Myanmar’s Fisheries Products Able to be Exported to the Netherlands

Myanmar’s seafood will soon be exported to the Netherlands, it is learnt from the Myanmar Fisheries Products Processors and Exporters Association. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, fish and prawns that meet with market standards are currently being exported to China, Thailand, Singapore, Kuwait, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Bangladesh and […]

Value of trade through Muse border trade camp on the decline

The value of trade through the Muse border trade camp was on the decline as of the end of September, it is learnt from the statistics of Trade Department. The value of trade via Muse as of 23rd September in this fiscal year amounted to US$2,214.732million, whereas in the similar period of last fiscal year […]

Border trade booming in Maungdaw

An absence this rainy season of what locals deem almost-annual landslides along the Buthidaung — Maungdaw road has augmented the flow of bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Myanmar through the border town of Maungdaw, border traders have told Myitmakha News Agency. U Thein Htun, an exporter based in Maungdaw, says the 16 mile-long trading route […]

Wary of China, India Moves to Woo a New Myanmar

Days after Aung San Suu Kyi made a high-profile trip to China as foreign minister of Myanmar, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Mynamar in the first high-level visit from India after the civilian government assumed office in Naypyitaw. Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw is on a four day visit to India as well this […]

Myanmar transportation, infrastructure weakest in Southeast Asia: World Bank

Myanmar has the weakest transportation and infrastructure in Southeast Asia, according to a report by the World Bank Group. Myanmar ranked 137 among 160 countries in the transportation index in 2014, giving it the lowest position among Southeast Asian countries. Moreover, only 33 per cent of households in Myanmar have access to electricity, while 60 […]

6,900 km gas pipelines to connect Bangladesh, Myanmar, India

GARTALA: The government has ambitious plan to lay 6,900 km of gas pipelines linking Bangladesh, Myanmar, most north-eastern states, and West Bengal, ONGC Executive director S.C. Soni said here. “As part of Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 for North-eastern region, 6,900 km pipelines would be laid connecting Sitwe (Myanmar), Chittagong (Bangladesh), most north-eastern states, Siliguri and Durgapur,” […]

Maligned private Malaysian visa centre will not be terminated

One Stop Center (OSC), a Malaysian visa application service, will not be terminated unless the Malaysian government comes up with a better plan for handling illegal migrant workers, Malaysian ambassador to Myanmar Mohd Haniff Abd Rahman told The Myanmar Times on August 12. “The main reason is that security for our country is very important to us,” […]

Panasonic to expand smartphone business to Bangladesh, Myanmar

Panasonic will expand its smartphone business to Bangladesh and Myanmar in the next 3-4 months as the Japanese electronics major looks to cash in on the booming demand for mobility devices in the region. Panasonic will expand its smartphone business to Bangladesh and Myanmar in the next 3-4 months as the Japanese electronics major looks […]

India, Bangladesh, Myanmar work together on quake prediction

KOLKATA: Efforts are on by Indian seismologists and geologists to jointly carry out studies with Bangladesh and Myanmar and form a common geodetic network to verify fresh data and sort out discrepancies over earthquake-related research in the region. In a recent paper in Nature Geoscience, a group of scientists published new evidence of the increasing […]

Australian investor to build vinery in Chin State

AN Australian leading grapes wine manufacturer plans to establish a winery in Haka, the capital town of Chin State, this year. A member of Chin State Government said the name of Australian company will be revealled when the project initiates in the region. In cooperation with the state authorities, the implementation of such production business […]