Hluttaw approves fisheries university plan

A fisheries university is being planned for the country, primarily to develop the fishery sector, which could eventually generate employment and help reduce poverty. The Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Ministry have submitted a proposal at the Amyotha Hluttaw, said Dr Tun Lwin, deputy permanent secretary of the ministry. The proposal hints at the opening of […]

Local Company Submits Proposal for Yangon- Mandalay Oil Pipeline

Myanmar Energy Sector Devel­opment Public Company Limited (MES­DPCL) has submitted a $300 million pipeline proposal to the Ministries of Planning & Finance and Electric Power & En­ergy, said Dr. Win Myint a member of the board of directors. The plan outlines the construction of two pipe­lines, each 14 inches in diameter, running 650 kilometers from […]

Fuel Importers Submit Proposal for Deep-Sea Port in Yangon

Representatives of the oil and gas in­dustry have sub­mitted a business propos­al to the government to a build a deep-sea port near Yangon. “We are studying the potential logistics and feasibility of a deep-sea port project 20 miles from Yangon to reduce transportation costs for maritime trade and fuel imports,” Dr Win Myint, Secretary of […]

Plans explored for fuel oil to be imported using supertankers

Efforts are being made to be able to import fuel oil in cargo ships that can carry 30,000 tonnes of oil in an effort to bring down the costs of transportation, said Dr. Win Myint, the secretary of the Myanmar Fuel Oil Importers and Distributors Association. Currently, fuel oil is mainly imported by Singapore using […]

Myanmar Pharmaceutical Factory to export snake venom

THE Ministry of Industry plans to export antivenom this year to countries in Asia, especially neighbouring countries that cannot produce antivenom. “We are ready to export our products. Currently, we are contacting embassies of the countries that we will target to export antivenom, and we are waiting to be checked by the WHO,” said U […]

Over $1 Billion Collected in Spectrum Fees from Telecom Firms: Minister

The government has received over $1.1 billion in spectrum usage fees from foreign telecom operators Ooredoo and Telenor, deputy minister for communications and information technology U Win Than told the parliament. The deputy minister revealed the amount in his response to the question from Hlaing township representative Dr Win Myint regarding how much the government […]

Govt to take action on illegal fuel imports

The authorities will start inspections at airports and ports to clamp down on illegal fuel imports, according to the Illegal Trade Prevention Central Committee (ITPCC). “The government’s crack down on fuel smuggling started last November to stop fuel smuggling, but there has been no seizure of fuel smugglers yet,” said Nyunt Aung, deputy director general […]