Myanmar to Upgrade Domestic Dairy Products

YANGON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) — Myanmar is striving to promote domestic dairy industry by raising the standard of its products, official media reported Friday. At present, the country’s Livestock Breeding and Veterinary department is exerting efforts to establish standards for milk products to place them in the market after obtaining approval from Food and Drug […]

The ‘Belt and Road’ Projects China Doesn’t Want Anyone Talking About

Kunming, Yunnan’s provincial capital, occupies a key place in China’s economic diplomacy efforts as the terminus of oil and gas pipelines from the Bay of Bengal and the starting point of a planned railway network winding through Indo-China to Singapore. But the provincial authorities have obscured the location of a brand new, 29.2 billion yuan […]

Myanmar, Asian Satellite Operator Extend Business Service Partnership

YANGON, July 25 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s KBZ Gateway company and Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) have extended business partnership for better connectivity service in the country, official media reported Monday. Expanding VSAT broadband services to clients across the country, the KBZ has expanded its C-band and Ku-band capacity on AsiaSat 4 and AsiaSat 7 satellites for […]

Myanmar’s Private Sector to Cooperate With China to Build Agronomics Service Center

YANGON, July 24 (Xinhua) — Two Myanmar private organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s CITIC Construction to implement an agronomics service center project, Myanmar News Agency reported Monday. The MoU, which involves Myanmar Rice Association and Myanmar Agronomics Public Corporation, was signed in Nay Pyi Yaw in the weekend. The project […]

Singapore Company Plans to Expand Petroleum Exploration in Myanmar

YANGON, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — A Singapore-based company, Interra Resources Ltd, is negotiating with Myanmar’s energy authorities to win an 11-year deal for expanding petroleum resources exploration and development in two oil fields, official media reported Thursday. The expansion project, which covers 1,800 square km, will be carried out in Chauk and Yenangyaung oil fields […]

India Donates Cargo Vessels to Myanmar to Support Transport Project

 India handed over six donated cargo vessels to Myanmar to support the joint Myanmar-India Kaladan Multimodal Transportation Project, said a press release from the Inland Water Transport (IWT) late Thursday. Handed over at the Sittway Port in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, the six cargo vessels, worth 81.29 million U.S. dollars, are in readiness to transport […]

Myanmar Announces 10 Prioritized Areas for Investment

YANGON, June 28 (Xinhua)– Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has announced 10 areas which will be prioritized for investment by both local and foreign entrepreneurs, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday. The 10 prioritized areas for investment include agriculture, livestock and fishery, export promotion, import substitution, power, logistics, education, health care, affordable housing construction and establishment of […]

China-Myanmar oil, gas project benefits both

The China-Myanmar crude oil and gas pipeline, a pioneer project of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, has brought tangible benefits to both sides, and won broad support. The pipeline project consists of a crude oil pipeline and a natural gas pipeline, which run from the port of Kyaukpyu on Myanmar’s west coast to Ruili […]

Myanmar and China to Hold Tourism Forum to Boost Travel Industries

​​ A China-Myanmar tourist coopera­tion forum, the first of its kind, will be held in Myanmar’s capi­tal of Nay Pyi Taw this week to deepen bilateral exchanges in the tourism sector. The March 1st forum, co-hosted by the China National Tourism Admin­istration (CNTA), the My­anmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar […]

Taxis to be reduced by half in Myanmar’s Yangon

Myanmar’s Yangon regional authorities are planning to reduce the number of taxis running in the city by half in an effort to ease the current heavy traffic jam, an official of the Yangon Region Transport Administration told Xinhua Tuesday. At present, there are over 66,000 taxis operating in the city. As part of its efforts […]