Overseas demand for locally-produced coffee expected to rise in 2018

Prospects are looking good for the Myanmar coffee industry, with coffee prices kicking off the New Year on a high level and domestic market conditions looking rather positive, coffee plantation workers said. The market price for ripe coffee cherries harvested in December is now K800-K900 per viss (1.6kg), which is at the higher end of […]

Cigar legend Robaina denies involvement with Burmese Tobacco Trading Co

While news of a new venture called the Burmese Tobacco Trading Co. began circulating late Thursday night, one of the key players in the story says he has nothing to do with it. The company announced that it had successfully grown tobacco on nearly 80 acres of virgin soil in Myanmar under the supervision of […]

Robaina Tobacco Family Partners With The Burmese Tobacco Trading Company

MIAMI, Dec. 8, 2017 Burmese Tobacco Trading Company announces collaboration with the world renowned Robaina tobacco family. The Burmese Tobacco Trading Company plans to roll out the Don Alejo Robaina Cigar brand in 2018, with plans to distribute in Europe, North America, and Asian markets. The Don Alejo Robaina brand will be dedicated to the […]

MPT expands IP-VPN service to 55 cities across Myanmar

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has expanded its IP-VPN service to 55 cities across the country. According to MPT, enterprise customers using the IP-VPN service can now connect hard-to-reach locations or temporary sites into their virtual private networks. The expansion of the IP-VPN network includes Myitkyina, Kathar, Monywa, Magway, Taung Dwin Gyi, Yae Nan Chaung, […]

Myanmar coffee gains market share amid rising demand from first world

Myanmar coffee is gaining market share globally and opportunities for local coffee producers to gain international exposure have been on the rise over the past two years. “Although local coffee producers have had to work without good foreign market connections and experience in the past, they were still able to sell coffee to many countries […]

How Genius Coffee cracked Myanmar’s premium export market

One of the main challenges facing Myanmar is developing its export trade. The majority of Myanmar’s exports are extractives and raw goods. But some of Myanmar’s most lucrative potential export markets need to produce more value-added high-quality goods. The Global New Light of Myanmar Daily Newspaper interviewed U Ngwe Tun, founder mof Aung Nay Lin […]

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 […]