Myanmar Coffee Exports to Stimulate Agro Sector

The government has placed emphasis on the diversification of crops which have wide international markets access, in addition to paddy, and it hopes to increase coffee production. Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Dr Aung Thu, said he hopes to increase the coffee acreage to 200,000 and exports to 60,000 tons by 2030. “During […]

Myanmar’s beach destinations to watch

Myanmar’s four key beach destinations – Ngapali, Kawthaung, Ngwe Saung and Chaungtha – are emerging as up-and-coming tropical getaway spots in Asia, each with its own distinct characteristics. According to C9 Hotelworks’ new Ngapali Beach Tourism Market Review, the impact of more airlift to Ngapali’s main gateway of Thandwe last year pushed growth up 28 […]

Switzerland to Buy Myanmar Coffee as Industry Explores New Markets for Quality Beans

Myanmar will send 18 tons of medium-grade coffee to Switzerland this month, the latest ship­ment to one of several far-flung richer countries that are seen as vital to sustaining the nascent in­dustry. It will be the second 18 ton shipment to the coun­try, following a batch that was sent last year, the My­anmar Coffee Association […]

Myanmar seeks avoidance of tourism pitfalls in sustainable development

As Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism gears up to launch a campaign to promote its southern “virgin” archipelago, union minister Ohn Maung said responsible and sustainable tourism practices are essential to preserve the country’s beauty and culture. Hoping to learn from other ASEAN member countries, he will visit Thailand’s largest tourist island Phuket on […]

Myanmar’s coffee growers bank on specialty niche

MANDALAY, Myanmar — When Tin Win Win opened Fuji Coffee House and Restaurant in Yangon in 1996, she had to make special trips abroad to source quality coffee beans. “She used to hand carry back Brazilian and African beans and process them with a mini-roaster,” recalled her son, Thu Zaw, who now heads the family’s […]

Myanmar coffee set for sale in America

MYANMAR Special Arabica coffee cultivated in townships of Shan State and Pyin-Oo-Lwin in Mandalay Region will be first exported to America, according to the Myanmar Coffee Association (MCA). In April, a container load of coffee was exported to Switzerland, allowing the exporters to earn US$ 3,800-4,000 per tonne. Winrock International helped Myanmar coffee to meet […]

Air Cargo:Emerging Myanmar requires patience

After more than two decades of isolation, the nation of Myanmar is moving back into the international market. As this Southeast Asian country makes cautious steps towards democracy, the forwarding industry is watching – and waiting – for opportunities to turn Myanmar into the region’s next logistics powerhouse. For some logistics firms, the wait may be […]

Swiss-style apprenticeships for Myanmar craftspeople

In a large shed in the north of Yangon, Myanmar’s future craftspeople practice their skills. The saws are roaring, the students discussing aloud. But when U Nay Lin is speaking, his apprentices listen to him quietly. The teacher of future cabinet makers shows his students a three-dimensional drawing of a jewellery box, asking them to […]

Mandalay Industrial Harbour to Begin Operations in December

Simikhone Ayeyarwaddy Harbour, which is being constructed in Mandalay’s Myothar Industrial City, is to begin operations in December. The harbour is being constructed on 400 acres of land in Myothar Industrial City, which is over 10,000 acres of area. U Tun Yin, managing director of Myothar Industrial Development Plc, told Myanmar Business Today, “The harbour […]

Myeik tourism hits 17-year high

Snorkelling resorts in the Myeik Archipelago attracted around 2,000 foreign visitors in the first four months of this year, according to the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism (Myeik Branch). Last year, tourism revenue in the area hit a 17-year high, Ks 57.99 million (US$57,991). Entry fees to Kawthoung District and Myeik District are $50 and […]