Thailand becomes top corn export market for Myanmar

Thailand is now the top buyer of corn produced in Myanmar, with more than half of Myanmar’s corn harvest now being exported to its neighbour, said U Myo Thu, Deputy Director General of the Myanmar Trade Promotion Organisation. Corn to be used as industrial or animal feed is in high demand in Thailand. With exports […]

Forest fire destroys plantations in Myanmar’s Yangon region

YANGON, May 1 (Xinhua) — A forest fire has destroyed over 100 acres ( 40.5 hectares) rubber and bamboo plantations in Yangon region, according to the country’s Fire Services Department late on Tuesday. The forest fire broke out at a rubber farm in Potethinnyo village in Hlegu township of the region on Monday afternoon. The […]

Yangon Furniture Store Promotes Local Craftsmanship

There is no material preference at Sirboni Furnishings. As the company’s co-founder Ko Lin Tin Htun Ni puts it, “We use metal, bamboo, wood or rattan, based on design requirements and always considering comfort.” The products at his showroom—located in a bamboo garden in Yangon’s Insein Township—are a testament to this: wood combined with leather […]