New Power Plant to be Established in Ayeyawady

THE AYEYAWADY Region government plans to build its own power plant capable of producing up to 50 megawatts of electricity with the aim of fulfilling the growing local energy demands in the coming summer. The current daily consumption of electricity in the region is 97 megawatts. It is estimated that the consumption rate is likely […]

Government temporarily closes large-scale Ayeyawady brewery

THE Yaung Ni Brewery, situated in Ayeyawady Region’s Myanaung Township, has been ordered by regional government to suspend its activities after the Brewery was found to be in violation of waste management regulations. The government’s directive comes following a surprise inspection to the brewery during which it was discovered they were polluting nearby streams and […]

Sugarcane, sugar law expected to develop sugar business

SUGARCANE growth and the sugar law is expected to help develop the sugar business and to enable sugar businessmen to survive for the long term, said U Win Htay, the vice chairman of Myanmar Sugar Development Public Co Ltd. Local sugar entrepreneurs are being faced with high costs of production and cannot compete with the […]

China sucks in Myanmar sugar

High demand from China is boosting Myanmar’s sugar exports, as world prices for the sweetener also increase on the back of forecasts of a global production deficit over the next two years. Traders estimate about 100 trucks a day are crossing the Myanmar-China border carrying sugar. So lucrative is the business becoming that even rice […]

Food processors push to allow sugar imports

Soaring sugar prices have prompted Mandalay food companies to appeal to the government for help. Myanmar Food Processors’ and Exporters’ Association (Mandalay) has asked the commerce ministry to allow the import of sugar, which has been blocked since the end of April. As world sugar prices have fallen, local prices have gone in the other […]

Taking aim at China’s fertiliser dominance

The price of Chinese-manufactured fertiliser has increased significantly in the last few months, with traders blaming a weakening kyat and increasing transportation charges. Since the beginning of March, the market cost of 1 yuan has gone from K156 to about K180, while transportation costs between the fertiliser factories and the Muse border gate has gone […]