Crop insurance, land reform and investment are essential to Myanmar’s agricultural sector

Q: What is the state of the rice industry in Myanmar? A: The government relaxed its control of the rice industry in 2003. Since FY2012-2013, rice export volume has exceeded one million tons per year. Q: Rice from Myanmar does not meet international standards and fails to sell for good prices in the international market. […]

To attract investments, assessment on economy must submit to MIC

To develop Myanmar’s agriculture and to attract investments, assessment on businesses and investment must be carried out with the result submitted to Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), according to Myanmar Rice Federation. The tripartite agreement of CITIC Construction Group from China, Myanmar Rice Federation and Myanmar Agribusiness Public Cooperation (MAPCO) was signed on July 21st. The […]

US$400 million Chinese investment proposed for 33 agricultural extension centers

Myanmar’s Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO), the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) and the China CITIC Construction Group submitted a US$400 million proposal to Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) to construct the 33 agribusiness service centers in states and regions. “We will construct the 33 agribusiness service centers as soon as possible,” said Dr. Soe Tun, the MRF […]

Mechanism for Foreigners to Trade in YSX Under Way

A mechanism for foreign investors and organisations to take part in the Yangon Stock Exchange is under development, according to Myanmar Securities Exchange Centre (MSEC). Daily stock trading in Myanmar has declined significantly and the market is sluggish. In order to revive the trading activities, a system to include non-Myanmar investors from various sectors must […]

Three 100-Ton Bran Oil Plants to Be Built in Myaungmya, Kyaiklat and Yangon

Three 100-ton bran oil plants will be built in Myaungmya, Kyaiklat and Yangon this financial year, Ye Min Aung, the managing director of Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation, said. “In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, three 100-ton bran oil plants will be built in Myaungmya and Kyaiklat from Ayeyawady Region and Twantay from Yangon Region. The investment […]

Myanmar opens first biomass power plant

Myanmar has utilised Japanese know-how to open its first biomass gasification power plant in its capital city Nay Pyi Taw. The rice husk gasification power plant was developed over five months by a Japanese consortium led by Yanmar Co. The group also includes Chiyoda & Public Works Co, Chiyoda System Technologies Corp and Kanso Co. […]

Myanmar Companies Act sent to parliament

The Myanmar Companies Act – a pivotal piece of legislation that will reform how companies are regulated and allow foreign investors onto the Yangon Stock Exchange – was submitted to the Pyithu Hluttaw at the start this month, according to Directorate of Investment and Company Administration Director General U Aung Naing Oo. The new act […]

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 […]

MAPCO courts investment for agri-industry park

​​ Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO) is building the first of several planned agricultural industrial parks in Ayeyarwady Region aimed at attracting foreign and local investment into agriculture and agri-business. U Ye Min Aung, MAPCO’s managing director said the Myaungmya township-based project is small-scale but innovative. Basic infrastructure including roads, a jetty and an electricity […]

Thilawa to Get Fertiliser Factory

​​ The Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (Mapco) says it will build an international-standard fertiliser plant named “the AFC” in Thilawa Special Economic Zone this year, in partnership with the Mitsui Company from Japan and the German Malaysia-based Behn Mayer Company, according to its annual report. The fertiliser plant aims to satisfy domestic demand and boost import-substitute production. Mapco signed the investment contract with the foreign companies last April and it is due to be completed in the next financial year. Mapco has also formed a fertiliser and agrochemicals business branch. In addition, Mapco has opened a fertiliser business in Nay Pyi Taw and plans […]