29 industrial zones in Yangon Region to be handed over to YCDC

A total of 29 industrial zones will be placed under the control of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), said Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein. “There are a total of 29 industrial zones in Yangon Region. These industrial zones will have to be handed over to the YCDC. We are trying to upgrade regional facilities,” […]

Markets in Yangon to be upgraded says Chief Minister

At the inauguration of Danyingone wholesale market on Tuesday, Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said that plans were underway to upgrade 170 markets in Yangon. “When we take over administration, there were 174 markets in Yangon. Our new government decided to do upgrading works of these markets. Most of the venders are selling things […]

Myanmar clamps down on Buddhist nationalism

In a further sign that Myanmar is clamping down on the spread of ultra-nationalist Buddhism, six monks have been sentenced to 18 months’ hard labour for leading an anti-government protest in Mandalay. The ruling on Wednesday comes days after abbot Parmaukkha, a founder of the ultra-nationalist Ma Ba Tha movement, was denied bale after being […]

Yangon’s Port Under Study for Expansion

Feasibility studies have been conducted for extending Yangon jetty to the mouth of the sea to be able to dock large ships, said Yangon’s Chief Minister at a November 12 ceremony during a regular meeting of businessmen and women with Vice President (1) Myint Swe held at the UMFCCI. “These ports were built in the […]

Yangon Water Bus adds catamaran, commits to continue upgrading services

A catamaran boat will join the Yangon Water Bus fleet after arriving in Myanmar in November, according to an October 21 posting to the social media page of the service. The water-bus service has two services, one in which the boat stops at every jetty and the other in which the water buses go directly […]