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Curfew Imposed in Mandalay Oil Field

The Mandalay regional government has imposed a month-long curfew until December 3 in the Tatma oil field near Nyaung-U township to prevent illegal oil drilling, a regional legislator said. MP U Win Myint Khaing, who represents Nyaung-U, said the township imposed the curfew under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Oil wells have been […]

Nyaung-U airport to be renovated to handle more passengers

Renovation work will be carried out this year at Nyaung-U airport in Bagan to enable it to handle more passengers in the wake of the ancient city being declared a World Heritage site, said a senior civil aviation official. “We’ll carry out renovation work on the terminal. We’ll build rooms and upgrade the toilets for […]

From boom to bust for Bagan hotels

The humanitarian crisis in northern Rakhine and jailing of two Reuters journalists have hit hospitality businesses in Bagan hard, industry players admitted. But the problem goes beyond these two factors, they said. The government’s lack of law enforcement and absence of infrastructure support have throttled hotels and tourism. On a recent visit, a herd of […]

Construction of sunset watching locations 100 % finished in Bagan-Nyaung-U

Authorities with the Irrigation and Water Resources Management Department completed construction of lookout points for tourists in Bagan-Nyaung-U, according to an article in the City News Daily yesterday. The purpose of the lookout points was to give visitors an alterative to climbing up temples and other structures that were being eroded by tourists scrambling to […]

Invitation To Bid for Construction and Installation of Small-Scale Water Infrastructure in the Dry Zone of Myanmar. Pre-bid Conference on 12 July 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list For the Provision of Construction and Installation of small-scale water infrastructure in the Dry Zone of Myanmar (Shwebo, Monywa, Myingyan, Nyaung U and Chauk) Project: Addressing Climate Change Risks on Water Resources and Food Security in the Dry Zone of Myanmar United Nations Development Programme (June, 2017) Section […]

Bagan tourist arrivals growing

Domino effect for Bagan as improved Mandalay access spurs visitor arrivals by 17% year-on-year, top 5 overseas source markets lead demand growth in Q1 2017. “As one of the main tourist destinations in Myanmar, the ancient city of Bagan had 282,387 international visitors in 2016, with a 5-year CAGR averaging 12%. Currently, Nyaung U Airport […]

Air KBZ to Operate International Flights to Chiang Mai

Air KBZ plans to launch its first international route on 2 December, when it will begin thrice-weekly flights from Yangon to Chiang Mai, Thailand, said Assistant General Manager Daw Aye Mra Thar. The Myanmar airline planned to begin the new flight in November, but could not do so because of negotiations with Thailand authorities. A […]

Golden Myanmar Airlines joins ranks of local businesses charging dual prices

FOREIGNERS taking domestic flights by Golden Myanmar Airlines (GMA) should be prepared to pay over 50 per cent more than locals. Since April 1, the airline has introduced a new price structure with one price category for foreigners and several categories for locals. For a flight between Yangon and Nyaung U, foreigners pay US$89, whereas […]

Myanmar airports improve safety

YANGON, 11 March 2015: Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport says it has upgraded six airports in terms of safety and security. The six airports that have gained new safety equipment are Yangon, Mandalay, Nyaung U, Heho, Thandwe and Dawei. The Global New Light of Myanmar claimed the six airports received safety and security upgrades with the […]

Bagan to add night mall

BAGAN, 5 March 2015: Myanmar Restaurant Association says a night mall will be opened in Bagan to provide better shopping and products for visitors. Eleven Myanmar reported the story initially and quoted the association’s chairman, Tint Swe, as saying that the night mall would offer traditional handicrafts, regional products and clothes as well as traditional […]