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Final round of bidding for Yangon parking system

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is preparing for a final tender on November 29 for the implementation of a smart-parking system in Yangon. U Lin Khaing, secretary of the YCDC’s road and bridge subcommittee said the final tender will take place this month for the parking system in six of Yangon’s townships. It is […]

MAI to start Yangon-Seoul direct flight service on December 3

Myanmar Airways International (MAI) is going to begin Yangon-Seoul direct flight service between Myanmar and the Republic of Korea (ROK) on December 3. The MAI made this plan in partnership with Meebang Air Agencies to enter the flight service market of ROK. “I feel glad to be able to appoint Meebang as our agent. Their […]

Opposition MPs quiz Yangon govt about keeping confiscated lands

An opposition politician has asked the Yangon Region government why it is still holding land released by the Tatmadaw during previous administrations. U Maung Myint, MP of the United Solidarity and Development Party for Mingin township, Sagaing Region, said the Yangon government should have returned thousands of hectares of confiscated land that were relinquished by […]

Myanmar builds airport in mountainous northwestern state

YANGON, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) — Myanmar is building an airport in the far-flung mountainous Falam township of Chin state to bring more tourists to the region. the Department of Civil Aviation has said. The authorities are using a state budget of 19.93 billion kyats (13.28 million U.S. dollars) for the first phase of the Surbung […]

Speculative Yangon City Mega-Project Draws ‘White Elephant’ Concerns for Myanmar

YANGON: On the western bank of the muddy Hlaing River, development and prosperity is a distant view. It can be seen across the expanse of water in the rising apartment blocks, office buildings and grinding industry. Over there is Yangon proper, a city of some six million people and the economic hub of Myanmar. Over […]

AirAsia Group Seeks Partners in Cambodia, China, Myanmar

After a brief halt, AirAsia Group has resumed its overtures to partners in Cambodia, China, and Myanmar as it seeks to found new franchise units in these countries. However, it has abandoned plans to launch a unit in Viet Nam, Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes told Nikkei in an interview. Fernandes added that the […]

Farmers have Shirked Loan Repayments Since 2012

Farmers who owe some K200 billion to state-owned Myanmar Agriculture Development Bank (MADB) have not repaid their debts since 2012, according to bank records. Most of the farmers are from Ayeyarwaddy, Bago and Yangon. “These farmers need to pay what they owe to the bank. Currently, our situation is such that savings levels have fallen […]

New Chabad Center in Yangon, Myanmar

Rabbi Schneur and Yehudis Raitport have founded a new Chabad Center in the bustling Southeast Asian metropolis of Yangon, Myanmar, it was announced at the Gala Banquet of Shluchim. By Dovid Margolin – Chabad.org Rabbi Schneur and Yehudis Raitport arrived in the bustling Southeast Asian metropolis of Yangon, Myanmar, on a Monday in late 2018. […]

Myanmar Switch to Unicode to Take Two Years: App Developer

Long before the October 1 switch from the Zawgyi font to Unicode in Myanmar, technology experts expected the move to generate some resistance from users. While the change is aimed at expanding communications and enabling greater compatibility with the rest of the world, the process of switching to the new system was expected to bring teething […]

Myanmar Has Been Obsessed with Korean Culture for Two Decades and Now, The Wave is Hitting

YANGON: Zay Linn Htike remembers as a boy waiting to watch his family’s favourite Korean drama series at home. It was called Autumn In My Heart, a program that swept Myanmar close to two decades ago. “We didn’t have a generator. So if there was an electricity blackout, my mother grabbed me and went to […]