Thai firm eyes paper mill contract extension

  THE Thailand-based Double A Public Co. Ltd held discussions with Ministry of Industry yesterday on the extension of its permit to operate a paper mill in Thabaung. Mr Yothin Dumnernchanvanit, managing director of the company, called on Union Minister for Industry U Maung Myint to discuss the paper mill, as well as the requirements […]

Myawaddy industrial zone set for 2017 opening

An industrial zone under development in Kayin State is expected to open in fiscal year 2017, according to officials. The Myawaddy industrial zone is being built on a 201-acre site between Myawaddy and Thingan Nyi Naung, just 7 miles (11 kilometres) from the Thai-Myanmar border. “The state government hasn’t set a time limit on the […]

IGE’s power project to face further delays

A hydropower station first conceived in 2003 will require a further four years of work, costing an estimated K230 billion more, parliament heard on May 18. Deputy Minister for Electrical Power U Aung Than Oo told Amyotha Hluttaw that the Thahtay hydropower project on Thahtay Creek, 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of Thandwe in Rakhine […]