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Sojitz, NTT, NEC, NESIC to Upgrade Communications Infrastructure in Myanmar

Sojitz Corporation, NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), NEC Corporation and NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (NESIC) will carry out an infrastructure upgrade in Myanmar. The plans come under official instruction from Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, the country’s incumbent telecoms operator and once completed, will connect the cities of Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay and […]

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 […]

Poll Finds Civil Service Retirees Prefer to Settle Down in Yangon

Most of Myanmar’s civil servants want to retire in Yangon, the country’s economic capital, according to a government survey. U Kyaw Lin, deputy minister of Construction, told the Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) on Monday that his ministry and the Ministry of Planning and Finance conducted the survey of civil servants who were due to retire […]

Yangon Hotel Rates Remain a Bargain

YANGON, 8 November 2019: Yangon will close 2019 with at least 400 new rooms in the city’s highly competitive upper-scale hotel segment, according to the latest Colliers International Myanmar report. That pushes the room total from 5,300 in the four and five-star categories at the close of the second quarter of this year to 5,700 […]

Mining Decentralisation in Myanmar Requires Better Implementation to Succeed

Recent reforms in Myanmar’s mining sector have given greater powers to states and regions. Following regulatory changes in 2018, the responsibility for issuing permits for artisanal and small-scale mines has shifted from Nay Pyi Taw to licensing boards overseen by state and regional governments. According to the mines law, artisanal mining refers to individuals working […]

Picon Deed – Nay Pyi Taw Property Market Report September 2019

Matching realistic growth with grand ambition Summary Internationally managed hotels surviving from supply glut International school opens new campus in preparation for embassy relocation Retail malls flourishing Poorly managed hotels struggle with significant vacancies INTRODUCTION There are signs of new growth in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar’s administrative capital. The city, which is located approximately halfway […]

More time needed before expatriates consider relocating to Nay Pyi Taw

Myanmar’s administrative capital still lacks international standard healthcare, residential housings, and convenient transport connections to convince expatriates to relocate to the city, according to a recent property survey by Picon-Deed Property Consultants. In its first property market report on Nay Pyi Taw in September, Picon-Deed stated that the administrative capital’s lighter traffic and cleaner air […]

New Shenzhen-Nay Pyi Taw flight launched

Dong Hai Airlines has launched a direct B738 route between Shenzhen and Nay Pyi Taw. The flight commenced operations yesterday and will run twice a week, according to Pioneer Aerodrome Services Company, which operates the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport. Dong Hai Airlines directly connects Myanmar’s capital to its second international destination. A number of […]

NPE opens advertising section in Nay Pyi Taw

The News and Periodicals Enterprise (NPE) has opened their advertising section for Nay Pyi Taw at office No 7 of the Ministry of Information yesterday. The section will accept advertisements to be put in Myanma Alinn, Kyemon, The Global New Light of Myanmar and Myanmar Digital News. Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun, Permanent Secretary […]

International School Yangon to open Nay Pyi Taw campus

The International School Yangon will open its new campus in Nay Pyi Taw in September, said Gregory Hedger, the school’s director. “The school is going to be in Nay Pyi Taw because …about 16 embassies are going to move to Nay Pyi Taw this year,” said U Zaw Tun Oo, deputy director general of the […]