Yangon embraces vertical car park

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is planning to build a vertical car park, Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said during a parliament session last Thursday. The structure will be designed to minimise the required area while maximising parking space in Yangon. Plans are currently being drawn up to build a multi-level vertical car park […]

DVB and four other broadcasters sign with ministry for free-to-air content

State-owned Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) and five content providers including DVB Multimedia Group signed an agreement over the weekend to broadcast via digital free-to-air TV channels, in a landmark first for Burma’s media landscape. The five tender winners — DVB, Mizzima Media Group, Channel K, Fortune TV and My TV — were selected last […]

Yangon to upgrade public infrastructures, drainage system with World Bank’s loan

YANGON- With the loan US$ 116 million from World Bank and cash aid $ 1 million from Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Insurance Facility (SEADRIF), Yangon will be upgrading public infrastructures, drainage system as well as to respond natural disasters. The information came from the workshop on Myanmar Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project being held […]

This website lets you see Yangon change over a century

Do you ever wonder what Yangon was like before all the cars came? A new online documentary project launched last week called Yangon Time Machine aims to give visitors a glimpse of how this city has changed over the last century or more. The website is filled with vintage photos of famous places in Yangon […]

Railway reforms in Myanmar pick up steam

Since traffic congestion in Yangon has worsened due to the rise in internal migration, Myanmar has plans to speed up its railway sector reforms from this year onwards, according to a government official. Ba Myint, senior general manager and project director at Myanma Railways, said state-owned trains carried more than 47 million passengers last year, […]

My Aura sidesteps start-up obstacles, builds beauty business

Dr Hnin Leh Khin, founder of My Aura Aesthetic Clinic, first noticed the growing number of local women with rosier lips, thicker lashes and bolder eyebrows in 2012, when make-up went mainstream in Myanmar. “That’s when I knew that beauty would be big business in this country and decided that I wanted to build my […]

Devil will be in the detail for Belt and Road courts

But as details have yet to emerge, it might be premature to judge. THE new Belt and Road courts could complement existing common law-based arbitration institutions and widen the choices for project parties, but the devil could be in the detail, such as the structure, composition of judges and governing rules, experts have warned. In […]

Mandalay Int’l Airport received over 1 million passengers last year

More than a million local and foreign passengers entered Mandalay International Airport last year exceeding the number of 2016, according to sources from the Department of Civil Aviation. In 2017, domestic airlines such as Myanmar National Airlines, Air Mandalay, Air KBZ, Asian Wings Airways, Myanmar Airways International, Yangon Airways, Shwe Myanmar Airlines, Mann Yadanabon Airlines […]

Myanmar Trade Show, Exhibition & Conference Calendar for the month of March & April 2018

Name, Venue & Organizer Date Myanmar Insurance Summit, Sule Shangri-La Yangon, Yangon, Asia Insurance Review 06-07 Mar 2018 MYANMAR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION & FRANCHISEE FAIR, Gandamar Grand Ballroom, Yangon, Api99 Resources Pte Ltd 10 Mar 2018 Housing and Building,  Tatmadaw Hall, Yangon, Dagon Exhibitions 17-19 Mar 2018 Myanmar Infrastructure Summit, Sule Shangri-La Yangon, Yangon, Confexhub Sdn. […]

Gas production rates of Yedagon and Zawtika projects already decline

YANGON- Production rates of the Yedagon and Zawtika projects, which mainly export natural gas to Thailand, are falling, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The Yedagon gas project is currently exporting 200 million cubic feet (mmcf) daily to Thailand, while the Zawtika gas project is exporting 200mmcf abroad and also produces 100mmcf for […]