Carlsberg opens beer factory in Pegu

Carlsberg opened its first beer production plant in Burma on Thursday, a $75 million plant in Pegu [Bago], DPA has reported. The Danish group, which is the world’s fourth largest producer of beer, holds 51 percent of a joint venture with Burmese partner Myanmar Golden Star, and aims to produce 60 million litres per year. “We are producing three kinds of beer here – the flagship Carlsberg brand, the Tuborg brand and new brand Yoma,” said Thein Tun, chairman of the JV.