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Broad coalition to ramp up food safety in Myanmar

Myanmar’s food safety advocacy groups plan to bring around 400 stakeholders from the food industry together to discuss food safety issues and challenges in the country. Myanmar Innovative Life Sciences (MILS), Myanmar Consumers Union and Food Science and Technology Association (FoSTA Myanmar) told the media at a press conference on Wednesday that they will organize […]

Yangon mulls construction of sea port at river

Plans to build an international sea port at the mouth of the Yangon River, which will be strategic for Myanmar and its neighbours, are underway, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said yesterday at the meeting with Vice President held at Republic of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries (UMFCCI). “Singapore has […]

Irish building up a head of steam in Myanmar

When Kieran Rabbitt stepped off a plane and into the heavy Yangon heat four years ago, little did he think he’d still be in Myanmar today, at the cutting edge of the country’s digital revolution. From offices in downtown Yangon, the Athenry native – along with Karim Ainsworth from Belfast – runs Cube Digital. The […]

Vietnamese garment industry faces fierce competition from China, Myanmar

Competition in the world garment market is forecast to be stiffer, not only with China but also with countries such as Myanmar and Cambodia as they increase competitive pressures on Vietnamese products. The information was announced at a seminar on the prospect of garment exports in 2018 held in Ho Chi Minh City on November […]

Police Crackdown on Counterfeit Smartphones

After successfully conducting the largest counterfeit smartphone bust in Yan­gon history, Myanmar Police Force are joining forces with Huawei De­vice Myanmar to elimi­nate the distribution of fake smartphones. Following an anony­mous source, police de­scended on Yuzana Plaza and Mingalar market on August 3 to root out and arrest fake phone dealers. When the dust set­tled […]

Timber industry faces challenges in the voluntary partnership agreement process in forest governance

“The government has concerns and the fact that is does not have the trust of multiple stakeholders is a challenge for the process. “Every change implies sacrificing the interests of certain people, or things, for a certain time but it will be a benefit in the long run, resulting in a sustainable enterprise,” he said. […]

IFC helps expand Myanmar’s retail business

Yangon – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, on Monday signed an agreement to lend US$25 million to Myanmar’s largest retail group, City Mart Holding Company Limited (CMHL), to support its expansion plans, boost the country’s retail sector, and create much-needed jobs along the supply chain. IFC’s funding will help CMHL construct about […]

SGS supports Cambodian & Myanmar apparel sector

To support the apparel industry in Southeast Asia, SGS operates a laboratory in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia and also provides garment inspection services in Myanmar. The Cambodian facility has the capability to perform product regulatory and quality testing like US CPSIA, EU REACH and others, in both physical and chemical testing, inspections and […]

Unilever Food Solutions looks to double B2B in Myanmar every two years

Unilever Food Solutions aims to double its business-to-business deals every two years in Myanmar, said Prasith Preechachalieo, managing director for Thailand, Indochina and Vietnam. He said the company, which is a unit of Unilever Thai Trading Ltd, began doing business in Myanmar in 2010, focusing on the restaurant market. Serving 200 restaurants in 2011, that […]