Rice federation proposes exports via Pathein, Sittway ports

Officials from Myanmar Rice Federation have submitted a plan to export rice via seaports in Pathein, Ayeyawady Region, and Sittway, Rakine State, in addition to Yangon ports, especially to Bangladesh. The proposal was made during a regular meeting between Vice President Myint Swe and Myanmar businesspeople at the office of the Republic of the Union […]

Crop Insurance System Expected to Launch This Fiscal Year

A coordination meeting on the introduction of insurance services for farmers and fishers was held at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Yangon on August 19. In a Facebook post, Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) general-secretary Ye Min Aung said: “The nod given by the Myanmar Insurance Business Supervisory Board […]

Crop insurance, land reform and investment are essential to Myanmar’s agricultural sector

Q: What is the state of the rice industry in Myanmar? A: The government relaxed its control of the rice industry in 2003. Since FY2012-2013, rice export volume has exceeded one million tons per year. Q: Rice from Myanmar does not meet international standards and fails to sell for good prices in the international market. […]

Rakhine to Get Country’s Second Offshore Oil-Supply Base

The country’s second offshore base for the supply of oil and gas will be implemented on Maday Island in Rakhine State, with private investment worth 130.8 trillion kyats, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). Myanmar Chemical & Machinery Co Ltd has been given the green light to invest in the project, which is to […]

Local, foreign investment invited to electrify 26 towns in Ayeyawady

Local and foreign investment will be invited in an effort to provide electricity to 26 towns in Ayeyawady Region, said Win Htay, the regional minister for electric power and energy and for industry and transport. The regional minister made the announcement during a discussion about the need for local and foreign investment for electricity development […]

Small-scale fishermen demand fish farms

Fishery workers in Pathein Township, Ayeyawady Region, have called on June 20 for an auction of fish farms whose values are under Ks 4 million (US$2,900), reports say. About 1,000 protesters demanded access to fish farms, the fighting of corruption in fisheries, the protection of marine life and waterways, and laws regarding freshwater fishery businesses. […]

Three 100-Ton Bran Oil Plants to Be Built in Myaungmya, Kyaiklat and Yangon

Three 100-ton bran oil plants will be built in Myaungmya, Kyaiklat and Yangon this financial year, Ye Min Aung, the managing director of Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation, said. “In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, three 100-ton bran oil plants will be built in Myaungmya and Kyaiklat from Ayeyawady Region and Twantay from Yangon Region. The investment […]

Paddy husk-powered plant in Nay Pyi Taw to be finished in May

The construction of a paddy husk-fired power plant which is jointly sponsored by Myanmar and Japan in Nay Pyi Taw is expected to be finished in May, according to the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Cooperation (MAPCO). This power plant is part of a wider MAPCO plan to place greater emphasis on power generation by the use […]

Government temporarily closes large-scale Ayeyawady brewery

THE Yaung Ni Brewery, situated in Ayeyawady Region’s Myanaung Township, has been ordered by regional government to suspend its activities after the Brewery was found to be in violation of waste management regulations. The government’s directive comes following a surprise inspection to the brewery during which it was discovered they were polluting nearby streams and […]

Talks held over 300MW solar power facility for Ayeyawady Region

REPRESENTATIVES of the Ayeyawady Region government and the Thailand-based Won Toll Co have held talks over the establishment of a US$100 million solar power facility, which would have the capacity to provide 300 megawatts of electricity per year. During the talks, which were held on 20 May, it was planned that a solar power project […]