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China, Myanmar Firms to Invest $130m in Four Agriculture Centres

China’s state-owned CITIC Construction group, the Myanmar Rice Federation and Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of agricultural centres in three key regions. The US$130 million (K197 billion) deal signed in Nay Pyi Taw last week will construct centres in Yangon, Ayeyarwady, Mandalay and Rakhine. “The project intends to upgrade the […]

Myanmar Steps up Its Bioenergy Production With Fujita Rice-Powered Plant.

Myanmar is to dramatically scale up its bio-energy ambitions with the building of a power plant in its Ayeyawaddy region fuelled by rice husks that will generate more than 12 million kilowatts annually. The building of the plant, which will use more than 18,000 tonnes of rice husks and operate round the clock for eleven months, […]

Shares of 55 companies can soon be traded locally

55 public companies which were given the green light to sell shares in the local over-the-counter (OTC) market must receive official permission from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) first, U Htay Chun, member of the commission, told The Myanmar Times. The announcement comes a day after the Directorate of Investment and Company […]

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 has 3 Years of Strong Growth Ahead, Says World Bank

​​ Myanmar’s economy will recover from a 2016 slump to expand at over 7 percent for next three years, according to a new World Bank review. But the path is still replete with risks, and many of the imbalances that plague the economy are getting worse. Like the IMF, which lowered its estimate in October, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rice Exports to Africa Grow

​​ About 60 per cent of rice exports via sea from 2012 to 2016 are being exported to African markets with China second, according to the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO). MAPCO exported over 86,000 tonnes of rice to Africa nations, more than 17,885 tonnes to China, in excess of 13,000 tonnes to Indonesia, more […]

Rumors of Foreign Investors Soon Accessing YSX Quashed

RANGOON — Foreign investors will be unable to buy shares on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) as long as the Myanmar Companies Act is not amended, a senior YSX official said, dispelling rumors that shares trading would open up to foreigners this week. Earlier this week, misleading news apparently spread after Maung Maung Win, chair […]

Foreign fertiliser factory deal signed

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Japan-based Mitsui says it will invest 1.2 billion yen (US$10.50 million) to build a fertiliser plant in Thilawa Special Economic Zone in cooperation with Singapore’s Behn Meyer and the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO). Mitsui & Co Ltd entered into an agreement with Behn Meyer to form a […]