Bamboo plywood mat factory to be built in Myanmar

A plan is underway to build a bamboo plywood mat factory near Nay Pyi Taw in the middle region of Myanmar to enable the export of them to foreign markets, said a resident of Myanmar who has experience in bamboo plywood mat factory in Manipur, India. “In Myanmar, we could get natural products easily. We […]

Contract to upgrade Heho airport expected to be signed this year

A contract to upgrade the air hub serving Inle Lake and Taunggyi to provide customs, immigration and quarantine facilities will be inked this year, a senior official says. “We are expected to sign a contract in the next three months,” an official from the Ministry of Transport and Communications who declined to be named told […]

Myanmar generates over 3,500 megawatts of electricity

Myanmar is generating over 3,500 megawatts of electricity at the present and it is increased up to 500 megawatts of electricity within three months, according to figures from Ministry of Electricity and Energy. Myanmar produced 3,506 megawatts of electricity on April 6 and 2998.9 megawatts of electricity on January 7. Yangon Region spent 1,436 megawatts […]

Yangon water supply upgrade may bypass the poorest

The Myanmar and Japanese governments are working together to deliver clean, drinkable water to millions of Yangon residents and end groundwater use, but the city’s poorest households may miss out on the benefits. By EAINT THET SU | FRONTIER WITH almost-transparent bamboo walls and nipa palm roofs, the homes on Watmasut Wun Htauk Street in […]

Myanmar State Counsellor scolds protesting students in Nay Pyi Taw

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi scolded students who were protesting against the extension of the school year during an event in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday. Myanmar’s de facto leader was speaking at the Education Sector Development Seminar when students stood up and unfurled banners to protest against the one-month extension. “This kind […]

Alexander Soros in Myanmar a week before Xi’s visit

Alexander Soros, son of the the American Billionaire George Soros, had paid a visit to Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw – a week before the Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his official visit at the behest of President Win Myint on January 17 and 18. Alexander, as stated on his social media account, is “back […]

Myanmar seeks migrant-worker protections in Malaysia and Thailand

The government is negotiating with Malaysia and Thailand to ensure that hundreds of thousands of Myanmar nationals working in their countries will have access to social welfare benefits, a senior minister said. U Thein Swe, minister of Labour, Immigration and Population, said the Myanmar Social Security Board is leading the negotiations with their counterparts in […]

Myanmar OKs plan for three smart cities

The government will transform the country’s three key cities – Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay – into smart cities, a minister said Monday. U Han Zaw, minister of Construction, said the plan is being carried out with the support of local and foreign businesses. “We will start by looking at the requirements of each […]

Nay Pyi Taw real estate market seeing growth

As more and more people are moving to Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw, demand in the real estate market has been growing year by year, says Zayar Real Estate Agency’s managing director U Nanda Kyaw. “As new companies and offices move, there are more and more people who want to buy property to set up […]

Mandalay to offer vocational training in 11 occupations

The Mandalay Region government will conduct vocational training for people aged 18 to 40 to improve their job skills or help them start their own businesses. The training, which will be held before the year end, will be open to those who finished their basic education. It will be held at the Government Technology High […]