More than half of the voters have admitted that they don’t know the plans and policies of the candidates competing in the by-election on April 1, 2017, according to the Pre-Election Voter Perception Survey done by the Election Education and Observation Partners (EEOP).
The government has plans to build new industrial zones and satellite townships across the country, U Kyaw Win, the minister for planning and finance, told an investment conference.
Construction on the Yangon-Dala cross-river bridge, which will link Yangon's downtown area to the underdeveloped satellite town, will begin in April this year, the Ministry of Information announced last week.
Myanmar is planning to liberalize policy for foreign retailors in the local fuel sales industry, the minister for finance and planning said.
U Kyaw Win told a meeting of investors at Yangon’s Novotel Hotel that “one of the reasons for liberalizing the policy is that there is a fuel price gap between the local retail market and the international market, even though the global fuel price is sliding down.
The Japanese government has donated a boat to Rakhine state that will serve the same route where a fatal sinking killed dozens in 2015.
The boat, delivered by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, is the first if a batch of watercraft that will be used for transporting passengers through the state’s inland and coastal waterways.
Fruit and vegetable growers have called on the government to build weekend wholesale markets as part of the Yangon region’s agricultural master plan, which was devised by the government to boost the local agricultural industry.
Hundreds of workers from factories in Yangon's Hlaing Tharyar staged protests against a government decision to halve the number of days in the annual Thingyan holiday.
Last week, 500 workers from 15 different factories held a demonstration against the government announcement that their normal 10-day Thingyan holiday would be cut to five days.
Yangon based fintech company ThitsaWorks has launched data management solutions for small and medium microfinance institutions (MFIs), as it seeks to take their operations out of notebooks and onto screens.
The firm hopes that through its cloud and data centre services, microfinance organisations will become more efficient and the country’s poor will have easier access to capital.
FibreLink Myanmar, a firm that aims to lay fibre optic broadband cables in cities throughout the country, is in talks to raise $25 million of equity for the first stage of its investment plan.