Myanmar and Japan Cooperate to Produce Quality Rice Amid Shortage

Myanmar and Japan will cooperate to produce quality rice seeds under a local project, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Myo Tint Tun, said. The project, which will take 5 years from September 2017 to February 2023, comes amid a shortage of quality rice seeds in Myanmar. The country has […]

Invitation To Bid for Construction and Installation of Small-Scale Water Infrastructure in the Dry Zone of Myanmar. Pre-bid Conference on 12 July 2017

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Yoma Strategic and Norfund to build distributed power networks in Myanmar

Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. has announced its partnership with Norfund, a Norwegian state-owned investment fund, to establish distributed generation micropower plants and mini grids for the purpose of generating and distributing electricity to off-grid rural communities and telecommunications towers in Myanmar. According to a statement, electricity infrastructure development is a priority for Myanmar to drive […]

Commit-and-Act Approach Expected Among Investors

Despite the 30 percent drop in FDI compared to the preceding year, the inward FDI in the financial year 2016-17 was moderately satisfactory, with US$6.6 billion. That amount mainly derived from the transport and communications sector. The sector alone attracted US$3 billion FDI, making it the top sector in terms of FDI. However, it is […]

Pay Hike for Civil Servants Unlikely

Hopes for a pay rise this month will likely remain a pipe dream for civil servants, according to an official from the Ministry of Planning and Finance. The ministry official said no recommendation on increasing the salaries of civil servants had been made during the parliament meeting to discuss the Union budget, denying rumours that […]

Despite Teething Issues in MFI Sector, Hayman Capital Aims to Double Myanmar Operation in 2017

​​ Singaporian microfinance institution Hayman Capital plans to double the size of its Myanmar operation in 2017 in the wake of last year’s much welcomed regulatory changes to the government’s 2011 microfinance law. In December last year Hayman Capital Co Ltd announced it had passed K4 billion in outstanding loans, growing 129% since April 2016, […]

Imprisoned Protesters Continue to Demand Sagaing Factory Jobs

Workers from Sagaing Region who were arrested after attempting to march to Nay Pyi Taw are continuing to demand their plywood factory jobs back. If their needs are not met, the workers say they plan to protest at the factory gates. On April 29, more than 120 workers set out from the foreign-owned Myanmar Veneer and Plywood […]

Govt Urges Officials to Find Ways to Reduce Impact of Regional Crop Prices on Farmers

Vice President U Henry Van Thio, who leads the Committee for Protection and Promotion of the Interests of Farmers, addressed the Coordination Meeting for Reduction of Impact of Regional Crops Prices yesterday. The vice president said paddy prices in major rice production regions in Myanmar such as Ayeyawaddy Region, Bago Region, Yangon Region, Sagaing Region […]

Fish farmers advocate breeding catfish in tarpaulin lined ponds

in order to mitigate fatalities, crossbred catfish should be farmed in clear, tarpaulin-lined ponds in lieu of the conventional earth-dug ponds, say those in the fish farming industry. Despite a quicker growth rate from the freedom to move around, rendering less time required before the fish are ready for sale, these attributes to breeding catfish […]

Sagaing farmers lack interest in cultivating chemical-free betel

Farmers from Sagaing Region’s Shwebo district have voiced a lack of interest in cultivating betel plants using natural products in lieu of chemicals, despite the absence of dangers to the health of both consumers and growers. Betel plants are grown annually between April-August and take four months before the leaves are ready to be picked […]