Uber, Grab do things a little differently in Yangon

Uber Technologies and Grab, two of the biggest names in the ride-hailing business, are rapidly expanding in Myanmar’s largest city, where the spread of smartphones is unlocking big opportunities. Yangon’s authorities appear to have rolled out the welcome mat for them, viewing the services as a way to improve the city’s underdeveloped transport infrastructure. Going […]

School of Industrial Training and Education will Start Opening in June of Coming Year

School of Industrial Training and Education will open at 123, Natmauk Road, Yangon in June 2018 with objectives to increase skilled labour, technician and job opportunities for advanced industrial production sector. The State contributed Ks 2.5 billion for the expense of land, building, electricity, furniture, computer and related materials for school. Sea Lion Co., responsible […]

Buses, buses everywhere — is it too many?

“YBS system has been introduced. Traffic Control system has also been introduced. The question then arises! Can these actions ease traffic jams in Yangon? No. Especially in a country which tries to be developed. The problem of traffic jam has to be tackled through good management. It may be crowded on bus during the rush […]

Public Transport Card Payment System to Begin Next Month

​​ A universal card payment system covering fare pay­ments on Yangon’s pub­lic transport system will be rolled out from April, the Yangon Region Chief Minister told a briefing of journalists late last month. The payment system, to be called “Yangon Pay­ment Service”, will enable passengers to pay for fares on buses, water taxis, and trains […]

Ma Hta Tha awaits green light to replace old buses

Despite the Yangon Region Chief Minister’s promise to be rid of old passenger buses that have been deemed unsuitable for Yangon city, an authority from Yangon’s public transport regulatory body said the plan had yet to be officiated. Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein has verbally agreed to remove the ban on 19 June at a […]

Yangon’s parks now off-limits to private sector, claims official

No automatic green-light will be given for the opening of beer pubs, shopping centres and other business projects in the parks of Yangon, including the People’s Square, according to an official from the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). “In the time of our former mayor, the YCDC allowed private entrepreneurs to turn the parks into […]

Yangon traffic woes blamed on Myanmar import of nearly 200,000 cars

Myanmar has imported nearly 200,000 automobiles since the government’s new car replacement scheme began two years ago according to Yangon Region chief minister Myint Swe. As a result, he says, traffic congestion has become the number one problem in the country’s former capital. Most of the imported cars were added to the streets of Yangon, […]

Myanmar invites Malaysian firms for SME development

Myanmar has invited large Malaysian firms to cooperate in development of small and medium enterprises (SME) in the country, saying that the ongoing Showcase Malaysia- 2013 will provide opportunity and ensure cooperation between entrepreneurs of both countries, official media reported Friday. Citing Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe, the report said bilateral trade between […]