Mon call on state govt to cancel power plant project

Mon State residents presented complaints against a coal-fired power plant project that is slated for construction near Inndin village, Ye Township, to the Mon State government on September 26. “We reported suggestions about the coal-fired power plant project with the aim to inform government. Mon residents worry about the project. If the government has the […]

All Remaining Jade Mining Licenses to Expire in 2018

RANGOON — The government has announced that all remaining jade mining licenses will expire in 2018, and licenses will only be considered for renewal after the completion of an environmental management plan for jade mining areas of Kachin State. With the government’s decision not to renew jade mining licenses, 310 mining companies operating in Kachin […]

Myanmar garments to get US boost

Aung Thein, vice president of the Myanmar Industries Association and managing director of Nibban Electronics, welcomed the move, saying it would boost exports to the US and strengthen local industries. Garment factories would reap the most from the decision, he said. “For the time being, some well-known brands like H&M have been making some of […]

Myanmar emphasis on productivity

MANUFACTURERS in Myanmar have been told to shift their focus to productivity, following the government’s approval of the country first minimum wage last week, said industry players. Aung Thein, vice chairman of the Myanmar Industries Association (MIA) and managing director of Nibban Electronics, said in an exclusive interview that Myanmar was still competitive in comparison […]

40 Thai subcontractors seek business in Myanmar

“All our members want to expand their markets and are willing to cooperate with companies in neighbouring countries,” said Somkiat Chupukcharoen, president of TSPA and managing director of SCC Tech Co. “We want to know more about Myanmar people and culture, etc. We must know each other first. Only then will we be able to […]