Carlsberg to Begin Brewing Myanmar Beer in March

YANGON — The Denmark-based Carlsberg Group will begin brewing beer in Myanmar from March, in a joint venture with local firm Myanmar Golden Star, the latter’s chairman Thein Tun told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday. Carlsberg and Myanmar Golden Star (MGS) signed an agreement in early 2013 to build a brewing facility and distribute the well-known […]

Colgate-Palmolive to open factory in Myanmar

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has given U.S. company Colgate-Palmolive a licence to produce commodities in Myanmar. The company applied to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) to create Colgate-Palmolive (Myanmar) Ltd., and was granted permission on May 29. The MIC fully licensed the company on June 13. “We’ve experienced that Western companies […]

Maritime spat to aid rice exporters

Growing tensions in the South China Sea in recent months is leading China to shun Vietnam for its rice imports, opening the door for Myanmar exporters, according to traders. Much of Myanmar’s official exports currently go to African countries, but with Thai exporters dropping prices in those markets since the May 22 coup, Myanmar exporters […]

Govt to spend US$16 M to generate electricity from trash-fired power plants

Government is planning to buy trash-fired power plants to produce electricity with a loan from Japan, Yangon Mayor Hla Myint said in Yangon region parliament session on Thursday. The plants will cost US$16 million and government will get an US$8 million loan from Japan. Yangon City Development Council (YCDC) will provide the rest. The incineration […]

Organic Thailand to generate electricity from garbage in Mandalay

Organic Thailand has been allowed to invest in a project for generating electricity from garbage in Mandalay, according to the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC). The 15-megawatt project is to be implemented in the southern part of the city. Its electricity will be distributed to the truck terminal, the crematorium, warehouses and water treatment plants […]