MIC permitted eight enterprises including four garment enterprises

Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) granted permission to eight enterprises including four garment enterprises, according to an announcement released by MIC. These permitted enterprises include manufacturing of garments under Cut-Make-Pack (CMP) system, manufacturing and marketing the corns, prawns and assorted snacks, sterilized, sweetened and condensed Milk, corrugated carton box and beautification corrugated carton box and cement, […]

Fire destroys a cement factory in Kyaukse

THE Two Rhino cement plant was damaged by fire early Wednesday morning in Kyaukse township. Firefighters attacked the blaze with 13 fire engines with help from the factory workers. Nobody was injured in the blaze. The fire destroyed one warehouse on the site. Police have taken action against the manager of the warehouse. Source: Global […]

Mango growers need agricultural certificate to enter international market

MANGO growers need to obtain agricultural certificate to help prove the quality of their products to enter the international market, local farmers say. The country has received a greater interest from Japan, Korea, Australia and the U.S, said Ma Zin Mar Than of Myanmar Fruits, Flower, Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association. Exporters say, nearly 10,000 […]

Myanmar state cement plant at Kyaukse to receive upgrade

Myanmar: The state-run No. 33 cement plant in Kyaukse, Mandalay will be upgraded to produce up to 5000t/day of cement in a partnership with Myanmar Conch Cement. The plant was established in 1983 and has been running under the Ministry of Industry with a capacity of 300t/day. The upgrade is expected to be finished in […]

Private gas-fired power project adds 230MW to national grid

A new privately run gas-fired power plant has joined the national grid system, boosting Myanmar’s power capacity, according to state newspapers. In 2011, Myanmar had 10 state-owned gas-fired power plants, with a total capacity of 270 megawatts (MW). Since then, 10 privately run gas-fired power plants have been connected to the national grid, bringing total […]

Myanmar govt suspends 68 projects, waiting for new administration

YANGON – The Thein Sein government has suspended 68 projects, including coal-fired power plants, mining and private sector deals, to allow the next government to manage the assets when it takes office, according to state-owned newspapers. The report was published shortly after MPs discussed an urgent proposal last week calling the government to scrutinise the […]

Double Rhinos cement firm plans to double capacity

Local company Arr Thit Man plans to double the quantity of cement it sells locally by next year, according to senior officials. The company is the maker of Double Rhinos brand, with a factory at Kyaukse in Mandalay Region. It claims to be the country’s largest, producing 5000 tonnes per day. “We are a new […]

APR Energy expands turnkey power plant in Myanmar

Jacksonville, FL – APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, is pleased to announce that it has commissioned a 20 megawatt expansion of its power plant in Myanmar, providing the Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) with a guaranteed minimum of 102MW of power generation. Based in Kyaukse, in the Mandalay region, the expanded […]

Commission updating Mandalay electoral rolls

Voter registration is now proceeding in four of the seven electoral districts in Mandalay Region, says electoral officer U Kyaw Kyaw Soe of the Mandalay Region Election Commission. Lists are being compiled in Mandalay, Kyaukse, Pyin Oo Lwin and Myingyan districts and would start later in Nyaung Oo, Yamethin and Meiktila, he said. Registration was […]

Myanmar turns to pop-up power stations

Nestled on a bed of gravel, an hour’s drive from Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, also known as Burma, is the country’s newest power station. There are no cooling towers or huge turbine halls, just neat lines of white shipping containers. In all there are 67, each housing a gas generator producing 1.5 […]