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 […]

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 […]

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 […]