Government temporarily closes large-scale Ayeyawady brewery

THE Yaung Ni Brewery, situated in Ayeyawady Region’s Myanaung Township, has been ordered by regional government to suspend its activities after the Brewery was found to be in violation of waste management regulations. The government’s directive comes following a surprise inspection to the brewery during which it was discovered they were polluting nearby streams and […]

Talks held over 300MW solar power facility for Ayeyawady Region

REPRESENTATIVES of the Ayeyawady Region government and the Thailand-based Won Toll Co have held talks over the establishment of a US$100 million solar power facility, which would have the capacity to provide 300 megawatts of electricity per year. During the talks, which were held on 20 May, it was planned that a solar power project […]

Vietnamese company to build animal feed processing plant in Yangon

The Myanmar Aqua Feed Association has announced that Green Feed Viet Nam Corporation will team up with the Fisheries and Feed Development Public Company to build an animal feed processing plant in Yangon. “We are striving to work together with a Vietnamese company to ensure an adequate supply of animal feed within the country.  The […]

Chaungtha Wind Farm Project

  THE China Three Gorges Corporation signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the development of Chaungtha Wind Farm Project in Ayeyawady Region with Ministry of Electric Power of Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw recently. The MoA signing ceremony on 29th February was hosted by U Khin Maung Soe, Union Minister for Electric Power, Mr […]

Myanmar to begin generating wind energy

  THE Ministry of Electric Power signed a memorandum of understanding with China Three Gorges International Corporation on electricity production from wind power in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The ministry’s director general U Aye Hsan and Mr Lu Guojun, chairman of China Three Gorges International Corporation, inked the MoU and exchanged notes. The MoU is […]

Thanakha: Scent of a nation

Since ancient times, Myanmar people have been rubbing thanakha paste on their faces as an effective shield against the sun’s harmful rays. The yellow facial cream produced from ground thanakha bark is a much-touted beauty secret deeply ingrained in the Myanmar culture. Men also wear it quite unconsciously. Thanakha trees can be found in places […]

Real estate roller-coaster

After shooting up in 2013 and 2014, excessive speculation and political uncertainties combined are pushing down exorbitant rents Rental rates for luxury apartments in some parts of Yangon have been steadily declining since September 2014, while rates for basic apartments have remained stable, according to real estate market forecasts. “The rental charges in the real […]

Over 10,000 Myanmar migrants seek work in Thailand

MYAWADY – More than 10,000 Myanmar migrants have entered Thailand through the border town of Myawady in the past three months to seek jobs. An official from the Maywady-Mae Sot Friendship Bridge noted that the traffic has increased and some workers may face difficulties as both countries celebrate the water festival, so-called Thingyan in Myanmar […]

Ongoing housing developments fall short of local demand

Housing projects currently in progress in Myanmar can barely fulfill people’s need for shelter, according to the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development. “Right now, public need differs from region to region. Few are working to fill these needs,” said Nay Min Htet, deputy director of the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development […]

Japan and Germany to help develop local small business firms

Daiwa Institute of Japan and small businesses in Germany have offered to help set up small companies in the Ayeyawady Region by undertaking a joint venture with them, the Ministry of Industry has said. A list of 109 entrepreneurs at Myanmar SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) has been sent to Japan and Germany for business […]