The Ayeyarwady Region government has reaffirmed restrictions on the slaughtering of cattle ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha next month.
The European Union and a French NGO are to fund a project to sell new cooking stoves in Ayeyarwady, Magwe, Mandalay and Sagaing regions that supporters say are 40 percent more energy efficient than Myanmar’s traditional wood-burning stoves.
A Yangon-based donor has provided K10 million for the preservation of Mandalay’s historic U Bein Bridge, it was revealed last week, as a committee was formed to oversee the repair process.
Clashes between police and angry workers occupying a shoe factory led to nearly 60 casualties on September 16, according to eyewitnesses.
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on September 19 approved funding for a K4.5 billion (US$4.64 million) irrigation project in Sagaing Region, despite concerns that it is being prioritised because it is the native area of a government minister.
Rescue teams searching for two missing climbers in northern Myanmar say they have almost given up finding the pair alive and are now simply hoping to be able to recover their bodies so they can be returned to their family.
Two competing groups of political parties plan to draft a proposed framework for political dialogue for peace talks planned for next year.
University teachers have accused the Ministry of Education of transferring them from Yangon to regional universities because of their involvement in union activities.