The Department of Special Construction has been asked by the Mandalay Region government to assist in the restoration of six pagodas that were severely damaged in the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck near Bagan in August.
In order for parliament to provide development funding to individual townships, those townships must form development implementation teams, but 17 have not yet done so, Speaker Mahn Win Khaing said on October 17.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi returns to Yangon today after a three-day trip to India, where she attended meetings of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) and the economic grouping of five nations known as BRICS.
Senior officials from the World Food Programme in Myanmar have said they are “very, very concerned” about the government’s continued refusal to let them deliver food rations to thousands of people in trouble-hit northern Rakhine State.
A Thailand-based migrant rights group is suing senior figures from the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation and the Ministry of Labour following accusations that the officials exploited the very workers they are meant to help.
Myanmar has more natural disasters than any other country in Southeast Asia, according to Relief and Resettlement Department director U Win Htein Kyaw.