Despite Over 30,000 Registered at YRTA, Many Have Yet to Sign Up

​​ Over 30,000 vehicles have been registered as city taxis at the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) up to January 2 but thousands are expected to remain outside the list. The YRTA announced in November 2017 that all taxis must register by the end of December as the last date. In total, 7,880 taxis were registered […]

Yangon, Mon Power Plants to Come Online in ’18

​​ Two new power plants in Yangon Region and Mon State with a combined capacity of 226 megawatts will start power distribution in 2018, U Htay Aung, the deputy permanent secretary for the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, said Thursday. The Yangon power plant in Thaketa township has a capacity of 106 megawatts and the Mon […]

Yangon Marine Breeding Zones in the Pipeline

The plan is to establish three breeding zones on 10,000 acres of land in Yangon Region to produce fishery products, according to U Hnin Oo, vice chair of Myanmar Fisheries Federation. “After consultations with the regional government, we have roughly planned to create breeding zones. There are many steps to be taken after ground inspection,” […]

Myanmar Mulls Water Transport for Domestic Freight

Plans are being considered to use water transport across the country after the experiences of Yangon Region and other port towns show that moving goods by water is cost-effective, said Yangon Region chief minister Phyo Min Thein. “Our country is blessed with rivers. But we are weak in using those river routes,” he said. Commodities […]

Heineken upbeat on future of Myanmar brewery

THOUGH Myanmar’s beer consumption is low at 6 litres per capita on a yearly basis, Heineken Myanmar sees it as a good opportunity for its expansion in Myanmar, according to managing director Rene Sanchez Valle. Sanchez Valle said in an interview that Myanmar is a dynamic and evolving market to be in, and the firm […]

Yangon to build 200,00 units of low-cost housing

Low-cost housing projects totalling about 200,000 units will be built in Dagon, Hlinethaya and Shwepyitha townships in Yangon Region starting in December to provide homes for the increasing number of migrant workers, said Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein. “There are a large number of people entering Yangon for job opportunities. We are planning to provide […]

Myingyan power plant to finish soon

The Myingyan combined-cycle gas turbine power plant is about 91 per cent finished and the electricity generated from the power plant will be added to national grid, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The 225-megawatt power project was developed by Singapore based Sembcorp Myingyan Power Co Ltd, under a power purchase agreement with […]

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 […]

Three gas turbine power plants expect to generate sufficient electricity supply next year

Three new natural gas-fired power plants with the capacity to generate more than 450 megawatts of power are expected to go live before the coming summer season. That should satisfy the energy demands of the country for 2018, said U Khin Maung Lay, deputy managing director of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy’s (MOEE) Electric […]

Government to provide LPG to Yangon households

The government aims to cut electricity use in Yangon Region with the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to 150,000 households in December, a senior energy official said on Thursday. The move was also aimed at reducing the using of wood for cooking in order to conserve the environment, according to Ministry of Electricity and […]