Biman Bangladesh plane skids off runway in Yangon, leaving 17 injured

World May 9, 2019

Biman Bangladesh plane skids off runway in Yangon, leaving 17 injured

A Biman Bangladesh Airlines plane skidded off the runway when it landed in bad weather at Yangon's international airport on Wednesday evening, injuring at least 17 people, officials said. The Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft was carrying 29 passengers and four crew when it bounced while ...

National Feb 26, 2018

Myanmar taps Japanese ODA to upgrade Yangon's circular railway

Myanmar has begun upgrading the six-decade-old railway loop in its former capital Yangon with official development assistance from Japan. Tokyo will provide $207 million for the $301 million project, which is designed to shorten the round-trip travel time to two hours from three. More commuters ...

National Nov 7, 2017

Yangon counts on sister city Fukuoka in fight against flooding

As Yangon marks the first anniversary of its sister city relationship with the city of Fukuoka, Myanmar's commercial capital is eager to access Japan's expertise to address key issues — including constant flooding. To mark the relationship, Yangon recently hosted a festival at a shopping ...

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Business Mar 24, 2017

First Japanese food court opens to Myanmar diners

Myanmar's first Japanese food court opened this week in Yangon under a joint venture between Tokyo-based trading giant Sojitz Corp. and local retail chain City Mart Holdings. Dubbed "Tokyo Dining City," the facility has six restaurants that bring together the authentic culinary arts of Japan ...

Yangon rail system to get upgrade

Business Dec 31, 2016

Yangon rail system to get upgrade

by Jordan Allen

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 ...

New Myanmar government begins releasing political prisoners

World / Politics Apr 8, 2016

New Myanmar government begins releasing political prisoners

Myanmar's government began releasing political prisoners on Friday under a plan announced by the country's new de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Myanmar media reported that more than 60 students arrested a year ago during a protest over education reforms were released by a ...