Myanmar ships US$680 mln worth of 1.8 mln tonnes of rice in ten months

Myanmar has conveyed over 1.8 million tonnes of rice and broken rice at an estimated value of US$680 million between 1 April 2022 and 25 January 2023, according to Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).

The export values were recorded at $82 million from 250,947 tonnes in April 2022, $51 million from 153,507 tonnes in May, $50 million from 146,094 tonnes in June, $66 million from 182,550 tonnes in July, $53 million from 156,893 tonnes in August, $37 million from 93,792 tonnes in September, $65 million from 163,189 tonnes in October, $106 million from 264,038 tonnes, $90 million from 228,445 tonnes in December and $79 million from 196,700 tonnes in January 2023, totalling $679 million from 1,836,154 tonnes in ten months in the current financial year 2022-2023.

The export volume hit the lowest in September and the highest in November. Myanmar has been exerting concerted efforts to grow 10 per cent yearly in the rice export sector. To raise foreign income, it has been prioritizing the exportation of high-grade rice and boosting export volume, MRF stated. Myanmar bagged over $700 million from approximately 2 million tonnes of rice export in the 2020-2021FY.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar


Yangon International Airport gave services to over 2 million passengers, over 30,000 flights in 2022

In 2022, the Yangon International Airport served a total of 2,149,202 arriving/departing passengers and 33,750 flights, according to the Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL), which takes responsibilities of services at the Yangon International Airport.

Continuous monitoring and notifying

YACL provides services in accordance with the guidelines of the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In cooperation with relevant partner organizations for running the international flights, it has been monitoring and notifying flight passengers of the arrival/departure restrictions required by the country of travel.

Increase of travellers
In 2021, the Yangon International Airport could serve 723,540 arrival/departure passengers and running of 20,991 flights. There were 133,483 arrival/departure passengers and 2,703 numbers of flights in January 2022. By the end of December, there were 275,658 arrival/departure passengers and 3,388 numbers of flights. As such, the Yangon International Airport gave services to more than two million passengers and more than 30,000 numbers of flights last year. 

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar