Category: Myanmar News

A modern, greener solution for farmers

When brown lesions and spots started showing up on their crops and spreading across acres of rice fields in Dedaye township, Ayeyarwady Region, back in 2014, farmers thought it was a pest or insect attack and doused the crops with pesticide. “Some farmers used large quantities of the most potent pesticides they could find in […]

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Myanmar electricity rates to soar next month

Electricity rates will increase substantially from July for both residents and businesses in the first changes in tariffs for five years, the government has announced. Monthly bills for consumers of 100 units will go up by over 70 percent. Investors in the energy sector and analysts welcomed the increase, however. Myanmar’s present electricity price is […]

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Yangon’s standard land prices reduced 10pc

Land prices on a per square foot basis in Yangon’s townships for the 2019/2020 fiscal year has been reduced by 10pc compared to the last fiscal year in order to support more sales transactions as well as encourage landowners to pay their taxes. The standard land prices were released by the Inland Revenue Department earlier […]

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