Thilawa extends to Zone B

The Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), involving more than US$ 1 billion investment, will be extended to Zone B and construction of infrastructures will be completed by mid-2018, SEZ Management Committee Chair U Set Aung told the media.Keep reading   ...

Kayah Hluttaw to scrutinise state budget

THE Kayah State government has proposed a budget of K51 billion for the fiscal year 2017-18. The budget will be spent evenly on all sectors with the aim to facilitate the region’s development, said Kayah State Hluttaw Speaker U Hla Htwe.Keep reading ...

Relocated Street Vendors Complain of Insufficient Space

RANGOON —Rangoon’s municipal committee is facing hurdles in managing the relocation of downtown street vendors to newly designated areas after several individuals complained they were not provided sufficient space to sell their goods.Keep reading  ...

Nippon Foundation Suspends Vehicle Donations

The Nippon Foundation will suspend further vehicle donations in Burma until all of the cars currently parked at the Rangoon Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital have been deployed, deputy head of the foundation Takehiro Umemura told The Irrawaddy.Keep reading ...

Efforts made to prevent entry of fake edible oil to Myanmar

According to U Khin Soe, the chairman of Myanmar Oil Millers’ Association, the organisation will take steps to prevent cooking oil with any type of ordour from entering local markets.The association will cooperate with the government to stop cooking oil mixed with an  artificial ordour ...

Real estate sector FDI approvals account for bigger share this year

Myanmar’s real estate sector is receiving a far larger share of overall approved foreign direct investment (FDI) so far this fiscal year, according to data from the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).As of August 31, real estate had received 15 percent of total ...

Construction ministry looks to prioritise infrastructure development in rural areas

The government is working through a long list of infrastructure needs to determine priorities for development, the minister for construction told a forum of business leaders in Nay Pyi Taw last week.Speaking at a forum on corporate social responsibility on September 21, construction minister U ...

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