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Direct flight to link Zhengzhou, Mandalay

ZHENGZHOU, April 12 (Xinhua) — A new air route will be launched between the city of Zhengzhou in central China’s Henan Province and Mandalay in Myanmar on April 30. The route will be operated by China Express Airlines with round-trip flights scheduled every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, using an Airbus A320 aircraft. The outbound flight […]

Searching for Tycoon Lim Chin Tsong

Stories abound about the tycoon who built a Chinese-style mansion in Yangon. One involves a hidden printing press, counterfeit British pounds and an American honey trap. By JEREMY BURNS | FRONTIER LAST YEAR a random coincidence led me to discover and explore the dilapidated, semi-ruined building that was once the grandest mansion in Yangon, Chin […]

Citizen investments hit around Ks 6985 bln in three years

Until March this year, the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) allowed citizen investments worth over Ks 18,609 billion, with the real estate sector, manufacturing, transportation, hotel and tourism and construction sectors topping the list. A total of 1,549 local businesses invested Ks 18609187.355 million in 11 sectors. The investment in real estate sector reached Ks 4,172.850 […]

Transforming Myanmar’s food industry via digital solutions

In response to the growing cash flow in Myanmar’s food and beverage industry, Code2LAB Pte Ltd, a local technology company, has brought two innovative solutions to the market to help digitise the nation’s restaurant industry, according to Min Zeya Phyo, the firm’s founder and chief executive. In an exclusive interview with The Nation, he said […]

Illegal charcoal trade threatens Myanmar’s remaining mangroves

Mangroves from Myanmar are illegally harvested and converted into charcoal that is sent to Thailand before it’s sold to China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia by sea. The depletion of mangroves in southern Myanmar is impacting local fisheries near the island villages. The illegal charcoal trade persists due to a lack of law enforcement […]

PetroChina opens its first filling station in Myanmar

PetroChina International has launched its service station in Myanmar, marking the Chinese state-run oil major’s first foray into the country’s fuel station market. The filling station is a joint venture between PetroChina International’s Singapore unit Singapore Petroleum Co (SPC) and Shwe Taung Energy Co, a subsidiary of Shwe Taung Group. Shwe Taung said it will […]

New museum in Yangon set to entrance fans of amber

Members of the public now have a new museum to enjoy in downtown Yangon. The recently opened Myanmar Amber Museum plays host to and showcases various specimens of amber found in Myanmar. The museum’s rather distinctive logo is based upon the flower Tropidogyne Pentaptera, a prehistoric angiosperm. The flowers were just beginning to evolve 99 […]

China-built power plant hailed in Myanmar for benefitting people

People in Myanmar’s southern Mon state were hailing the recent inauguration of a China-built combined cycle gas turbine power plant in the state that has made over 1,500 villages in the state possible for access to electricity. The power plant of 118.9 megawatts’ capacity was built by China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC) after it won […]

Gold mine officials accused of making false claim

The Myanmar Anti-Corruption Commission has charged three directors of gold mine concessionaire National Prosperity Co (NPC) with submitting a false claim accusing civil servants of corruption. NPC managing director U Tun Aung Soe submitted the complaint to the commission requesting an investigation of the alleged illegal extraction of gold and other minerals by civil servants […]

Exclusive: Chevron, investor reach deal on Myanmar shareholder resolution

Chevron Corp will put a focus on human rights in Myanmar under an agreement with an investor group that had urged it to pay more attention to violence in the Asian nation where the U.S. oil company has operations. Chevron will undertake steps including social investment reviews in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, donate to humanitarian organizations […]