Private waste management coming to Mandalay

Mandalay City Development Committee will put out a tender later this month for rubbish collection in the city. A senior official from the committee’s Cleaning Department said companies will be invited in late February to submit proposals for taking on rubbish collection responsibilities. Mandalay current generates 750-800 tonnes a day of hard rubbish and the […]

Prospect for women in changing Myanmar

Myanmar has undergone huge changes in recent years in an attempt to open the country’s doors to foreign investment and catch up with the increasingly modernised world. Looking at the largest city, Yangon, it is obvious that modernisation is creeping into the country, with multinationals including Mercedes, Chevrolet and Hilton entering the market, with many […]

A tale of moon and mountains

While governments typically drive basic infrastructure investments such as rural electrification and farm-to-market roads, the private sector is well positioned to help mountain communities by providing financing, market linkages, knowledge and other services. When it came to Myanmar, there was little talk of the special needs of the nation’s remote piece of the Himalayan region […]

Myanmar looks abroad for investment in healthcare

YANGON (Reuters) – Yangon General Hospital was once the jewel in the crown of one of Southeast Asia’s best healthcare systems. These days, hundreds of patients are forced to sleep in corridors of the hulking, colonial-era red-brick building, dogs doze on the floor of the emergency ward and garbage is piled in corners. It is […]

Japan Awakes to Revamped Dawei

YANGON — After last week’s takeover of the proposed Dawei port and economic zone project by the Myanmar and Thai governments, Japan’s government and private sector are taking a renewed interest in the project after previously appearing lukewarm to the proposition. “Dawei Special Economic Zone [SEZ] is a very important project for the region,” said […]

Ministry to cooperate with private companies to generate more power

The Ministry of Electric Power will team up with the private sector to address the problem of power shortages. Myanmar is expected to consume about 1688 MW in the summer time. But the actual demand is about 2060 MW. Only about 30 per cent of the total households in the country has connected to the […]

Myanmar looks to private firms to improve dire air safety record

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. (Reuters) – Myanmar aims to lure private companies to upgrade and run nearly half its airports in a bid to spruce up its poor record on air safety and support a fast-growing tourism industry, officials said on Tuesday. […]

Local airports to be handed over to private sector

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. YANGON—Local airports in Myanmar are being allowed to approach private companies to handle their operations, according to the Directorate of Myanmar Aviation Department. There are 69 domestic airports in Myanmar. Among them, only 32 airports including Nay Pyi […]

President Thein Sein invites investments to industrialize Myanmar

Foreign investments are invited as Myanmar requires capital and technologies to industrialize, President Thein Sein said on Friday’s morning. Thein Sein addressed in a meeting with business leaders around the world in the World Economic Forum on East Asia, at Myanmar International Convention Centre in Nay Pyi Taw. “The country can become prosperous not with […]