunday on the Myanmar-China high-speed railway, a project that will link two economic centers in Myanmar with Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in southwestern China, as part of Beijing’s grand infrastructure plan for the region. “A joint team is working on a study of the railway alignment,” Ministry of Transport […]

Traders hope for a boost from new gem laws

The new amendments to the law governing the extraction of gemstones in Myanmar are expected to offer relief for the gem industry in Mandalay. Industry insiders interviewed by Myanmar Times said they hope the market in Mandalay will bounce back this year after the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on December 18 amended the tax rates and restrictions […]

Tom n Toms plans Myanmar expansion

South Korean Cafe chain Tom n Toms has started to launch outlets in Myanmar. Tom n Toms Myanmar has opened two locations in Yangon so far, at the international airport and the Kantharyar Centre, with a third planned for Yankin Township. Information from Myanmar International Business Alliance Company operation director Aung Sithu Khant revealed a […]

OUELH expands into Myanmar healthcare with US$19.5m acquisition

OUE Lippo Healthcare (OUELH) is venturing into Myanmar with stake acquisitions in two joint venture companies that own three hospitals, one medical centre and two clinics. This will give the company presence in the key cities of Yangon, Mandalay and Taunggyi, the subsidiary company of OUE Limited said on Thursday. OUELH’s wholly owned units have […]

Fintech firms partner to expand reach in Myanmar

Local digital payments provider Ongo and mobile data operator Ananda yesterday announced a partnership to expand the reach of their services in Myanmar. Under the agreement, Ananda users will have the added option of topping up their accounts at Ongo agents across the country as well as on its mobile application when they sign up […]

Get All Myanmar aims high for rapid growth to expand overseas

WITH online to offline (O2O) platforms on the rise across Asia, Get All Myanmar Co, a locally owned enterprise that began commercial operations in February this year, is confident that it will be able to expand overseas in a few years, according to Nyein Chan Soe Win, the firm’s co-founder and chief executive. “We have […]

Sichuan Airlines launches 2nd direct flight between China, Myanmar’s Yangon

China’s Sichuan Airlines has launched a new direct flight between Hangzhou, capital of east China’s Zhejiang Province and Myanmar’s Yangon since Tuesday, a release from the Yangon Aerodrome Company, an operating company of Yangon International Airport (YIA), said on Wednesday. It became the second route of the airline between Yangon and China following the launch […]