Mekong countries welcome water sharing, construction assistance under LMC mechanism

Although the US has tried to provoke ASEAN countries against China, most officials and citizens in these countries are seemingly not willing to join the works. Daw Than Than Htay, a member of Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies, told the Global Times that accusations against China are clearly coming from countries outside the […]

Myanmar Officials, Ethnic Leaders Monitor China Border for Coronavirus

Intent on preventing an outbreak of the coronavirus in Myanmar, local officials and members of ethnic armed organizations, or EAOs, along the border with China have imposed travel restrictions, increased health checks, called for monitoring of Chinese workers and, in some areas, imposed fines. The border area — known for its rugged terrain beyond the […]

Mandalay city government makes big strides

Three years since the current Mandalay city government led by Mayor Ye Lwin took, residents and officials noted a big change in the country’s second largest urban area. No doubt, many things still need to be done, but changes are noticeable. Rubbish collection has vastly improved, keeping the city relatively clean. Streetlights have been erected, […]

Kachin to focus on three sectors to boost economy

Kachin State officials will set a policy to prioritise three sectors for sustainable economic development in the state, business officials have revealed to The Myanmar Times. U Hkyet Hting Nan, chair of the Kachin Entrepreneurs Association (KEA) said agriculture and livestock, hotels and eco-tourism, and natural resources and finished products will be the focus of […]

Big gas turbine tender to launch

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Myanmar’s ageing natural gas turbines are due for renovations as the Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) plans a tender this year, according to officials. The mostly American-made GE turbines have generally been operating for over 40 years, fuelled by onshore natural gas, and are well past due for […]

Dealers put the brakes on car imports

An expected drop in import costs set for January has left thousands of imported vehicles sitting in containers at Yangon Port as dealers fear that bringing them into the market now could result in losses. Officials said that sellers are expected to impose a reduction in transportation and insurance costs to dealers termed Cost, Insurance […]

New anti-corruption law targets crooked politicians, government officials

NAY PYI TAW—If officials in the current government are deemed to be corrupt, action can be taken against them by the next government in accordance with provisions of the new anti-corruption law, legal analysts say. The anti-corruption law was enacted by the Union Assembly parliament on August 7 this year and took effect on September […]