Construction of high-quality rice mills completed

In a bid to produce quality rice, high-quality rice mills were constructed in Kyaiklat, Ayeyawady Region and are now complete, said an official from Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO). The country’s top rice milling businesses will now be all in the same place, with this project’s Phase-1 slated to open in March. These mills are […]

Myanmar Firm Building $12m Industrial Park in Push to Modernise Agriculture

​​ The Myanmar Ag­ribusiness Pub­lic Corporation is building a $12 million in­dustrial park in the delta region in a bid to push up the quality of Myanmar’s farming produce and at­tract investment. The park in Myaungmya township, about 150 kilo­metres west of Yangon, is slated for completion in late 2018, but already has basic infrastructure […]

Myanmar sees boost in private investment in agriculture

Investment in agriculture by private companies is increasing in Myanmar, raising expectations that the modernization of the sector will progress at last. Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corp. (Mapco) has built a large rice mill in a bid to boost exports of rice, while Myanma Awba Group has launched a project to build an agricultural chemical factory. […]

Paddy husk-powered plant in Nay Pyi Taw to be finished in May

The construction of a paddy husk-fired power plant which is jointly sponsored by Myanmar and Japan in Nay Pyi Taw is expected to be finished in May, according to the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Cooperation (MAPCO). This power plant is part of a wider MAPCO plan to place greater emphasis on power generation by the use […]

Farmers call for urgent intervention as rice price plummets

The price of rice has fallen dramatically over recent weeks leading farmers to call for an urgent intervention by authorities. Farmers are struggling, U Thein Aung, chair of the Free Farmers Association, told The Myanmar Times. Prices began to fall when Indonesian buyers discovered pests in a shipment of rice from Myanmar, and refused to pay […]

Myanmar Japan joint-venture company to manufacture rice and rice products

Japan based Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation Ltd. (MAPCO) had permission in September last week to form Myanmar Rice Industry Co. Ltd. to produce rice and rice products. Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) allowed the registration of Myanmar Rice Industry Co. Ltd. in September 27 and the launching of […]