Sunday, January 22, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

MCDC expands ‘smart’ traffic lights

“Smart” traffic lights in Mandalay intended to increase pedestrian safety and keep traffic moving are to be installed in more locations this year. Sensor-operated Real Time Traffic Lights were first installed last year, along with a central control room, to reduce accidents, said the city’s buildings and warehouses department. Another 10 sets of lights will be installed in March.

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Mines Rules to be submitted for govt review this month

The new Myanmar Mining Law could soon have regulatory teeth that support the implementation of the law and establish a state and Union power division in the licensing process, The Myanmar Times has learned.

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France donates 8 million euros for Mandalay water supply

Mandalay city’s sanitation department is in line for an upgrade after the European Union yesterday announced an 8 million euro (US$8.5 million) donation.

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Unused land to be reclaimed: mayor

Use it or lose it, companies granted plots of land in Mandalay are being told. Mandalay Mayor U Ye Lwin has announced that the city will take action against any company permitted to use city land but which has taken no steps to build on it.

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Police get tough on seatbelt enforcement

A crackdown on Mandalay drivers has found 60 people failing to wear seat belts, police say. Officers are on the lookout for drivers failing to wear safety belts following a public education drive last November-December to acquaint motorists with the need for the safety measure.

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Retired civil servants to get new low-cost housing

Retired civil servants will be at the head of the queue for low-cost housing developments about to go up in Nay Pyi Taw, officials say. A pilot project for the construction of two low-cost buildings will be completed in March. The two 5-storey buildings are going up in Ottarathiri township and each has 40 apartments that will sell for about K10 million each.

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Former ambassador appointed as the president’s ‘National Security Advisor’

Career civil servant and former ambassador under the junta, U Thaung Tun has been appointed to the newly created role of National Security Advisor.

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Thousands flee Kachin IDP camps amid escalating fighting

At least 4000 people who fled their IDP camps for China amid heavy fighting yesterday were pushed back across the border to Kachin State the same day, according to local organisations working in the area.

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Magwe judge absconds

A judge wanted on corruption charges and facing trial in connection to multiple counts of bribe-taking is believed to have fled the country, according to the Anti-Corruption Commission.

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21 farmers released on bail

Twenty-one Mandalay Region farmers were released on bail this week after the Tatmadaw pressed charges relating to a nearly two-decades-old land dispute.

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