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Yangon Lawmakers Call Local Govt’s Industrial Zone Projects ‘Unrealistic’

YANGON — Yangon lawmakers have criticized the industrial zone projects of the regional government as “unrealistic.” Lawmakers on Tuesday discussed the regional government’s plan to establish 11 new industrial zones on the city’s outskirts. It was announced by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein last month on the sidelines of the Yangon Investment […]

Yangon to get three fish-farming zones

The Fisheries Department will establish three livestock breeding zones for the production of international-standard marine products in three townships in Yangon in 2018-2019 fiscal year, said a department official. The department is working to develop livestock industries in Kayan, Thonegwa and Kwanchangone townships, said Tun Win Myint, director of the Fisheries Department. Some 10,000 acres […]

Sea gypsy village picked for community-based tourism

Three community-based tourism (CBT) projects, including Salone village in Tanintharyi Region, will be implemented within a year in cooperation with local entrepreneurs and the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism, said U Nyo Aye, director of the hotel and tourism department of Tanintharyi Region, on Thursday. The projects would take place in Ma Kyone Galet Salone […]

Local shrimp market shrinking on falling US demand

As the US has stopped buying wild shrimp, the local market for shrimp is shrinking, U Hnin Oo, deputy chair of Myanmar Shrimp Association, told The Myanmar Times. In the past, Myanmar exported both wild and farmed shrimp to the US, EU as well as its neighbours in ASEAN. However, the US has said that […]

‘Long-necked’ women to attract tourists

PANPET (Myanmar) • Wearing a stack of bronze neck coils – a sign of beauty for her Kayan tribe – Ms Mu Par dreams of a time when all “long-necked” women can return to Myanmar from Thailand, where they are a tourist attraction. For years, Kayan women and girls have been driven across the border […]

Quality certification sought for Myanmar prize mangos

To help boost international exports of Myanmar’s famous sein ta lone (diamond) mangos, the agriculture ministry is preparing farmers for an audit that would demonstrate adherence to international food safety standards. Sein ta lone are the most popular variety of mangos for export, mostly grown in Mandalay Region and southern Shan State. The good agricultural […]