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The Central Ginza To Become Yangon’s Premier Lifestyle Hub

The Central, the luxury development of Marga Landmark, has introduced a new upmarket shopping mall project called “The Central Ginza” and the launching ceremony was successfully held recently at The Central Gallery Showroom in Yankin Township. The construction of the project is now underway on Kanbe Road, and is expected to be available to the […]

Separate plots planned to establish specialized textile and garment zones in Yangon, Mandalay

Separate land areas are being planned to establish special zones related to textile and garment in Yangon and Mandalay regions, according to the ministry of industry. The ministry is cooperating with the private sector to implement pilot projects for industry complexes and clusters, a high-ranking official from the ministry. Union Minister for Industry Khin Maung […]

Typewriters business still in demand in Myanmar’s Yangon

Clickety-clack sounds coming from typewriters are heard along a busy old street in downtown area of Myanmar’s Yangon, bringing vibes back from bygone golden era of typewriters. Along the sidewalk Maha Bandoola Park street, typists, mostly in middle ages, are seen busy hammering their fingers down on buttons of manual typewriters at stalls while their […]

Emerald Brewery commences brewing of Chang Lager Beer in Yangon

Emerald Brewery Myanmar Ltd, which will brew Thailand’s Chang Beer in Yangon, last week commenced commercial operations in Hlegu township, a year after its shareholder, Singapore-listed Fraser and Neave (F&N), invested US$70 million in the brewery. Emerald Brewery is a joint venture between F&N and an affiliate of Myanmar’s Shwe Than Lwin. F&N is controlled […]

Port Autonomy Is Back for a Third Time

One of Yangon’s favorites, Port Autonomy, returns for a third time and brings back some memories. The restaurant is in the former Union Bar and Grill with new decor and a refreshed vibe. The Old Union was traditional and PA is more trendy with its corrugated iron sheets on the walls and ceiling, along with […]

App for recycled products expected to boost recycling

A new online platform dedicated to marketing recycled products was launched last week in Yangon in a bid to boost efforts to encourage the reprocessing of waste into re-usable materials. The internet-based mobile app, called Recycle Myanmar, connects buyers and sellers of recycled materials. “We don’t touch the trash by hand, but we will solve […]

Myanmar Among World Bank’s Top 20 for Business Ease Improvements

YANGON – As the Myanmar government makes efforts to complete its ambitious goal to reach the top 100 of the World Bank’s ease-of-doing-business index 2020, the country was listed among the top 20 most-improved countries. A World Bank report listed Myanmar in the top-20 improvers in Doing Business 2020, alongside China, Bangladesh and India. It […]

Five regions chosen for child labour elimination projects

Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has primarily chosen Yangon, Bago, Ayeyawady, Kayin, and Mon for the elimination of child labour projects, according to the 3rd coordination meeting of the Myanmar National Committee on Child Labour Eradication. Thein Swe, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population said: “The majority of regional developing countries usually use […]

Invitation for Prequalification – Greater Yangon Water Supply Improvement Project Phase 2, Deadline: 14th November, 2019

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Yangon City Development Committee Invitation for Prequalification Greater Yangon Water Supply Improvement Project Phase 2 Date: 30 September 2019 Loan Agreement No: MY-P19 IFP No: MY-P19/PQ-05 The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a Loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency […]

What Singapore and Yangon share: a dark colonial past, and existential angst about the future

Sometimes cities are planned down to every last corner, with neat grids and clearly divided zones. And sometimes a city’s future grows up organically around its past, history and aspiration tangling like vines at the heart of a rainforest. One sees all this from the ballroom of Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, nestled on the banks […]