Redrafting of Municipal Law Underway

Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe told Mizzima that they were redrafting the Municipal Law, which has weaknesses, with the assistance of Singaporean legal experts. “It is really shameful. This new Municipal Law is not as good and comprehensive as the law enacted in 1922,” he said, referring to the legislation brought in under British colonial […]

Manila Water, partner propose to undertake major Yangon project

Manila Water Company Inc. and partner Mitsubishi Corp. are eyeing a large-scale project that would help reduce non-revenue water in Yangon, Myanmar. Non-revenue water refers to water produced and lost due to leaking pipes and illegal connections or because of inaccurate metering. In a statement, Manila Water said it was expecting to submit jointly with […]

Myanmar Fishery Export Income Set to Double

​​ THOUGH MYANMAR’S fishery export income took a dive for three straight years until 2015, industry players hold high hopes to rebound, given the slight increase last year and the potential continuation of growth this fiscal year ending on March 31. In FY2011-12, Myanmar could generate US$705.9 million (Bt24.7 billion) from fishery exports, after dropping […]

Yangon MPs Approve Pollution Proposal

​​ Yangon Region’s parliament yesterday approved a proposal calling for action to be taken against factories that pollute.  Five MPs discussed the proposal submitted by MP Kyaw Kyaw Tun of Hlaing township constituency no.1 on October 18.  In his proposal, Kyaw Kyaw Tun said there were many industrial zones and factories in Yangon and it was crucial for distilleries, cell battery and rubber factories to treat their waste water. Now rivers were polluted with waste. Distilleries were not the factories that produced essential goods but they were heavy polluters, the MP said.  […]

Sagaing farmers lack interest in cultivating chemical-free betel

Farmers from Sagaing Region’s Shwebo district have voiced a lack of interest in cultivating betel plants using natural products in lieu of chemicals, despite the absence of dangers to the health of both consumers and growers. Betel plants are grown annually between April-August and take four months before the leaves are ready to be picked […]

Elected YCDC Members Say They Have Been ‘Treated Badly’

RANGOON — Elected members of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) rejected an order from Rangoon’s mayor to alter a regulation and effectively remove them from their positions before their terms had concluded. City mayor and YCDC chairman Maung Maung Soe released an order on Monday calling on the Rangoon regional government to “replace” Article […]

Myanmar Bans Foreign Fishing Boats From Its Waters

YANGON — Myanmar has banned foreign fishing vessels from its waters as of the beginning of April amid concerns about overfishing, an official from the Myanmar Fishery Federation (MFF) said. “Fish and other marine resources in our waters were declining. So [Myanmar] banned foreign fishing boats from fishing in our waters to prevent that,” said […]

Myanmar to purchase more ocean liners

YANGON—Myanma Five Star Line will be purchasing three more ocean liners, according to MFSL deputy general manager Maung Maung Soe. As the national flag carrier of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, MFSL now operates shipping services by running with 22 ocean-going vessels for domestic and foreign travel. “We are planning to buy three […]