Myanmar VP calls for more efforts to attract intra-ASEAN travelers

YANGON, June 13 (Xinhua) — Myanmar Second Vice President U Henry Van Thio called for more efforts to attract intra-ASEAN travelers to the country, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday. Addressing the opening of the the Myanmar Tourism Conference in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, U Henry Van Thio urged for targeting Eastern countries of China, Japan, […]

Dutch De Heus sets up $16m feed plant in Myotha

Animal feed firm De Heus announced the launch of its second production site in Myanmar on Tuesday, taking the overall investment in the country to more than US$30 million. This feed plant in Mandalay, combined with the Yangon facility, will enable the Netherlands-based company to tap into the growing demand in both upper and lower […]

Myanmar risks falling into a China debt trap

To understand China’s top priority in Myanmar, forget Beijing’s involvement in the country’s sputtering peace process, or efforts to restart its backed but now suspended US$3.9 billion Myitsone hydroelectric dam, or even securing rights to extract copper at the locally resisted Letpadaung mine outside of Mandalay. Those are all subordinate interests to what China really […]

Miner urges government to resume gold permit

In the Moehti Moemi mining district in Yamethin, Mandalay, out of the 600 viss of gold extracted by local share-partner companies, more than 500 viss were used to cover the operational cost, U Tun Aung Soe, executive director of National Prosperity Company (NPC) told The Myanmar Times. Local businesses partnered up with the NPC, which […]

Mandalay toughens up on illegal entry of foreigners

The Mandalay regional government will dispatch mobile teams in its key cities in an effort to curb the illegal entry of foreigners, a senior regional minister said. U Myo Thit, regional minister of Resource and Environmental Conservation, said the teams of officials from the Immigration Department, Customs Department and law enforcement agencies will be deployed […]

Dutch feed group confident about growth opportunities in Myanmar

De Heus opened its second production site in Myanmar today. The manufacturer said the new factory is about helping the group to strengthen its market position in that country and helping to professionalize agriculture in the region. The facility, located near Mandalay, the country’s second city, has an annual production capacity of 280000 MT, said […]

683 people removed from Myanmar’s immigration blacklist in 2 years

YANGON, May 26 (Xinhua) — A total of 683 people, including 403 foreign citizens, as well as 35 passports were removed from blacklist in Myanmar during the two-year tenure of the incumbent government, according to a press release from the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population on Saturday. To enable prompt identification process to other […]

Disaster-prone Myanmar presses alert button as monsoon looms

Vice President U Henry Van Thio is a possessed man, running here and there, to check on the preparations of local governments in response to the perennial threats of the monsoon, which is just around the corner. The vice president, who is also chairman of the National Natural Disaster Management Committee, assured that he will […]

Elite Petrochemical launches first private-sector LPG project in Myanmar

Elite Petrochemical Co launched its Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Terminal and Port Facility at the Thilawa Special Economic Zone on Saturday. The terminal is the first private sector-led LPG investment open for business in the country. The terminal was developed under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) agreement across 49 acres of land in Thilawa […]

Mandalay’s Amarapura water works, Invitation for Bids, Submission Deadline: 23 July 2018.

Loan/Grant No. & Title: Financing Agreement CBU 1005, Amarapura Water Supply and Sanitation Project Contract No. WTSN_AMPA_WORKS_2018-01 and Title: – Amarapura Water Works Deadline for Submission of Bids 23/07/2018 at (3:00 PM) 1. The Mandalay City Development Committee has received financing from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD). Part of this financing will be used […]