Muse Wholesale Association has asked the Ministry of Construction to allow the use of Yangon-Mandalay Expressway for fruit trucks so that fruits can be transported without being spoiled. The Ministry once allowed freight trucks to use the expressway from October 5 to November 30, which resulted in a huge benefit...
The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, the World’s Biggest Book Sale, will be returning to Myanmar from December 23rd to 30th December 2020 – but this time the event will be held entirely online at the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale’s official website. Redesigned to cater to the current need...
  Bringing in new investors Anthem Asia and DPI Energy Ventures, as well as prior investors TRIREC, Insitor Impact Asia Fund, Great Noble Ventures, and FORUM, the additional financing provides firepower for SolarHome, a pioneer in Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar for off-grid households in Myanmar, today announced the closing of its Series A-2...
Infobip, the global cloud communications company, has announced the launch of its new digital cloud contact center solution - Conversations, that will enable businesses to deliver omnichannel support for customers through a single interface for agents. Consecutively, Infobip also announced the launch of its chatbot building platform – Answers,...
Myanmar National Airlines will start flying special flights to Singapore every Thursday starting from December 10. The airline said that it will not sell the ticket for the flights through its authorized agents. Instead, it will sell the tickets online to the earliest passengers. The passengers, who want to fly to...
  The Yangon-Bangkok highway project that will allow people to reach Bangkok Yangon by bus in nine hours has launched with financial assistance from Asia Development Bank, according to the Ministry of Construction.  Currently, it takes 16 hours to travel 570 miles from Thialwa, Yangon to Bangkok by vehicles.  One the new...
Local gold prices, which were weak in November, have regained in early December reflecting global gold prices.  On November 30, global gold was traded at $1,770 per ounce and local gold at around K1.267 million per tical. (1 tical = 0.57 ounce)  The local gold prices began a steady climb reflecting...
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism is planning to launch non-landing sightseeing flight tours as an attempt to initiate the relaunch of the tourism industry halted by the COVID-19.  Non-landing sightseeing flight tours will be launched in the first week of December, the sightseeing cruise tours in the river in...
Last Saturday, Myanmar’s Union Election Committee announced a victory for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 2020 Myanmar General Election. The party won 83 percent of the seats in the Union Parliament, which exceeds even the number of seats gained in the previous...
U Ohn Maung, Union Minister of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, said that Myanmar’s dream of receiving five million tourists in 2020 was blown away by the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Myanmar was on its track to receive over five million tourists in 2020 for the first time in its history....