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Sugarcane farmers, sugar millers plead for government help

Local sugar millers and sugarcane farmers say they are calling for multiple issues to be addressed urgently by the government to ensure the sustainable development of the sector in the country. The farmers and millers presented the issues during Sugar Forum 2019 industry event held in Nay Pyi Taw on September 10 and 11, said […]

Government proposes to raise import licensing fees

The government is planning to raise import licensing fees in response to the changing economic environment of the country. Ministry of Commerce deputy minister U Aung Htoo proposed the new fee structure, which will see licensing rates of a minimum of K30,000 to a maximum of K90,000, from the current rates of K250 to K50,000. […]

Yangon government earns big from karaoke

Karaoke parlours are doing good business in Yangon, with a total of 326 parlours licensed to operate in the region since the year 2000, according to Karen ethnic minister Daw Naw Pan Thinzar Myo at a Yangon Regional Parliament session on Wednesday. Karaoke parlours have gained in popularity in Yangon and other cities like Mandalay […]

‘Free Education’ in Name Only, Parents Say of Some Rangoon Schools

RANGOON — As schools prepare to reopen their doors next month for the start of the academic year, some Rangoon parents say they are struggling to enroll their children at some of the city’s most well-known state schools, claiming practices that amount to bribe-taking and other impediments to access that have long-plagued Burma’s public education […]

Parliament’s decision on electricity prices will be followed- Minister

Parliament’s decision on electricity prices will be followed, Khin Maung Soe, the Minster for Electric Power, said during a meeting with industrialists on November 9. On Friday, Myanmar’s parliament approved discussions on an urgent motion to reduce the electricity fees that the government has recently increased. Some MPs also argued against the hikes in electricity […]