The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 19 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Positive signs, but obstacles loom

The latest peace talks between the government peace team and ethnic armed groups concluded quite successfully on March 10.

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From adversaries to partners in peace

Peace negotiations in Myanmar have come to a critical period.




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Pilgrims hit the road as tour sales take off

Annual trips have risen four-fold in just five years thanks to cheaper tickets, better service and improved infrastructure and vehicles, an industry body says.


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Historic caves of Kayin State put on the pilgrimage map

The caves of Kayin State are soon about to be rediscovered by local pilgrims, after a Yangon-based pilgrimage company launched a five-stop tour of the state.

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Govt finally acts on rotting bridge

The regional government has begun repairing sections of historic U Bein Bridge in Amarapura township in response to concerns that a dangerous collapse could be imminent.


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More jobs on horizon for sailors

Agreements between Maritime University and foreign companies prompt 70 percent rise in graduate jobs.


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Constitution protesters finally get green light

After what organisers say was their third request, authorities in Mandalay Region have given permission for Pyin Oo Lwin residents to demonstrate in favour of changing the constitution.

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Security cameras installed in Bagan

Security cameras in Bagan’s tourist zone have received the thumbs up from foreign visitors and locals alike.


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Thousands told to leave Pyin Oo Lwin railway plot

Residents threatened with eviction from an unused railway station are pleading with the local authorities to be allowed to stay in their homes.

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Indawgyi, Natmataung in line for heritage list

Two protected areas of great natural beauty, Natmataung National Park in Chin State and the Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary in Kachin State, may soon feature on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, the international body said last week.

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