The glazed ware industry in Sagaing Region is struggling to adopt advanced technology amid poor access to materials and low demand, said artisans.
PRICES of chili peppers increased by some K1,000 per viss (1.6 kilogrammes or 3.6 pounds) in the domestic market late this year, in comparison with the same period last year, according to local merchants.
Efforts are being made to develop the handicraft industry under a four-year project from 2018 to 2022, with assistance from the Netherlands, said U Kyaw Thu from the Myanmar Rattan and Bamboo Entrepreneurs Association.
CULTIVATION of golden honeydew in Sagaing Region has fallen by about 70 per cent this year compared with last year on account of low seed supply, said U Soe Lwin, the chair of the Sagaing Region’s Watermelon, Muskmelon Producers and Exporters Association.
Myanmar’s exports of fishery products between 1 October and 7 December totalled about US$173 million, an increase of $29.6 million compared with the same period last year, according to statistics released by the Commerce Ministry.
The Yangon Bus Public Company (YBPC) is incurring a loss of about K15,000 per bus per day on passenger fares, according to an internal report of the company, said U Hla Aung, the joint-secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
Sichuan Airlines has announced that it launched a direct flight between Myanmar’s commercial city Yangon and Hangzhou, the commercial hub and the capital city of China’s eastern province Zhejiang on 18 December.