How Myanmar silk could stem tide of cheap imports

Weavers of traditional textiles in Mandalay Region are uniting to create a trade association to protect their industry, which has been seriously affected by cheap , low-quality silk copies oftraditional Myanmar designs from China and India. The recognition of the unique silk designs of Amarapura and Wundwin townships in Mandalay, including lun yar kyaw silk […]

Up to Mogok, Valley of Rubies

The winding mountain road that leads from Mandalay up into the mountains of Mogok is known colloquially as “the road of 999 bends” and roughly follows the track that traders would have used when coming down from the Shan Hills to the settlement of Yadanarbon and Amarapura. Breakfast at the red canal meant that we […]

Weavers of traditional textiles in Mandalay unite

Weavers at Amarapura have formed an association representing hundreds of small and medium weaving businesses in Mandalay Region to confront a threat from cheap copies of traditional Myanmar textiles being imported from China and India. The weaving industry based at Amarapura is a leading producer in Mandalay Region of traditional Myanmar attire as well as […]

New dry port expected to cut transport costs in Mandalay

The first dry port in Mandalay Region to transport goods by container has opened in Myitnge, Amarapura township, making the movement of products to and from the city easier and cheaper, according to Transport and Communications Minister U Thant Sin Maung. “We have been left behind for 30 years in carrying goods by containers. Only […]

Govt, JICA sign agreement worth 6,033 million yen to implement Mandalay port project

The Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems and Japan International Cooperation Agency signed an agreement worth 6,033 million yen in grant aid for a Mandalay port construction project on Wednesday. The agreement signing ceremony was attended by Director General Tun Lwin Oo and officials from the directorate and JICA officials. The Mandalay […]

Thai SMEs encouraged to invest in Mandalay

Thailand’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are being urged to invest in Myanmar, especially in Mandalay, a region with abundant natural resources, strong agricultural production and growing demand for Thai goods. Speaking at a seminar in Mandalay sponsored by Bangkok Post Plc and Asset Pro Management Co, Nuttaphong Visitkitchakarn, who sits on the executive committee […]

Ensuring Next Generation Gets a Better Deal

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is carrying out a social awareness and training program as well as carrying out a survey of street children in several parts of Yangon and Mandalay. According to U Aung Kyaw Moe, director of the Department of Social Welfare the training is ongoing in both cities now. Yangon’s northern […]

Ancient village depicting life in Myanmar to come up in Amarapura

A MANDALAY-BASED company has announced that it plans to construct an ancient village depicting life from many centuries ago close to one of Myanmar’s most popular tourist sites. Taung Tha Man Thit Sar, a Mandalay-based company which was registered last year, said that it will construct the village on a 16.2ha site close to U […]

17 Factories Suspended After Polluting Lake in Central Burma

MANDALAY — The Mandalay municipal government has suspended operations of 17 factories in one of the city’s largest industrial zones, citing diminished fish populations caused by water pollution in Taungthaman Lake. A Water and Sanitation Department official told The Irrawaddy that the factories, which include sugar refinery, canning, liquor brewing and leather curing facilities in […]