Myanmar prepares to welcome tourist cruise ship

Myanmar is preparing to welcome the arrival of an international tourist cruise ship in Yangon despite the COVID-19 outbreak that plagues nearly 50 countries, officials said on Sunday, but the country’s health ministry will need to conduct medical tests on its passengers and crew. The Silver Spirit, which is operated by the Bahamas-based Silver Sea […]

Anti-Drug Squad, BSI cooperating on Malaysia seizure of drugs worth $18 m

Anti-Drug Squad is cooperating with Bureau of Special Investigation (BSI) in investigation into the case in which narcotic drugs worth US$18 million were seized from a container that went from Yangon to Malaysia, said a BSI official. Both are hot on the trail of how the drugs were secretly loaded into the container and the […]

Titan Petrochemicals getting into Myanmar

The group said in a press release that its Surplus Full unit would be forming a 49-51 joint venture with a paid up capital of RMB10m ($1.5m) with Yunnan Investment Group to promote a 5m tonne oil refinery project in Myanmar as well as develop other business in the energy, tourism, railway and finance industries. […]

Inland Water Transport to be Privatised under BOT System

The Inland Water Transport, which is currently under the Ministry of Transport, will change to a build-operate-transfer (BOT) system implemented in accordance with inland water transport law, said U Ye Win Tun, manager of the department. “Our department is still a government department. We are calculating the value of our department possessions such buildings, land […]

Pandaw to Offer Myanmar Cruise to Mergui Archipelago

Pandaw has announced the launch of four new reconnaissance voyages in the south of Myanmar and the remote Mergui Archipelago. The sailings will depart in February and March 2016 aboard the MY Drenec, an expedition with five cabins, including a spacious upper deck owner’s suite. Each cabin has its own bathroom. The ship, which was […]

Singapore Firm Finishes Yangon River Dredging Project

Singapore-based Starhigh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd has finished dredging the river near Yangon Port, a project that is expected to improve navigability for ships and reduce traffic congestion near the port. Starhigh partnered with the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) to dredge the area near the port’s inner bar known as Monkey Point. The project kicked […]

Myanmar River Cruises

As the world reflects on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, it’s also useful to recall how those societies behind the Iron Curtain emerged as travel destinations. The most successful were those that lay along the Danube River. In the early 1990s the main impediment to travel in the newly opened […]