Mango Growers Call for More Education on Quality Control in a Bid to Crack International Markets

As potential foreign mango buyers de­scend on Myan­mar to check out the local produce amid a seasonal surge in demand, local growers say more educa­tion on quality control is needed if Myanmar man­goes are to gain a foothold in international markets like Europe. “Foreign delegations are coming to Myanmar to test the quality of My­anmar […]

1m acres of mineral depositories suspended

In Myanmar, mineral depositories have been allocated to be used as resource reserves, with a total area of 1,187,492 acres, according to U Khin Maung Yi, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Conservation, who told reporters during a press conference in Nay Pyi Taw on April 24. According to the permanent […]

Myanmar sees gains in rice, corn production

Rice and corn production in Myanmar is expected to increase in the 2016-17 marketing year, while production of wheat is forecast to fall, according to an April 20 report from the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Rice production in 2016-17 is forecast at 12.2 million tonnes, up from 12.16 […]

Hydropower threatens peace in Myanmar — but it doesn’t have to

Myanmar faces a critical moment for investment decision-making. The Barack Obama administration’s move to lift sanctions on the Southeast Asian country has opened up new opportunities. But the moves that are made today will send political and economic ripples into the future, and the international community must act responsibly. China wants to finance a 3,600-megawatt […]

Smog blowing in from Myanmar affects air quality in the North Thailand

The alarming development came as a report by Thai Civil Rights and Investigative Journalism (TCIJ) revealed that the dense hotspots in Shan State, Myanmar, are associated with Thai corporate investment in maize plantations. Despite the strict regulations and law enforcement to ban burns during the current dry season in the North, it is expected that […]

MIC divides country into three categories

The Myanmar Investment Commission has established three development categories, offering different income tax exemptions depending on the level of development. Under the Myanmar Investment Law, the least developed zones include 14 townships in Kachin State, seven each in Kayah and Kayin, nine in Chin, 35 in Sagaing Region, four in Tanintharyi, five in Bago, 13 […]

About 600 private fuel stations seeking permits

Permits to open about 600 private fuel stations in Yangon are being sought, which could alleviate the paucity of petrol stations in the region. There are currently 2,065 fuel stations across the country. but only about 150 fuel stations in Yangon because the land and real property values in Yangon are excessively high, entrepreneurs said. […]

14,000 Tonnes of Wood Set for Tender

​​ ​​ Myanmar Timber Enterprise plans to call an open tender for about 14,280 tonnes of wood and timber, the tender committee said yesterday. The committee said timber and wood from Yangon, Sagaing, Mandalay, Ayeyawady, Bago, Tanintharyi regions and Shan, Kachin, and Rakhine states will be sold. The auction will be held from March 7 […]

The Road to Muse

Mandalay-Muse Road linking Mandalay, the second capital city of Myanmar, and Muse located on Myanmar-China border plays a pivotal role in border trade between the two countries. The road was once notorious for its poor condition coupled with the then thriving insurgency. But nowadays, the situation has changed a lot as the country is moving […]

80 tonnes of Myanmar coffee to ship to America and China (Taipei) this year

About 80 tonnes of Myanmar’s coffee is planned to be exported to the US and China (Taipei) this year, according to the Myanmar Coffee Association. In 2016, about 40 tonnes of Arabica produced from Ywangan were exported to these markets. The export volume is is being boosted this year, said U Win Aung Kyaw, the […]