The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Auction nets extra K140m from fishing license

Revenue from auctioning of pond fishing licences in Mandalay Region increased by K140 million over last year’s figures, according to regional fisheries department staff officer, U Hla Win.

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Bagan pagodas entrance fee to fund road repairs

Some four percent of the entrance fees, collected from foreigners visiting the Bagan archaeological zone, have been used to start repairs on pagoda roads, said Bagan Regional Development Association (BRDA) president U Khin Maug Nu yesterday.

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Biggest flea market to be relocated to Strand Road

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) plans to move the Shwe Bon Thar flea market, the biggest market in Yangon, to the night market in Strand Road as part of the YCDC’s night market second plan.

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Myanmar’s participation at Doha Forum praised

Qatari Ambassador to Myanmar Hassan Bin Mohamed Rafei Al-Emadi has praised the Myanmar delegation that took part in the 17th Doha Forum held in Qatar on May 14-15 to discuss issues of development, stability and refugee crisis at the international and regional levels.

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State Counsellor invites UN Secretary-General to attend 21CPC

State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has invited United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to attend the second round of 21st-Century Panglong Conference (21CPC), scheduled to start on May 24.

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Former ambassador provides aid for the elderly

Former ambassador Dr Hla Maung, who is chair of the Pyinmana Township Association (Yangon) in Nay Pyi Taw, has made cash donations to 125 elderly people and honoured 42 students who passed the 2015-16 matriculation examination with flying colours.

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Heavy rains, strong winds expected across the country, especially on coast

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected across the whole country, especially in the delta area, and the Mon-Tanintharyi coastal areas.

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Cheaper MPT calls to Malaysia, Thailand

Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) launched a new package which allows customers to make phone calls to Malaysia and Thailand at K50 per minute from May 9.

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Why private schools are the better choice

In 2012-13, there were just over 50 private schools in Myanmar but in 2016-17 this number has since grown to 585 private schools nationwide. That would mean private schools have been mushrooming at a rate of over a 100 schools each year in the last five years.

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Local siblings win prestigious Hindi culture award in India

A brother and sister pair from Myanmar has been awarded the third national prize by the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan or the Central Institute of Hindi that is based in Agra, India for the Hindi language and culture studies.

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