Farmers apply for food-safety certificate

Seventeen mango farmers in Mandalay Region have applied for a certification that would show they are abiding by prominent safety standards. Mango farmers only became eligible for good agricultural practice (GAP) certification this year. The certificate shows buyers that “fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored as safely as possible to minimize risks […]

Marsh Opens Myanmar Rep Office to Tap Insurance Broking Business

American insurance broking and risk management firm Marsh has opened its Yangon representative office in Myanmar. The Marsh Singapore Yangon Representative Office will conduct market research and feasibility studies for insurance broking business in Myanmar, and provide business support and liaison activities on behalf of Marsh Singapore’s businesses, the company said. Marsh Singapore is a […]

Staff protest sackings from Bagan hotel

Angry staff at a Bagan hotel say they will hold further protests unless five sacked colleagues are reinstated and given compensation. The workers were fired from Bagan Hotel River View on March 8 for leaking confidential information on “service money” paid to staff members, according to the secretary of the Bagan labour union, who was […]

Idle plots still plague industrial zones

Rampant speculation has driven up the price of plots allocated for industrial use in Yangon Region, preventing factory construction, parliament heard yesterday. Although more than 10,000 plots were assigned, factories are running on only 3693 of them, and nearly a quarter are lying vacant, said deputy industry minister U Myo Aung. Speaking to Pyithu Hluttaw, […]

Myanmar’s Work Hopes Still Up in the Air

PANTANAW/YANGON — U Than Zaw shook his head as he stared across the waterlogged fields. “Over there, that’s where my land is,” he said, swinging a tattooed arm out through the bamboo frame of a waterside hut. We were standing just off the road linking Yangon, Myanmar’s heaving commercial capital, with Pantanaw, a flood-prone farming […]