Mandalay Affordable Housing Units to be Sold Through Lottery System Next Year

More than 500 apartments for low-income families, government staff, pensioners and others will go on sale in January in Chan Mya Tharsi township, Mandalay Region. Buyers will be selected by drawing lots, local authorities say. The 560 apartments, in 14 five-storey buildings on a 7.67-acre (3-hectare) site in Mya Yi Nandar ward, were built by […]

Thailand Proposes Investment in Solar Power Sector

An unnamed Thai company proposed to make investments in a solar power station in Magway Region, said Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) Deputy Director General Than Aung Kyaw on October 31. “They proposed to build a 150-megawatt solar power station in Minbu. We will allow it after examining their proposal. The proposal is being examined now” […]

DCA Submits Plan For Regional Airports to Be Privately Run

The Department of Civil Aviation has submitted a plan under which private firms would renovate and run regional domestic airports across Myanmar under public-private partnership (PPP) agreements, deputy director general U Ye Htut Aung told The Myanmar Times. The DCA submitted the plan to the Ministry of Transport and Communications last month for inspection, which in […]

Technical training aims to produce quality mangoes for healthy export

\ Technical training has been given to mango growers across Mandalay Region by a local organization working on development of the mango market, said its secretary U Kyaw Soe Naing. Since mid 2016, the organization has offered a technical training course designed especially for mango farmers in anticipation of healthy exports in the coming years. […]

Telenor Myanmar sees solid growth

TELENOR Myanmar has declared continued investment as the company enters its third year of operations in the country. Under its projections, the number of telecom towers will rise from 6,400 at present to 10,000 by 2018. At present, 300 are located in Yangon. Two years ago, the company started operations with only 68 towers in […]

Illegal Chicken Imports Continue to Worry Mandalay Producers

Representatives from the Mandalay Livestock Federation (MLF) urged the Mandalay Regional Government to take actions against illegal frozen chicken import and control its trading in the market in Mandalay. “It is difficult to estimate the real amount of imported frozen chicken in the market because massive shipments are coming into the market. This really has […]

Indian cotton plantation successfully done in Myingyan Township

Agriculture is the main industry of Myanmar, which makes farmers a part of the most important sector in this country. In Mandalay Region, Myingyan Township, the local cultivators are very pleased with the recent completion of the plantation of Indian cotton, it is learnt. “We cultivated six silver cotton (plantations) last year at west Myingyan […]

Mango growers need agricultural certificate to enter international market

MANGO growers need to obtain agricultural certificate to help prove the quality of their products to enter the international market, local farmers say. The country has received a greater interest from Japan, Korea, Australia and the U.S, said Ma Zin Mar Than of Myanmar Fruits, Flower, Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association. Exporters say, nearly 10,000 […]

New Companies Act to relieve some burdens on SMEs

The upgraded Myanmar companies act will remove some burdens on small and medium enterprises, according to the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA). “We have upgraded some of the provisions (of the existing Myanmar companies act) to be in line with the current situations and to help promote the SMEs and small companies in […]

GE supplies gas turbines for Myingyan power project

Two gas turbines supplied by General Electric (GE) have been purchased from Sembcorp Utilities for a 225-megawatt power plant to be built for the Myingyan power project in Mandalay Region. The purchase of the Heat Recovery Steam Generators was in the mix, according to a GE press release. The new power plant is expected to […]