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3 million gallons of daily water supply for Southern Yangon townships to start in June 2020

The process of employing contractors for distribution of three million gallons of drinking water to the townships in southern part of Yangon Region including Dala Township will begin in June 2020. The information was disclosed by Nay Pyi Taw Council member Aung Myin Tun after Lower House MP Dr Sein Mya Aye for Dala Township […]

Tackling city issues with tech

The Digital Yangon App that can be used by the public to deal with issues such as abandoned vehicles, water problems, fire and waste disposal issues can now be used in six downtown areas of Yangon, said Yangon Region Minister of Kayin Ethnic Affairs Daw Naw Pan Thinzar Myo. Daw Naw Pan Thinzar Myo made […]

Conglomerate proposes development of Thanlyin industrial park

Local conglomerate Tah Moe Hnye Group Investment and Development Co Ltd is proposing the development of an industrial park in Thanlyin township, Yangon Region. The Thanlyin industrial park, located just southeast of the commercial capital of Yangon across the river, is one of 11 new industrial parks proposed by the regional government at the Yangon […]

Yangon Region losing electricity units worth over K1.6bn yearly

Government suffers losses of K1.6 billion per year as each of 45 townships in Yangon Region see loss of electricity units worth about K30 million every month, said MP Yan Aung for Mingalar Taungnyunt Township Constituency No (2). The MP made the remark in his question about any plan to prevent electricity unit losses and […]

Phyo Min Thein and the business of government

The Yangon chief minister’s business ventures, including low-cost housing and Yangon Petrol, were the main talking points from a marathon press briefing on June 5. By YE MON | FRONTIER If there has been one defining feature of U Phyo Min Thein’s tenure as Yangon Region chief minister, it is his eagerness to get involved […]

Come heat or highwater, Yangonites persevere

Most people in Yangon Region affirmed that they are obviously feeling the higher temperatures these past few week days compared with the same time last year. “People don’t take taxis when it’s very hot. Most people don’t even go out unless they have to. This cuts the drivers’ incomes,” 35-year taxi veteran U Hla Tin, […]

Yangon CM says region economy run by over 30,000 MSME businessmen

Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said that there were over 30,000 businesses of Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) registered as business entities in the Yangon Region and they run the region’s economy. “We compiled the list of these businesses by using digital technology. Over 30,000 businesses are registered in the region and our […]

Confusion emerges after foreign liquor ban

At a liquor store in downtown Yangon, bottles of whisky and wine are on display. Upon closer inspection, one soon notices that wines from Argentina to New Zealand are for sale, but only whiskies made locally are available. “Foreign liquors are not on display because we are not allowed to sell them,” the sales assistant […]

Experts object to firms’ plans to mine sand in Tanintharyi Region

A local company plans to extract 5 million cubic metres of sand over five years in sensitive coastal areas in Tanintharyi Region without legally-required environmental assessments. Experts warn that the proposed sand mining will be highly damaging to a nearby pearl farm, biodiversity and fisheries and livelihoods of local communities. The issue highlights some of […]

Concern voiced over industrial pollution of Myanmar’s Hline River

Lab in-charge Dr. Aye Aye Win from Green Land Organization said that there was high content of iron in Hline River near Hlinetharyar and Shwepyithar industrial zones because of waste water released from these zones. “We found a high content of iron in the river water. And it is very muddy and contains a high […]