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Can we turn suspended factories into engines of national economic growth?

Steel is an essential material in the industrial products and in building infrastructures. If Myanmar can produce steel on commercial scale, we will be able to save our foreign exchange used in importing steel products and build an industrialized country. In fact, the country has large deposits of iron ore. Myanmar set up steel mills […]

Court rejects monk’s lawsuit against US Embassy over Buddha image

MANDALAY—A court in Kamayut Township on Thursday rejected a lawsuit filed against the US ambassador and two others by a nationalist for allegedly defaming Buddhism. Nationalist monk U Parmaukha filed the lawsuit against US Ambassador Scott Marciel, the artist who painted the picture and the person who posted the picture on the official Facebook page […]

Factory waste affects villagers along Dotehtawady: groups

Residents of Amarapura township, Mandalay Region, are suffering because factories dump wastewater in the Dotehtawady River, and the government needs to address the problem, said U Maung Maung Oo, leader of the Natural Green Alliance. The city said it would build a wastewater treatment system in 2014 but hasn’t done anything, he said. “The wastewater […]

Parami Energy to invest US$25m for LPG distribution

Parami Energy will accelerate the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) next year, CEO U Pyi Wa Tun said yesterday. He said in a press conference that starting from December 12, 150,000 Parami LPG cylinders will be distributed in the market and before April 2019, 50pc of the LPG cylinders will be distributed in Yangon […]

Workers demonstrate in Mandalay

Workers in Mandalay Region held a protest to demand the appointment of a new regional labour minister and urged officials to pay attention to labour affairs. Led by Myanmar Industries, Crafts and Services (MICS) Trade Union Federation, about 300 workers from 20 factories in the industrial zone staged a protest march last Saturday. “Under the […]

Border zone with China to go ahead

An approval regarding the location of the proposed China-Myanmar border economic zone will be given “soon”, assistant secretary U Khin Maung Lwin from the Ministry of Commerce told The Myanmar Times. The discussions were carried out last week by the implementation body with priority made between Kachin and Shan states as they share the border […]

Myanmar earns US$538 M from CMP garment export

Myanmar earned US$538 million from CMP garment export and US$433 million from natural gas export in April and May, according to Ministry of Commerce. Myanmar exported US$2.4 billion worth of products in this period. The CMP garment export also topped the export list in the same period of last year with US$277 million, according to […]

New vocational institute opens in Yangon

Suu Vocational Institute, which will provide vocational training for people lacking formal education, opened in Hlaing Thayar township on Tuesday. “All the vocational training will follow State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s instructions. Myanmar needs more vocational education because most people do not get degrees so they need vocational education to live better. The […]

Need to reduce consumption rises as fuel imports surge

As fuel can be imported freely from overseas, the volume and value of fuel imports into Myanmar is expected to rise this year compared to last year, U Khin Maung Lwin, Assistant Secretary from the Ministry of Commerce, told The Myanmar Times. “Gasoline has been allowed to be imported regularly into Myanmar. As the private […]

Over 570 business tax evaders uncovered in Mandalay

More than 570 businesses in Mandalay were found to be remiss in paying their taxes and were given ultimatum by an internal revenue inspection team to settle their arrears immediately, a senior revenue official said on Monday. U Aung Moe, deputy director of Internal Revenue Department in Mandalay, said the erring businessmen were uncovered during […]