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Myanmar tourism ministry demands lower hotel rates
Dec 11, 2017
Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has called on hotels to lower their rates in an effort to attract more tourists, the military-run Myawady Daily reported last week. According to the repor... 22

Over use of machinery and vehicles rampant in Lonekhin-Hpakant mines
Dec 11, 2017
Mining companies have been going over the limits of the number of machinery allowed to use in Lonekhin-Hpakant jade mines. According to MP Tint Soe from the Hpakant Constituency, companies have bee... 19

Chin needs trade zone to increase exports to India: Commerce official
Dec 11, 2017
To promote Chin State’s economy, the government should establish a trade zone, according to a source at the Chin State Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The source said he had advise... 20

Myanmar wins award at a Southeast Asian video festival
Dec 10, 2017
A contestant from Myanmar won an award for a children’s film at the South East Asia Prix Jeunesse Video Festival (SEAPJ)’s national and regional level competitions held in Manila, Philippines... 41

Interviews with Myanmar’s entrepreneurs and the future of innovation
Dec 10, 2017
The 2nd Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association Summit was held on 9 December at the Myanmar Convention Center -2 in Nay Pyi Taw. Some of the pioneering youths and the Chairman of the Myanmar In... 32

Areca nut exports to India continue to decline
Dec 10, 2017
INDIA imported US$0.569 million worth of areca nut weighing about 700 tonnes from Myanmar in the week between 18 and 24 November through border points of entry, according to the Ministry of Comm... 32

Five-Star “Pan Pacific Yangon Hotel” Opened
Dec 08, 2017
Opening ceremony of the International standard five-Star “Pan Pacific Yangon Hotel” was held at the Junction City, at Pabedan in Yangon yesterday. Present at the ceremony were U Ohn Maung, U... 85

Tender Applications Available for Five New Markets in Rakhine State
Dec 07, 2017
Tender applications for five new mar­kets in five town­ships of Rakhine State, are now available for ap­plicants, Rakhaing State’s government’s announce­ment. Each market will be three stor... 88

Foreign investment reaches US$4.7 billion so far in 2017-2018
Dec 06, 2017
Foreign investment volume has reached more than US$4.7 billion until November of the 2017-2018 fiscal year, a source from the Myanmar Investment Commission said. The meeting No 16/2017 of Myanmar ... 76

China seizes trucks carrying rice at Lweje checkpoint
Dec 05, 2017
Chinese officials began seizing trucks carrying rice to China at Lweje checkpoint on the Myanmar-China border starting on December 3, according to rice dealers. “About 40 rice tracks were seized ... 84

Aust backs businesses to empower Myanmar women
Dec 05, 2017
DOMESTIC and international companies in Myanmar should improve women’s empowerment at their workplaces to ensure sustainable growth, say participants at the annual conference on women in business an... 79

Charcoal prices higher as illegal demand from China increases
Dec 04, 2017
Myitkyina-The price of charcoal is increasing as demand increases from China. And with that price increase, charcoal has been transported illegally from Kachin State to China for more than a month.... 82

Minister promises to sweeten sugar deals
Dec 04, 2017
To settle the disagreements over sugar deals, the Magway Region government will negotiate with a local mill. The Myanmar Economic Corporation’s Kanhla sugar mill in Taungdwingyi Township is the maj... 77

Ministerial ceremony kicks off Kanyinchaung industrial zone
Dec 04, 2017
KITSAPA- Construction of the Kanyinchuang economic zone along the Maungdaw border area in Rakhine State was formally kicked off Friday morning, with completion slotted for the end of 2018. Nyi Pu, ... 78

Citizen investments hit $77.28-bn in two months
Dec 04, 2017
The total domestic investments by citizens during September and October, including investment promotion and citizen investments, amounted to nearly 77.28 billion kyats, according to the Myanmar Invest... 80

Non-producing rubber plants fetch over Ks80,000 a ton
Dec 04, 2017
A ton of rubber timber fetches Ks80,000 to 85,000 when perennial rubber plants which no longer produce natural rubber latex are cut down, said rubber growers. If rubber plants are older, they a... 68

Farm land and forest destructed by unauthorized gold diggers
Dec 04, 2017
Farm land and forest in Bamauk Township, Katha District, Sagaing Region are reported to be damaged due to illegal gold mining. Those gold miners are exploiting the far-flung areas to illegally ... 78

Kites, related accessories sell well in Mandalay this season
Dec 04, 2017
KITES and related accessories has been sold well in Mandalay as the demand for the handicraft has increased in domestic market since this October, according to local kite makers. In the region, ... 77

China imports more than 50,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar in one week
Dec 03, 2017
CHINA, Myanmar’s largest neighbouring country, imported more than 54,000 tonnes of rice, broken rice and sticky rice from Myanmar between 11 and 17 November of this year, according to border m... 84

Cars bought using installment plan popular among city dwellers
Dec 03, 2017
THE sale of brand new cars manufactured by Nissan and Toyota through installment payment plans is popular among the city residents, according to the Myawady Daily’s Saturday report. The numbe... 76

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