Upgrading of Yangon Circular Railroad Commence in October

The Secretary of Yangon Region Transportation Authority (YRTA) Dr. Maung Aung has said that upgrading of Yangon circular railroad will commence in October. Speaking at a seminar on sustainable metro systems held at the Sule Shangri La Hotel on July 11, he also said there may be more crowding due to the work and an […]

Joint-Venture Between British and Myanmar Firms Eyes Oil and Gas Sector

​​ A British company has created a joint-venture with a Myanmar firm to enter the marine industry as well as oil and natural gas sector. Representatives from the UK firm, James Fisher and Sons, and the Myanmar firm Royal Marine Technology Co Ltd, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the Sule Shangri-La Hotel on […]

Affordable Housing Still Unattainable for Many

​​ RANGOON — In an effort to build low cost and affordable housing across Burma, the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association (MCEA) and Singapore-based consultancy Surbana Jurong signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at Sule Shangri-La Hotel on Friday morning. Government-owned Surbana Jurong has played a role in urban development and public housing in Singapore. The […]

Microsoft Launches Office 365 in Myanmar – MPT and Grand Royal Among Commercial Customers

​​ US computing giant Microsoft has of­ficially introduced its latest cloud-based Mi­crosoft Office 365 product to Myanmar. Mr Sy Wann, Microsoft Myanmar’s Country Di­rector, said at a launcg ceremony at the Sule Shangri-La hotel last month that Myanmar’s technology-based indus­tries are fostering multi-sectoral development andstart using cloud-based technology. Microsoft 365 is part of Microsoft’s software […]

Myanmar Trade Show, Exhibition & Conference Calendar for the month of Jan & Feb 2017

Name, Venue & Organizer Date Myanmar Oil and Gas Summit, Sedona Hotel,Yangon, Oliver Kinross Ltd. 26-27 Jan 2017 Myanmar International Franchise & SME Expo, Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall, Yangon, Myanmar, 981 Creative Myanmar Co., Ltd. 19-21 Jan 2017 Myanmar International Education and Career Fair, Tatmadaw Hall, Yangon, Myanmar, Dagon Exhibitions. 20-22 Jan 2017 AAPG, EAGE, MGS […]

Sule Square Project Stalled in Negotiations

RANGOON — The Sule Square project in Burma’s commercial capital of Rangoon is still under negotiation with the city’s municipal body to secure final approval of its construction, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) told The Irrawaddy on Monday, because the developer has yet to fully agree to the committee’s modification demands for the project […]

Sule Square Project Breaches Building Regulations, Says Inspection Committee

RANGOON—The High-Rise Inspection Committee (HIC) of Rangoon’s municipal body said that the Sule Square commercial complex includes two extra floors for which the developers do not have permission to add. Construction of the 23-floor structure is nearly complete. Aung San Win, secretary of the HIC within the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), told The Irrawaddy […]

Myanmar Trade Show, Exhibition & Conference Calendar for the month of January and February, 2016

  Name, Venue & Organizer Date Offshore Convention Myanmar 2016. Sule Shangri-la Hotel. Neoventure Corp 12 – 13 Jan 2016 Myanmar Electric Power Convention 2016. Sule Shangri-la Hotel. Neoventure Corp. 13 – 15 Jan 2016 International Franchise & SME Expo. Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall. 981 Creative. 22 – 24 Jan 2016 Myanmar Mining Development Summit 2016. […]

Yangon hotelier with the Midas touch

International hotel chains have descended on Myanmar but that has not deterred one local chain, Clover Hotels Group, from aiming to open 15 hotels in 10 years. “Most of our hotels will be opened in Yangon but we hope to open at least one hotel in each of the major tourist destinations,” managing director Nay […]

Social communication app WeChat launches in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar – June 23, 2015 – WeChat, one of the world’s leading social communication apps, celebrated its official Myanmar launch in Yangon with its latest user and brand embassador, hip-hop artist Sai Sai. Sai Sai demonstrated his favorite WeChat features to the audience, invited fans to come take photos with him on stage, and […]