Telenor Myanmar sees solid growth

TELENOR Myanmar has declared continued investment as the company enters its third year of operations in the country. Under its projections, the number of telecom towers will rise from 6,400 at present to 10,000 by 2018. At present, 300 are located in Yangon. Two years ago, the company started operations with only 68 towers in […]

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 […]

Indian cotton plantation successfully done in Myingyan Township

Agriculture is the main industry of Myanmar, which makes farmers a part of the most important sector in this country. In Mandalay Region, Myingyan Township, the local cultivators are very pleased with the recent completion of the plantation of Indian cotton, it is learnt. “We cultivated six silver cotton (plantations) last year at west Myingyan […]

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 […]

New Companies Act to relieve some burdens on SMEs

The upgraded Myanmar companies act will remove some burdens on small and medium enterprises, according to the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA). “We have upgraded some of the provisions (of the existing Myanmar companies act) to be in line with the current situations and to help promote the SMEs and small companies in […]

GE supplies gas turbines for Myingyan power project

Two gas turbines supplied by General Electric (GE) have been purchased from Sembcorp Utilities for a 225-megawatt power plant to be built for the Myingyan power project in Mandalay Region. The purchase of the Heat Recovery Steam Generators was in the mix, according to a GE press release. The new power plant is expected to […]

Workers protest changes at privatised garment factory

Nearly 600 workers marched on Paleik in Singaing township yesterday, demanding the state reconsider an agreement that transferred a state-owned factory to the private sector. Workers from Mandalay Region’s Panda textile and garment factory, who have been staging sit-in protests since June 3, say the new company is not holding up its end of the bargain on […]

Combine harvesters fill labour gap in Mandalay

Farmers in Mandalay are increasingly hiring combine harvesters to make up for a labour shortage in the region but there are not yet enough machines to go around. As rural to urban migration gathers pace farmers have faced acute labour shortages. Some farmers have cut the amount of land they cultivate because they are unable to […]

China’s demand for human hair turns villages into trading centres

In Mandalay Region, where drought and failed harvests have pushed many farmers out of business, another industry is thriving, as China’s demand for human hair has turned entire villages into centres of trade and repair. Traders say hair is imported from India and Bangladesh through the border town of Tamu in Sagaing Region, or is […]

MPPE plans to map illegal fuel shops in Mandalay

The Myanmar Petroleum Products Enterprise under the Ministry of Energy is planning to map the locations of illegal fuel shops in Mandalay Region and submit the chart to the headquarters and the regional government. The enterprise has carried out the mapping of the illegal fuel shops opened along the routes it takes when inspecting official […]