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Myanmar should develop domestic production to grow local economy: Czech Republic

Myanmar should enhance domestic production and develop its local markets, says Martin Tlapa, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, during a talk entitled “Economic Transition: The Czech Experience and its Relevance for Myanmar” last week. In sharing appropriate approaches with Myanmar, Mr Tlapa said Myanmar should enhance the production of domestic products […]

Maker of Special Reserve Whisky to launch new products

Sanjay Gupta, CEO of Myanmar Distillery Co Ltd (MDC), which bottles Grand Royal whisky, one of Myanmar’s most iconic brands, is seeing a shift in alcohol consumption trends in the country. “Health is becoming more important to people. People prefer staying in control and drinking in moderation. Inclusive family values are rising in importance and […]

JICA’s Create Team, MoI meet on improving quality of school textbooks

Japan International Cooperation Agency’s Create Team (Curriculum Reform at Primary Level of Basic Education), which is working with MoI for printing school textbooks, outlined the requirements for improving the quality of textbooks at the Ministry of Information yesterday. Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun, in his capacity as the chairman of the Committee for Accepting […]

Foreign insurance firms may start operations by April 2019: regulator

Qualified foreign insurance providers will receive licenses to operate in Myanmar by April next year. “I can assure it is happening within the next 16 weeks,” U Thant Sin, Director of the Financial Regulatory Department under the Ministry of Planning and Finance, said during the UK Capital Market and Insurance Conference in Yangon on December […]

Organic Poultry Farm Makes Waves in Yangon

Shwe Taung Nyo Gyi farm is making waves in Yangon with its local, organic poultry and natural eggs. The farm, founded in 2017 by friends Zaw Ye Naung and Marn Thu Shein, is certified by the Myanmar Organic Agriculture Group (MOAG). “We are both fathers who wanted to feed healthy, chemical-free foods to our children. […]

Mandalay invites open tender for crematory, cleaning equipment

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The open tender would include a crematory, a garbage tank and plastic trash carriers, the MCDC said. It said the garbage tank must be without lid and has a length of between 6 and 10 inches, 6 feet width and height of between three and 9 inches. The […]

What is single origin coffee and why you just know about the Shan State Kyauk Kuu Pyin

In the world of scotch whisky, the term “single malt” has a very special meaning, one that is often revered (perhaps to a fault) by both those in and out of the know. For better or for worse, the term has become synonymous with quality. The reverence attached to it is sort of silly; there […]

Gov’t to go after watered-down fuel

Filling stations could have their fuel licence withdrawn if they are caught selling substandard fuel or short measure, parliament heard last week. Deputy Minister for Energy U Aung Htoo announced on November 18 that the ministry had imported six mobile fuel laboratories that would soon set out across the country to carry out inspections. The […]

Mango Media’s Rose Swe

Aye Hnin Swe, known as Rose Swe, is the managing director of Mango Media, a marketing, public relations and advertising company whose clients include Coca-Cola, Visa, Unilever and Telenor – to name but a few. The media and advertising veteran talks to Myanmar Business Weekly about her career as a female entrepreneur in a country […]

Yangon to get fine dining eatery

Myanmar-born Pote Lee will open the first branch of his upscale restaurant Water Library in his homeland after launching the first two branches in Bangkok in 2008 and 2012. Scheduled to open by the end of this month, Water Library has been developed in a 100-year-old colonial mansion on Manawhari Road in Yangon, the same […]