Fresh COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand hits most Myanmar workers

Hundreds of COVID-19 cases in five Thai provinces where many Myanmar workers live and work have been traced back to a shrimp market in Mahachai in the Samut Sakhon Province of Thailand, according to the Myanmar Workers Protection Office. The Central Shrimp Market is one of the largest wholesale markets in the country, where wholesalers […]

Myanmar tackles food safety in bid to boost agricultural exports

MYANMAR plans to improve food safety in a bid to boost agricultural exports and extract more value from a sector that accounts for 38 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product. Ye Tint Tun, director general of the Department of Agriculture, said exports of agricultural products made up 23 per cent of Myanmar’s export […]