Part 1 of the Yangon Elevated Expressway project is estimated to cost $800 million, according to U Han Zaw, Union Minister of the Ministry of Construction, at the meeting by Steering Committee on Implementation of Yangon Elevated Expressway and Outer Ring Road. The meeting was held to discuss the...
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...
  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...
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,...
Central Bank of Myanmar, which has been purchasing US dollar earlier this year, sold $3 million on December 14 at the rate of K1,372.2 per dollar. On the same day, dollar was traded around K1,365-1,370 in the domestic market. Myanmar Kyat against US dollar has been strong since the begining of...
By P. Kandiah and Geetha Kandiah Moderna Inc., Sanofi, AstraZeneca plc, Roche, Gilead Sciences and Novartis are just some of the many pharmaceutical companies working to fast-track the development of a coronavirus vaccine. Many companies and research institutions from various countries are racing to develop the vaccine for COVID-19. Who...
Customers in Myanmar, a developing country with an average annual income per capita of just over $1,000, often look at the price when they are thinking of buying a new smartphone. This offers opportunities for smartphone makers, who offer a very good price to performance products with a very...
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...
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....
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar, has pledged that no one will be left out from K40,000 assistance, the fourth batch of government financial assistance. “We will never knowingly leave anyone . If someone does not get the assistance, we will provide him or her. Therefore,...