2.0 launches ride-hailing app which includes bikes, boats and horse carts

2.0 Limited has launched a new transport mobile app in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw that could rival Grab’s taxi app. The new OK app, which launched earlier this month, offers both drivers and passengers more flexibility and options compared to the other taxi apps in Myanmar. ‘’We created this app with Myanmar citizens, […]

Japan’s cold chain logistics helps Pyin Oo Lwin farmers

Japanese cold chain logistics expertise is buoying the spirits of strawberry farmers in Myanmar, radically reducing damage from poor transportation methods and heat before produce is delivered to consumers in Yangon. Refrigerated trucks supplied by Premium Sojitz Logistics Co, a Japan-Myanmar joint venture, transport strawberries daily from Pyin Oo Lwin in Mandalay Region at temperatures […]

Pyin Oo Lwin residents to protest mining rules

Residents from five townships in Mandalay’s Pyin Oo Lwin district plan to hold a protest against the Myanmar Mine Rules, which they consider weak and not beneficial to the government. The rules, which were drawn up by the Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee, do not include clear punishment of those who violate the rules, and the […]

Myanmar’s first coffee growers receive GAP certificates

Goood Agricultural Practice (GAP) certificates will be issued to coffee farms in Myanmar, according to Daw May Thet Hlaing, an officer from the Coffee Research, Information, Extension and Training Centre at Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region. It is the first time GAP certificates have been issued to a coffee business in Myanmar and represents a […]

Myanmar’s once-sleepy coffee industry reborn as ‘premium’ origin

MANDALAY, Myanmar — The Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar is making waves in the coffee business, thanks to a climate and topography that lends itself to coffee growing and new technology from abroad that has improved the quality of its beans. This has brought Myanmar recognition as a producer of high-grade, “specialty” coffees with unique […]

Burmese Tobacco Trading Company Announces the Expansion of Tobacco Farmlands

Burmese Tobacco Trading Company announces that Myanmar Farms located in Pyin Oo Lwin, Myanmar (Burma) has now almost doubled their farmlands after their initial success and increased demand for their uniquely grown tobacco. Burmese Tobacco Trading Company looks forward to increasing their production of raw tobacco to be used for handmade premium cigars for the […]

Myanmar Aims to Harmonise Hotel Industry, Environment

The newfound political stability in Myanmar since the peaceful transition to democracy began two years ago has led to a boom in the country’s hotel industry, buoyed by the influx of tourists. But in the rush to construct more hotels to provide accommodation for the bourgeoning tourism sector, issues related to environment and environmental conservation […]

United International Group to Open Five Amata Hotels in 2018-19

United International Group, owner and operator of Amata Hotels in Myanmar, will open five more hotels in the country, U Win Aung, group CEO of United International Group told The Myanmar Times Monday. The company will open two new Amata hotels at Inle Lake and Pindaya in Shan State, two in the Myeik archipelago at Tanintharyi Region […]

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 […]