Myanmar solar tender not all about cheap pricing

MADAM – I follow The Myanmar Times’ excellent and extensive coverage of the solar tender with enormous interest. Reporting by John Liu – via his latest scoop on the tender results – and other journalists at your paper captures the controversy surrounding what could have been the defining solar power initiative in Myanmar. Alas, the […]

How Myanmar silk could stem tide of cheap imports

Weavers of traditional textiles in Mandalay Region are uniting to create a trade association to protect their industry, which has been seriously affected by cheap , low-quality silk copies oftraditional Myanmar designs from China and India. The recognition of the unique silk designs of Amarapura and Wundwin townships in Mandalay, including lun yar kyaw silk […]

Suu Kyi: Myanmar ‘not left behind’ in 4th Industrial Revolution

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Wednesday her country, having been “practically bypassed” by the IT-based Third Industrial Revolution that began decades ago, is making “quantum leaps” to catch up amid the rapid advancement of transformative technologies driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “We have been forced to plunge straight into the fourth one,” […]

Illicit export of pigs from Thailand to Myanmar rampant

The swine industry is in a difficult time, given what is happening in the region and the impact those developments caused, an industry leader said. U Zaw Myo Tun, joint secretary from Myanmar Livestock Federation said that China decided to end imports from Vietnam, due to a territory dispute at sea, and Japan stopped the […]

SEA Games Tickets to Go on Sale Next Week

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 YANGON — With less than a month to go until the start of the Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games) in Myanmar, organizers have announced that ticket sales for the sports event will begin on Monday. The opening ceremony of the 27th SEA Games, […]