Urban development plan being formulated for Mawlamyine, Hpa-an, Myawady

A PLAN to improve urban system in Mawlamyine, Hpa-an and Myawady is being formulated by the government with US$80 million loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The four-year project will be implemented next year by the Ministry of Construction, focusing on installation of urban facilities in those central towns, which plays an important role […]

Sumitomo JV to export Myanmar wooden furniture

A Local joint venture subsidiary of Japan’s Sumitomo Forestry is seeking overseas buyers for its furniture made from Myanmar rubber trees. The factory, based in Mon State’s Mawlamyine township, is run by local firm Moe Mya Chel Company in partnership with Sumitomo and Japan’s Oji Forest and Products. The three companies have invested 54 percent, […]

Three Pagodas Pass upgrade sought

The head of the Immigration Bureau will propose that the government upgrade the Three Pagodas Pass in Kanchanaburi from a temporary border crossing to a permanent one to facilitate rapidly growing tourism and trade with Myanmar. Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn made the comment during a visit to the border pass in Sangkhla Buri district […]

Clampdown catches Mon betel traders

Betel nut wholesalers in Mon State’s Ye township said a number of government departments are checking their bonafides with a crackdown on illegal imports from Thailand. “Authorities at checkpoints entering Bago Region cannot tell our betel nuts and Thailand’s nuts apart, so they are stopping our trucks and delaying our trade,” said wholesaler U Aung […]