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Myanma Shipyards to hand over a multi-purpose vessel to its owner

Myanma Shipyards Dong A Joint Venture Company Limited is arranging to hand over a multi-purpose vessel to its owner, Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems under Ministry of Transportation and Communications, on July 27, sources said. The company is building nine vessels and repairing four vessels at the present, according to the […]

Plan for Mandalay terminal worries bus owners

Bus operators have expressed reservations about the final design of the Chan Mya Shwe Pyi (Kywel Sel Kan) bus terminal in Mandalay, which is touted as one of the most modern in the country. The final design of the upgrade was submitted last month to the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) by M-Development Corporation Co […]

Singapore Myanmar Investco JV partner moves to block TPR Myanmar sale

SINGAPORE (June 21): Singapore Myanmar Investco (SMI) says its joint venture partner Golden Infrastructure Group (GIG) has officially initiated legal action against the group’s sale of TPR Myanmar. To recap, SMI has been engaged in a dispute with GIG since Dec 2016 regarding their joint venture in Myanmar Infrastructure Group (MIG), which is the holding […]

Bus company loses YBS licence after complaints of poor service

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) cancelled the licence of a public-private partnership (PPP) company under the Yangon Bus Services (YBS) due to poor service, YRTA said on Thursday it officially stopped the ‘Khit Thit Nyein Chan Yay’ PPP company from operating under the YBS for failing to provide good service to commuters over an […]

Yangon takes legal action against nearly 30,000 vehicles

The Yangon region government took legal action against nearly 30,000 vehicles which are parked on public roads for long periods, it is learnt. As the number of cars in Yangon increased and parking became scarce, there were many quarrels over parking. Some companies and shops are taking up many of the parking spots on public […]

Tailor Shop Family Accused of Abuse and Enslavement to be Formally Charged

On Thursday a court will decide on the charges with which to prosecute six family members for torturing and enslaving two children in a downtown Rangoon tailoring shop for five years. Ko Latt, 63, Tin Thuzar, 59, Tin Min Latt, 37, Yarzar Tun, 25, Su Mon Latt, 27, and Thiri Latt, 37, who ran Ava […]

With Launch of Shwe Job App, Education on Factory Workers’ Rights Goes Digital

“Shwe Job”, a smart­phone app which aims to raises aware­ness on the rights of fac­tory workers and promote health and safety in the industrial workplace, was released on International Worker’s Day on May 1. The app, developed by the EU backed SMART Myanmar and GIZ, con­sists of stories, illustrations and voiceovers designed to raise awareness […]

One of world’s biggest superyachts ‘built using illegal Burmese timber’

A German shipyard used illegally-sourced teak from Myanmar to construct a superyacht for a Russian billionaire, a public prosecutor has claimed. Nobiskrug shipyard on the river Eider used wood supplied by a Burmese government-controlled firm which was sanctioned earlier this year for exporting teak from threatened forests, lawyer for the state Axel Bieler said. Timber […]

Moving in difficult due to permit delays

Delays issuing Building Completion Certificates (BCC) are keeping owners and renters from moving into recently completed buildings, say developers. Contractors often have to wait up to a month to be issued the permits from Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), which translates into lost revenue for developers unable to move in tenants and owners immediately after […]

Online Car Market Revs up Tech Race

Online car marketplace MyanmarCarsMarket has upgraded its portal to utilise state-of-the-art technologies in a bid to grab a bigger share of the burgeoning auto market pie in Myanmar, the company said. As Myanmar opens up to the rest of the world, the way businesses and consumers interact with each other is expected to change dramatically, […]