Shan-Yangon transport cost double amidst COVID-19 resurgence

The transport cost for commodities from Shan State to Yangon Region has increased more than double amid the coronavirus crisis, said U Kyaw Thu, secretary of the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association (MFVP). At present, the truck fare rates remarkably soar to K1.6 million from the previous rate of K600,000-650,000, he […]

Agriculture as an economic driver

It’s common to see roads in Shan State full of trucks loaded with vegetables. The state produces 60 percent of all vegetables consumed within the country. Some of the crops are even exported to neighbouring countries. The state government now says that it is making moves to place more emphasis on developing agriculture over tourism […]

Yamato ventures into Myanmar’s small-cargo delivery market

YANGON — In a move aimed at tapping into Myanmar’s small-cargo delivery market for homes and businesses, Japanese logistics company Yamato Holdings on Monday launched joint venture Yamato Global Logistics Myanmar in Yangon, the country’s biggest city. “In the near future, we want to offer small deliveries within Myanmar, one of our company’s strengths,” said […]

Paw San Rice: Myanmar’s ticket back to the international stage?

It all started with a plate of fried rice. It was a simple, perfectly balanced dish: a handful of plump prawns, some shallots and diced vegetables. All resting atop a mound of fragrant (and locally grown), long-grained Paw San rice, with each grain distinct and curling at the ends like a baroque version of Basmati. […]

Thai Exim Bank to open rep office in Yangon

The Export-Import Bank of Thailand will open a representative office in Yangon, Myanmar, in April to assist the start-up or expansion of Thai companies there. Bank president Pisit Serewiwattana said.the Exim Bank has been given a licence to open an office in the former capital city by the Central Bank of Myanmar. The next step […]

Invitation to open tender for 85 acres Danyinkone Wholesale Market to construct in Insein Township; Closing Date: January 1, 2015

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Danyinkone Wholesale Market for flowers, fruits and vegetables to construct in Insein Township Invitation to open tender 1. The Yangon Regional Government invites open tender to local* companies interested to construct international Danyinkone Wholesale Market for flowers, fruits and vegetables in Danyinkone, Insein Township. 2. The Yangon Regional […]