Myanmar Sugar Company Invests US$20 Million for a New Sugar Mill

Myanmar Sugar Development Public Co Ltd has secured state approval to invest US$20 million to build a new 5000 tonnes cane/day sugar mill in Kathar township, Sagaing Region. It is reported by International Sugar Journal. «The first phase of the mill construction and cogeneration plant is expected to be completed in a year and a […]

Local, foreign investment invited to electrify 26 towns in Ayeyawady

Local and foreign investment will be invited in an effort to provide electricity to 26 towns in Ayeyawady Region, said Win Htay, the regional minister for electric power and energy and for industry and transport. The regional minister made the announcement during a discussion about the need for local and foreign investment for electricity development […]

Typewriting the future: A dying art in a changing city

The tapping of keys is a familiar sound ringing through the old downtown streets of Yangon. Mostly older typists sit on small enclaves in crumbling colonial buildings and on street corners under colourful umbrellas, their fingers a fury of precision. Using typewriters often older than themselves, they write up the likes of bonds, marriage certificates, […]

Traditional Typists Persevere in 21st Century Burma

RANGOON — On most afternoons, Tin Zaw Htet sits in front of a Cold War-era typewriter surrounded by satin-and-gauze portfolios and legal certificates hanging in the unrelenting Rangoon sun. On the lower block of Maha Bandoola Park Road, several typists are dutifully stationed in individual makeshift stalls alongside him. They earn their living within a […]