Govt reveals plans to build new SEZ in Mon State

A new Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be implemented in Mon State, connecting Myanmar with the Mekong Subregion East-West Economic Corridor, government officials said at a Myanmar-Japan Investment Forum on July 29. The new SEZ aims to connect with Danang, Vietnam, and will be the largest SEZ in Myanmar if approved, said U Thaung Tun, […]

SJ Myanmar Secures 6th Contract to Manage Jetty Construction

Photos of the Wilmar Jetty in Thilawa, Yangon, before (top photo) and after (lower photo) construction. Surbana Jurong Myanmar has secured its sixth project to manage a jetty construction in Myanmar.Wilmar Myanmar Port Terminal (Thilawa) Limited commissioned SJ Myanmar to oversee the construction of the extension of the Wilmar Jetty in Thilawa, Yangon. The project […]

Myanmar to Upgrade Urban Infrastructure in State Capitals, Border Town

YANGON—The Myanmar government is planning to upgrade basic infrastructure and enhance urban management of three major cities in Mon and Karen states that lie along Japan’s planned East-West Economic Corridor for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Minister of Construction U Han Zaw said Monday that his ministry will take a leading role in developing the […]

Mon State a sweet spot for maritime trade, tourism: Picon-Deed

Maritime trade and tourism in Mon State can level up with better transport and power supply, according to a property market report. Yangon-based Picon-Deed Property Consultants released its study this month on Myanmar’s southern state highlighting how its mineral and natural resources, booming tourism industry and geographical location can capture investments and regional trade. Mawlamyine, […]

Myanmar has 2,642 Filling Stations Across the Country

More than 250 filling stations were allowed within ten months in 2019, bringing Myanmar’s total count to 2,462 filling stations across the country, according to figures from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. There are 94 filling stations in Nay Pyi Taw, 186 filling stations in Yangon Region, 647 filling stations in Mandalay Region, 214 […]

Govt to Build More Youth Training Centres

The government will build more training schools for youths who have run afoul of the law, according to U Soe Aung, deputy minister for the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. He said one of the schools will be built in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw. “The number of children is increasing at training […]

Window to Install Mandatory System on Fishing Boats Extended

The government had provided a two-month grace period from September 1 to October 30, to install the equipment, and is now extending the period to the end of November. VMS equipment is used in commercial fishing to allow regulatory organisations to track and monitor the activities of fishing vessels. “As the equipment has to be […]

Trade centre in Mon State to open before year end

A local trade centre in Mon State is expected to open before the end of this year, U Phone Myint, a member of the Mon State Chamber of Commerce & Industry, told Myanmar Times. The center, which will be located in Mawlamyine, aims to promote rubber products for starters when it opens later this year, […]

In sleepy Mawlamyine, Myanmar youths can’t wait to leave as city becomes shadow of its former self

Mawlamyine (or Moulmein) in Myanmar is one of those Southeast Asian cities like Sandakan (Malaysia), Bacolod (Philippines) and Songkhla (Thailand) – where the past looms large but the present seems faded and unpromising. The kinds of places that young people yearn to leave in search of jobs and money. Home to just under 300,000 residents, […]

MPs urge govt to rein in farmland sales

The subdivision and selling of farmland must be done by the national government, not by local management and development committees, a legislator in the Upper House has said. U Myo Win, MP for Mon State constituency 1, underscored the need for the national government to regulate the activities of management and development committees in townships […]