Live cattle top Myawaddy export list

OF the nearly 40 billion baht (US$1.1 billion) worth of trade that passed through the Mae Sot and Myawaddy border posts last fiscal year, about 90 percent, or 36 billion baht worth, represents exports from Thailand to Myanmar, according to Thai statistics. The Thai fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30. Thai customs […]

Street-side petrol sellers cling on as station numbers increase

Street-side petrol sellers were a common sight before 2010, when there were relatively few official petrol stations, all run by a government monopoly. The introduction of private fuel stations brought the number of stations from 260 in 2010 to over 1000 now, reducing the need for roadside fuel vendors as it became easier for drivers […]

Petrol retailers face twin fears

Retail sellers of petrol say the market is being hit by a sliding exchange rate just as competition is set to intensify. Until recently, petrol sales were controlled by state firms like Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise. In 2010, it largely exited the retail business, selling all but 12 of its 260 petrol stations to the […]

Myanmar high on energy

Long-term outlook in oil & gas exploration is intact despite global oil price woes Some players in Myanmar’s oil and gas industry are optimistic that oil and gas exploration and production activities in the country would continue as expected, despite oil prices slumping to five-year lows. The local industry will thrive due to low output […]

Door to open for foreign-owned petrol stations

Foreign companies will soon be invited to enter into a joint venture with state-owned Myanma Petroleum Products Enterprise (MPPE) to distribute and sell petrol and diesel fuel, said an official. “We are going to invite international companies for a joint venture … in the next two or three months,” said U Myin Zaw, a director […]

Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development to invite Open Tender; Closing Date: August 14, 2014

Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development INVITATION FOR OPEN TENDER We would like to revise our advertisement in Myanma Alinn and the Mirror dated July 14, 2014 as shown below. The Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development intends to procure the following packages of motor vehicles, motorbikes, and water supply accessories:    Sr. […]

Myanmar to import 500 tonnes of petrol from Thailand

MYAWADY – Aung Nan Thar Company has been given official permission to import up to 500 tonnes of petrol across the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge after ferry services were suspended in January this year. Border authorities have cracked down on petrol smuggling across the Thaungyin or Moei River, but this has not stopped traffickers resorting to […]