Global standards issued for local coffee producers

IN a bid to promote local coffee to the international market, the Agriculture Department will be issuing a Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certificate to qualified local coffee producers this year, said Daw May Thet Hlaing, a coffee expert from the Coffee Research, Information, Extension and Training Centre. Local coffee producers who meet a list of […]

Britannia Industries Eye Expansion Into Myanmar

New Delhi, Aug 7 () Britannia expects around 10-12 per cent of its revenue to come from overseas markets in the next 3-5 years and plans to set up a plant in Nepal as part of global business expansion, says Britannia MD Varun Berry. The FMCG major is also looking to build its presence further in the African market and Myanmar. […]

Emirates to Launch Yangon-Phnom Penh Flight on July 1

Special ticket sales are now available beginning June 5 until June 30. This is the first Yangon-Phnom Penh route since 2014. Ticket price rates for a return trip are US$242 for economy class and $692 for business class. The flight will be a daily connecting flight starting from Dubai starting July 1. Flights will depart Dubai at 9:15am  local […]

Emirates to launch direct Yangon-Phnom Penh air link

The addition of the new route using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will make Emirates the only airline with a direct service between Myanmar’s commercial hub and Cambodia’s capital. The new route is expected to encourage travel between both cities, said Mohammad Sarhan, the airline’s manager for Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. “With this new route, we are […]

Myanmar’s mango planned to penetrate Russia market

Myanmar’s mango is being planned to penetrate the Russian market, said a local association for technology and market promotion of Myanmar’s mango. Sein Ta Lone (Diamond Solitaire) and Yingwe varieties of mango will be exported to Russian market, and the dried mango and other mango products will also be exported to South Korea, Thailand and […]

Emirates set to launch flights to Phnom Penh

Emirates Airlines will expand its presence in Cambodia by launching a daily passenger flight between Dubai and Phnom Penh, with a stopover in Yangon, as part of the Dubai-based carrier’s push into the region. Launching on July 1, the daily flight will connect Dubai to Phnom Penh via a 90-minute stopover in Yangon, using a […]

Myanmar Has a Key Role to Play in ‘Club Asia’ as Tourism in the Region Booms

​​ Many moons ago Singapore’s then prime minister tried to encourage the government to develop Myanmar’s tourism sector, writes Lars Henriksson. He’s finally getting his wish. In the book General Ne Win: A Political Biog­raphy academic Robert H. Taylor writes that “on 16 January 1986, Singa­pore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew visited Ne Win at his home […]

Thai Dairy Pioneer Eager to Share Expertise With Myanmar Firms

​​ ALTHOUGH it took nearly 30 years for Thailand’s dairy business to achieve growth, Myanmar has high potential for the industry to grow in less than 15 years, according to Sangchai Chotchuangchutchaval, chief executive officer of Patkol Public Co, which is the pioneer among Thai dairy manufacturers. “In Thailand, at the beginning of the dairy […]

New airline routes begin to crowd Myanmar’s sky

YANGON — Asian airlines are looking to expand to Myanmar, eyeing not just business passengers but also the rising middle class there, who are beginning to travel for pleasure. Budget carrier HK Express on Sept. 1 kicked off a direct Hong Kong-to-Yangon route that flies four times a week. Other carriers, such as Myanmar National Airlines, already provide such […]

BKL continues overseas expansion with Myanmar office

Korean law firm Bae, Kim & Lee (BKL) has opened an office in Yangon, Myanmar, its seventh globally, and its third outside of its home country. The Yangon office will be led by partner Eric Eunyong Yang, who along with fellow partner Yong Geun Bae, joined the firm last year from Yulchon with the aim […]