Groups demand compensation for impact of Myanmar-China pipeline

Fourteen findings of environmental impact along the Myanmar-China oil and gas pipeline and seven demands by Pyin Oo Lwin farmers in Mandalay have been released and will be submitted to the government. The findings and demands were released by a workshop held in Pyin Oo Lwin on July 6 by the Sein Lan Pyin Oo […]

Myanmar Coffee Exports to Stimulate Agro Sector

The government has placed emphasis on the diversification of crops which have wide international markets access, in addition to paddy, and it hopes to increase coffee production. Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Dr Aung Thu, said he hopes to increase the coffee acreage to 200,000 and exports to 60,000 tons by 2030. “During […]

Auction nets extra K140m from fishing license

According to him, 122 ponds were auctioned by the regional fisheries department at its branch in Nat Yay Kan, Amarapura townhship, from May 3 to 9 and 105 ponds were sold. Figures from the statistics department show that over K400 million was received from ponds that were sold through tender blocks and over K130 million […]

Coffee Culture Grows in Rangoon

RANGOON — It is 2:30 a.m. and I am on my way home after a night out with friends when I find myself watching the teashop boys on my street set up tables with their half-open eyes. The teashop’s soft light is bright enough to see one man baking naan. An older man who prides […]

Excitement Brewing for Coffee Producer

Some people may joke that their life is nothing without coffee. But for Daw Shwe Wah Soe – this is not that far from the truth. Daw Shwe Wah Soe graduated from university with an agricultural major in 1985. At the time, she knew very little about how coffee went from bean to beverage. “I […]

The Road to Muse

Mandalay-Muse Road linking Mandalay, the second capital city of Myanmar, and Muse located on Myanmar-China border plays a pivotal role in border trade between the two countries. The road was once notorious for its poor condition coupled with the then thriving insurgency. But nowadays, the situation has changed a lot as the country is moving […]

Where in the world is Pyin Oo Lwin?

Philippines – I swear it could have been Baguio. Or I may have awakened from a dream and found myself in a place very familiar, with strawberry jam being sold by the roadside and coffee trees shaded by tall pines and trees which looked a little foreign yet familiar. You would think Baguio, correct? Well, […]

Tourism industry booming in Mandalay in December

Tourist arrivals have increased in Mandalay due partly to the addition of more Mandalay-Bangkok- Yangon flights and more direct flights between Mandalay and Hong Kong in December. Adding to the burgeoning popularity of central Myanmar is the allowance since September for foreign tourists to enter Myanmar through border entrances with an evisa, available online. Tourists […]

Coffee: You’re Making it All Wrong

​​ Weekend learns the art – and the science – of making the perfect cup of coffee. Despite an unrelenting stream of coffee shop openings over the past year or so, it is still surprisingly difficult to find a decent cup of coffee in Myanmar – unless, of course, your idea of decent is three-in-one. Buying […]

High-end bamboo products to be made in mid 2017

With an aim to export high-end products of bamboo to foreign countries, bamboo furniture orders will be accepted in mid 2017, according to the Myanmar Bamboo Growers Association. Currently, the association cannot manage to manufacture ordered products due to a lack of ready to- use raw materials. The bamboo association is currently receiving furniture orders […]