Yangon rail system to get upgrade

Dec 31, 2016

Yangon rail system to get upgrade


Tourists visiting Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, could lose one of the star attractions of the former capital after the railway that encircles the city is upgraded with the help of Japanese investment. While the responsibility for upgrading the 46 km (28.5 miles) of track that ...

/ Dec 16, 2016

Myanmar-Japan venture targets role in improving infrastructure

A joint venture between Myanmar's leading heavy machinery distributor, Myanmar Kaido Co., and Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi Corp. aims to capitalize on Myanmar's rapid development of urban infrastructure through the rental of construction and other equipment. An opening ceremony for the joint venture, Diamond Rental ...

Nov 21, 2016

Fighting in restive Myanmar town on China border leaves eight dead

Eight people were killed Sunday when fighting broke out in a northern Myanmar town on the border with China, a region long plagued by ethnic rebel insurgencies. The clashes are another blow to civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes of forging a nationwide peace ...

/ Nov 12, 2016

R&K Trading opens steel factory in Yangon

Iron and steel trader R&K Trading Co. inaugurated a ¥1.5 billion ($14 million) state-of-the-art steel factory in Yangon, Myanmar's largest city, on Friday. The Japanese factory covers an area of 19,950 sq. meters in the Japan-backed Thilawa Special Economic Zone. With a production capacity of 120,000 ...