Sharp decline in Yangon’s COVID-19 cases

The number of COVID-19 patients in the remaining 13 treatment centres in Yangon have dropped below 3000, said the deputy director general of the Yangon Region Public Health Department. Dr Tun Myint said the Yangon Region has seen a sharp decline in the number of positive cases for the disease and only 13 treatment centres, […]

Construction work resumes, under strict conditions

Many construction projects in the Yangon Region have resumed after being given the all clear from the government, but have been reminded to follow the Ministry of Health and Sports’ guidelines. Construction companies which do not abide by the ministry’s instructions will be shut down, according to an announcement by the Yangon Region Construction Inspection […]

Yangon receives ADB loan to improve water supply system

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$180 million loan to develop and upgrade the water supply system in Yangon. This comes after the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) applied for funds under the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) for the Yangon City Water Resilience Project. The CDIA is an ADB-backed fund assisting […]

Minbu solar power project commences in time for summer 2019

A 170MW solar power plant in Minbu Township, Magwe Region, will start producing electricity in time for summer next year, said U Lin Naing Oo, business development department general manager of GEP (Myanmar) Co Ltd. The Thailand-based company is investing US$297 million in the solar project, which is Myanmar’s first. Electricity generated from the plant […]

Myanmar Invites Investment in South Eastern Kayin State

YANGON, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) — The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) on Friday invited local and foreign investment in southeastern Kayin state for local economic development. According to an announcement of the commission Friday, investments are invited in electric power generation, transmission and distribution, bonded warehouse, establishment of industrial estate, infrastructure for the transportation sector as […]

Announcement of Myanmar Investment Commission, Invitation to invest within Kayin State

1. The Myanmar Investment Commission has been holding Investment Fairs, rotating yearly, across the States and Regions in order to promote and invite investment for balanced economic development. Accordingly, this year’s Investment Fair will be held in Hpa-An Township, Kayin State on 24th November, 2017. 2. Investing in Kayin State would be beneficial for investors […]

Solar panels light up thousands of homes in Kayin State

Over 11,000 rural households in Kayin (Karen) State are set to newly receive electricity thanks to a long-awaited solar panel program. Under the National Electrification Project (NEP), the World Bank and the Department of Rural Development are installing heavily subsidized solar panels, which were sold to villagers at a fraction of the real cost. The […]