JICA Surveys Infrastructure Needs for Dawei SEZ

YANGON- A team led by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is making a survey on the implementation of basic infrastructure, such as a deep sea port and electricity supply, in Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Taninthayi Region. This is according to Dr Tun Naing, Deputy Minister of Electricity and Energy, who is also chairman […]

Migrant Salon nationals return to Myeik, hold traditional spirit festival

MYEIK- Most Salon nationals who recently migrated to Thailand have turned and arrived in the Myeik Archipelago, Taninthayi Region during the third week of January to hold a traditional nat (spirit) festival. Salon nationals have to hold their traditional spirit festival at the Myeik archipelagos in Tabaung month, according to the Myanmar lunar calendar. Due […]

Myeik in urgent need of garbage facility

As there is nowhere to properly dispose of garbage in Myeik, locals are calling on the regional government to urgently find a dumpsite. Myeik is the capital of Taninthayi Region and its most economically developed city. Some officials said there is an urgent need for a disposal site and that it should be located a […]

Proposal for Tourism Industry Should be Submitted to Taninthayi Region

NAYPYITAW- A proposal to implement hotels and tourism industry in Salon Island, Kawthaung Township, Taninthayi Region, should be submitted to the Taninthayi Region Government Committee, Ohn Maung, Union Minister of Hotels and Tourism Industry told parliament on Wednesday. Ohn Maung was replying to a question from Dr Khin Maung Win, MP of No. 11 Constituency of […]

Deluxe rubber factory in Dawei to start full operation in December

The quality rubber factory built near Thabya Village in Dawei Township, Taninthayi Region, has started test runs and will come into full operation in December, accordnig to factory manager Tin Oo. Located on a 30-acre (12-hectare) land plot by Dawei-Htikhee Road 11 kilometres east of Dawei, the factory started construction in August last year and […]

FDA burns illegal food, drugs in Myeik

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has burned food and drugs unfit for consumption in Myeik, Taninthayi Region. Expired and unlicensed items were among the destroyed goods. Dr Zin May Htay, secretary at the Myeik District FDA, said: “We found 104 drugs unfit for consumption from AA Medical Products Co. We also inspected drug stores […]

Ministry, NGOs cooperating on education reform

At yesterday’s meeting of the Amyotha Hluttaw in Nay Pyi Taw, Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun said the ministry is conducting educational reform by cooperating with Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) in sectors and sub-sectors. The Deputy Minister was responding to a question by U Mahn Law Moung of Constituency 8 in Chin State […]

Crop insurance, land reform and investment are essential to Myanmar’s agricultural sector

Q: What is the state of the rice industry in Myanmar? A: The government relaxed its control of the rice industry in 2003. Since FY2012-2013, rice export volume has exceeded one million tons per year. Q: Rice from Myanmar does not meet international standards and fails to sell for good prices in the international market. […]

Taninthayi holds talks on introduction of a bill on Freshwater fish Enterprise Law

MYEIK- District level talks on the introduction of a bill on Freshwater Fish Enterprise Law were being held in Taninthayi Region, led by the Speaker of Taninthayi Region Parliament. The fishing and breeding of saltwater fish and prawn play a vital role in the Taninthayi Region- that’s why plan was underway to exactly emerge of […]

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 […]