November 22 - 28, 2010
Tapioca factory to open in Kachin
KACHIN State will soon be home to the largest tapioca powder factory in Southeast Asia, The Yangon Times reported on November 18.
Operations will commence at the Yuzana company factory next month, the report said, adding that the factory is built beside the Myitkyina-Tanai Road in the Hukaung Valley region.
The factory will operate 200 days in a year, consuming 2400 tonnes of cassava in the process. The company says it will have no problem acquiring this much cassava thanks to nearby plantations. The factory includes its own 600 kilowatt power station.
The Yuzana plant will eventually become the largest tapioca powder factory in the world, the report said.
New airmail, home delivery service
YANGON Central Post Office is planning to offer new home delivery services for airmail parcels destined for foreign countries, Pyi Myanmar reported on November 18.
The report said customers can call the central post office and staff will collect airmail packages.
Airmail fees can now be paid in both FEC and Myanmar kyat, the report said, adding that the price varies depending on the weight of the parcel and the destination country.
Airmail services are offered to 32 countries, the report said.
Customers need their National Registration Card to send a parcel and the cost varies from FEC11 for under one kilogram up to FEC140 for 10kg.
Work to begin on cricket ground
MYANMAR Cricket Federation is to complete phase one of the Shwe Pin Lone cricket ground in North Dagon township before the start of next year’s rainy season, Pyi Myanmar reported on November 18.
The report said that when completed, the Shwe Pin Lone precinct, on 7.3 acres, would include change rooms, offices, stands for 20,000 spectators and car parking.
The first phase will see the surface upgraded, a federation official said, while the stands, offices and change rooms will be built under phase two, before the end of the rainy season in 2012.
Funding for the project has come the International Cricket Council and the Asia Cricket Council and the estimated cost is K300 million, or about US$300,000.