Myanmar imports nearly 15,000 motorbikes this month

MYANMAR imported about 15,000 motorcycles worth over US$6m through border trade camps within the first week of this month, according to the Ministry of Commerce. The imported motorbikes mainly entered the local markets in Mandalay and central regions. “Mandalay Region authorities normally issue licenses for over 500 bikes per day although the region has seen […]

Government seeks private funding for BRT system

A public transport scheme that would provide an express bus service along 150 kilometres of Yangon’s main roads could be available within three months, transport chiefs hope. Known as “BRT lite”, the scheme is based on a plan drawn up in 2013 by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a Bus Rapid Transit system […]

Thingyan’s Pandal permits to be revealed

Yangon authorities will announce next week how many pandals will be set up for this year’s water festivities. Applicants have until tomorrow to put in their request, and the winners will be drawn by lot and announced on March 17, said the city’s development committee. All pandal construction must be completed at least three days […]

Myanmar’s Lagging Public Infrastructure

Myanmar’s railway system is perhaps the last historical relic that anyone is lining up to save. While the moldy facades of colonial buildings are receiving makeovers with bright new coats of paint, any change that comes to this dilapidated rail system will likely be as slow as the train cars that jostle people and freight […]

Myanmar Onshore tender winners announced

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert of Tender and EOI as it happens. The Ministry of Energy announced the winning bidders of a tender for 18 onshore oil and gas blocks at a press event in Nay Pyi Taw on October 10. Winners included British Virgin Island-registered MPRL E&P, owned by […]