Yangon government reviews cinema rental fee

Yangon Region government is reviewing the rental fee for state owned and private cinemas, Minister Daw Naw Pan Thinzar Myo for Karen Affairs said Tuesday at Yangon Region Parliament session. MP U Kyaw Zay Ya from Dagon Township asked the parliament when the regional government started renting out cinemas and stalls in Yangon Region and […]

Yangon Traffic to Get a Lift

Commuters in Yangon may well be frustrated with the lack of parking spaces in the city, but a new mechanised innovation from Japan might provide the first step in attempts the alleviate congestion. The car lift, or Mechanical Car Parking System, takes up little space but can accommodate up to 15 vehicles, according to a […]

Five Content Providers to be Announced at The End of This Month

​​ Five content providers in a shortlist of ten companies will be announced at the end of this month, said Dr Pe Myint, from the Ministry of Information. The minister made his remarks when he explained the ministry’s work progress and future tasks to MPs at the dinning hall after the regular session of the […]

Myanmar Government pledges more cooperation with local and foreign media

  Myanmar kicked off the 5th conference on Myanmar media development in Yangon under the title of “Inclusive Independent Media In a New Democracy,” calling for responsibility and accountability in the media sector and pledges for cooperating with local and international media for the country’s media development. The remarks were made by Union Minister for […]

Four Ministries clarify undertakings in the first 100 days

Four ministries clarified their undertakings in the first 100 days of the new government to reporters in Nay Pyi Taw. The press conference was held at the Ministry of Information yesterday. Regarding the achievements of the Ministry of Information, Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint said the ministry conducted training and workshops for the […]

Govt to hold press conferences on its 100-day undertakings

The government will hold press conferences on its 100-day undertakings in Nay Pyi Taw, the Ministry of Information said yesterday. The press conference will begin today with four ministries—the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Border Affairs and Ministry of Electricity and Energy —giving briefings and answering media questions. The schedules are subject to change […]

Government’s work performance for first 100 days press conference to be held on Friday

A PRESS conference on the government’s work performance for the first 100 days will take place at the Ministry of Information at 1 pm this Friday with four ministries— the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Border Affairs, Ministry of Electricity and Energy and Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement— giving briefings and answering […]

Thais risk “sub-standard” democracy, state-run Myanmar newspaper says

YANGON: A state-run newspaper in Myanmar said on Friday neighbouring Thailand risked “sub-standard” democracy if a military-backed draft constitution is approved in a referendum this weekend. For decades Myanmar suffered economic stagnation under harsh military rule while Thailand was seen as an Asian “tiger” economy with extensive freedoms and a developing democracy. But the tables […]

Firm to bring big screens to small towns

Movie-loving Myanmar is suffering from a dearth of cinemas, which local firm MAZE is hoping to remedy. The company is kicking off a K20 billion two-year project to build 100 theatres across different states and regions. There were more than 400 cinemas nationwide in the early 1980s, but by the 2010s this had dropped to […]

Myanmar’s newspapers folds on losses

YANGON – Pyi Myanmar Daily, owned by Swe Sone Media Group, will temporarily stop publishing on June 6, the day it marks three years in print. The announcement, while thanking its readers, said it was making losses and facing other difficulties. It would cease publication to work out a new distribution approach and a fresh […]