MTE to resume timber extraction from Taninthayi mountains

Caption: The Taninthayi mountain range where MTE will resume its timber extraction. Myanma Timber Enterprise will resume its activities to extract 17,000 tonnes of timber from Taninthayi mountain range. The timber will be taken from a protected public forest and forest reserve of Taninthayi mountain range. Some 2,000 tonnes of timber will be extracted from […]

Global economic instability drives the rubber price to decline

Rubber prices in Myanmar have declined due to global economic instability, particularly in durable goods markets and petroleum which are closely linked to rubber said U Khaing Myint, the general secretary of Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association. Since May, a tonne of Myanmar rubber sold for about US$1,400 whereas the rubber price hit US$1,800-2,000 […]

Land Clearing at Dawei Airport did not Invite Tender

​​ Taninthayi Region government has not invited tenders for the land clearing operation at Dawei Airport as the budget. A local company in Taninthayi Region was allowed to run the operation by using a surplus budget of Taninthayi Region government. Taninthayi Region Chief Dr. Lei Lei Maw ordered that the bushes be cleared within the […]

S Korea to Help Build Myeik Power Plant

The Myeik Public Corporation explained its plans to build a gas-fuelled power plant in partnership with the Korea-based KMPI Company in Kyunzu Township, Taninthayi Region, at a stakeholder meeting on Thursday. The project would be a combined cycle power plant and cost US$565 million, according to Myo Aung, director of the corporation. He said: “First […]

Islands from Kyunsu Township designated as restricted areas for fishing

The islands situated 15 nautical miles away from Sa Khan Thit village, Kyunsu Township, Taninthayi Region have been designated for the first time as restricted areas for fishing, it is learnt from Kyunsu Township Fisheries Department. The territorial waters near Tharmyar Ami island and Wetphyu Taung island, 15 nautical miles away from the village, will […]

Minister unveils Myeik strategy

Regional firms will be given priority in a business plan to turn a new tourism page in the Myeik archipelago, Taninthayi Region, says minister for hotels and tourism Ohn Maung. He said: “We have targeted the development of the Myeik archipelago to which rich people usually come on vacation. I will go there next month […]

Edible bird’s nests in high demand from China, Malaysia and Thailand

The edible bird’s nests produced by swiftlets from the Myeik archipelagoes in Taninthayi Region are readily purchased in China, Malaysia and Thailand, it is learnt. The bird’s nests are exported through Ranong  to Thailand and are also sent to Yangon. The merchants export these bird’s nests to Malaysia and China after the nests are purified, […]

Breeding of edible nest swiftlets thriving in Myeik

WITH the price of edible birds’ nests rising, the number of breeders of edible nest swiftlets (Collocalia fuciphaga) has increased along Kanna Road in Myeik Township. Edible nest swiftlets are induced into making nests using bird-noise techniques at houses along the Strand Road in Myeik. This breeding business has become popular in the region, and […]

Relaxation of restriction brings more tourists to Kawthoung

Crowds of tourists are flocking to Kawthoung, Taninthayi Region, during the peak season for tourism in Myanmar after restrictions on sightseeing boat tours around the Myeik Archipelago were relaxed, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. According to the ministry, Kawthoung welcomed 270,573 foreign visitors and received 3,248 tourists on yacht trips during the […]

Survey finds Myanmar’s fisheries resources declined compared to past decades

Myanmar’s fisheries resources in its territorial waters have declined compared with previous decades, according to the latest survey performed by the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development with the assistance of Norwegian government. With the use of a marine research vessel, the ministry and relevant organizations conducted a 55-day survey along the country’s water […]