A brewing brouhaha over buses in Yangon?

The Yangon Regional Government has offered the Myanmar Licensed Contractors Association (MLCA) the right to buy 200 school buses and operate a business transporting schoolchildren, U Kyaw Win, chair of the association, said on October 7. If accepted, the move will involve establishing a separate entity to run the operation under a public-private-partnership (PPP). It […]

Night markets seen to boost Yangon tourism

Plans have been put forward to make Yangon, already one of the most-visited destinations in Myanmar, even more attractive to tourists. Among the ideas brought up during a meeting last week between the regional government and business organisations in the travel industry, was the proposal that more Sunday markets and night markets be set up […]

Myanmar, Japan-involved consortium to build high structure in Yangon

YANGON, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) — Myanmar Pharmaceutical Industrial Enterprise (MPIE) and a consortium of two local Myanmar companies and a Japanese company on Saturday signed an agreement to build a high-rise structure on the land owned by MPIE in Tamway, Yangon, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday. The consortium, named NSKRE Residence […]

Yangon Govt to Clear Squatters from Main Roads

YANGON — The Yangon Region government will take legal action against those who squat or do business without permission on main roads in Yangon. In response to a question by Twante Township lawmaker U Ne Naing Oo at the regional Parliament on Tuesday about the government’s response to squatters on main roads, regional electricity, industry […]

Yangon Region Auditor General warns about possible losses on projects

Yangon Region government has invested Ks-134 billion—Ks-54 billion in Yangon Metropolitan Development Public Co., Ltd (YMD), Ks-10 billion in New Yangon Development Corporation and Ks-70 billion in the YBPC (Yangon Bus Public Company) and the Yangon Urban Public Transportation Public Co., Ltd (YUPT), according to the audit report by Yangon Region Auditor General. According to […]

Singapore and Myanmar Healthcare Professionals Team Up to Improve Standards of Trauma Care in Yangon

Singapore International Foundation (SIF), Yangon General Hospital (YGH) and Singapore Health Services (SingHealth) launched a three-year healthcare training project in Yangon on August 31. The aim of the Comprehensive Trauma Rehabilitation Care Project is to improve the overall quality of trauma rehabilitation care in Myanmar which will in turn benefit 30,000 patients in the greater […]

Krispy Kreme enters Yangon, heating up competition

For generations, Krispy Kreme has been serving doughnuts and coffee in America. Now the chain has decided to enter Myanmar, setting up its first store in Yangon on September 16. The North Carolina-headquartered firm with roots in the United States has been in operation since 1937. U Thu Rein Lin, Krispy Kreme Myanmar CEO, highlighted […]

We speak to the GM of Grand Mercure in Myanmar – Accor’s latest gem in the “land of gems”

Grand Mercure recently announced the opening of its first property in Myanmar. One of Southeast Asia’s largest and most diverse countries, Myanmar remains one of the most undiscovered destinations but is emerging as a popular travel destination. According to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, the country welcomed just 21,000 international arrivals in 1990, that […]

Organic Poultry Farm Makes Waves in Yangon

Shwe Taung Nyo Gyi farm is making waves in Yangon with its local, organic poultry and natural eggs. The farm, founded in 2017 by friends Zaw Ye Naung and Marn Thu Shein, is certified by the Myanmar Organic Agriculture Group (MOAG). “We are both fathers who wanted to feed healthy, chemical-free foods to our children. […]

Good Eats in Myanmar: Htet Myet Oo Comes Home To Feed His People

Born in Myanmar and raised in the U.K., Htet Myet Oo returned to his homeland in 2012, armed with an economics degree from City University of London. In 2014, at age 24, he launched the Rangoon Teahouse, specializing in traditional Burmese cuisine. Situated in Yangon’s colonial downtown district, the restaurant caters to middle-class locals, expats […]