Taninthayi region will have electricity from national grid: chief minister

National grid will be connected to Taninthayi region within two-year time and one unit of electricity will be ranged between Ks35 and 50, said the region chief minister Dr Le Le Maw on June 4. At the present, the locals are paying over Ks400 per unit of electricity and the electricity bill is likely to […]

Kawthaung islands attracts more foreign visitors

Islands in Kawthaung such as Kyat Mauk Island, 115 miles island and Nyaung Oo Phee island famous for diving and adventure trips attract more and more foreign visitors each year. Last year, over 300,000 international tourists visited Myeik archipelago and brought in Ks.63.3 million according to assistant director of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism (Kawthaung). […]

PETRONAS to begin drilling development wells in Taninthayi

MYEIK- Malaysian state-owned oil company PETRONAS will be beginning drilling development wells in M-12, M-13 and M-14 in the north-west sea from Myeik Township, Taninthayi Region, in October, November and December. The company yesterday held a meeting with the public in Myeik Township before carrying out the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) concerning the exploration activities. […]

Myeik Archipelago plans to culture golden pearls as commercial scale

MYEIK- Plans are underway to produce golden pearls which are very popular among the international countries, in Myeik Archipelago, Taninthayi Region. Moreover, the 6th Pearl Expo will be held in Hong Kong from February 23rd to 25th. Myanmar Pearl Production and companies from home and abroad are now culturing the pearls which were keen on […]

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 […]