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EU green lights aquaculture imports from Myanmar

The EU has approved the import of aquaculture products from Myanmar, in a move that has been welcomed by aquaculture producers in the Southeast Asian country. “It’s a great accomplishment for the EU projects/people that have been working hard for the past years to make this happen,” said Jonah van Beijnen, an aquaculture expert closely […]

Are municipalities Myanmar’s champions of reform?

2017 was a difficult year for Myanmar. The rocky peace process and crisis in Rakhine have complicated the government’s effort to put together a reform agenda following five decades of authoritarian rule. In such a challenging context, it is easy for bureaucratic inertia to set in and for people within government to become more risk […]

Beware what you eat!

Strand Road, Yangon comes alive at night with market stalls selling all sorts of food ranging from Chinese to local bites such as montdi, mohinga, ngaphee, bean curds, several salads and avariety of barbecues. However,customers have to be careful as some of these foods could contain formalin while salads may be dressed with sweetening agent. […]

Metro Cash & Carry enters Myanmar, centres Thilawa

Metro Cash & Carry, an international specialist in wholesale and food retail with a presence in 25 countries, recently entered Myanmar by kicking off construction of its warehouse in Thilawa special economic zone earlier this month. Tiparayat Kaewsringarm, deputy CEO of Metro Wholesale Myanmar, the company’s Myanmar subsidiary, said in an interview that the firm […]

Metro Cash & Carry builds warehouse in Myanmar

Metro Cash & Carry, an international specialist in wholesale and food retail with a presence in 25 countries, recently entered Myanmar by kicking off construction of its warehouse in Thilawa special economic zone this week. Tiparayat Kaewsringarm, deputy CEO of Metro Wholesale Myanmar, the company’s Myanmar subsidiary, said in an interview that the firm would […]

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 […]

EU helps Myanmar boost aquaculture production, exports

The European Union is helping Myanmar boost aquaculture production and exports by providing training courses as part of EU Myanmar Trade Development Program, according to a press release of the EU Delegation to Myanmar Saturday. The aim of these activities and trainings is to promote the sustainable development of Myanmar’s fishery sector and install a […]