New technologies needed as prawn, shrimp exports dwindle

Myanmar shrimp and prawn exporters are facing a growing shortage of supplies due to the erosion of their natural habitats and unsuccessful breeding techniques, according to a report analysing exports to Japan supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). A lack of preservation of fishery resources in Myanmar has led to a decline in […]

Yara Myanmar imports new fertiliser for better crop quality

Yara Myanmar, an agriculture solutions provider, will import NPK fertiliser from Norway to help local farmers improve their productivity and raise the quality of their crops. Over the longer term, this will increase demand for Myanmar produce globally and help farmers become more sustainable and less reliant on volatile swings in global food prices. “We […]

Myanmar powers up

The government of Myanmar has made energising the power sector an urgent priority, aiming to provide electricity to the whole country by 2030 at the latest. While hydroelectric dams will provide most power, new gas-powered plants and liquefied natural gas (LNG) will increase the supply in the medium term. International finance and expertise are being […]

Jotun opens factory in Myanmar

Jotun, a privately-owned Norwegian paint maker, has opened a K14 billion factory in Bago Region. Located in the Bago Foreign Industrial Zone, the 4-hectare plant will provide paint manufacturing jobs for more than 60 employees. Jotun first entered Myanmar in 2013 before obtaining an investment license to build the factory from the Myanmar Investment Commission […]

From a vantage point for development policy to Myanmar

After four years of significant changes in development policy, interesting years as Finland’s first Ambassador to Myanmar are awaiting Riikka Laatu. She is excited about her transfer to Yangon. At the start of September Riikka Laatu, Deputy Director General at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, will transfer to her new position as Finland’s Ambassador to […]

Only high-tech firms for hydro, coal power

Only companies and countries with access to the latest technologies and technologies which minimise environmental impact will be considered to take part in hydro and coal power projects in Myanmar, a senior official from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy told The Myanmar Times. “For electricity generation sources, we are planning to consider only the […]

Myanmar Grants 123 Licenses to Telecoms Companies Since 2015

Myanmar authori­ties issued a to­tal of 123 licens­es to companies in the booming telecommuni­cations sector in the past two years, official media reported last week. The licenses were grant­ed to 85 foreign and 38 lo­cal companies by the Post and Telecommunications Department. They cov­ered business activities including network facili­ties services, application services and nationwide telecoms […]

New Myanmar telecom plans 5,000 base stations by 2018 debut

Myanmar’s new cellphone carrier will install a network of 5,000 base stations before it commences service in early 2018, the company’s chief external relations officer has told The Nikkei. Zaw Min Oo said Myanmar National Tele & Communications will introduce fourth-generation service as it pursues established carriers such as state-owned Myanma Posts and Telecommunications, or […]

Liberalisation of Telecom Sector Contributed to Myanmar’s Economic Growth

​​ An expert symposium held on 12 January in Myanmar’s capital, attributed the liberalisation of the Telecommunications industry in Myanmar for the many positive contributions to the growth of country’s economy. With more than USD 2.8 billion investment in just two years from countries including Japan, Norway and Qatar, the telecommunications sector is one of […]