Over 40 tonnes of coffee to be exported to Taipei and South Korea

Over 40 tonnes of coffee produced from Ywar Ngan Township are to be exported to Taipei and South Korea, according to the Ywar Ngan Coffee Association. The coffee received 87 out of 100 marks for it’s quality, color, fragrance and taste. “Currently, 18 tonnes has been exported to Taipei. Samples of coffee have been already […]

KATRI to assist development of Myanmar textile export sector

No 3 Heavy Industry under the Ministry of Industry will work with Korea Apparel Testing Research Institute (KATRI) to improve Myanmar’s textile sector to enter the international market, according to Dr. Eun Ho Shin, the in-charge of KATRI. The cooperation aims at promoting the textile industry a under three-year-project to effectuate the development of the […]

Over Ks56m paid to 180 employees after Taiwanese employer absconded

Workers of the Unipolar garment factory at Shwe Linpan Industrial Zone in Hlaing Tharyar received their months salary and compensation yesterday. Over Ks56m was paid out to the 180 employees from the Factories & General Labor Law Inspection Department under the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population. The factory, which was opened two years ago, […]

Taiwan, Myanmar to hold second bilateral business council meeting

Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) Taiwan and Myanmar are scheduled to have their second joint business council meeting in the first half of 2016 to explore opportunities for strengthened bilateral economic ties, a Taiwanese foreign affairs official said Tuesday. Following the first meeting held in 2013, the next one is set to take place in Yangon, […]

Myanmar Boom Wanes as Overcapacity Bites

When Myanmar opened to the world back in 2012, the country experienced a rapid expansion in air travel. Thirteen foreign airlines carried roughly 2 million international passengers. By 2014, the international market had jumped to 3.2 million passengers traveling with nine foreign airline groups, bringing the total number of international carriers to 22. But now the […]

Air Cargo:Emerging Myanmar requires patience

After more than two decades of isolation, the nation of Myanmar is moving back into the international market. As this Southeast Asian country makes cautious steps towards democracy, the forwarding industry is watching – and waiting – for opportunities to turn Myanmar into the region’s next logistics powerhouse. For some logistics firms, the wait may be […]

Taiwan turns to Myanmar to fill labour shortage

As Indonesia has decided to gradually stop sending domestic workers overseas, Taiwan is looking to Myanmar to fill the gap. TAIPEI: Taiwan may soon face a labour shortage, after Indonesia decided to gradually stop sending domestic workers overseas. The city is now looking to Myanmar to fill the gap. Most of the migrant workers are […]

On the Bus with Linda McDowell- wife of first Canadian Ambassador

RANGOON— She’s one of the very few foreigners to brave Rangoon’s notorious buses. Crowded, often poorly maintained and difficult to navigate without strong Burmese language skills, the city’s buses draw only the most intrepid of expats. But Linda McDowell, the wife of the first Canadian ambassador to Burma, has nearly mastered the routes during the […]