Construction work to resume in Yangon with new rules

Construction work in Yangon, which has been halted since the third week of September, will be allowed to resume if it follows new rules, said the Yangon Region Construction Inspection Committee. “Construction projects in Yangon Region will have to report to the committee and after inspection, they will be allowed to resume if they are […]

Flow of materials into Myanmar expected to resume soon from China

Garment industry leaders said the flow of raw materials from China could begin returning to normal next month, as factories in the virus-plagued country slowly resume operations. U Myint Soe, chair of the Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association, said the local garment industry needs to be patient a while longer, as the rate of COVID-19 infections […]

Mining to resume at suspended jade blocks

Jade mining at private blocks in Lonekhin and Hpakant, Kachin State, which had been temporarily suspended since July, have been permitted to resume this month, according to Myanmar Gems Enterprise, which is under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. The suspension was ordered during the rainy season between July and September. While mining […]

Malaysia visa scheme negotiations hit snag

Taking a page out of the workers’ union book, overseas recruiters have found their boycott paid off. A moratorium on sending workers to Malaysia was launched after revisions to the scheme jumped the visa price and allowed a functional monopoly by funneling all applications through a single agency. Yesterday, the feuding parties managed to negotiate […]

Dagon City ‘Will Resume’, Amid Calls for Planning Overhaul

YANGON — Two weeks after the sudden suspension of the Dagon City 1 high-rise project highlighted the inconsistencies of Yangon’s current planning regime, the development appears set to go ahead as planned after a government review is concluded. Along with four other projects nearby, work at the 22-acre Dagon City 1 site was halted on […]

Myanmar Trade Centre reopens after decade-long closure

The Myanmar Trade Centre will resume its operations and local businesses are expected to lease exhibition and meeting venue, Directorate of Trade, Ministry of Commerce, said yesterday. The MTC was shut down following a bomb explosion in May, 2005. Its reopening is slated for later this month. Business operators can lease the MTC for showcasing […]

China’s troubled copper mine back on track

Geng Yi, the managing director of the Letpadaung Copper Mine, is cautiously optimistic that one of China’s largest investments in Myanmar will “soon be back on track”. Months of protests by local farmers and activists had brought operations to a halt. The project, a joint venture between China’s Wanbao Mining and its Myanmar partner, Union […]