China Buys up Myanmar’s Entire Mango Export

China is buying up almost all of Myanmar’s mangoes produced this year, said U Nay Lin Maung Maung, chair of the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association in the Mandalay Region. “China has bought all of our mangoes meant for export this year. And the fruit is also fetching good prices, depending […]

Fishery Workers to Be Sent to Korea

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population considers sending fishery workers to South Korea. The discussions between the ministry and foreign employment agencies started since February and the basic salary will be around US$1,000 per month, according to the ministry. Application forms for the EPS-TOPIK exam had been sold from March 20 to 24 for […]

Dairy Industry Must Increase Productivity to Be Competitive

MYANMAR’S dairy industry will remain uncompetitive if the nation fails to address low productivity of raw milk driven by poor genetics and low production technology, said Dumrong Leenanuruksa, a former vice president of Maejo University in Chiang Mai who carried out comprehensive research on the competitiveness of Greater Mekong Subregion’s dairy industry. “Poor conditions of […]

Confusion Over Water Transport Service Implementation Arises

The government has chosen the company which will operate the water bus service on the Hlaing River and Nga Moe Yeik Creek, said Daw Nilar Kyaw, regional minister of electricity, industry and transportation, on May 22 at a regional parliamentary session. The company Tint Tint Myanmar won the tender over its competitor, Daw Nilar Kyaw […]

Over 90,000 Motorbikes Imported Through Border Trade in April

Myanmar import­ed 95,000 mo­torbikes from China through the Muse border gate, earning the government $30 million in import duty for April, state media has reported. Well-known Chinese motorcycle brands in­cluding Kenbo, Canda, Toyomax and Dayaung are mainly exported to lo­cal markets in Mandalay and other central regions. Demand for bikes is high in rural areas […]

Two countries, one destinations” campaign to be established for Bagan and Siem Reap

Myanmar’s Ministry of Tourism is pushing forward with the implementation of a “two countries, one destination” campaign that hinges on establishing direct flights between the historic cities of Bagan and Siem Reap. The campaign’s single-visa programme would allow tourists holding either a Myanmar or Cambodia visa to travel directly between the two countries without the […]

EGATi to Explore Investment in Renewable Energy Abroad

Egat chairman Areepong Bhoocha-Oom said EGATi, which is Egat’s overseas investment arm, would have to catch up with the global trend of green energy. Egat definitely wants two gigawatts of renewable energy. It will focus on Thailand and EGATi elsewhere to reach that target. EGATi president Watchara Hemruchatanun said EGATi has conducted a feasibility study […]

Economic opportunities in Rakhine State

Rakhine State is rich in natural resources. It has many rivers, lakes, ponds and is connected to the ocean. Good ports exist and as improvement to road links are being made, trade, local and foreign investments are increasing. The government is emphasizing on investment and trade in order to increase production in agriculture products as […]

Yangon Water Bus to have 20,000 Passengers When Operation Starts

Yangon Water Bus will have about 20,000 passengers a day when it is launched, and in 2019 or 2020 the annual number could reach 24 million to 30 million, said Tint Tint Lwin, chairperson of Tin Tint Myanmar Co, which will implement the project. “About 20,000 people are estimated to ride a water bus this […]

Water Transport to Begin Operation in Early June

Water vehicles will start serving commuters in early June with ships and boats bought from Thailand and Australia, according to Daw Tint Tint Lwin, CEO of Tint Tint Myanmar. The Yangon regional government had promised to implement a water taxi system on the Hlaing River and Nga Moe Yeik Creek. Tint Tint Myanmar won the […]