Central Rubber Market Expected Upon Enactment of Rubber Law in Late 2018

The drafting of a new Rubber Law, which aims to create a central rubber market and raise the export quality of Myanmar rubber, is close to three quarters complete and will be enacted in late 2018, U Khaing Min, secretary at the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association (MRPPA), told The Myanmar Times. Myanmar is drafting […]

Legislation for Rubber Sector Being Drafted

The government, in cooperation with the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association, is currently drafting legislation for the rubber industry. Efforts are being exerted for a Rubber Central market to come out once a Rubber Law is instituted. At present, officials from the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association and related ministries including the Ministry […]

Millers, merchants urge illegal China-bound rice be stanched

The illegal outflow of rice via China’s border routes needs to be addressed through existing policies, regional rice-mill associations and local rice merchants have told the government. The export of rice without licence via Muse and Lwejel regions along the border with China, they said. Many bags of rice are being smuggled out of the […]

Nepal quake highlights Building Code

The Myanmar Engineering Society is urging developers to follow the National Building Code, after the Nepal earthquake raised concerns on the ability of local buildings to survive disasters. The code is still in draft form, and was initially written in English in 2012. Although it must be passed by parliament to become law, experts say […]

Ministry begins living cost survey to set minimum wage

A cost-of-living survey that will help determine a national minimum wage got under way on January 26 in Yangon and Bago regions. Investigators will use questionnaires to examine the living conditions of business owners, public servants, workers earning a bare living and unemployed people. Daw Tin Tin Ye, an official with the labour department of […]