Cocokyun, industrial zones in Yangon’s spotlight

THE development of Cocokyun township covering the islands in the northeastern Indian Ocean, as well as the flight and maritime access between the islands and the mainland, are included in Yangon Region’s plan, according to Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein. Yangon Region will implement a three-year project which will focus mainly on the improvement […]

Ministry Launches Mobile App For Crop & Consumer Safety

The Plant Protec­tion Division under Ministry of Agri­culture, Livestock and Irrigation has recently introduced a mobile ap­plication to promote the effective and safe usage of pesticides on agricultural products. The application, “Plant Protection Mobile Appli­cation” (PP-Verion-1.0), is available on android phones will be upgraded as frequently as the app requires. Since launching just two months […]

Myanmar must establish cultivation of new plant species and seeds

Myanmar must build businesses in the cultivation of new plant species and seed production, Union Minister for Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu said. “As the agriculture sector is the main driver of the country’s economy and food security, I urge businesses to carry out sustainable seed production and work with the […]

Department of Livestock Veterinary and Breeding Department IFAD Grant ‘Developing scalable smallholder Livestock models in Myanmar. Closing Date 8 Sep 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Endline Assessment Consultancy The Department of Livestock Veterinary and Breeding (LBVD) invites expressions of interest from qualified and experienced Myanmar consultancy agencies for the above mentioned consultancy. This is an opportunity for an experienced consultancy agency to conduct an endline assessment of a smallholder development pig enterprise pilot […]

National Electrification Project (NEP) Call for Proposals for Mini Grid Projects (CFP2: NEP FY 2017/18) Closing Date 30 October 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Project Management Office (PMO) at the Department of Rural Development (DRD) is inviting interested companies to submit mini-grid proposals for consideration to receive construction subsidy and technical assistance in the financial year (2017-2018).   Target group interested mini-grid developers and associates (off-grid solar, hydro, biomass, wind or […]

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. […]

The entrance of 2 Innovative Agri-Mobile Apps in Myanmar

Agriculture is the largest sector of Myanmar’s economy – a 2015 survey by the Department of Labour found that it is the main job of more than 54% of the working population. Given that mobile phone penetration in Myanmar’s market is so high, it is now possible to transmit useful information to remote farmers. Input […]

Myanmar Imports Thai Shrimp as Local Breeders Struggle to Meet Demand

Shrimp and prawn is being imported from Thailand as production from local shrimp breeders struggles to keep pace with domes­tic demand, U Kyaw Tun Myint, Chairman of the Myanmar Shrimp Asso­ciation, said. “Local supply can’t meet the local consumption rate. Myanmar is losing its market share because of unsuccessful shrimp breeding businesses,” U Kyaw Tun […]

Supporting SMEs, Manufacturing Locally and Operating in Underdeveloped Areas Criteria for FDI Approval, Official Says

A top official from the Ministry of Commerce told an audience of foreign investors and businesses that foreign investments should be able to support SMEs, manufacture products in Myanmar and operate in underdeveloped areas. Those are the criteria upon which the government will approve or reject foreign investment proposals. The government will scrutinise every foreign […]

Expressions of Interest in Consulting Services for Agricultural Development Support Project. Closing Date 16 June 2017.

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Agricultural Development Support Project (ADSP) Credit No.: 5624 MM The Republic of the Union of Myanmar is in the process of receiving funds from the World Bank toward the cost of the ADSP Project and intends to apply part of the […]