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Withered leaves: the jailing of Myanmar’s hemp pioneers

A scheme to pioneer hemp cultivation in Myanmar resulted in a police raid, three arrests and an ongoing trial, despite being green-lit by the Mandalay Region government. AS WE ENTERED the compound of the family home in Myotha West village, we encountered a middle-aged man reading out loud from the Paṭṭhāna, a Buddhist scripture. A […]

Myanmar: How tech is transforming a frontier market

Just six years ago, in 2013, a mobile user in Myanmar had to pay USD 250 for a SIM card—this in a country where the average annual income was less than USD 200. For most people in Myanmar, the internet was a luxury for a select few; at least, that was the case until February […]

Myanmar planning to install vessel monitoring system to control illegal fishing

Myanmar is planning to install vessel monitoring system on all offshore fishing vessels in order to control illegal fishing in the country’s territorial waters, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation on Friday. The installation of the system before the new fishing season is aimed at ensuring fish is caught within the designated […]

Myanmar to allow private plantations to export timber

The government will allow trees grown in plantations owned by the private sector and state-owned companies to be harvested for their timber and exported. Myanmar Timber Enterprise general manager U NyiNyi Tun confirmed to reporters on June 11 in Nay Pyi Taw that the government has decided to ease restrictions on exports for these timber […]

Govt allows foreign companies to export rice, other commodities

The Ministry of Commerce (MOC) will now allow foreign and joint venture companies to export specific food and commodity items, according to Notification 24/2019 released on June 6. Foreign companies with recommendations from relevant ministries can buy the commodities from local producers will be issued licenses to export the goods. The aim is to raise […]

Few foreign fuel investments, but more Yangon Petrol stations planned: Chief Minister

The Yangon Region Government will increase efforts to allow more Yangon Petrol Co (YP) fuel stations to open in response to high demand, regional government officials said at its annual press conference last week. “The public frequently asks us to open more YP petrol stations across Yangon. However, many of these projects have been delayed […]

Zone for agriculture, manufacturing to be built in Thabeikkyin

A special zone will be built in Mandalay Region’s Thabeikkyin township to produce value-added products from agricultural goods and livestock, according to Pentagon Group (Myanmar) Co Ltd. The project will be located on 3237 hectares in Ohn Ta Kue, Ohn Paing, Pay Taw and Gway Maw villages. The company has sought a land-use permit for […]

Notice of Tender, For Consulting Services, Project Management Consultant,Deadline: 10th June, 2019

NOTICE OF TENDER For Consulting Serivces Date: 20 May 2019 1. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)’s Project Management Consultant (hereinafter referred to as the “PMC”) for the Project for “Establishment of Integrated Agriculture and Irrigation Master Plan (EIAIDMP), Ayeyarwaddy Delta Region” invites prospective bidders for Consulting services for the “Data Survey on Agriculture and […]

Invitation for Price Quotation, Department of Rural Development, Deadline : 4th June, 2019

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the National Community Driven Development Project (NCDDP). The IDA N° of the financing agreement is N° H814MM. The Department of Rural Development (DRD) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, in its role as […]

Rice-mad Myanmar eyes diversification of crops

Opening the lid of her rice cooker, a luxury bought when power finally came to their village in central Myanmar three years ago, Tin Aye scooped out two fat ladles for breakfast. “I cannot go without eating rice. Since the start of the day, all my stomach asks for is rice,” said the 52-year-old mother […]