Withered leaves: the jailing of Myanmar’s hemp pioneers

A scheme to pioneer hemp cultivation in Myanmar resulted in a police raid, three arrests and an ongoing trial, despite being green-lit by the Mandalay Region government. AS WE ENTERED the compound of the family home in Myotha West village, we encountered a middle-aged man reading out loud from the Paṭṭhāna, a Buddhist scripture. A […]

Six properties in Myeik get greenlight to build hotels

The Myanmar Investment Commission has given permission to six properties in Myeik archipelago in Thanintharyi Region to construct hotels, U Nyo Aye, director of the Hotels and Tourism Department in Tanintharyi, told The Myanmar Times. Owners of the six properties, on Kyun Philar, Barlar, Phoe Ni, Wa Lal, 115 and Bo Nat Kyaw islands, will […]

U.S. Company to Develop 100-MW Gas-Fired Power Plant in Myanmar

APR Energy PLC has won a contract to build a 100-megawatt power plant in Myanmar, becoming the latest American company to join a small contingent that is plugging into Myanmar’s potentially lucrative energy sector. “This is a substantial investment,” said Clive Turton, APR Energy’s head of business development across Asia Pacific, declining to specify how […]