Tata Group set to focus on Vietnam, Myanmar

MUMBAI: At least seven companies of India’s oldest conglomerate, Tata Sons, have zeroed in on Vietnam and Myanmar as markets that need to be penetrated into. Growing economies and an expanding middle class, as well as pacts with global powers and tax incentives have made these countries important for firms that seek to reach out […]

Two years after the government passed a law to set a minimum wage, it still has not come into existence.

The issue has been a source of tension particularly in the garment industry, with a number of strikes so far this year revolving around issues of wages and overtime. Yet experts say it has been a difficult process to put a minimum wage into place, with the topic more complex than it first appears. “We […]

YCDC to Conduct Environmental Inspections at Industrial Zones

Government authorities will conduct environmental inspections on the factories operating in the industrial zones in Yangon region late this month, according to the Environmental Conservation and Sanitation Department of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The inspection campaign, the second conducted under the current government, will inspect and evaluate the industries’ adherence to the regulations regarding […]

Green Factories to Get Priority for Industrial Zones

Cost-effective and low-pollution factories will be given priority while awarding licences for operations at new industrial zones to be developed in Myanmar in the future, a top government official said. Eligible factories include those that achieve energy efficiency or do not release too much waste, Vice President U Nyan Tun said at a coordination meeting […]

Sagaing Gov’t to Offer Licences to Rein in Illegal Gold Mining

The Sagaing Region government will issue licences to illegal gold miners in a bid to curb their activities and rope in extra tax money into state coffers, a top official said. The ministry will inspect mining sites in Sagaing and issue illegal miners licences by this month, U Than Htike, Sagaing regional minister for forestry […]

Extinction stalks Myanmar’s forests

Ashen earth strewn with the limbs of once-mighty trees is all that is left of the fearsome forest in central Myanmar that Wa Tote remembers from her youth. “We would only dare enter in a big group. The forest was deep and had many wild animals. Now we cannot even find a tree’s shadow to […]