Myanmar’s bargaining power rises along the Belt and Road

AS Hong Kong’s second Belt and Road Summit started today in the city The Myanmar Times asked two experts from The Economist Intelligence Unit and Lau China Institute at King’s College, London for their input regarding the dynamics of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China in relation to Myanmar and ASEAN. Much of […]

US Solar Power Company Helping to Light up Myanmar

Myanmar is working to make more solar power available to its farmers, following in the footsteps of India and Africa, with the help of a U.S. company. The government has set a goal of achieving 100% electrification in the country by 2030, but the power grid cannot keep up with soaring electricity demand. In early […]

Philippines invites tender for Myanmar rice

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Philippines’ National Food Authority has invited a tender for Myanmar to supply the country with rice, according to the Ministry of Commerce. The Consumer Affairs Department, under the ministry, held a meeting at its office in Yangon Region on Saturday to discuss the tender invitation. The discussion […]

Jovago Announces Myanmar Expansion

Present in over 40 African countries and in 2 Asian countries, Jovago – the first hotel booking online site in Africa has announced the opening of its third office in Asia and seventeenth in the world. This new expansion confirms the Jovago strategy to expands operations and presence in Asia with a local presence in […]

Maritime spat to aid rice exporters

Growing tensions in the South China Sea in recent months is leading China to shun Vietnam for its rice imports, opening the door for Myanmar exporters, according to traders. Much of Myanmar’s official exports currently go to African countries, but with Thai exporters dropping prices in those markets since the May 22 coup, Myanmar exporters […]

Rice exports fall short of 2.5 mln tonnes against target

Rice exports are falling short of 2.5 million tonnes against the set target of 3 million tonnes for this fiscal year. “Myanmar exported just over 410,000 tonnes of rice during the last eight months. It is half of the figure of the same period last year,” said Dr Soe Tun, secretary general of Myanmar Rice […]