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Myanmar’s organic vegetables make their way to Singapore’s NTUC Fair Price

Organic vegetables from Myanmar have made it to the shelves of Singapore-based supermarket chain NTUC Fair Price, according to the Myanmar Fruit, Flower, and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association (MFVP). Myanmar’s vegetables began entering cold storages in Singapore in 2017 and now, their sale has been allowed in the NTUC supermarket chain. During the trial […]

Central Rubber Market Expected Upon Enactment of Rubber Law in Late 2018

The drafting of a new Rubber Law, which aims to create a central rubber market and raise the export quality of Myanmar rubber, is close to three quarters complete and will be enacted in late 2018, U Khaing Min, secretary at the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association (MRPPA), told The Myanmar Times. Myanmar is drafting […]

Legislation for Rubber Sector Being Drafted

The government, in cooperation with the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association, is currently drafting legislation for the rubber industry. Efforts are being exerted for a Rubber Central market to come out once a Rubber Law is instituted. At present, officials from the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers Association and related ministries including the Ministry […]

Myanmar rubber exports set to rise even as global prices take a beating

The price of rubber has fallen below its cost of production in major exporting countries. Yet, international demand for rubber produced in Myanmar has risen and insiders reckon things could remain upbeat for a while more. “Myanmar rubber production will certainly increase on the back of rising international consumption and demand,” U Myo Thant, vice-chair […]

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 […]

SECM Clamps Down on Financial Scams and Illegal Trading

THE Securities Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) is clamping down on financial scams and illegal trading by unlisted companies in the country. On July 3, it appealed to the public for more information on I Smart Co, a company with operations in Mawlamine. I Smart Co is reported to be engaged in suspicious trading activities […]

Dawei port grows busier

The number of cargo ships arriving at and leaving Dawei port in Taninthayi Region has significantly increased this year compared to the same period last year. From January to April last year, 107 ships entered and exited the port trading 56,693 tonnes of goods. However, in the same period of this year, there were 111 […]

A private company proposes to supply electricity in Myeik

A private company, South East Asia Energy and Electricity Company, has submitted a proposal to Taninthayi regional government to supply 60 megawatts of electricity generated from hydropower, solar power and fuel oil (FO), with an investment of more than US$60 million in Myeik district, sources said. The company intends to supply electricity generated from hydropower […]

Prawns from Taninthayi to be bought by Japan, China, Thailand

Japan, China and Thailand have proposed to purchase saltwater white prawns farmed in Taninthayi Region, said U Kyaw Lin, a project manager of Katalu saltwater prawn farms. The saltwater prawns are being farmed in Katalu village, Katan Island in Taninthayi Region with the use of modern technology. Thailand is the main buyer of these prawns. […]

Natural gas export earned US$1.2billion

The export of natural gas as of 9th September in this fiscal year 2016-2017 fetched only US$1.2billion, a slump of US$770million when compared to the similar period of the last fiscal year, it is learnt from the Ministry of Commerce. The export value of natural gas in this fiscal year amounted to US$1,230.765million, whereas that […]