Industry, govt hit back at garment factory report

DURING a news conference held by garment businesses on October 4, the Yangon regional government asked ActionAid Myanmar to revise its report about safety standards for women working in garment factories, calling the report inaccurate. In response to ActionAid’s report, an inspection tour of the factories mentioned in the report was made by Yangon Region […]

Water Bus to launch on 7 October 2017

a href=”https://youtu.be/pCvYiQYDHcE” target=”_blank”> AFTER a four-month delay, the new water taxi system is going to officially run on October 7, said Ko Tun Naing Lin, a spokesperson of Tint Tint Myanmar Company. The press conference for the water taxi was held in last May with hopes for the route to start in early June. But […]

Yangon looks to cut rice production

Military-appointed First Vice President Myint Swe meets business leaders in Yangon. The Yangon regional government is holding discussions with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation about growing other crops in 1.2 million acres of paddy fields, said the region’s Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein on September 23. “We are drafting a master plan for […]

Yangon allocates additional K47 billion budget

The Yangon Regional government allocated K47 billion supplementary budget for fiscal year 2017-2018 to fund several road construction and rehabilitation projects, the regional minister of planning and finance said. U Myint Thanung, regional minister of planning and finance, said the additional budget was necessary since the original estimated regional budget of K424.2 billion was already […]

Thiri Mingalar Shut-Down Order Draws Focus on Yangon’s Traffic, Car-Park Shortage Problems

Car brokers are lobbying for the government to provide an alternative compound at Mingalardon Township that is large enough and conducive for them to do business. This, after the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) ordered the Thiri Mingalar car centre in Ahlone Township shuttered on August 16. In fact, plans for such a compound to […]

Invitation for Tender for Supply of Cashless Payment System for YBS Bus. Closing Date extended to 16 Sep 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Yangon Region Government Invitation of tender for Yangon Payment Services (First Step) Required Documents for submitting Closing date extended to 16 Sep 2017 Yangon Region Government intends to implement for Yangon Payment Services (YPS) with the following businesses to be better and easy for the payment system of […]

Yangon Regional Government Re-Confirms Proposed Agriculture Master Plan

Yangon’s Chief Min­ister stressed the importance of in­creasing the distribution and export of vegetables as part of the Region’s famed agriculture master plan at a meeting of the chamber of commerce. Announced in early 2017,Yangon’s Chief Min­ister re-affirmed the mas­ter plan at a July 20 UM­FCCI meeting alongside Vice President U Myint Swe before local […]

New buses will run 20 routes

New Chinese buses bought by Yangon regional government will run on 20 bus routes operated by the Yangon Urban Public Transport Company (YUPT), according to Dr Maung Aung, secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority. “The new buses will be added mostly at bus routes operated by the YUPT. We will add some buses to […]

MIC invites companies to submit proposals to build dry ports, bonded warehouses

Myanmar Investment Commission has invited companies to submit proposals to build dry ports and bonded warehouses on the other bank of the Yangon River, Planning and Finance Minister Kyaw Win has said. Kyaw Win said this while speaking at a seminar held at the office of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce […]

Over 1900 Unresolved Land Cases inYangon

There are more than a thousand unresolved cases of land seizure in Yangon so far under the NLD government, according to the committee appointed to oversee disputes involving such seizures. U Than Myint, secretary of the committee said, “All 1905 land seizure cases in Yangon are not yet resolved under the NLD government. “About 59 cases have reached the […]