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Tender to be called for tearing down of Mingalar Market

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 14 – bids for tender to tear down the existing fire-damaged Mingalar Market in Yangon’s Mingalar Taungnyunt Township will be called through state-owned newspapers during the third week of September, Myitmakha News Agency has been informed. Hluttaw MPs, members of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), representatives of the Mingalar Market, together with market sellers, …

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Talks held with China in bid to bolster border trade

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 14 – talks are currently being held with the Chinese government for the opening of more border trade posts, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce has told Myitmakha News Agency. The establishment of more border trade posts, together with legalizing the importation of Myanmar’s agricultural products into China, are reportedly the primary topics on the …

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Myanmar’s organic chilies hot stuff in Singapore

No 5 (global)

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 13 – a further twenty-two tons of organic chilies, planted by the Pioneer Star Company in Mandalay Region, will be exported to Singapore, the company has told Myitmakha News Agency. The second consignment of chilies to be sent to the global financial center reportedly comes after the inaugural two-ton batch was found to be devoid …

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Tenders called for construction of K6 billion Ayeyarwady Hluttaw

Myitmakha News Agency Pathein, September 13 – tenders have been called for the construction of a new Ayeyarwady Region Hluttaw, estimated to cost K6 billion, Myitmakha News Agency has been told by the director general’s office of the current Hluttaw. Interested parties reportedly have just two days, between September 14-15, in which to submit an application bid for tender which …

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Myanmar’s nascent bird-watching industry starts to take flight

Myitmakha News Agency Taunggyi, September 12 – tourist industry insiders predict this year could see the number of foreign tourists to the country augmented with the addition of foreign birdwatchers visiting Myanmar, as well as regular tourists, citing the proliferation in Myanmar of some of the world’s seldom-seen, rare bird species. Myitmakha News Agency has been told that Myanmar started …

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Mawlamyine awarded City of Charm for 14th China-ASEAN Expo

No 3 (global)

Myitmakha News Agency Mawlamyine, September 12 – the Mon State capital of Mawlamyine has been awarded as the ‘City of Charm’ for the 14th China-ASEAN Exposition (CAEXPO) to be held in China’s Guangxi province, according to the Department of Trade of Consumer Affairs for Mon State. The exposition, which kicked off on September 11 and will last until 14, is …

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Real-estate augmented out-of-reach for local families as investors snap up land across Rakhine State

No 2

Myitmakha News Agency Minbya, September 9 – a surge in the numbers of land investors in Rakhine State’s urban centers has augmented the price of real-estate to such an extent that it is no longer easily affordable by normal working-class families, residents have informed Myitmakha News Agency. Including the provincial towns in the vicinity of industrial zones such as Sittwe, …

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US$400 million off-shore oil well logistics base earmarked for construction in Ayeyarwady

Myitmakha News Agency Pathein, September 9 – in a bid to get a green light from authorities, the SIM Company has reportedly submitted a proposal to the Ayeyarwady regional government on its off-shore logistics base project, anticipated for implementation on Ngayoutkaung Beach, located in Ayeyarwady Region’s Ngapudaw Township, Myitmakha News Agency has been told. The SIM Company is reportedly a …

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Slips for Hpa-an’s affordable housing project sold off to third parties

No 4(global) (1)

Myitmakha News Agency Hpa-an, September 8 – entitlement slips for units in an affordable housing project to be built in the vicinity of Hpa-an’s Industrial Zone, Kayin State, are already being bought and sold, local real-estate agents have told Myitmakha News Agency. The ‘slips’, which require the holder to pay off the value of the affordable housing unit with a …

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Finland takes steps to closer economic ties with Myanmar

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 8 – according to the Finish government’s Department of Trade and Commerce, bilateral trade and investment between Finland and Myanmar should be increased, Myitmakha News Agency has been told. During a workshop held at the headquarters of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) in Yangon on September 7, it …

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