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Hledan foot bridge to open in September

To ease traffic congestion, footbridges are constructed in over-crowded places inYangon. The present Hledan footbridge construction is nearly 70% completed and, the bridge will be in use in September, per source of Engineering Department (Road and Bridge) ofYCDC,. The...

Kokine Overbridge to complete in March – 2016

Preparations are underway for the construction of 4 -way Kokine over bridge at the junction of Kaba Aye Pagoda Road and University Avenue Road at Yankin Township to finish in March, 2016. The first land survey has already finished and now it is second time for more...

Violators of Commercial Tax Law to be Fined

If hotel and guesthouse entrepreneurs and restaurateurs who fail to produce payment receipts or producing the receipts without sticking duly paid tax- stamps to the custom­ers in compliance of commercial tax law will be fined, announced by the Internal Revenue...

MNA’s second ATR 72-600 arriving in December

Among six ATR 72-600 planes purchased by Myanmar National Airlines from ATR France Company, the first one landed in the morning of 8 August, 2015 and the second one will be arriving in December, per source of MNA. It left Paris, France at 8:00 am (local time) on 5...

Early English Missionary Schools in Myanmar

MAUNG KHINE ZAW          Dear Readers, please note that since 1995 the old English spellings and pronunciations of some geographical names in Myanmar had been offi­cially changed to comply with Myanmar dialect.          In this article old names “Ava”...

Myanmar encourages B&Bs

July 23, 2015 n BY WANWISA NGAMSANGCHAIKIT Filed under Myanmar, News                 YANGON, 23 July 2015: Bed and break­fast establishments could soon open in the remotest parts of the country, once the draft tourism law has been passed.              One of the first...

Myanmar tourism to expand fast

July 9, 2015 BY WANWISA NGAMSANG­CHAIKIT Filed under Myanmar, News YANGON, 9 July 2015:             Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will target 4.5 to 5 million tourist arrivals in 2015 and 7.5 mil­lion by 2020.             Myanmar Tourism Mar­keting...

In praise of sustainable tourism

THE NATION July 31 The Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata) will host the three-day Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) at the PATH Engagement Hub in Siam Tower, Bangkok from September 15 to 17.             The three-day intensive tourism-training course,...

Free entrance for locals to Sri Ksetra zone

YOE YAR Museum and zone entrance fee at UNESCO World Heritage listed Sri Kestra will be free for local visitors for the whole year, per source of Archaeology and National Museum Department Sri Kestra Branch. Currently, zone and museum fee are Ks 10,000 per foreigner....