Kyaukphyu Brick Businesses Face Closure, Allege Unfair Competition

Eleven local concrete block production businesses at Kyaukphyu in Rakhine state have stopped their operations because of competition from cheaper bricks produced with prison labour, alleged local brick makers. The Directorate of Prisons under the Ministry of Home Affairs sell cement bricks produced by prisoners at K60 for one brick, while local brick producers can […]

Sand and Stone Industries Thrive as Brick Begins to Sink

The sand and stone markets have performed well in early 2014 as government and private constructions as well as apartments and housing complexes continue to thrive in Myanmar, sources in the industry say. According to construction accessory businessmen U Kyaw Kyaw and Ko Than Htay, while sand and stone have seen a rise in popularity […]

Construction material prices flat as rains approach

Prices for most construction materials have bucked the normal seasonal trend by remaining flat, several wholesalers said last week. The one commodity that is rising in price is bricks, said U Than Tun, the owner of U Than Tun and Brothers brick wholesale shop in South Dagon township. “Brick prices will continue rising because the […]