Saturday, August 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Project aims to harness river resources

The Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management (AIRBM) project – a collaboration between the Department of Water Resources, Australia and the Netherlands, with financial backing from the World Bank – aims to both protect and develop Myanmar’s most famous waterway.

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Irrawaddy dolphin found dead

An Irrawaddy dolphin has been found dead in the Ayeyarwady River conservation area north of Mandalay, its cause of death unknown, U Han Win, a member of the Irrawaddy dolphin conservation team, said on August 21.

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Breaking: earthquake hits central Myanmar

A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Myanmar today, the US Geological Survey reported.

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Former UN chief tipped to lead Rakhine commission

Former UN general secretary Kofi Annan will advise Myanmar's government on resolving conflicts in Rakhine State, the office of the state counsellor announced today.

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U Thein Sein steps down as USDP chair

In a surprise shake-up at the top, former president U Thein Sein handed over his Union Solidarity and Development Party leadership role yesterday to U Than Htay, a member of the USDP central executive committee.

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Interim report from Ayeyarwady dam commission due next month

The commission tasked with reviewing and scrutinising hydropower projects along the Ayeyarwady River met for the first time this week, with the recently formed body planning to submit an interim report on its findings next month.

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UN chief to attend 21st-century Panglong Conference

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will attend the opening ceremony of the 21st-century Panglong Conference on August 31, according to U Zaw Htay, deputy director general of the President’s Office.

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Calls for action after second Rakhine student boat sinks

Authorities in Rakhine State have announced they will take action against licensed boat owners who do not keep life jackets on board, following the sinking of a school ferry that claimed the life of four students in Rathedaung township.

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Yangon MPs will answer your phone calls

Got a problem you think your local MP can fix? On August 27 you can call him or her up and talk about it. Elected representatives from six southern Yangon Region townships will be available on that morning to answer their constituents’ questions.

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Teachers in line for a pay rise

A pay rise is on the horizon for basic education teachers, says a Ministry of Education official, but just when this is likely to take effect is not yet clear.

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