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Trade War Could be ‘Silver Lining’ for Myanmar

Myanmar has to move to tap into opportunities created by trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies, said a senior Singaporean academic. The US-China trade war has provided “silver linings” for many countries, such as Vietnam. in the Southeast Asia region, said Simon Tay, Chairman of Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), in the […]

Bringing Pickled Tea to the World

Myo Win Aung, managing director of Ya Thar Wa Thi, makers of Shan Shwe Taung pickled tea leaf and Paline organic tea leaf in Shan State, envisions selling its products around the world. “Although it is just a family business, we want to become a huge company that proudly sells Myanmar tea internationally,” Myo Win […]

Panel to Consider Changing Laws to Aid Kachin Farmers

A committee will be set up comprising farmers and civil society organisations to resolve farmland problems in Kachin State, U M Kawn La of the Kachin National Congress said. The committee, to initially include political party officials, law experts, civil society groups and literature associations, will discuss important farmland issues in the state. “Some of […]

Dawei SEZ Draws Investor Interest, but Lacks Infrastructure

Businesses from China, Thailand, Korea and Japan, including those from the power and logistics sectors, have said they are keen to invest in the Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tanintharyi, which is near the Thai border. Investor interest in Dawei, which has yet to be developed, has been on the rise since Myanmar and […]

New Inbound Flights Raise Prospects for Myanmar Tourism

Tourism players are hopeful that a string of new flights will boost inbound tourism to Myanmar. In recent months, a number of airlines have started operating new routes connecting China with Myanmar, with other international airlines announcing imminent flights. Chinese destinations include new routes to Hangzhou, Shanghai and Wuhan. Last month, Indian LCC IndiGo Airlines […]

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, […]

Yangon Hotel Rates Remain a Bargain

YANGON, 8 November 2019: Yangon will close 2019 with at least 400 new rooms in the city’s highly competitive upper-scale hotel segment, according to the latest Colliers International Myanmar report. That pushes the room total from 5,300 in the four and five-star categories at the close of the second quarter of this year to 5,700 […]

Two Chinese Airlines Start Direct Flights from Yangon

Yangon Aerodrome Co Ltd, operator of Yangon International Airport (YIA), has announced the launch of Qingdao Airlines’ direct flight between Yangon and Ningbo in Zhejiang, China. Qingdao Airlines will operate an Airbus A320 aircraft with the capacity for 180 passengers for the new service that will operate every Monday and Friday between Yangon and Ningbo, […]

Chinese Ethnic Cultural Exchange Program Launched in Myanmar’s Yangon

YANGON, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) — A cultural exchange program of Chinese ethnic groups was inaugurated at China Cultural Center in Myanmar’s Yangon Tuesday morning. Set to last till Nov. 15, the program “Colorful Chinese Nation-Walking into the Mekong River (Myanmar)” is organized by the China Ethnic Museum or the Chinese Ethnic Culture Park and sponsored […]

Fisheries Federation Requests Ban on Building Poultry and Fishing Farm Compound

The Myanmar Fisheries Federation has requested military-appointed Vice President U Myint Swe to ban building poultry farms above fishing farms through legal means in a meeting with the private sector. The system that uses chicken excretions to feed the fish was highlighted as a concern at the 30th meeting between private companies and vice president-led […]