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Yangon project tests quake resistance of city high-rises

A project to assess the ability of Yangon’s buildings to withstand earthquakes will begin with Tarmwe township, the region’s Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said at the launch of the project at a local hotel. Tarmwe is densely populated and has many high-rise buildings, so they should be strengthened to be able to resist […]

Hang on, Yangon! The City Getting a Facelift One Alley at a Time

After the nonprofit workers cleaned out all the garbage from behind his building, Win Nit, a native of Yangon, Myanmar, was amazed at how much space was back there. “I didn’t even consider this spot as anything but a dump,” he says, frying samosas in an alley that was once buried under a thigh-high drift […]

Hanthawaddy International Airport Project to Begin Next Year

YANGON—The long-postponed, Japan-backed Hanthawaddy International Airport project will start next year, Deputy Director-General U Ye Htut Aung of the Ministry of Transport and Communications told The Irrawaddy. The Civil Aviation Department, the Yangon Aerodrome Co Ltd—which operates Yangon International Airport—and Japanese government officials, led by the deputy transport minister, have held five rounds of talks […]

Monywa to produce electricity and fertilizer from waste

The Japanese corporation Fujita is conducting a feasibility study on implementing production of electricity and fertilizer from waste in Monywa, according to Kyaw Myo Win, chairman of Monywa Township Municipal Committee. The Osaka based Zaibatsu will provide 40 percent through its Myanmar branch while the remaining 60 percent will be provided by the regional government. […]

Myanmar Metals eyes $30m raising

The Mark Creasy-backed Myanmar Metals is raising $30 million for its flagship Bawdwin project in the South East Asian country. The polymetallic explorer is raising $20.8 million in a discounted placement priced at 6.5¢, along with $9.2 million in a one-for-nine rights issue. The cash will be used for a definitive feasibility study, further drilling, […]

Sittwe & Paletwa Inland Waterway Tender. Closing Date 10 June 2019

For Appointment of Port Operator/Contractor for Management, Operation & Maintenance of Myanmar Port & IWT Terminal at Sittwe and IWT Terminal at Paletwa under Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project Tender No: IWAI / KPMU / 45/2019 (Notice Inviting E-Tender) Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) ,on behalf of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), invites ONLINE […]

Better oil and gas deals needed in the future, say experts

Efforts must be taken to lessen Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise’s (MOGE) tax burden from contracts signed with joint-venture firms to work offshore oil and gas fields, a report states. According to the “State-Owned Economic Enterprise Reform in Myanmar: The Case of Natural Resource Enterprises” report by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and Renaissance […]

130 MW solar project announced in Myanmar

Thailand-based Modern Energy Management (MEM) says it has teamed up with an undisclosed investor to develop a 130 MWp solar PV project in Myanmar. It is expected to come online in Q4 2019. Overall, the country is said to have a large-scale solar pipeline totaling 1.5 GW. The renewable energy advisory firm will reportedly help […]

Education Ministry Suspends Construction of 6,000 New Schools

NAYPYITAW — The Education Ministry has suspended its project to construct about 6,000 educational facilities including basic education schools across the country due to budget constraints. The government had already granted a budget for the project but since new President U Win Myint increased the pay for civil servants in April, the Education Ministry no […]

Mon State Revenue Collection Declines in 2017

​​ Revenue collection for 2017 in the Mon State dropped by K272.64 million compared to the previous year, said an official from Mon State Internal Revenue Department. This year, Mon State collected nearly K5.29 billion down from the K5.57 billion collected last year, said U Myo Ko, assistant general director of the Mon State Internal Revenue […]