State capital and major city in Chin State embrace industrial zones

Industrial zones will be built in two major cities in Chin State – Hakha and Paletwa, and local and foreign investment will be welcome, according to a state minister. U Salai I Thakin, Chin state minister for electricity, industry and road transportation, told The Myanmar Times that surveys are being conducted in the cities to […]

Rice federation draws up emergency plans for imports

The Myanmar Rice Federation is drawing up contingency plans to import rice in response to widespread flooding, officials said. Heavy rains and rising waters in 11 out of Myanmar’s 14 regions and states have raised fears of a shortage of the staple food. The Myanmar Rice Federation had previously announced a temporary ban of exports […]

Chin Industrial Zones to Go Live by FY’14; Set to Boost SMEs

Industrial zone development projects in Chin state’s Hakha and Tedim are expected to be completed by the current fiscal year that started in April, a minister said. The projects are aimed at supporting the development of small and medium enterprises (SME) in Myanmar’s impoverished Chin state, U Ram Mann, Chin state minister for planning and […]