Motorbikes for Yangon

Despite being the commercial center in the largest country in South East Asia, Yangon is a strange city for one main reason. It is the only city on the continent not to allow motorbikes. In Vietnam pedestrians in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh compete with pavement space with 100 CC Hondas and Yamahas, and in […]

Energy Ministry Negotiates to Lower Fuel Oil Prices

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy is negotiating with suppliers to bring down fuel oil prices, said managing director of the ministry U Thant Sin. U Thant Sin, who is also the vice-chairman of the government supervisory committee on petroleum and petroleum product business activities, said during a monthly press conference on Thursday in Naypyitaw […]

Ministry plans to stabilise fuel oil price

In an attempt to control rising fuel oil prices, eight State-owned fuel filling stations will directly sell fuel at a fair price as of July 1, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. Rising fuel prices are coupled with an increase in the global fuel price and currency exchange rates. The ministry will sell […]

Over 14,000 motorbikes imported via borders in one week

MORE THAN 14,000 motorcycles worth US$7.02 million were imported within a week in May over land ports of entry, according to the official figures issued by the Ministry of Commerce on Friday. Myanmar bought a total of 14,330 bikes from China, Thailand and India via border trade camps between 13 and 19 May of this […]

Street-side petrol sellers cling on as station numbers increase

Street-side petrol sellers were a common sight before 2010, when there were relatively few official petrol stations, all run by a government monopoly. The introduction of private fuel stations brought the number of stations from 260 in 2010 to over 1000 now, reducing the need for roadside fuel vendors as it became easier for drivers […]

More Chinese caught stealing timber in Myanmar

More Chinese citizens have been arrested for illegal logging and 4,529 logs were seized in Waimaw, Kachin State, according to officials from the state’s Forestry Department. “We made more arrests. Another eight Chinese nationals were arrested along with a seizure of 4,529 logs which were due to be smuggled. We also seized 11 logging vehicles,” […]