Thai Banking Giant Backs Scheme to Help Small Businesses in Mon and Thanintharyi

One of Thailand’s largest banks has teamed up with Myanmar for a scheme aimed at helping small businesses in Mon state and Thanintharyi in the southeast. The scheme, backed by Kasikornbank, will offer training programmes and financial assistance for entrepreneurs and mom-and-pop businesses in the region’s staple industries, which include rubber, fishing and fruit. After […]

Myanmar rubber price hits record high

With the global rubber price rising, Myanmar’s rubber price hit a one-and-a-half-year record high of Ks1,000 per pound, according to the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association. Myanmar’s rubber RSS3 fetched about Ks800 per pound in early November. The Myanmar rubber price is positively related to that of global rubber. The prevailing rubber price hit […]

MCL Transports 150,000 Tons of Coal for Factory’s Operation

Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL) has already transported 150,000 tons of coal to its factory site in the Pyartaung Mountain area, Kyaikmayaw Township, Mon State. With permission from Myanmar Investment Commission and Myanmar Seaport Authority, MCL has been transporting coal up Attaran River in order to power its operations, since February, 2015. “Starting in early 2017, […]

Death Railway Museum draws locals as well as tourists

Since the beginning of the open season, the Death Railway Museum in Thanbyuzayat, Mon State, which was opened to attract tourists, has been crowded with both local and foreign visitors. The museum is located at Waekawa Village at the junction of Yangon-Yay railway and Yangon- Myeik railway and has been open since Independence Day, 4th […]

Emerald Green Project Promises to Improve Lives of Fishermen

AS PART OF effort to reduce rural poverty, an Emerald Green Project is being implemented in Thaton District, Mon State by the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, with plans to spend Ks60 million to improve the economic status of local fishermen. Under the programme, loans will be offered this year to residents living […]

Myanmar’s smoking pipes and blackboards to penetrate international market

Businessmen in Chaungzon, Mon State are attempting to distribute Myanmar’s smoking pipes and blackboards, which have already caught the attention of many foreigners to the international market. Mon State Hotels and Tourism ministry will provide the capacity-building so that Myanmar’s smoking pipes and blackboards can more easily enter the international market. The small-scale businesses will […]

Foreign workers at Mon cement plant in hot water over registration

The Kyaikmaraw Immigration Department has charged five foreigners in the township with violating visa regulations after they failed to report 11 of their colleagues’ initial arrival to local immigration authorities. The five foreigners – four Chinese and one Thai citizen – are currently employed at Mawlamyine Cement Limited (MCL), a cement factory under construction in […]

Rubber fuel plant scheme underway in Mon State

The Mon State Government and Toyo-Thai Corporation Public Co., Ltd [TTC Public Co., Ltd] are planning to construct a rubber waste pellet fuel plant within the state, according to Mon State’s Investment and Companies Directorate Department. Representatives of the TTC Public Co., Ltd met with Mon State’s Investment and Companies Directorate Department officials on Friday […]

The first affordable housing rolled out in Mon State

The first affordable housing projects in Mon State will reportedly be rolled out in Chaungzone and Thanbyuzayat Townships in the wake of the current rainy season, according to the Mon State government. U Wunna Kyaw, Mon State Minister of Planning, Finance and Immigration, has announced sales of units within the affordable housing estates will be […]

Short-term and long-term land grants issued to applicants with no record of land disputes

ONLY applicants who have never been involved in land disputes have been granted leases of land for 10 years or 30 years in accordance with Upper Myanmar Land and Tax regulations and Lower Myanmar Town and Villages regulations, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Aung Soe told the Amyotha Hluttaw yesterday. Respective district commissioners have […]