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Myanmar has 2,642 Filling Stations Across the Country

More than 250 filling stations were allowed within ten months in 2019, bringing Myanmar’s total count to 2,462 filling stations across the country, according to figures from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. There are 94 filling stations in Nay Pyi Taw, 186 filling stations in Yangon Region, 647 filling stations in Mandalay Region, 214 […]

Sagaing sees no environmental conservation measures despite gold mine operations

No environmental conservation plan has been adopted in Sagaing Region although small- and micro-scale gold mines have been operating there, said a regional minister. Sagaing Region Minister for Natural Resources Lar Htaung Htan said small-scale gold mining had been approved in some townships of the region but no plan has been adopted for environmental conservation. […]

6.0-magnitude quake jolts northwestern Myanmar, causes damages

YANGON, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) — An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude jolted Myanmar’s Sagaing region late Saturday, with damages reported. According to a release from Meteorology and Hydrology Department, the moderate quake struck at 21:39. local time (15:09 GMT). Its epicenter was measured at 22.5 kilometers northwest of Shwebo city and 53 kilometers south of Kanbalu […]

Association proposes plan to set up Tamu economic zone

Tamu Merchants Association has submitted a plan to establish an economic zone in Tamu, Sagaing Region near the Myanmar-India, said its chair Hla Maung. It was proposed at the 29th monthly regular meeting between the private sector development committee and local entrepreneurs, on August 24. “Now the Indian government is upgrading Kalewa-Yargyi-Monywa road. It is […]

Yazagyo Dam resumes power generation, starts supplying to national grid

The Yazagyo Dam, which received reduced water supply from the Nerinjara River this summer and was in danger of drying up, resumed power generation at its 2MW plant and began supplying electricity to the national grid on 9 July according to Staff officer U Myo Tun, incharge of the dam. The dam, located in the […]

Issuing more quarry licenses will help govt increase revenue: trade body

The Sagaing Region government will generate more income for development work if it starts issuing more permits to businesses engaged in quarry industry for construction purposes, said U Kyaw Tin, the chairman of the Construction Stone Sellers’ Association, Sagaing Region. “Although the association has been registered since 2018, only 20 per cent of the entrepreneurs […]

Korean company conducts survey to build a dry port in Monywa

A Korean company is conducting a survey to build a dry port in Monywa, Sagaing Region to transport containers using railroad, according to Ministry of Transportation and Communications. At the present, the ministry is built a dry port each in Ywarthagyi in Yangon Region and Myitnge in Mandalay Region and seven places are proposed to […]

Projects Approved by Previous Gov’t Should Not Be Abolished: State Counselor

Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said no investor would trust in Myanmar if a new government abolishes projects approved by its predecessor just because they do not comply with its policies. Her comments were in response to a question posed by a student at a meeting with locals in Kalay Township in […]

Contract farming launched in four districts of Sagaing

Four districts in the Sagaing Region — Sagaing, Shwebo, Monywa, and Yinmabin — are permitting contract farming for production of crops and seeds, said U Than Zaw Oo, the Secretary of the Sagaing Region Investment Committee. “In order to cultivate perennial crops and establish large plantations, investors can rent land by entering into long-term contracts […]

Shwebo drought leaves farmers in trouble, kills plants

Shwebo District in Sagaing Region has been hit by a untimely drought causing difficulty with monsoon paddy growing while outright leading some plantations to wither and die, according to local sources. In the district, the areas without access to a dam that have to rely on rainwater. The drought has caused cultivation problems for the […]