Mandalay & Upper Myanmar The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:34:12 +0630 en-gb MCDC evicts families for road project Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) said last week that it will go ahead with plans to demolish nine homes in Chan Mya Tharsi township to make way for a road extension project, despite petitions from the people who live there.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:16:09 +0630
Former ambassador reflects on past while eyeing the future Mandalay bureau chief Stuart Alan Becker interviews Vicky Bowman about the reforms occurring in Myanmar, her affection for Mandalay and her new job promoting responsible business practices.

]]> (Stuart Alan Becker) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 10 Nov 2014 06:09:53 +0630
Floating hotel aims for October launch

Mandalay’s first floating hotel is likely to open in time for this year’s peak tourism season, its owners say.

]]> (Kyaw Ko Ko) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:47:37 +0630
Soldiers, civilian arrested after death in Mandalay Three people, including two Tatmadaw soldiers and a Maha Aung Myay township resident, have been arrested in connection with the death of a man late on September 18.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:01:00 +0630
Mandalay to get street lights in bid to cut crime Lights powered by 80-watt LED bulbs are to be installed on some of Mandalay’s major streets in a bid to cut crime – but residents have been told to pay for some of the installation.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:54:48 +0630
Flash floods leave up to five dead in rural Mandalay Region

Flash flooding in northern Mandalay Region has left up to two people dead and three missing, and buried homes in a number of villages under several feet of sand.

]]> (Than Naing Soe) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:30:22 +0630
Theatre workers demand resignation of national association boss Everybody's a critic: theatre workers from upper Myanmar are demanding the chair of the Myanmar Theatrical Association resign over his comments on section 436 of the constitution.

]]> (Kyaw Ko Ko) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:20:10 +0630
US firm’s investment to tackle MDY power woes

Myanmar will see a boost in power from a solar project that backers say could produce up to 12 percent of the country’s power generation when it becomes fully operational.

]]> (Tim McLaughlin and Sithu Lwin ) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:25:46 +0630
Irrawaddy dolphin numbers drop Electric-shock fishing and the use of small-mesh nets has killed off many Irrawaddy dolphins, the Mandalay fisheries department says.

]]> (Maung Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:50:47 +0630
In Nyaung Oo, fields wither as farmers wait for monsoon rains to return

Amid fierce monsoon conditions elsewhere, farmers in Mandalay Region are complaining of drought.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Sat, 30 Aug 2014 11:59:16 +0630