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 […]

Myanmar moves to jump start coffee cultivation

Demand for coffee is booming in an increasingly caffeinated world, and although Myanmar is capable of producing international-quality product it has neglected the crop for years. But agricultural ministry officials are hoping to develop a coordinated strategy to ramp up production and connect cultivators with world markets. Myanmar has been growing coffee for years but in relatively […]

Illegal Chicken Imports Continue to Worry Mandalay Producers

Representatives from the Mandalay Livestock Federation (MLF) urged the Mandalay Regional Government to take actions against illegal frozen chicken import and control its trading in the market in Mandalay. “It is difficult to estimate the real amount of imported frozen chicken in the market because massive shipments are coming into the market. This really has […]

Emerald Green Project exploited by those it sought to empower

The re-loaning of credit with interest by villagers, that originally received the credit from the Emerald Green Project, to residents in nearby villages has only heightened poverty in those areas, U Aung Naing Htun, Hluttaw MP for Danuphyu Township, stated during a session of Ayeyarwady Region Hluttaw. “Upon observation of those villages where the project […]

Govt mulls rejection of US$300 million loan from China

Thanks but no thanks, the Myanmar government may be preparing to say to a major Chinese lender. As Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi discussed the future of the controversial Myitsone dam project and other aspects of Myanmar-Chinese relations in Beijing, questions were being raised as to whether the country needs to take on an additional […]

Myanmar pushes for more hydropower projects

NAY PYI TAW, YANGON – The Ministry of Electric Power reiterated the necessity of hydropower projects, citing an increase in power demand. Htein Lwin, permanent secretary at the Ministry of Electric Power, said during the press conference to mark the government’s first 100 days in power in Nay Pyi Taw that there is a need that Myanmar […]

Commerce ministry lightens licence regs

In another step toward smoothing and facilitating external trade, the Ministry of Commerce has announced plans to exempt over 250 commodities from the need for an import licence. The ministry’s assistant secretary, U Khin Maung Latt, told The Myanmar Times that the list of commodities would be published next month. “These are the first 267 commodity lines […]

Singaporean pest control firm optimistic on Myanmar

SINGAPOREAN firm Titan Pest Management foresees a bright business outlook for its pest control services, ready to first serve restaurants and hotels and help the public sector raise awareness for better hygiene. “People [in Myanmar] do not really know much about it [pest control],” Nicole Zycinski-Singh, co-founder and director of Titan Pest, said at a […]

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST National Community Driven Development Project IDA Grant: H814-MM, Closing date 06 June 2016 at 16:00 PM

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the National Community Driven Development Project. The Department of Rural Development of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, which implements the National Community Driven Development Project, intends to apply part of the proceeds for the hiring […]

Ayeyar Hinthar opens Ayeyarwady Farmers Development Bank

Ayeyarwady farmers could benefit as early as next year from a bank being set up to promote the development of agriculture, and eventually industry and fisheries. The regional government, with 15 partners of the Ayeyar Hinthar Companies Group, is launching the bank, known as the Ayeyarwady Farmers Development Bank, or Abank. Farmers can take out […]