Milk prices can’t be reduced for lack of grazing lands

Yangon, July 21 – cattle farmers have expressed they are unable to lower their milk prices due to a dearth in grazing lands for their animals. Breeding cattle is usually a cost-effective enterprise, but farmers have to feed their livestock with purchased feed due to an absence of grazing grass lands. “In neighboring Thailand, restrictions […]

Pasteurized milk still sour business for cattle farmers

Yangon, July 21 – cattle farmers from Ayeyarwady Region’s Hinthada Township are forced to stick with solely producing yogurt and other milk products, for want of pasteurized milk, as required machinery costs are reportedly unaffordable. The town of Hinthada boasts approximately a hundred cattle farmers who collectively produced roughly 4,000 viss (6,400 kilograms) of milk […]

MIC flags Yangon condo built without approval

The Myanmar Investment Commission has accused a local developer of building a condominium in Yangon with a foreign partner without approval, while the developer says it does not need approval as the investment is entirely local. Foreign investments and local-foreign joint ventures must all be approved by the MIC, while local investments can go ahead […]

Higher traffic fines expected later this year

Traffic authorities have started to respond to the many critics who have spoken out about the problems caused by the huge influx of new cars on the streets of Yangon and Mandalay. Since restrictions on the importation of cars were relaxed in 2011, the arrival of several million vehicles has caused congestion and a sharp […]