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SMEs need policies tailored for growth to flourish: MRCCI

The Mandalay Region government needs to have specific policies to boost small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) in order to attract and grow high-skilled jobs. The Mandalay Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MRCCI) unveiled the 2019-2022 Mandalay Region Business Agenda last month suggested several initiatives including for taxation, regulations, labour and education that the regional government can […]

Mandalay: City of the future?

An energetic mayor and revamped municipal authority are giving Myanmar’s second city a tech-based makeover, which is being embraced by residents tired of past mismanagement. “MANDALAY is like a Phoenix from ancient Greek mythology. Like the mythical bird, Mandalay will always rise and regenerate from the ashes,” the renowned author Mya Than Tint wrote in […]

Fraudulent land sale alleged in Mandalay

A single land plot in Mandalay was sold twice to different people, one of the affected buyers has told the media. At a press conference, property buyer U Naing Lin said he paid K600 million for a piece of land in Myothit No.1 ward and was issued a title for the land even though it […]

CBM extends WeChat Pay pilot phase by three months

The pilot phase for the use of the WeChat Pay service in Myanmar has been extended for a second three-month period, Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) director general Daw Myint Myint Kyi said. The pilot phase began in February when the CBM approved the request of Paypb Co Ltd for the use of the WeChat […]

Mandalay to offer affordable housing again next year

The Mandalay City Development Committee plans to sell affordable housing again next year, MCDC member U Kyaw San Myint said. The agency plans to sell more than 540 units this month, but applications have far exceeded the number of units for sale, he said. However, people don’t need to worry if they are unable to […]

Myanmar’s first advanced landfill to open in Mandalay

Myanmar’s first level-4 sanitary landfill with leachate treatment facilities is being built in Kyauk Kyan Taung in Mandalay city, said U Kyaw San Myint of the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC). Ordinary landfills can significantly damage the environment, but level-4 sanitary landfills with leachate treatment facilities can clear contaminants from the soil. “We’ll carry out […]

Tender to be called to provide internet service in Mandalay’s gems market

Tenders will be invited for telecommunications companies to provide internet service to the gems traders at the Mahar Aung Myay Gems Dealers’ Market in Mandalay, said Mandalay City Development Committee member U Kyaw Zaw Aung. The plan comes after a Chinese man was fined earlier this month for providing internet service unofficially at the market. […]

Chinese cattle breeder invests in Myanmar, plans to export

The Myanmar Invest Commission (MIC) last month permitted China’s Kangrui Agriculture & Livestock Development Company to invest in the raising of cattle in Myanmar. The investment will involve an injection of US$37 million in funds. A breeding facility will be established in Mahlaing Township, Mandalay Region. Kangrui Agriculture & Livestock Development Company, which is 90 […]

Mandalay project with telco under review, says chief minister

Cooperation between China-based telecommunications giant Huawei and Mandalay city in a “Safe City” project is being reviewed, says Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung. A committee comprising Mandalay City Development Council, police, and NGO representatives, chaired by Regional Minister of Electricity and Construction U Zarni Aung, is overseeing the project, which involves the […]

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 […]