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Education Ministry Suspends Construction of 6,000 New Schools

NAYPYITAW — The Education Ministry has suspended its project to construct about 6,000 educational facilities including basic education schools across the country due to budget constraints. The government had already granted a budget for the project but since new President U Win Myint increased the pay for civil servants in April, the Education Ministry no […]

Mall operator, Thai healthcare group launch Yangon hospital on high demand

Myanmar mall operator Ga Mone Pwint Co has teamed up with Thailand’s Thonburi Healthcare Group to start a new facility, Ar Yu International Hospital, in Yangon, where demand for high quality standards of healthcare is rising fast. The new US$70 million hospital, which will open in mid August, is the first such project in Yangon […]

MPs raise concerns over consequences of Yangon expansion

Since the start of the year, Yangon has announced ambitious plans for expansion and new infrastructure. ‘’The Yangon population will hit 10 million in the next two decades and it can be a mega city by 2040, said Daw Nilar Kyaw of Yangon regional minister for Electricity, Industry and Transportation. But while the developments are […]

Department of Civil Aviation: Invitation to Expression of Interest (EOI) for Muse Airfield. Closing Date : 15 Dec 2017

The Department of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Transport and Communications, invites the interested local companies with foreign firms forming the consortium to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Muse Airfield which will be implemented by PPP scheme for the construction, financing and operations of the airport. The EOI document in the English language may […]

Gemstone Sales Center Slated for Yangon

The Union govern­ment has created a working commit­tee to plan and estabish a gemstone sales center in Yangon, U Kyaw Win, Chairman of Myanmar Gold Entrepreneur Asso­ciation, said. The committee was jointly organized by of­ficials from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conser­vation, members of the Myanmar Gem and Jew­elry Entrepreneurs Asso­ciation, and the […]

Thiri Mingalar Shut-Down Order Draws Focus on Yangon’s Traffic, Car-Park Shortage Problems

Car brokers are lobbying for the government to provide an alternative compound at Mingalardon Township that is large enough and conducive for them to do business. This, after the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) ordered the Thiri Mingalar car centre in Ahlone Township shuttered on August 16. In fact, plans for such a compound to […]

Housing hopes pinned on Dagon Seikkan

Yangon has long struggled to provide affordable housing options to its lowest income citizens, due to a lack of financing options and high land prices. Real estate agents believe that new developments in Dagon Seikkan township may be the first step towards a solution. Housing demand in Yangon is high – rising to around 30,000 […]

Traders start treading as more people enter water business

Purified water is becoming popular among Yangon’s well-to-do, but with more people entering the business, margins are being squeezed for the middlemen who deliver it door-to-door. Municipal water supply generally comes from four reservoirs located far north of town – no longer including Kandawgyi and Inya lakes – or tube wells, but people like Ko […]

YCDC to measure air pollution at 15 sites

In an attempt to combat worsening air quality, Yangon City Development Committee is installing 15 air quality control machines throughout the city, assistant chief engineer of the pollution and cleansing department U Aung Myint Maw said. The machines, which will measure levels of dust, carbon dioxide and a dozen other known pollutants, will be positioned […]