Curfew Imposed in Mandalay Oil Field

The Mandalay regional government has imposed a month-long curfew until December 3 in the Tatma oil field near Nyaung-U township to prevent illegal oil drilling, a regional legislator said. MP U Win Myint Khaing, who represents Nyaung-U, said the township imposed the curfew under section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Oil wells have been […]

Mandalay toughens up on illegal entry of foreigners

The Mandalay regional government will dispatch mobile teams in its key cities in an effort to curb the illegal entry of foreigners, a senior regional minister said. U Myo Thit, regional minister of Resource and Environmental Conservation, said the teams of officials from the Immigration Department, Customs Department and law enforcement agencies will be deployed […]

Developers Urge Government to Temporarily Reduce Tax to 5 percent

During a meeting with the Yangon Regional government held at MCC on February 17, construction developers urged the government to temporarily reduce the commercial tax from 30 percent to 5 percent for a period of two years. The Myanmar Licensed Contractors Association welcomed the income tax reduction in the Union Tax bill 2018, and supported […]

Mandalay Government to Spend K4b for Staff Housing

Mandalay regional government will spend nearly K4 billion for a mega-housing project in eight townships for civil servants starting mid-2018 to meet staff housing requirements, an Urban and Housing Development official told The Myanmar Times. The construction plan is part of regional government’s plan to be implemented during the interim-budget period before fiscal year 2018-2019 starts on […]

Chinese developer to invest US$390m in Mandalay project

The Myotha Garden town project is being developed with the aim of attracting foreign investment. China’s Mandalay Boashang Myotha Development Co Ltd plans to invest US$390 million in the Myotha Garden town project that is being jointly developed by the Mandalay regional government and Mandalay Myotha Industrial Development Public Co. Ltd. (MMID), sources said. The […]

Illegal Chicken Imports Continue to Worry Mandalay Producers

Representatives from the Mandalay Livestock Federation (MLF) urged the Mandalay Regional Government to take actions against illegal frozen chicken import and control its trading in the market in Mandalay. “It is difficult to estimate the real amount of imported frozen chicken in the market because massive shipments are coming into the market. This really has […]

MCDC to turn trash into electrcity

Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) is reported to invite interested entrepreneurs to submit tender for generating electricity from disposed waste this month. Both local and foreign companies have the chance to bid for the project that will convert daily disposed waste weighing more than 700 tonnes into electricity. MCDC had the coordinating meetings with local […]

ADB urges central gov’t to confirm loans for Green City project

MANDALAY—As implementation of the Green City project is expected soon and the project will take eight years to complete, the central government needs to confirm the loans provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the project, according to advisers from the bank. Eric Fonda from the ADB said the bank wants to know which […]