Mandalay poultry farmers blame high chick prices for losses

Poultry farms in Mandalay Region are suffering losses because of high chick prices and can’t make enough money to offset production costs, according to U Kyaw Htin, chair of the Mandalay Livestock Federation. The price of chicks should be fixed at about K600, but it was nearly K800 in late August, so it could have […]

Keen investor interest in privatisation of Yangon water system

Investors are showing keen interest in managing and distributing water in Yangon, with a total of 32 local and foreign companies having submitted expressions of interest (EOI) for the job since August 28, when the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) first announced its privatisation plans. The private sector has until October 28 to submit EOIs, […]

Supply, distribution of water in Yangon to be privatised: Mayor

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will invite the private sector to take over the supply and distribution of water in Yangon, Mayor U Maung Maung Soe was quoted by state media as saying. He said the YCDC has been facing difficulties managing wastage and lacks the manpower required to prevent illegal tapping of water […]

Myanmar continues coal-plant plans

Coal-fired plants will continue to be in use despite objections by different groups on grounds of health and environmental pollution, Ministry of Electricity and Energy deputy minister U Tun Naing said. He told the Amyotha Hluttaw, the upper house of Myanmar’s national bicameral legislature, that the government intended to go ahead with the construction of […]

Myanmar tackles housing for poor

Though Myanmar’s real estate sector last year faced many challenges, the government is planning to meet the housing needs of low-income people by working with development partners and private companies, according to speakers at the Myanmar Infrastructure Summit 2018 held March 20 to 22. Win Naing, deputy director at the Department of Urban and Housing […]

MoU signed in Rakhine for mega projects

SITTWE – With the aim of implementing three mega projects for regional development in Rakhine State, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Rakhine State Government Committee and private companies on October 30. The mega projects are construction of Kanyinchaung trade zone on Maungdaw Township, development of Manaung Island and construction of […]

YBS, YRTA and a new initiative to be accepted by the people

With the number of Yangon city-dwellers increasing by leaps and bounds, transportation became a problem for Yangon city commuters. It has been a big problem for many years. Due to poor management of the authorities concerned, the bus lines in Yangon had been a nuisance for commuters in the city. They had to always travel […]

Eco-friendly and job-creating investment being given priority to invest in Thilawa

Myanmar- Japan Thilawa Development Ltd (MJTD) has permitted investments in Thilawa Special Economic Zone giving priority to those who can create better job opportunities for the local people and are more eco-friendly. Currently, a total of 84 companies have been permitted to invest in Thilawa SEZ Zone A and the first phase of the Zone-B, […]

Yangon road, water and rail payment bids invited

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Dr Maung Aung, the secretary of Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA), says the authorities are working to introduce the same cash payment system for the Yangon Bus Service, water taxis and circular trains. On August 9, the YRTA invited a tender for the cash payment system for transport […]

For whom the road tolls: Funding highways in Myanmar

Anyone who has spent time in Myanmar – especially outside major cities – does not need to be convinced that the road transport infrastructure requires severe improvement. The evidence is in the bumpy rides. There is no shortage of academic insight either. Studies have estimated that coffers needed to improve road infrastructure are in the […]