Mandalay airport joins war on wildlife trade

In an effort to crack down on illegal trafficking of endangered wildlife, staff at Mandalay International Airport attended a course in how to identify and classify wildlife parts if carried by passengers. Over 100 airport staff, security personnel and customs officials received training provided by the Forestry Department and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Myanmar, […]

Inle chemical-free tomatoes to be available in Yangon market

The Inle chemical-free tomatoes, the first Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-compliant crop produced in the country, is now being sold at the City Mart in Yangon, according to Nyaung Shwe Restaurants Businessmen Association secretary U Aung Kyaw. The Nyaung Shwe Restaurants Businessmen Association in cooperation with the Nyaung Shwe Agricultural Department in Shan State supported the […]

Thai Labour Ministry Sets up 99 Centres to Register Illegal Foreign Workers

Thailand’s labour ministry plans to register workers from Myanmar who do not have proper documents at 99 migrant centres around the nation, according to Thai-based migrant worker rights groups. Petcharat Sinouy, inspector-general and spokesperson of the Thai Labour Ministry, said in a statement last week that the migrant centres will gather documents and photographs from […]

Mandalay to ‘Revise’ Water Rates

Metered water rates in Mandalay will be revised as the City Development Committee (MCDC) is losing more than K3700 million in revenue a year, according to officials. The total cost for the 2016-17 budget year, including factory maintenance, salaries, electricity charges and general expenditure was K5236 million and payments from water meters amounted to K1500 […]

80 tonnes of Myanmar coffee to ship to America and China (Taipei) this year

About 80 tonnes of Myanmar’s coffee is planned to be exported to the US and China (Taipei) this year, according to the Myanmar Coffee Association. In 2016, about 40 tonnes of Arabica produced from Ywangan were exported to these markets. The export volume is is being boosted this year, said U Win Aung Kyaw, the […]

Sailors Protest Against Marine Administration Department

About 100 sailors staged a protest yesterday against the Department of Marine Administration (DMA) in front of city hall in Yangon for failure to adequately respond to their requests, they claimed. The DMA was accused by protestors of siding with companies. “We are protesting against the department because they never solve our problems and sided […]

JICA to submit construction project for sight seeing viewpoint place in Bagan

According to second representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) named U Han Nyunt, JICA will submit project on the end of September to construct view point for the foreigners who came to Bagan as they want to do sightseeing. This project was not being allowed since 2014 when the authorities concerned submitted to the […]