The Myanmar Times
Friday, 28 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

MIC talks projects with senior monks

Government officials met with Shwedagon Pagoda’s Senior Sayardaw Committee last week to discuss several nearby construction projects, a member of Shwedagon Pagoda’s trustee committee U Win Kyai told The Myanmar Times.

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Hluttaw urges tax retake

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has decided to discuss suspending the newly imposed 5 percent commercial tax on mobile phone top-ups.

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Ford opens showroom in the second city

Ford vehicles are now on sale in Mandalay, as the automaker has opened a showroom and service centre in the country’s second-largest city, according to a press statement yesterday.

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GreenHub serviced residences to open

Singaporean real estate management group LHN Limited has signed a master lease with a local developer to open serviced residences in Yangon under its GreenHub brand.

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Infrastructure development comes with foreign support: U Zaw Oo

Foreign-backed projects will assist in rapidly develop the infrastructure sector in Myanmar, according to the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2015 by UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

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Shwedagon and Yangon cannot be divided, says forum speaker

Shwedagon  Pagoda is the historical and cultural centre of Yangon, and if its character should fade, the character of Yangon will also fade away, said Daw Hlaing Maw Oo, assistant director of the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development’s Urban and Regional Planning Division.

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Association aims to simplify real estate transactions with law

The Myanmar Real Estate Association has begun drafting a law to govern the real estate market, aiming to standardise rules governing transactions and provide mechanisms for dispute resolution.

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A wing for the oldest foreign-owned hotel

Vivan Chan, general manager at Summit Parkview Hotel in Yangon, unpins a badge from the front of her jacket.

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