The scrap over Loikaw’s industrial zone

The Kayah State government’s fast-tracking of a Chinese company’s proposal to invest tens of millions of dollars in a forgotten industrial zone in the state capital has angered local activists, politicians and armed groups. When the Kayah State government revealed its plan to overhaul the Loikaw industrial zone in January 2018, timber merchant U Tezar […]

Three Myanmar Cities Win Asean Clean Tourist City Awards

YANGON—Shan State’s Taunggyi, Kayah State’s Loikaw and Tanintharyi Region’s Dawei will receive the Asean Clean Tourist City Standard award, which recognizes the cleanest, greenest cities in Southeast Asia. Asean’s cities are assessed on seven criteria: environmental management; cleanliness; waste management; awareness-building about environmental protection and cleanliness; green spaces; health and safety, and urban safety and […]

Myanmar has 2,642 Filling Stations Across the Country

More than 250 filling stations were allowed within ten months in 2019, bringing Myanmar’s total count to 2,462 filling stations across the country, according to figures from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. There are 94 filling stations in Nay Pyi Taw, 186 filling stations in Yangon Region, 647 filling stations in Mandalay Region, 214 […]

Kayah State to get US$50 million metal refinery

A Myanmar-China joint venture will be building a metal refinery worth US$50 million located in Myanmar’s eastern Kayah State’s capital of Loikaw. The Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) said in a statement that the joint venture, Global South Industrial Company (GSIC), was granted permission to build the refinery in Loikaw’s industrial zone. DICA […]

Groups and businesses gather in Loikaw for community tourism conference

Community-based tourism could become an alternative source of income for the communities in Kayah State and beyond, replacing developments which damage the environment. Aiming to bring together tourism businesses and community-based groups, the fourth National Conference on Communities and Tourism will be held in Loikaw, Kayah State from June 6 to June 8. The seminar […]

Rakhine investment fair can pave way for JVs with foreign investors

The Rakhine State Investment Fair will be held at Ngapali beach in Thandwe, Rakhine Sate for three days from 21 to 23 February. The fair is aimed at generating individual job opportunities, increasing per capita income, regional development and improving the living standard. The following is the interview with Dr Htoo Min Thein, the secretary […]

Balloons Over Bagan soars to new state in Myanmar

Balloons Over Bagan, under Myanmar-based Memories Group, has launched a new hot-air balloon flight in Kayah State. Hot-air balloon rides in Loikaw take off at sunrise on a daily basis throughout the year and can carry six to eight passengers per flight. Air time lasts one to two hours, and balloons will reach a maximum […]

Kayah State sees rising FDI, interest in agriculture sector

Investor interest in the agriculture and livestock sector in Kayah State has been on the rise in recent years, Daw May Myo Zaw, secretary of Kayah State Investment Committee, told The Myanmar Times. According to the 2018 Kayah State Investment Opportunities Survey released by the committee, investors had identified the agriculture and product manufacturing for […]

Local company to invest in tourism, logistics in Kayah State’s Hoyar area

A local company has submitted a proposal to the state government to provide tourism and logistic services in Hoyar area after the Kayah State Investment Forum was held, according to the Kayah State Minister of Natural Resources and Environment U T Yal. Sut Pai Company and government departments are conducting field surveys in the proposed […]

GAP system encouraged for export in Myanmar

The department of agriculture is implementing growing of vegetables and culinary crops such as rice, beans, pulses and corn using a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) system in some States and Regions which could help Myanmar’s agricultural industry better access export markets. Coffee grown with the GAP system enters international market successfully. In order to export […]