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 […]

Telenor mobile network opens in Dawei, Taninthayi Region

The Telenor mobile network has been made available for use in Dawei, Taninthayi Region, but not in Chin State or Rakhine State, according to the Telenor Myanmar Company. Right now, the Telenor mobile network, which has over ten million users, can be used in 12 out of the 14 regions and states in Myanmar. The […]

Shell Myanmar Energy to spend US$1.2 bn on offshore oil exploration

Shell Myanmar Energy is poised to spend US$1.2 billion on offshore oil and gas exploration and provide $61 million as a signature bonus to state-run Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) , the Energy Ministry has announced. The company has the green light to run two sites (AD-9 and AD-11) in Rakhine State and one […]

Myanmar targets 4.5m tourists in 2015

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has set an ambitious target, aiming to draw 4.5 million foreign visitors this year. The visitors are expected to spend US$2 billion in the country. According to Myo Win Nyunt, a director, the ministry has been busy enlarging travel zones and making other infrastructure improvement to help tourists. “The […]

Ministry to sign MoU for Dawei power plant

The Ministry of Energy has approved plans by the Admin Power & Utility Ltd. to build a 500-MW natural gas power plant in Dawei. The ministry will allow the company to purchase natural gas to build a 50-MW power plant to provide power for regional security as a first phase. “The ministry and the company […]