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Upgrading the crocodile farm

In the middle of a busy industrial zone, sandwiched between factories and a river, are the welcoming blue arches of Thaketa Crocodile Farm. The farm houses more than 500 crocodiles, from newly born nippers to massive 3-metre man-eaters, which roam and laze about the farm’s 40 acres of pond and grass areas. It has been […]

Demand still lacking despite urgent need for storage facilities

Despite an urgent need for storage facilities across Myanmar, there are still numerous empty warehouses at vacated industrial sites. At the same time, outdated regulations prohibiting construction of modern warehouses at industrial zones should be reformed immediately, said U Aye Thaung, chair of Shwe Lin Ban industrial zone. “In other countries, services that support the […]

New bridge to resolve Thilawa’s transport nightmare

INVESTORS in Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Thanlyin residents now see the light at the end of the long tunnel, as a new bridge connecting the area with Yangon is scheduled to complete within four years. The new Bago River bridge, expected to become operational in 2021, will be built next to the existing […]

Experts urge soil tests to help buildings survive earthquake

Geology and construction experts are urging building companies to conduct soil tests before erecting buildings to ensure safety amid increasing earthquakes. Government data show that over 60 earthquakes struck Myanmar in 2017 and about 40 the year before. U Saw Htwe Zaw, vice chairman of the Myanmar Earthquake Committee (MEC), said that under the country’s […]

Preparations Underway to Ensure Consistent Power Supply This Summer

More electricity will be generated by new power plants while other plans are underway to reduce power blackouts in Yangon and Mandalay during the coming summer months between March and May, according to Yangon Region Electricity, Industry and Transport minister Daw Nilar Kyaw. An additional 439 megawatts of electricity will be generated in 2018, Daw […]

Myingyan power plant to finish soon

The Myingyan combined-cycle gas turbine power plant is about 91 per cent finished and the electricity generated from the power plant will be added to national grid, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The 225-megawatt power project was developed by Singapore based Sembcorp Myingyan Power Co Ltd, under a power purchase agreement with […]

Lagunpyin Project to supply 40 million gallons of water to eastern district

Lagunpyin water supply project has a target to supply 40million gallons of water per day to townships of eastern part in Yangon and Thilawa Special Economic Zone, according to Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The project was launched in 2013 by Yangon City Development Committee-YCDC, Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System and […]

YCDC to reduce groundwater pumping

Yangon City Development Committee will reduce groundwater pumping, said Yangon mayor Maung Maung Soe at the fourth regular session of regional parliament on May 22. In response to the question of MP Than Swe representing Mingala Taungnyunt Constituency-2 about water supply, sewage disposal and power supply system, Maung Maung Soe said Yangon City Development Committee […]

Yangon Registers 25,000 Hlaingthaya ‘Squatters’

Yangon regional government has issued smart cards to 25,000 registered squatters in Hlaingthaya Township. The regional government has been collecting a list of squatters in the township in recent weeks. Township MP Myat Min Thu said: “We are still collecting the lists of squatters. The number of squatters in Hlaingthaya is expected to reach about […]

China-Myanmar gas power plant to supply electricity to Yangon by year-end

A China-Myanmar joint venture gas power plant, Thaketa, will be able to start to supply electricity to Yangon city and the region by the end of this year and can ease the electricity shortage to some extent which Yangon is faced with, a high project official said on Sunday. General Manager of the Thaketa gas […]