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Sugar production to be delayed this year, insiders say

Sugarcane crushing, which normally starts every November in sugar mills in Myanmar, will be postponed to December this year, an industry insider has revealed. Sugar prices have been dropping over the last year even uncommon weather conditions have delayed the harvesting of sugarcane. This has led to the postponement of the crushing process by a […]

Car makers up local production despite challenges

Car makers in Myanmar have been increasing production of locally assembled automobiles in response to higher demand. Suzuki Myanmar Motor Co Ltd this year produced 15,000 vehicles compared to 12,000 in 2018, representing a 25 percent increase in year-on-year production, the company said. “We are more producing more brand new motors based on our factory […]

Myanmar earns about US$3.5 B from natural gas export

Myanmar earned about US$3.5 billion from natural gas export within 11 months in this fiscal year and earned over US$430 million more in the same period in the last fiscal year, said an official from the Ministry of Commerce. Myanmar is producing 3.32 million barrels of crude oil and 623 trillion cubic feet of natural […]

Timber production halved

The Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) will halve the annual limit for logging teak and hardwood from natural forests in 2019-20, producing just enough timber to meet production costs, U Ohn Win, Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, said yesterday. He added that logging will be restricted to trees aged 30 years and above in […]

Monywa to produce electricity and fertilizer from waste

The Japanese corporation Fujita is conducting a feasibility study on implementing production of electricity and fertilizer from waste in Monywa, according to Kyaw Myo Win, chairman of Monywa Township Municipal Committee. The Osaka based Zaibatsu will provide 40 percent through its Myanmar branch while the remaining 60 percent will be provided by the regional government. […]

European car makers express interest in Myanmar

The Czech Republic has announced interest to assemble Skoda cars in Myanmar, U Thaung Tun, Union minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, said last week. “The Czechs sold the Skoda in Myanmar in the past and now they’ve made an offer to start production here,” U Thaung Tun said at an investment promotion event […]

BPI and its new plant Inyaung

About 2 miles 5 furlong west of Hanmyintmo in central Myanmar’s Mandalay Region Kyaukse Township is Inyaung Village. Near the village is Myanmar Pharmaceutical Industry’s newest plant Inyaung. The new plant is situated on 31.57 acres of land. It was producing 3 types of disposable syringes, injections and intravenous solutions that are in much requirement […]

Farmed fish prices rise on lower production, higher feed costs

The inability to meet domestic demand for fish and a curb by fish farms on breeding has caused the price of farmed fish to rise, says Myanmar Fisheries Federation General Secretary U Win Kyaing. The drop in overall fish stocks to satisfy local demand has been made worse by the non-availability of wild-caught fish from […]

Nissin Electric shifting production to Myanmar from Thailand, Vietnam

Metal parts and equipment maker Nissin Electric Co of Japan will build a plant in Myanmar, relocating some production processes from its factories in Thailand and Vietnam to cut labour costs in its contract manufacturing business. The company said early this week it will form a joint venture with Hosoda Holdings Co, a Japanese trader […]

Commercially proven gas reserves found in offshore Zawtika field

PTTEP Myanmar Asset, a subsidiary of Bangkok-based PTT Exploration and Production, has found commercially proven gas reserves at the M9 block of the Zawtika project located 300km southwest of Yangon in the Gulf of Mottama. The company’s General Manager Piya Sukhumpanumet said in a press release that one of the successful wells, Zawtika-24, has commercially […]