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Govt to Build More Youth Training Centres

The government will build more training schools for youths who have run afoul of the law, according to U Soe Aung, deputy minister for the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. He said one of the schools will be built in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw. “The number of children is increasing at training […]

Fugitive Myanmar Gold Mining Executive Arrested in Thailand

YANGON—National Prosperity Company (NPC) chair U Soe Tun Shein was arrested in Thailand and extradited to Myanmar on Wednesday after more than a year on the run. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) found in 2018 that NPC had failed to comply with an order, issued the previous year, to suspend its […]

Mandalay region goldfields tainted by whiff of corruption

Illegal mining is flourishing at the troubled Moehti Moemi goldfields in Mandalay Region and some say weak law enforcement and corruption are to blame. IT IS MORE than 18 months since the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation ordered mining companies at the Moehti Moemi goldfields to suspend operations over outstanding bullion payments to […]

Badly behaved Chinese tourists draw local ire in Myanmar

Mahagandhayon monastery in Mandalay Region is one of Myanmar’s most prominent monastic colleges. Well known for its adherence to the Buddhist monastic codes, every year it attracts thousands of tourists eager to glimpse the peaceful monastic life of the more than 1,500 monks who reside and study Buddhist teachings there. For visiting tourists, the monastery’s […]

Mandalay poultry farmers blame high chick prices for losses

Poultry farms in Mandalay Region are suffering losses because of high chick prices and can’t make enough money to offset production costs, according to U Kyaw Htin, chair of the Mandalay Livestock Federation. The price of chicks should be fixed at about K600, but it was nearly K800 in late August, so it could have […]

Automobiles to roll off new assembly line in Mandalay

Myanmar has been importing car parts and assembling them for years, but now Chinese cars will be produced here for the first time, at Myotha industrial zone in Ngazun township, Mandalay Region. Shining Star Group of Kunming, China, established Gold AYA Motor International Co Ltd to make automobiles in Myanmar in 2017. The plant on […]

Few food producers in Mandalay have proper certification: FDA

There are only about 100 food businesses that have received the approval of the Food and Drug Administration in Mandalay Region, said U San Win, chair of the Mandalay office of the Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association. Although there are over 3000 food-related businesses in Mandalay, the number of business with FDA approval is […]

7 companies have expressed interest in Mandalay palace restoration

MANDALAY—Seven companies have submitted expressions of interest (EOI) to develop Mandalay Palace, the last royal palace of the last Burmese monarchy, as a historical park, according to the Mandalay regional government. EOIs were invited for submission beginning June 17 and the regional government received seven EOI applications through the first week of July. The deadline […]

Wartsila signs Myanmar gas engine plant deal

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year operation and maintenance deal for a 145 MW gas engine plant it is building in the Mandalay region of Myanmar. The Kyaukse plant is powered by eight of Wärtsilä’s 50SG gas engines and is being built on a fast-track basis to alleviate electricity shortages in Myanmar. The plant’s electricity will […]

More areas in Mogok opened to tourism

Three more villages in Mogok township in Mandalay Region will be opened to tourism due to the rising number of visitors to the area, officials of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said. Starting this month, tourists will now be allowed to visit Kyauk Pya That, Pan-lin and Bernard villages along the old Mandalay-Matta-Singu and […]