Local resistance fails to halt Myeik coal-fired power plant

A local company says it will pursue plans to build a 50-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Tanintharyi Region once it has secured permission from Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), despite continuing opposition from the community. Beside Lut Lut village – 12 miles (19.3 kilometres) from Myeik – Than Phyo Thu Mining Company and Myeik Public Corporation […]

Thailand demands catch certificates from Myanmar fishermen

Thai traders have started asking Myanmar’s fishermen to provide catch certificates as the European Union tightens oversight of Thailand’s troubled fishing industry. The EU now requires Thailand – a major global supplier of seafood – to prove where its fish have been caught when exporting internationally, said industry insiders, after a number of serious abuses […]

Myeik island developer runs into Japanese pearl farm

A local developer’s plans to build an island resort in the Myeik Archipelago have been blown out of the water by the Myanmar subsidiary of Japanese pearl giant Tasaki, which claims the project would impact its farming area. Myeik Public Corporation has been trying for the past two years to secure Myanmar Investment Commission approval […]

Myeik developer plans two island resorts

Myeik Archipelago, a group of more than 800 islands home to the Moken or “sea gypsies”, is increasingly attracting developers who see its potential for tourism. Compared with other destinations in Myanmar such as Bagan and Inle Lake, the islands in the Andaman Sea off the southern tip of the country are still underdeveloped, with […]

Mergui Archipelago’s Kadan Island Slated for $4m Resort

YANGON — The Myeik Public Corporation plans to invest US$4 million in a resort on Kadan Island in the Mergui Archipelago next year, according to Kyaw Myo Paing, the manager of the firm. The company, which earlier this year disclosed that it would spearhead four new tourism projects in the largely untouched Mergui Archipelago, said […]

Airline to Launch Flight Linking Mergui With Bangkok

RANGOON — Direct flights between Mergui, the city in Tenasserim Division also known as Myeik, and Bangkok will be offered two times a week from early May, airline officials said. A new charter airline has been set up to operate the flight using a 168-seater Boeing 737 to link the Thai capital with coastal city […]