Wilmar Myanmar opens edible oil, flour mills factories in Thilawa

28 October 

Wilmar Myanmar officially opened its first edible oil plan with a capacity of 460 metric tons per day, and flour mill with a capacity of 530 metric tons per day at the Thilawa Port terminal. Simultaneously, they held a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the rice mill, which is expected to produce 1,200 tons of rice per day, according to the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations.

Wilmar Myanmar’s famous brand Meizan products, including edible oils, flour and sugar, are widely available in the market. Wilmar Myanmar will continue introducing quality consumer products.

At the ceremony, U Han Tun, regional minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Energy; U Win Khant, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications; U Aung Naing Oo, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations; and Mr Kuok Khoon Hong, CEO of Win International Limited, delivered remarks. Over 400 local and foreign guests were present at the event.

As Myanmar has significant economic potentials in Asia, Wilmar came to invest in the country. They will provide an integrated agribusiness model that encompasses the entire value chain of the agricultural commodity business, from cultivation, processing, merchandising to manufacturing a wide range of agricultural products, according to Wilmar Myanmar.

The Myanmar Investment Commission has permitted Singapore-listed Wilmar International to form a local joint venture – Wilmar Myanmar Ltd – to produce, sell and distribute rice and rice-related products, including rice, rice flour, rice bran, rice bran oil and rice husks, at Thilawa port in Yangon. Wilmar International Limited is a multinational corporation which has over 500 manufacturing plants and an extensive distribution network covering China, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and some 50 other countries.

U Tin Maung/ Myint Maung
(Translated by Ei Myat Mon)