Myanmar Coffee Association holding 2nd Annual Coffee Cupping Competition competition

The Myanmar Coffee Association (MCA) is holding the 2nd Annual Certified Coffee Cupping Competition in Pyin Oo Lwin from March 12-16 at the Mandalay Coffee Group Co. Ltd.’s processing plant, Anisakan, Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay-Lashio By-Pass Road, Mandalay Division, according to NGO Winrock International, on 14 March. Up to 60 coffee samples submitted by farmers […]

Resort Development Underway at Taungthaman Lake

RANGOON — A Mandalay-based developer has commenced work on the construction of a 16-hectare (40-acre) resort to be built on dormant farmland by the Taungthaman Lake, home of the famed U Pein Bridge. The resort, to be built on an overgrown clearing near the eastern end of the 1.2-kilometer (0.75-mile) teakwood bridge, will cater to […]

Sembcorp to develop largest gas-fired independent power plant in Myanmar

SINGAPORE: Sembcorp Utilities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has been given the Notice of Award to develop and operate the largest gas-fired independent power plant in Myanmar. In a press release on Friday (Aug 24), Sembcorp said the project was awarded by the Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) – a division under the Ministry […]

Mandalay ruby miners may get land-grant

</a Local miners in Mandalay Division’s ‘Ruby Land’ town of Mogok may soon get access to more gems. The Myanmar Gems and Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association plans to allocate small-scale mining plots to locals to promote gem trade in the area. “We are looking to allocate more small-scale plots for local miners”, said Tun Hla Aung, […]

Gun disease’ afflicts Myanmar’s gold miners

MANDALAY, Myanmar — In the gold mines of Sinktu and Thabait Kyin, in the Mandalay division of Myanmar, gold mining is famous. More than 30 gold mines are active here, but the scene doesn’t look much like wealth. Half-naked men with rusty pneumatic drills and homemade dynamite are lowered 500 feet on fraying ropes into […]

Myanmar Removes 1,000 Doctors From Blacklist

Burma’s government has removed more than 1,000 Burmese doctors from a blacklist that stripped them of their medical licenses and prevented many who lived abroad from returning home. As Burma attempts to overhaul its long-neglected health care system and address a major shortage of doctors, the government on Thursday removed 1,010 doctors from its blacklist […]