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Kayin state struggles expose Myanmar’s energy dilemma

Myanmar’s renewed interest in coal carries broader risks for the administration. But although a more forward-thinking approach towards greener energy is desirable, renewables come with their own problems. Local and national opposition to a proposed coal plant in Kayin state, eastern Myanmar, has exposed Myanmar’s energy security dilemma. Activists argue the project will have a range of […]

The construction of BCIM Economic Corridor vs. Myanmar

The BCIM Economic Corridor is the economic link connecting the Ganges River of India, the Ayerwaddy River of Myanmar, and the Mekong River of Indo-China. It is the lead bridge connecting the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. It is a market focus point for China, South and South East Asia. Therefore, building of the […]

Computer Problem Hurts Squatters List Compilation in Dagon Seikkan

​​ YANGON- The government started compiling a list of squatters from Dagon Seikkan Township, Yangon Region, at the Yuzana Garden Housing Sale Centre and Panintayarma Monastery in Dagon Seikkan Township on Tuesday, said MP Nyi Nyi from the No 1 Constituency of Dagon Myothit (South). The squatters list will be completed in two to three. […]

Taxi Count Needed Before Industry Reform

The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) is undertaking a taxi census, as it attempts to rein in the largely unregulated industry. YRTA secretary U Maung Aung said a formal, standardised registration process will begin once they have taken stock of the city’s fleet. At present, Yangon taxis are operated by private owners and subject to […]

Yangon’s suburban property market slumps

The property market within the suburban outskirts of Yangon (Myanmar’s commercial capital) has subsided of late, according to real-estate agents, induced by a fall in property prices. Ko Aung Thura, a broker of Aung Yadana Real Estate Agency situated in Dagon Myothit (South), says property prices in the city’s suburbs depreciated in the wake of […]

Australian investor to build vinery in Chin State

AN Australian leading grapes wine manufacturer plans to establish a winery in Haka, the capital town of Chin State, this year. A member of Chin State Government said the name of Australian company will be revealled when the project initiates in the region. In cooperation with the state authorities, the implementation of such production business […]

Thalun International School announces expansion

Thalun International School announced Friday its expansion with its Ahlone Campus in downtown Yangon scheduled to open on August 1, 2016 with classes starting on August 9, 2016, according to a press release July 1. The Ahlone Campus, currently at its final stages of construction, is already accepting applications and enrollments for the Academic Year […]

MCDC to turn trash into electrcity

Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) is reported to invite interested entrepreneurs to submit tender for generating electricity from disposed waste this month. Both local and foreign companies have the chance to bid for the project that will convert daily disposed waste weighing more than 700 tonnes into electricity. MCDC had the coordinating meetings with local […]

Mekong states band together to tackle drug scourge

MEKONG RIVER • The Lao People’s Army patrol boat was custom- made in China with night-vision capability and two of the most powerful engines on a remote stretch of the Mekong River. Today, like most days, it sits idle for lack of petrol, guarded by a single Laotian soldier in flip-flops. Even occasional patrols by […]