Acer, Excel Myanmar to Bring Cashless Fares to Yangon Bus System

YANGON — Nearly a month behind schedule, an ad hoc assessment board convened by the Yangon Region government has named Excel KC Myanmar the winner of a contract to implement a cashless payment system for the city’s public bus commuters. The regional government solicited bids in late August for the card payment platform, the Yangon […]

Excel KC Myanmar Co wins tender to provide card payment service on YBS buses

Excel KC Myanmar Co Ltd has won the tender to launch a card payment system called Yangon Payment Service-YPS to be used on YBS (Yangon Bus Service) passenger buses, according to a statement released by the tender scrutiny and supervision committee of the Yangon Region government. The list of shortlisted companies was announced on December […]

A Review of Education Sector in 2017

This year has been eventful for the education sector in Myanmar and here is a look at our pick of all major events. The most remarkable event of 2017 for the education sector took place on the first week of August, as seven inmates who passed the matriculation exams with distinction from Ohbo prison and […]

Dala-Twantay New Town is First Priority in Yangon Development Plan

​​ Plans are underway to establish numerous projects, including Dala-Twantay new town, a new airport, a deep seaport and a special economic zone on Dala side, Thilawa side and Kungyangon’s adjacent areas, according to a draft of the Yangon Urban Development Strategic Plan. Investment of US$15.86 billion has already been made in Dala-Twantay new town, […]

Yangon Seeks to Upgrade its Ports

Yangon Region Government Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said that his government was trying to upgrade the existing ports in Yangon and building new ones for the development of trade. He said at the meeting with businessmen and the Vice-President on November 24 that they were doing this works as Myanmar had good opportunities if […]

Vessels Plying Rivers and Streams in Yangon to be Inspected

Yangon region government is planning to monitor and inspect all vessels running in rivers and streams in the region as quickly as possible, said Nilar Kyaw, regional minister for electricity, industry and transport during a parliament session held on November 20. She replied to a question raised by MP Thein Swe of No.2 Seikkyi Kanaungto […]

Yangon-Dalla bridge construction gets underway

The Yangon-Dalla river bridge project will be started in January 2018 and currently ground clearing work is underway, a Dalla constituency legislator of Yangon Region Assembly said. The bridge will connect Hponegyi Road on the Yangon side with the Bominyaung Road on the Dalla side. Yangon Region Legislative Assembly Dalla Constituency 2 legislator Tun Yin […]

Elite Company joins LPG race

Elite Company has been granted permission to distribute Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Myanmar, director of State-owned Myanma Petrochemical Enterprise (MPE) U Aung Myint told The Myanmar Times after a press conference on October 12. LPG is a flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a substitute for electricity in cooking. Elite Company will start […]

Beware what you eat!

Strand Road, Yangon comes alive at night with market stalls selling all sorts of food ranging from Chinese to local bites such as montdi, mohinga, ngaphee, bean curds, several salads and avariety of barbecues. However,customers have to be careful as some of these foods could contain formalin while salads may be dressed with sweetening agent. […]

Area map signboards to be installed in Yangon

Area map signboards containing information about historical buildings and heritage locations will be installed at 15 locations in Yangon’s Central Business District so tourists and local visitors can be easily guided as they explore places in the city. Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe witnessed on Monday the installation of the first area-map signboard located in […]