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Crackdown on idle land in industrial zones in Yangon intensifies

Yangon Region Government has collected the list of idle lands bought with the intention of manipulating land prices in some industrial zones in Yangon, said Nilar Kyaw, Yangon Region Minister for Electricity, Industry and Transport, at the 6th regular session of Yangon Region Parliament on March 16. Regional MP Kyaw Kyaw Maung representing East Dagon […]

Yangon Chief Minister Underscores Systematic Management of Industrial Zones

​​ Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein has stressed the need to systematically manage the industrial zones where warehouses and vacant land plots are subject to market speculation as an industrial supervision committee has been formed with regional ministers. The establishment of the supervision committee under the leadership of the ministers comes after management […]

YRTA’s school bus program to be launched in coming academic year

YANGON – The school buses being purchased by Yangon will be running on June 1 of the coming academic year, said Dr Maung Aung, Secretary of Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA). “We are going to hold a kick-off ceremony soon to talk to bus drivers,” said Maung Aung. “The school buses will include CCTV and […]

Yangon Govt Minister Defends Paying K10-Bn for 200 School Buses

​​ More than 10 billion kyat had to be spent to purchase 200 school buses for Yangon city, said Nilar Kyaw, Yangon region minister for electricity, industry and transport. “Of the over 6,000 million kyat handed over by the former All Bus Lines Control Committee (Ma-Hta- Tha), over 1 billion kyat was spent on giving […]

Myanmar to regulate ride-hailing companies

The Myanmar government is looking at coming out with regulations to govern the technology-based ride-hailing app space, seeking to provide a level playing field to the operators, according to DealstreetAsia. The report quoted Nilar Kyaw, Minister of Electricity, Industry, Transport & Communication saying at the regional Parliament earlier this month that the Road Transport Administration […]

Vessels Plying Rivers and Streams in Yangon to be Inspected

Yangon region government is planning to monitor and inspect all vessels running in rivers and streams in the region as quickly as possible, said Nilar Kyaw, regional minister for electricity, industry and transport during a parliament session held on November 20. She replied to a question raised by MP Thein Swe of No.2 Seikkyi Kanaungto […]

Yangon Authorities Ready Sale of 200 Discounted Buses for School Services

The Yangon government will sell 200 buses to those wanting to run school bus services. The purchasers can buy the buses with the help of bank loans if required, Nilar Kyaw, the minister for electric power, industries and transport of the Yangon Region Government, told a meeting on the plan. Daw Kyi Pyar, a regional […]

Yangon Braced for Hot-Season Power Cuts

​​ Nilar Kyaw, Yangon Region’s minister of electricity, industry, roads and communications, says the city is expected to suffer regular blackouts during the hot season.  Some townships in Yangon are reporting regular power outages. “In Thingangyun Township, there was a power outage last night. It lasted about one hour,” said a resident.   Kyaw Win, union minister […]

Myanmar courting global producers

The Myanmar authorities have sped up efforts in recent months to increase the country’s attractiveness for global manufacturers. The latest move was revealed in September by the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) and concerns the move to allow local and foreign investors into industrial zones across the country. This follows requests by companies from Hong Kong […]