Singapore company looking for Myanmar business partners to start shrimp aquaculture business in Ayeyarwady. Closing Date 15 Jan 2017.

Our client a Singapore company provides solution programs for the shrimp aquaculture sectors. Its solution promotes and protects the genetic make-up of organism to increase the immune systems, enhances organism survival and growth.  The solutions are eco-friendly as they are biodegradable, free of antibiotic and non-GMO. Our client wants to start shrimp farming in Ayeyarwady […]

Mayor: ‘New City’ Going Forward, Imperative For Yangon’s Future

The Yangon Region government is pressing ahead with plans in the commercial capital townships of Twante, Seikgyi Khanaungto and Kyeemyindaing for the “new city” development, in line with a broader master plan it has for Myanmar’s biggest city, Mayor U Maung Maung Soe told the regional parliament last week. U Maung Maung Soe said the […]

Residents encamped along highway vow to return if evicted

Defiant residents have laid down a challenge to the Yangon Region government: If you evict us, we will return. The squatters insist they will not be driven from their homes because they have nowhere else to go. Their stance is a serious challenge to the regional government’s insistence that it will not resort to the tactics […]

Milk prices can’t be reduced for lack of grazing lands

Yangon, July 21 – cattle farmers have expressed they are unable to lower their milk prices due to a dearth in grazing lands for their animals. Breeding cattle is usually a cost-effective enterprise, but farmers have to feed their livestock with purchased feed due to an absence of grazing grass lands. “In neighboring Thailand, restrictions […]

Pasteurized milk still sour business for cattle farmers

Yangon, July 21 – cattle farmers from Ayeyarwady Region’s Hinthada Township are forced to stick with solely producing yogurt and other milk products, for want of pasteurized milk, as required machinery costs are reportedly unaffordable. The town of Hinthada boasts approximately a hundred cattle farmers who collectively produced roughly 4,000 viss (6,400 kilograms) of milk […]

Importation of fish spawn from Thailand hits road block with MoC

“The company made their license submission to the Ministry of Commerce in March, but the ministry is yet to grant them a license, stating these fish species are predators [to local fish species], but the Department of Fisheries has, in actual fact, stipulated which fish species are predators and which aren’t. The only restricted fish […]

MIC pushes through dozens of investment approvals

The commission, which answers directly to the President’s Office, meets several times a month to approve foreign, joint-venture and local investments. According to MIC information dating back to January 2015, the average number of investments approved at each meeting is just under 10. No more than 20 projects have been approved at any previous meeting. […]

Who’s who: Myanmar’s new cabinet

Take a look inside the National League for Democracy’s new proposed government with insider profiles of the party’s 18 candidates for ministerial posts: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (foreign affairs; president’s office; education; energy and electric power) The National League for Democracy leader needs little introduction. Has vowed to rule “above the president”, and with […]

New bridge a boon for beach tourism

  Business operators at Chaungtha are hoping the reopening of a bridge on the road to Pathein will restore tourism to the beach. U Toe Bridge, near U Toe village, about 5 kilometres east of Chaungtha in Ayeyarwady Region, has been temporarily closed for upgrades since January. The project will see the wooden single-lane bridge […]

Yangon’s lost children

Fourteen-year-old Ma Ei Mon’s tidy hair and thanaka-daubed face belie her troubled past and confused reality: Barely a teenager, she could be studying at school, but she is already working and living far from home. Ma Ei Mon hails from Ayeyarwady Region. She was brought to Yangon by her aunt two years ago to work […]