Wyndham property to greet guests in Yangon by 2017

WYNDHAM Worldwide Hotel Group has officially entered Myanmar following the inking of an MoU early this month with Asia Myanmar Shining Star Company, a joint company of Yangon-based Asia Myanmar Consortium Development Company and Hong Kong-based Shining Star Investment Company. Under the agreement, the five-star Wyndham Grand Yangon Royal Lake Hotel will be part of […]

Yangon garment workers protest for better pay, conditions

More than 2,000 workers from four garment factories in Shwepyithar Township in Yangon marched on the streets in their township to call for salary increases and better working conditions on February 9. Activists supporting the welfare of the workers said they will intensify their sit-in protests if employers fail to agree to the demands of […]

YCDC to measure air pollution at 15 sites

In an attempt to combat worsening air quality, Yangon City Development Committee is installing 15 air quality control machines throughout the city, assistant chief engineer of the pollution and cleansing department U Aung Myint Maw said. The machines, which will measure levels of dust, carbon dioxide and a dozen other known pollutants, will be positioned […]

Myanmar builds new border gate in Muse

Muse – Myanmar is constructing a new border gate in Muse in northern Shan State. Construction is about 50 per cent complete, sources say. The new border gate is located in Special Economic Zone 1 in Muse, between Ho Saung village in Myanmar and Kyal Khaung in China. “The construction is about 50 per cent […]

Central Bank to receive Singapore support

The Central Bank of Myanmar and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have signed an agreement to deepen cooperation, according to a Central Bank statement released February 9. The agreement will aim to strengthen it in areas like banking supervision and capacity enhancement, and was struck during a visit by Singapore senior minister and former prime […]

Ministry processing first batch of PR applicants

Immigration officials have begun to process the first batch of applications for permanent residency. While an office set up in downtown Yangon has temporarily stopped answering enquiries or handing out application forms, they insist the process has not been suspended and an online version of the application is still available. Sixty applications – including 34 […]

India, Myanmar at odds on Tamu immigration office

Confusion surrounds the status of an apparent agreement between the governments of Myanmar and India over the establishment of a visa-on-arrival system on their common border. While the Indian government appears ready to proceed, the Myanmar side is experiencing delay. India’s consul in Mandalay, N Nandakumar, told The Myanmar Times last week that working-level talks […]

New domestic airline to begin flights in March

A new domestic carrier, Apex Airlines, will be among the first in Myanmar to offer dynamic pricing when it starts flying next month, a senior company official says. Chief operations officer Selva Kumar said Apex’s first aircraft, an ATR 72-600, would arrive in Nay Pyi Taw in mid-February, with a launch planned for late March. […]

‘Myanmar Times’ to launch daily paper on March 9

The Myanmar Times will embark on a new phase of its ongoing development next month with the launch of an English-language daily newspaper – almost exactly 15 years after it pioneered the news weekly in Myanmar. The newspaper, which will be the only local private daily in the market, will feature 24 pages of local […]

Startup meets showbiz on reality TV program

Local start-up entrepreneur Ko Min Zeya Phyo didn’t plan on entering the competition which won his company the chance at more than S$2 million. Now the Code2LAB founder – not by nature a PR man – has found himself in a surprising place: in front of the camera. Last year, restaurant management platform provider Code2LAB […]