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Highly Inflow of CP Chicken to Kyaukpyu Adversely Effects Indigenous Chicken Husbandry

Those engaged in traditional poultry farming are facing difficulties due to the high influx of CP chicken into Kyaukpyu’s retail and wholesale markets, with some of them shutting down their businesses, indigenous chicken breeders said. Some locals in Kyaukpyu Township are involved in family chicken farming on a manageable scale so that they earn a […]

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 […]

Local guitar makers struggle to compete with imported brands

GUITAR manufacturers in Mandalay, Sagaing and Yangon are struggling to compete with  imported brands from China, according to local entrepreneurs. The quality of guitars produced locally is better than the imported ones, but are more expensive, merchants said. The price of a guitar made in Myanmar has steadily increased due to a higher labour wages. […]

Myanmar’s organic chilies hot stuff in Singapore

a further twenty-two tonnes of organic chilies, planted by the Pioneer Star Company in Mandalay Region, will be exported to Singapore, the company has told Myitmakha News Agency. The second consignment of chilies to be sent to the global financial center reportedly comes after the inaugural two-tonne batch was found to be devoid of chemicals […]

Dala’s electricity network to be upgraded

Yangon  Dala Township, an underdeveloped quarter of the city located across the Yangon River, is to receive the distribution of 1.2MW of electricity this 2016-17 fiscal year, the township’s office of electrical engineers has told Myitmakha News Agency. The expansion to the volume of electricity with services the township will include the replacement of over […]

Border trade booming in Maungdaw

An absence this rainy season of what locals deem almost-annual landslides along the Buthidaung — Maungdaw road has augmented the flow of bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Myanmar through the border town of Maungdaw, border traders have told Myitmakha News Agency. U Thein Htun, an exporter based in Maungdaw, says the 16 mile-long trading route […]

Slips for Hpa-an’s affordable housing project sold off to third parties

Entitlement slips for units in an affordable housing project to be built in the vicinity of Hpa-an’s Industrial Zone, Kayin State, are already being bought and sold, local real-estate agents have told Myitmakha News Agency. The ‘slips’, which require the holder to pay off the value of the affordable housing unit with a sum of […]

Rakhine’s coastal waters still plagued by off-shore fishing vessels

The illegal entry of off-shore fishing vessels into Rakhine State’s shallow, coastal waters has reportedly see a depletion in amount of fish being caught by near-shore fisherman, Myitmakha News Agency has been informed. The Department of Fisheries has demarcated a territory ten-miles from the shore as an area exclusive to near-shore fishing vessels, but off-shore […]

Myanmar needs to break into the European markets, say jade dealers

More than the sole reliance on the Chinese jade market, efforts are required to break into European markets as well in order to protect Myanmar’s jade market, say sources in the jade trading industry. In order to revive the domestic jade market by breaking into European markets, jade dealers exclaim that more needs to be […]

Fish farmers advocate breeding catfish in tarpaulin lined ponds

in order to mitigate fatalities, crossbred catfish should be farmed in clear, tarpaulin-lined ponds in lieu of the conventional earth-dug ponds, say those in the fish farming industry. Despite a quicker growth rate from the freedom to move around, rendering less time required before the fish are ready for sale, these attributes to breeding catfish […]