Mandalay & Upper Myanmar The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. Sun, 05 Jul 2015 03:10:06 +0630 en-gb Donors promise $105m in loans for infrastructure

Loans of US$45 million from French development agency AFD and $60 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are expected to receive parliamentary approval in the coming weeks to improve Mandalay’s water supply, garbage disposal systems and transportation systems.

]]> (Stuart Alan Becker) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:02:51 +0630
Parties invited to mediate election disputes Nine political parties have agreed to name representatives to a disputes committee to be set up by the Mandalay Region Election Commission.

]]> (Maung Zaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:13:42 +0630
Mobile team expands anti-smuggling activities

Commerce officials are to expand a crackdown on smuggling in Mandalay Region, particularly to cut down on the import of food unfit for human consumption.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:35:28 +0630
Police nab weapons cache in Mandalay Five rifles, 252 bullets, a walkie-talkie and 20 amphetamine tablets wrapped in a sack were seized by police on June 26 after they checked a white Toyota Land Cruiser travelling from Singu to Shwebo in Sagaing Region.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:34:12 +0630
Myanmar promotes success in opium poppy substitution

Thailand is providing 350 million baht (US$10.4 million) in partnering with Myanmar to develop alternatives to opium poppy cultivation in 56 villages in the border area of Mong Hsat in Shan State, according to Vice President U Sai Mauk Kham.

]]> (Pyae Thet Phyo and Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:58:49 +0630
Local, foreign doctors to offer scoliosis treatment

Young people suffering from spinal complaints could receive free treatment under a program launched by Mandalay Orthopaedic Hospital.

]]> (Phyo Wai Kyaw) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:08:15 +0630
Worker rescued after 34-hour ordeal

A worker who was trapped under collapsed scaffolding and concrete at a construction site in Mandalay was finally freed following a desperate 34-hour rescue effort by the Red Cross Society and Fire Services Department.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:44:43 +0630
Illegal food, medicines destroyed

In a K200 million bonfire, illegal food and medicines seized by Mandalay’s Food and Drug Administration were torched at the city’s Aye Yeik Nyein Cemetery on June 19.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:27:57 +0630
Collapse of scaffolding leaves two dead

The collapse of steel scaffolding at the under-construction Pullman Hotel in Mandalay on June 20 left two workers dead and 18 injured, rescue workers said yesterday.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:19:37 +0630
Health staff conduct raids Nearly every chemist’s shop in Mandalay inspected by Food and Drug Administration officials was found to be selling illegal medicines, the FDA said last week.

]]> (Si Thu Lwin) Mandalay & Upper Myanmar Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:02:45 +0630