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Kevin Fitzsimmons: Myanmar’s aquaculture potential on par with Thailand

The Government of Myanmar has targeted Aquaculture as a solution to widespread malnutrition and rural poverty in the Southeast Asian nation. With its 2,000 kilometers of coastline, Myanmar has the potential to reach the production levels of its neighbor, Thailand, as a seafood Producer, according to Kevin Fitzsimmons, a professor in the Department of Soil, […]

Singapore’s Wilmar opens facilities in Thilawa

Wilmar Myanmar and its partners, National Infrastructure Holdings Co, First Top Group and Riceland International, on Sunday announced the opening of a new flour mill and consumer pack edible oil processing plant in Thilawa Special Economic Zone, Yangon. The mill will have the capacity to produce 530 tonnes of wheat flour per day, while the […]

Myanmar, S’pore ink investment promotion and protection deal

YANGON—Myanmar inked an agreement with Singapore on Tuesday to promote and protect investment between the two countries, paving the way to boost trade relations. As of February, Singapore is Myanmar’s largest source of foreign investment. The city-state has invested more than US$22 billion (33.6 trillion kyats), nearly 30 percent of total foreign investment in Myanmar, […]

Myanmar fruit and veg women’s rep travels to the US for economic forum

This week, Sandar Myo, representing the Myanmar Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Producer & Exporter Association (MFVP), joins a group of women – and one man – from 18 countries traveling to the United States as part of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative established by the White House. “The Myanmar economy is based […]

Broad coalition to ramp up food safety in Myanmar

Myanmar’s food safety advocacy groups plan to bring around 400 stakeholders from the food industry together to discuss food safety issues and challenges in the country. Myanmar Innovative Life Sciences (MILS), Myanmar Consumers Union and Food Science and Technology Association (FoSTA Myanmar) told the media at a press conference on Wednesday that they will organize […]

On a mission to turn Yangon’s food waste into organic soil

Spoiled meat, fish and vegetables are dumped every day in Yangon as they easily go rotten and produce foul smells. Waste disposal sites produce methane, which pollutes the air, ruins the soil and underground water sources, and takes up valuable land. Yangon city, the crowded commercial capital of the country, produces 2300 tonnes to 2500 […]

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 […]