The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 22 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Deadline set for low-cost Mandalay housing

MCDC says it expects to complete 1300 low-cost apartments in about seven months, under a controversial project marred by evictions and debate over what really constitutes “low-cost”.

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Archaeologist calls for restoration of two damaged Bagan-era pagodas

Two of the nine pagodas built by King Anawrahta in Kyaukse township during the Bagan period are in dire need of repair, say architects.


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Foreign experts to give advice on health insurance expansion

Foreign experts are to be drafted in to advise the government on setting up, for the first time, a system of national health insurance. 

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Preventative measures help to stem erosion

Mandalay's regional government says the threat posed by riverbank erosion has diminished courtesy of investment in preventative measures. 

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One year on, no respite for peace march organisers

Activists charged over a peace march through Yangon believe the government is stalling their trials to stop them from undertaking other peace activities.


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NPT car co-op sells out on first day

A cooperative set up to sell taxis on instalment in Nay Pyi Taw’s Zabuthiri township shifted all 20 of the cars allocated by the Ministry of Cooperatives on its first day of operation, its chairman said.

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Great Wall partners with government on water project

A Myanmar company plans to work with the government to provide safe drinking water to nearly 24,500 people in the Central Dry Zone.


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Experts report sharp rise in alcohol-related mental disorders

The number of patients admitted to Yangon Mental Health Hospital has risen more than 60 percent since 2008, says the medical superintendent Dr Kyaw Soe.

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NLD could join government, says new deputy minister

A Shan MP elevated to U Thein Sein’s government says members of the National League for Democracy are likely to soon follow suit.

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TB project receives four rapid detection machines

Myanmar’s tuberculosis project received four state-of-the-art machines on September 10 to enable rapid detection of drug-resistant TB.

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