Myanmar shifts to digital platform to control pandemic

COVID-19 will remain in Myanmar for around three to four years and digital technology will be used to facilitate disease control measures, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports. As being even an hour late in treating some patients could result in a high risk of fatality, technology like tele-medicine and email consultations can […]

Permission for some businesses to reopen in Yangon ‘appropriate’: UMFCCI

Business insiders and executives have commended the government’s move to allow some business to reopen amid COVID-19. “Allowing cut-make-pack (CMP) factories, workplaces, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to resume is an appropriate move. The factory closures have hurt workers’ incomes and has been bad for the country’s economy,” said U Maung Maung Lay, the […]

Chinese Firms Dominate Myanmar Solar Power Project Bids

Yangon — Six Chinese firms won the tender to implement 16 out of 30 solar power projects across Myanmar, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The ministry in May invited bids for the construction of 30 ground-mounted solar projects capable of generating a total of 1 gigawatt (GW) of power under a 20-year […]

Myanmar health ministry exempts logistics, airlines and communications business from stay-home order

The previous order by the ministry stated that all private businesses and organisations, except for essential businesses, are to follow the stay-home order 107/2020 bringing confusion among the public on which exact businesses. The new order 108/2020 , on September 22, have expanded the list stating that in addition to essential businesses, including banking and […]

Chinese companies dominate Myanmar solar tender

When bids were opened in Myanmar’s 1.06 gigawatt solar power tender on 9 September, a few names were repeated over and over: Sungrow Power Supply Co Ltd and China Mechanical Engineering Corporation, State Power Investment Corporation, China Gezhouba Group and Xian Longi Clean Energy Co Ltd. In the end, all but one of the winning […]

Yangon given less than 24 hours to “lockdown”, businesses to work from home

The Ministry of Health and Sports on September 20 instructed the whole of Yangon Region, excluding Cocokyun township, to stay at home after more than 2500 COVID-19 cases were reported in the region in the past 36 days. The announcement 107/2020 signed by the health minister Dr Myint Htwe states that with the increase in […]

Daw Suu under pressure to drop car import licences for govt officials

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi greets her supporters after the meeting with government officials and people in Bago in March 2019. Daw Suu under pressure to drop car import licences for govt officials Exclusive: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s government is under renewed pressure to drop plans to award tax-exempt car import licences to senior […]

Myanmar govt extends electricity subsidy until December

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) announced on August 18 that Myanmar households will not need to pay for the first 150 units of electricity consumed each month until the end of December due to the continued outbreak of COVID-19. However, embassies, United Nations organisations, and international organisations will not enjoy the power subsidy. […]

Magwe Region to build five small-scale refineries

Magwe Region is developing five Octane 92 mini refineries which will be able to refine up to 30,000 gallons of oil per day once they come into operation, said Magwe Region Natural Environment, Resources and Energy Minister U Myint Zaw. The project is being carried out across 200 acres of land five miles from Pakokku. […]

Invitation to Open Tender for Medical Products ; Closing Date : 23rd March 2020

Sealed tenders are invited by Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health and Sports for the supply of Medical Equipment to all hospitals in the (2019-2020) Budget year. Tender documents are available during office hours at the Procurement and Supplying Division, Department of Medical Services office No (4), Ministry of Health and Sports Commencing from […]