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Yangon water supply upgrade may bypass the poorest

The Myanmar and Japanese governments are working together to deliver clean, drinkable water to millions of Yangon residents and end groundwater use, but the city’s poorest households may miss out on the benefits. By EAINT THET SU | FRONTIER WITH almost-transparent bamboo walls and nipa palm roofs, the homes on Watmasut Wun Htauk Street in […]

Myanmar State Counsellor scolds protesting students in Nay Pyi Taw

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi scolded students who were protesting against the extension of the school year during an event in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday. Myanmar’s de facto leader was speaking at the Education Sector Development Seminar when students stood up and unfurled banners to protest against the one-month extension. “This kind […]

Alexander Soros in Myanmar a week before Xi’s visit

Alexander Soros, son of the the American Billionaire George Soros, had paid a visit to Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw – a week before the Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his official visit at the behest of President Win Myint on January 17 and 18. Alexander, as stated on his social media account, is “back […]

Myanmar seeks migrant-worker protections in Malaysia and Thailand

The government is negotiating with Malaysia and Thailand to ensure that hundreds of thousands of Myanmar nationals working in their countries will have access to social welfare benefits, a senior minister said. U Thein Swe, minister of Labour, Immigration and Population, said the Myanmar Social Security Board is leading the negotiations with their counterparts in […]

Myanmar OKs plan for three smart cities

The government will transform the country’s three key cities – Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay – into smart cities, a minister said Monday. U Han Zaw, minister of Construction, said the plan is being carried out with the support of local and foreign businesses. “We will start by looking at the requirements of each […]

Nay Pyi Taw real estate market seeing growth

As more and more people are moving to Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw, demand in the real estate market has been growing year by year, says Zayar Real Estate Agency’s managing director U Nanda Kyaw. “As new companies and offices move, there are more and more people who want to buy property to set up […]

Mandalay to offer vocational training in 11 occupations

The Mandalay Region government will conduct vocational training for people aged 18 to 40 to improve their job skills or help them start their own businesses. The training, which will be held before the year end, will be open to those who finished their basic education. It will be held at the Government Technology High […]

Invitation for Open Tender- Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise , Deadline: January 3, 2020

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Electricity and Energy Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise ( Invitation for Open Tender ) ( 24/2019-2020 ) 1. Open tenders for 2019-2020 fiscal year are invited for supply of the following respective items in Myanmar Kyats. Sr No. Tender No. Description Remarks (a) DMP/L-023(19-20) (Retender) Model […]

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 […]

China, Myanmar Firms to Invest $130m in Four Agriculture Centres

China’s state-owned CITIC Construction group, the Myanmar Rice Federation and Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of agricultural centres in three key regions. The US$130 million (K197 billion) deal signed in Nay Pyi Taw last week will construct centres in Yangon, Ayeyarwady, Mandalay and Rakhine. “The project intends to upgrade the […]