SCG to Pour in $400m in Mawlamyine Cement Plant

Thailand’s largest cement plant, Siam Cement Group (SCG), is investing $400 million to build its first “clean and green” cement plant in Myanmar’s Mawlamyine, 300 kilometres southeast of Yangon. The cement plant is expected to be operational in the mid-2016 with a production capacity of 1.8 million tonnes per year, the firm said. The company […]

Rubber Exporters Eye Japan to Boost Exports

The Myanmar Rubber Planters and Manufacturers Association (MRPMA) says Japan is the next logical step in the export of Myanmar’s rubber and latex products. Amidst the falling price of rubber, gross national rubber exports are estimated to reach 100,000 tonnes by the end of this financial year. “We believe the European and global economic crisis, […]

Unilever Food Solutions looks to double B2B in Myanmar every two years

Unilever Food Solutions aims to double its business-to-business deals every two years in Myanmar, said Prasith Preechachalieo, managing director for Thailand, Indochina and Vietnam. He said the company, which is a unit of Unilever Thai Trading Ltd, began doing business in Myanmar in 2010, focusing on the restaurant market. Serving 200 restaurants in 2011, that […]

Green Earth Power (Thailand) wants partners for 210 MW Solar Plant in Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW : Green Earth Power (Thailand) or GEP is seeking partners for joint development of its 210-megawatt solar power plant in Myanmar, the third largest of its kind in the world and costing nearly 9 billion baht. The company also plans to mobilise funds from the Stock Exchange of Thailand for a bigger […]