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400 workers jobless after temporary closure of garment factory in Hlinethaya

Letwar Garment Factory (3) in Hlinethaya Industrial Zone (2), Yangon Region, closed temporarily on March 11 leaving about 400 workers jobless. The factory, owned by Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association Secretary Dr Khin Maung Aye, cited severe shortages of raw materials imported by China where the coronavirus is breaking out. “There have been few orders. We […]

Operator of Water Bus Service in Myanmar’s Biggest City Faces Lawsuit for Unpaid Fuel Bills

YANGON—Petro & Trans Group of Companies said it would file a lawsuit against Tint Tint Myanmar Co., the operator of the Yangon Water Bus service, for failing to pay outstanding bills for more than 70 million kyats (about US$48,400) worth of fuel purchases. When it was launched in 2017, Yangon Water Bus was billed as […]

Plans to develop new coastal tourism area in Yangon Region

The Yangon Region government has announced that it is planning to upgrade the Sel Ein Tan coastal area near Letkhokkon Beach in Kungyangon township to become a tourist destination, the region’s tourism officials say. “Some Yangonites are already going to Sel Ein Tan to escape city life and to to eat sea food. While infrastructure […]

Myanmar has 2,642 Filling Stations Across the Country

More than 250 filling stations were allowed within ten months in 2019, bringing Myanmar’s total count to 2,462 filling stations across the country, according to figures from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. There are 94 filling stations in Nay Pyi Taw, 186 filling stations in Yangon Region, 647 filling stations in Mandalay Region, 214 […]

Yangon Officials see High Public Interest in Land Sale

The Yangon Region government has received over the 12,000 applications for request of proposals (ROPs) for land sold by the government, a Yangon official said. There were over 15,000 application forms issued by the government when it first announced the land sale. The regional government started selling the ROP forms for K10000 (US$6.60) each on […]

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 […]