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 […]

Yangon government reviews cinema rental fee

Yangon Region government is reviewing the rental fee for state owned and private cinemas, Minister Daw Naw Pan Thinzar Myo for Karen Affairs said Tuesday at Yangon Region Parliament session. MP U Kyaw Zay Ya from Dagon Township asked the parliament when the regional government started renting out cinemas and stalls in Yangon Region and […]

Ex-MP warns of possible corruption in Yangon development projects

It is crucial that land development projects carried out by the Yangon City Development Committee go ahead only after rigorous verifications regarding tax evasions and money laundering, said former MP Dr Nyo Nyo Thin. She said current MPs lacks a full understanding of legal and regulatory processes that city development projects require. “It must all […]

Questions Raised About $300 Million Downtown Development Project

YANGON — Land clearing and demolition for a project worth more than US$300 million on the former site of a Defense Services Museum, near Shwedagon Pagoda, has prompted a lawmaker to inquire about the initiative in the upcoming parliamentary session. U Kyaw Zay Ya, a Yangon regional lawmaker representing Dagon Township—where the site is located—told […]

YRTA to invite tender to install card system on YBS buses

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) has invited the tender to install card system on Yangon Bus Service (YBS) buses, according to a report in the Myawady Daily yesterday. YRTA has invited those interested entrepreneurs to submit tenders to install card system for Yangon Payment Service. The tenders […]

Yangon Floods, Rain Insurance a New Probably Market

Citizens had to wade in as torrential downpour transforms their beloved streets and pavements into brown and yellowish canals of overflowing sewage water. Needless to say, winding chains of traffic jams could be seen snaking throughout the city in various places that were prone to flooding such as Tamwe and Sanchaung Townships. Despite constant attempts […]

State capital and major city in Chin State embrace industrial zones

Industrial zones will be built in two major cities in Chin State – Hakha and Paletwa, and local and foreign investment will be welcome, according to a state minister. U Salai I Thakin, Chin state minister for electricity, industry and road transportation, told The Myanmar Times that surveys are being conducted in the cities to […]