Friday, May 06, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Shipping group urges improved waterways

The Mandalay Shipping Association has spoken out against high taxes, supposedly charged for the restoration and conservation of waterways, that they say haven’t brought any improvements so far.

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Pigs in Mandalay risk disease as temperatures rise

Pig farmers will need to take special care of their herds as temperatures rise in the dry zone, to protect against the spread of disease, according to the chair of Mandalay Region Pig Farmers and Processors Association.

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MNA to triple carrying capacity

Myanmar National Airlines has received three of the 10 Boeing aircraft it has agreed to lease from GE Capital Aviation Services, and the state-owned carrier plans to almost double its fleet and triple its carrying capacity in the next few years.

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NLD finance minister admits to bogus PhD

The new government’s likely choice for the role of Minister of Planning and Finance is a lower house member of parliament for Dagon Seikkan township, a business consultant and a little-known member of the party’s economic committee.

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Restrictions planned for jade mines

Following a special investigation into illegal imports of heavy-duty machinery to Hpakant’s troubled jade mines, the government plans to publish a list of vehicles being used for excavation in the area, an official said yesterday.

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Foreign interest in healthcare runs high

Foreign investors have turned their attention to multi-million-dollar projects in Myanmar’s healthcare industry after being shut out for years, encouraged by the country’s growing base of customers with money to spend.

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Denmark funds project to protect fisheries

The Danish government is funding a four-year project in Rakhine State and Tanintharyi Region to help improve the lives of local fishermen and conserve marine resources, according to officials.

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China’s demand for human hair turns villages into trading centres

In Mandalay Region, where drought and failed harvests have pushed many farmers out of business, another industry is thriving, as China’s demand for human hair has turned entire villages into centres of trade and repair.

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Annual list of top taxpayers shows payments rising

Companies paid more tax in the fiscal year 2015 than in the previous year, according to the latest annual figures published in state media, with the highest revenues coming from import-export businesses and the banking industry.

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Australian coffee franchise plans Myanmar expansion

The local operator of Australian coffee franchise Gloria Jean’s has recently opened its first branch in Yangon and plans to open at least eight more outlets across the country.

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