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Picking up speed on Yangon’s Circular Railway

A RIDE on Yangon’s Circular Railway offers a fascinating if bumpy tour around the commercial capital in the company of passengers from all walks of life, including commuters, vendors and beggars. The 46-kilometre line, with 38 stops, also provides a glimpse of the daily lives of the city’s residents during a round-trip that passes through […]

Mandalay: City of the future?

An energetic mayor and revamped municipal authority are giving Myanmar’s second city a tech-based makeover, which is being embraced by residents tired of past mismanagement. “MANDALAY is like a Phoenix from ancient Greek mythology. Like the mythical bird, Mandalay will always rise and regenerate from the ashes,” the renowned author Mya Than Tint wrote in […]

Magwe Region to refine crude oil into gasoline

Magwe Region will soon be refining crude oil produced from its hand-dug wells into gasoline, with certain details such as water allocation to be settled before refining can commence. Magwe’s Minister of Natural Resources, Environment, Electricity and Energy U MyintZaw said arrangements were being made, including giving permission to three companies – Power 95, Myanma […]

Cancellation Notice for Request for Quotation (RFQ), Telecommunication Sector Reform Project (TSRP)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Telecommunications Sector Reform Project (TSRP) Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: 5353-MM Contract Title: Radio Planning Tools (Software) and Digital Map (Software) Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): G.1.3.7 Ministry of Transport and Communications(MoTC) would like to inform that invitation for Request for Quotation (RFQ) of Radio Planning Tools […]

Spurned by the West, Embraced by Myanmar

As the U.S. government hit it with severe sanctions in its escalating trade spat with China, Myanmar government officials showed their eager embrace of Chinese tech giant Huawei, pledging to allow the controversial company to help build the Myanmar’s communication network. The pledge was made on Friday at the Myanmar Indoor Coverage Digitalization Summit 2019, […]

China-Backed Muse-Mandalay Railway to Cost $9 Billion

An ambitious China-backed railway project connecting two economic centers in Myanmar with Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in southwestern China, will cost almost US$9 billion and final decisions on the specific details of the construction are expected to be made by the end of this year. As a part of the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor […]

Sittwe & Paletwa Inland Waterway Tender. Closing Date 10 June 2019

For Appointment of Port Operator/Contractor for Management, Operation & Maintenance of Myanmar Port & IWT Terminal at Sittwe and IWT Terminal at Paletwa under Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project Tender No: IWAI / KPMU / 45/2019 (Notice Inviting E-Tender) Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) ,on behalf of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), invites ONLINE […]

Focus on transport to push development in Chin State: VP U Henry Van Thio

Vice President U Henry Van Thio, who is currently in Chin State to inspect development projects, met with local people in Suarkhua which was recently upgraded from a village to a town. On the way to Suarkhua, the Vice President inspected work on the expansion of the Matupi-Haka Road. At the meeting with local people […]

Private capital needed to fund required infrastructure

Unlocking investment from the private sector is necessary for Myanmar to fund its building of transport infrastructure, speakers at a construction sector forum said. Bankability and risk-sharing would be the two key criteria to incentivise businesses to take part. Recently, the European Chamber of Commerce Myanmar (EuroCham) held the first construction forum in Yangon. The […]

Investors to be invited to boost LPG, CNG businesses

Investors will be invited to boost gas exploration as well as LPG and CNG businesses, said Union Minister Win Khaing for Electricity and Energy. He said investment in such businesses would help improve Myanmar’s electricity sector. “To improve the electricity sector, we will invite investors to cooperate with us in exploring gas and developing LPG […]