The FMIDecaux alliance was honored a signing ceremony with Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) on 20th January 2018, as a Public – Private Partnership. The collaboration combined JCDecaux’s substantial street furniture and advertising expertise with FMI’s decades of experience in the local Myanmar market- calling the new joint venture “FMIDecaux”. The street furniture will initially consist of 500 bus shelters and 500 city information panels, which provide commuters with important information about Yangon- at no cost to the city or its citizens.
FMIDecaus will be meaningfully contributing to the group’s mission of nation building which will have beneficial impact on the daily commuters in Yangon. Bus shelters will allow passengers a place to sit, protection from weather, and a feeling of safety and security as well as visibility and easy access to the bus, provides clear information about bus schedules, and comfortable and convenient.
With JCDecaux’s industry expertise, our local knowledge as well as shared values of respect, transparency, commitment and shared vision of a great future for Yangon.
The contract between YCDC and FMIDecaux is going to take the city of Yangon further and more beautiful as we are enhancing people’s convenience and improving passengers’ commute. It will be a key milestone for Yangon since it will be enhancing and improving people’s lives by building a smart city. This alliance between FMI and JCDecaux is a great complement to the improvements we’ve seen after the reforms of the Yangon Bus System, making operations safer and more efficient.
Pun Hlaing Jetty
Yangon Water Bus service will be coming alongside the Pun Hlaing Jetty,adjacent to The Campus (FMI/SPA/YSH’s Head Office), starting from 21st January 2018 operating a scheduled service to downtown.
The frequency of services will increase over time once more vessels that are in Yangon are approved for operation by the authorities. Yangon Water Bus pricing is adjusted to Kyat 300 for Myanmar Citizens and Kyat 1,200 for Foreign Citizens from the Pun Hlaing Jetty.
The Group will be giving out best to support great service that improves the daily commute of our employees and residents.
Leopalace21 Myanmar Open
The second edition of the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open was held on 26 January 2018. Professional golfers from both the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour travel to the Golden Land for a shot at winning some of the US$750,000 purse.
Pun Hlaing Golf Club hosted 150 golfers from 30 different nations, including Myanmar – 10 local pros and four amateurs had competed in the competition, selected based on their 2016 finishes.
The gathering of golf stars from the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour ensured golf fans in Myanmar – and TV viewers from around the world –to enjoy watching world-class golf at Award Winning Pun Hlaing Golf Club.
The second time in a row, the winning combination was one of our own caddies. Ei Ei Khine’s keen knowledge of the course and experienced insight of the way the greens play helped Paul Peterson nail his first Myanmar Open Championship.
An annual marathon in the city of Yangon is held together with the Yangon City Development Committee on 21 January 2018. The Yoma Yangon International Marathon (“YYIM”) which started in 2013 aims to inspire athletes and to connect communities both locally and internationally through a mutual passion for running. Weaving through a unique blend of modern and rustic Yangon, runners are treated to a visual feast making the YYIM a key highlight of the global running calendar
In 2018, the sixth YYIM received overwhelming interest and brought together 9,000 runners which is 12% more than the 8,000 runners in 2017. The funds raised from the YYIM registration fees were all donated to 5 adopted charities that are committed to the education and healthcare of underprivileged children in Myanmar with more than 3,000 children and students benefiting from these donations.
FMI Air’s goal is to give Myanmar an airline that offers exceptional service and comfort while respecting international best practices and safety standards. FMI Air will be extending their routes/destinations to Yangon-Dawei-Kaw Thaung-Yangon starting from 14 February 2018, Valentines’ Day. Dawei has been constanly gaining attractions and popularity within tourists.
Dawei is located in South-eastern Myanmar and is the capital of the Tanintharyi Region, and have number of beautiful beaches in the vicinity. It has a long history of trade and features some interesting colonial architecture, with many old wooden, thatch-roofed bungalows and some brick and stucco mansions.