Auction nets extra K140m from fishing license

According to him, 122 ponds were auctioned by the regional fisheries department at its branch in Nat Yay Kan, Amarapura townhship, from May 3 to 9 and 105 ponds were sold. Figures from the statistics department show that over K400 million was received from ponds that were sold through tender blocks and over K130 million […]

Mandalay to Auction off Fishing Lakes

​​ Mandalay is putting some 170 fishing lakes in the region under the hammer this coming budget year, according to the Fisheries Department. Head of department U Hla Win said the auction, either in April or May, would be conducted transparently when the new budget year starts, to prevent problems. He said previous auctions had […]

Report highlights Myanmar’s aquaculture potential

A new report on Myanmar’s inland fish farms highlights a number of issues preventing the industry from reaching its potential, including land use regulations and a near-monopoly on feed. The study, carried out last year, was presented by the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Michigan State University (MSU), and the International Food Policy […]

Congestion tax proposal divides Yangon residents

A proposal to levy a “congestion tax” on cars entering downtown Yangon has prompted a fierce response from motorists, who say it will do little to reduce traffic and may even create more jams. The debate was prompted by U Ba Myint, from the Yangon Supervisory Committee for Motor Vehicles, which is better known by […]

Pioneering bus line forced to lay off staff as losses mount

A joint attempt by the government and private sector to solve many of the problems of Yangon’s traffic congestion is close to collapse. Forever Green Road Transport has fired 15 bus conductors, about 30 percent of its total, citing monthly losses. A spokesperson for the company blamed the lack of government support. The company – […]