Three ministries clarify undertakings in first 100 days

THE second press conference on the Union government’s undertakings in the first 100 days was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The following is the brief of the ministries present at the conference. U Tin Myint, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs said the Ministry made efforts in anti-narcotic policing, closed cases involving […]

Govt plans 700-acre economic zone in northern Yangon

The construction ministry is planning to build an economic zone on 700 acres in Yangon’s Mingalardon township including residential and commercial buildings, an official has told The Myanmar Times. The land between Yangon-Pyay Road and No.3 Yangon-Mandalay Highway was transferred to the ministry’s Department of Urban and Housing Development in January this year for development, but […]

Commercial vehicles to use to Yangon-Mandalay highway

Commercial that need to reach their destination by a particular time will be considered for access to the Yangon-Mandalay highway, according an announcement of the Public Works and Construction Ministry on Monday. Previously, only private cars and passenger buses were permitted on the highway, according to the announcement. Vehicles loaded with perishable goods, such as […]

Govt Calls for Foreign Investment in ‘Death Highway’ Upgrade

YANGON — The Ministry of Construction has unveiled plans to seek domestic and foreign investment for an upgrade of the Yangon-Mandalay highway, a stretch of road known locally as the ‘Death Highway’ for its high incidence of traffic accidents and fatalities. On Sunday, the ministry called for expressions of interest to be submitted by Jan. […]

Itochu Corporation to build Yangon-Thilawa Bridge

Japanese-based Itochu Corporation will build a Yangon-Thilawa bridge as part of the Thilawa special economic zone project, according to the Ministry of Construction. A Japanese delegation, led by Koji Umemoto from Itochu Corporation, met with construction minister Kyaw Lwin to discuss matters relating on implementation of construction project in Nay Pyi Taw on August 15. […]

Supermarket entrepreneur City Mart eyes expansion

At June’s World Economic Forum on East Asia in Nay Pyi Taw, business news channel CNBC dubbed Daw Win Win Tint, managing director of City Mart Holdings, “Myanmar’s Supermarket Queen”. But by her own account, Daw Win Win Tint’s rise to retail royalty was more accident than preordained accession. Enthused by Myanmar’s nascent economic liberalisation […]