Yangon’s New Water Bus Lets Commuters Sail Around Gridlock

YANGON — Residents of Yangon who are fed up with increasingly heavy road traffic can now take to the city’s iconic river for a more comfortable commute. A recently launched water bus system is expected to reduce the city’s congestion, though tourists appear to be the main beneficiaries so far. Since ancient times, the Yangon […]

Yangon Seeks to Upgrade its Ports

Yangon Region Government Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said that his government was trying to upgrade the existing ports in Yangon and building new ones for the development of trade. He said at the meeting with businessmen and the Vice-President on November 24 that they were doing this works as Myanmar had good opportunities if […]

Yangon factories told to treat water or else

The government warned factories to treat their wastewater properly before disposing it into rivers or face penalties, including closure of their facilities. In Yangon Region’s 24 industrial zones alone, there are 3474 factories but only 188 have proper wastewater treatment facility, said U Saw Win Maung, deputy head of Pollution Control and Cleaning Department (PCCD) […]

Yangon chief minister a rising star and ‘very sharp’ politician

In Myanmar’s personality-driven politics, few people get as much attention as its civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi or its powerful commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing. Yangon’s Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein is another person who has hardly stayed out of the public eye since the National League for Democracy (NLD) came to power last year. […]

Yangon water bus biodiesel plan to support farmers

An Australian agricultural company will give support for growing plants which can be used in biodiesel production within two years. This was the message from Tint Tint Lwin of Tint Tint Myanmar Co as he spoke at the opening ceremony of Yangon Water Bus service held on October 6. She said the biodiesel producing crops […]

Monitoring system updated for Thilawa SEZ and Yangon River

Myanmar-Japan Thilawa Development Limited (MJTD) set up a weather monitoring system, using Japanese technology, at Thilawa Special Economic Zone and surface water level sensor on the Yangon River, said MJTD. The weather monitoring system provides information on wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, air pressure, temperature and humidity levels as well as water levels in the […]

HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam wants more trade with Myanmar

Hong Kong (HKSAR)-The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, continued her visit to Myanmar in Yangon today (September 16). Mrs Lam attended the 14th World Chinese Entrepreneurs Convention (WCEC) in the morning. Themed “Setting up Historical Milestones through the Economic Reform of Myanmar”, the WCEC was attended by some 2 000 leading Chinese entrepreneurs from around […]

Myanmar casts its net for a global terminal operator as port expands

Myanmar’s largest container port is in the process of bringing on a global terminal operator as majority shareholder. One of four inner-city terminals on Yangon River, Myanmar Industrial Port (MIP) handles 400,000 teu a year – about 40% of the country’s container throughput. According to chief financial officer Chris O’Connor, MIP is reviewing bids from […]

China ups its game in Myanmar’s SEZ race

CHINESE investors have expressed an interest in investing and developing the area across Yangon River and to construct an international airport, a port and housing projects, according to a local Chinese business association. The proposed locality and projects overlap with the prospective South Korea-led special economic zone. Members of the Yangon-headquartered Myanmar Chinese Chamber of […]

Two catamarans from Australia arrive for Yangon Water Bus service

The vessels arrived Tuesday at Yangon’s Nanthidar Jetty for government inspection, according to the official Facebook page of Yangon Water Bus service which is owned and operated by the Tint Tint Myanmar Company. The K37 billion Yangon Water Bus project will run along the Yangon River, the Hlaing River, the Nga Moe Yeik creek and […]