IFC statement on stakeholder consultation meeting in Taunggyi

The consultation meeting in Taunggyi on September 12 was attended by representatives from relevant government agencies including forest, agriculture, mining, irrigation, water resources utilization, department of natural disaster, department of hydropower implementation and rural development, among ...

Most businesses in Myanmar not disaster-ready, experts say

19 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Most businesses in Myanmar are not prepared for natural disasters that hit the country every year, such as drought, cyclones, landslides and floods, experts said. U Soe Tun, co-chair of the Myanmar Private Sector Disaster Management Network, said private businesse...

Details Scarce on Funding, Planning for Flood Prevention at New Yangon City Project

18 Sep 19 - Source: The Irrawady - YANGON—Lying 5 meters below mean sea level, receiving a large amount of rainfall during the monsoon season and surrounded by waterways on three sides, the nearly 20,000-acres of land on the west bank of the Yangon River that lie directly across from Myanmar's comme...

25 factories cleared to export fish to EU

09 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -​​ The authorities have granted permission to 25 cold-storage factories to export fish to the EU market so far, according to the Fisheries Department.However, the factories will be struck off the list, if they fail to export fish within six months, it...

Clay pots find new market along Shweli River

09 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Earthen pots are now available in the villages located on the banks along the Shweli, a river serving as a boundary between Katha District of Sagaing Region and northern Shan State. Once, villagers of the area had to buy clay pots they used mostly as...

Smart City Mandalay

9 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Regional leaders made the decision to establish the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) at a summit in April last year. Being a member to the network, Myanmar pledged to establish Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay as smart cities.Mandalay is receiving en...

Myanma Shipyards to open new workshop next year

03 Sep 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - Myanma Shipyards AMECC Joint Venture Co Ltd plans to complete a new fabrication workshop in March aimed at meeting the needs of the domestic and export markets. "The workshop will support our steel structure production for local infrastructure projects and the shi...

Myanma Shipyards to build six vessels during next half

15 Aug 19 - Source: Myanmar Times - The Myanma Shipyards-AMECC Joint Venture Co Ltd will build six vessels and repair 10 in the six months from October 1 to March 31, said the general manager of the company. "All offers for the next shipbuilding project are from local private owners in Myanmar. We h...

Wateraid supports safer births in Myanmar

29 June 19 - Source: Mizzima - WaterAid with the support of Ministry of Health and Sports hosted a launch event on Friday, 28 June at the MGallery Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, according to a press release. This was the official launch of the Supporting Safer Births in Myanmar project, Water for Women. The ...

News Snapshots: Industry & Economic Development in Myanmar

Industry & Economic Development Theme - June Report This snapshot aims to present an overview of what is recently happening in in Myanmar, covering the information about key players in the sectors, main investors, events, national and regional news. It includes - Overview of Industry and Economi...

Investment from SMEs to be given priority in striped catfish farming project

29 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Investment from small and medium enterprises will be given priority in a striped catfish farming project, which is being implemented on over 900 acres of land in Pantanaw Township, Ayeyawady Region, said Dr. Toe Nanda Tin, the Director of Global Eart...

Htantabin Industrial Zone project to be implemented in Sept-end

29 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Yangon Region government is planning to develop industrial zones in 10 townships, and the Htantabin Industrial Zone project will be implemented on 2,200 acres of land in Htantabin Township in the northern district of Yangon, where Hline, Kokkowa,...

Four mega urban projects under implementation in Yangon and Mandalay

26 May 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - The Department of Urban and Housing Development (DUHD) under Ministry of Construction is undertaking four mega urban projects in Yangon, the commercial capital and Mandalay, a commercial and cultural city of the Republic of Union of Myanmar. The proj...

Infographic: A Look Inside Yangon’s 80 Projects for Economic Growth

​Date: 17 May 19 Source: The Irrawaddy YANGON—Major infrastructure projects slated for Yangon featured heavily at the second Invest Myanmar Summit held in January, wooing foreign direct investment to the city which some 8.2 million people call home. The Yangon regional government showcased a total o...

A Renewable Vision for Myanmar

08 May 19 - Source: The Irrawaddy - Myanmar continues to experience a rapid increase in economic activity as it transitions into an open market system. With that, power demand continues to increase—for modern amenities like air conditioning and power for industrial factories. This is especially true...

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