Japan’s Acecook to start instant noodle production in Myanmar in 2017

OSAKA — Acecook plans to begin making instant noodles in Myanmar in summer 2017. By switching from imports to local production and offering soups more akin to local tastes, the Japanese company hopes to win a 10% share of Myanmar’s growing market for instant-noodle products by 2020, selling the equivalent of 100 million servings a […]

Kubota to build farm machinery assembly plant in Myanmar

YANGON — Kubota will construct an agricultural machinery assembly plant near Yangon, capitalizing on surging demand as Myanmar modernizes a core industry. The plant will be the Japanese company’s first major production center in Myanmar. It will be located in an industrial park set up in the Thilawa special economic zone by a Myanmar-Japan partnership […]

MPT, Line Team Up to Provide Free Service

MPT has collaborated with Line Messenger application to provide free internet service for the application during August and September. “The collaboration with Line is part of a long-term plan. MPT will absorb these costs,” said Takashi Shigeno, marketing director for KDDI, the Japanese company that has formed a joint venture with MPT. Users using MPT’s […]

Hitachi forms joint venture to make and export transformers

Japanese company Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems (HIES) will invest US$45 million to build a transformer factory, through a partnership with local company Soe Electric and Machinery (SEM), said the president of Hitachi, Masakazu Aoki. He made the announcement at a press conference in Yangon on July 7, where a joint venture between the two companies […]

Thilawa impact studies will be released in full

The environmental and social assessments conducted for phase two of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone will be made available to the public in their entirety, said reps from the Japanese and Myanmar companies tasked with the project. ERM-Environmental Resources Management (Japan) Limited and Myanmar’s E-Guard Environmental Services Co made the promise to residents at an […]