Button Mushrooms Cultivation To Be Extended

The cultivation of button mushrooms, which can be preserved by canning, will be expanded after successful experimental cultivation, it is learnt from Myanmar Agri-Tech Limited. This canned mushroom variety was experimentally cultivated in Taunggyi and Heho townships in November, 2015, resulting in a successful harvest. A total of five mushroom farms will be cultivated this […]

Steel mill in Taunggyi, Shan State, to start its operation in October

A stel mill using Romelt Process will be operational in October, said an official from the Ministry of Industry. This mill is established on 5,260.50 acres of land at Pin Pet region, 8 miles away from Taunggyi, Southern Shan State. The ministry already entered into agreement worth 137 million euros with Tyazhprom Export from Russia […]

Ministry gets tough on licences for foreign guests

Guesthouse owners have criticised a government decision they say will stop them taking in foreign tourists. Under the law, owners who let rooms to foreign guests without a licence could be jailed for three years. U Myint Htwe, director of the tourism ministry, told The Myanmar Times that the law would be applied to guesthouse owners even if […]

New hotel construction prohibited in Yangon, Mandalay, Taunggyi, Nyaung Shwe and Kalaw

Construction of new hotels has been halted in Yangon, Mandalay, Taunggyi, Nyaung Shwe and Kalaw due to the burgeoning number of rooms at hotels, motels and guest houses that far outnumber the demand from tourists, it is learnt from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. According to ministry statistics, 46 per cent of the rooms […]

Chinese firm to restart Myanmar’s only coal plant

China’s Wuxi Huagaung Electric Power Engineering is upgrading the entire Tigyit plant in southern Shan State near to the famous Inle Lake, which has been out of use for several years. Local authorities held a public meeting in a village near to the site on April 24 to explain the company’s environmental and social impact […]

Mountain Bike Race to Mandalay

Competitive cycling in Myanmar took a step forward last weekend when the third leg of the inaugural Cycle and Make a Difference Charity Series hosted the country’s first-ever nighttime mountain bike race. Held on March 27 – as part of a three-day cycling competition that also included a road race on March 28 and a […]

S. Korean bank to aid Myanmar IT project

YANGON, March 19 (Xinhua) — South Korea’s Export-Import Bank will assist Myanmar’s IT infra-network expansion project by providing a loan of about 56 million U.S. dollars to the project, official report said Thursday. The loan will be disbursed by South Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund to pay for expansion of high-speed fiber links between Taunggyi […]

Investment laws re-considered

The government has begun accepting public feedback on a proposed amalgamation of two investment laws that it says will give equal opportunities to both domestic and foreign firms. The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration launched the public consultation window yesterday and will accept feedback on the draft of Myanmar Investment Law until March 26. […]

Is Burma’s healthcare system in recovery?

A few patients wearing wrinkled longyi stroll through a hallway so quiet that their conversation echoes through the North Okkalapa General Hospital, the second largest public hospital in Rangoon [Yangon]. There are no obvious signs of modernity in the facilities or atmosphere of the 40-year-old building. A wheezing air-conditioner and numerous scratches on the pale, […]

Meet ScapeTour, Myanmar’s new bus ticketing platform

ScapeTour is looking to expand beyond bus ticketing to car rental, airport transfer service, sightseeing packages and the whole nine yards Following the recent launch of Cambodia’s online bus ticketing platform CamboTicket, it turns out that one Myanmar-born entrepreneur is doing the same for his home country. With the Myanmar government projecting some five million […]