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MPs investigate validity of coffee, mulberry and teak plantations

In the past, forest lands in the Pyin Oo Lwin township of the Mandalay region had been taken over by military officials, retired civil servants, and entrepreneurs, to plant coffee, mulberry and teak.

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Illegal digging for iron ore near Inya village

People are digging up red soil which contains iron ore near the Inya village of Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region. It is suspected that they are digging illegally and the township administration office does not know about it.

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New Bagan info centre opening soon

The construction of an information center in the Bagan cultural zone for local and foreign tourists will be completed by the end of May.

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New health insurance scheme available

A new form of health insurance scheme was made available last year where the rate of each unit is charged according to one’s age bracket.

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Earmarked tax target increased by K11b in Mandalay

The amount of earmarked tax collected from entrepreneurs in Mandalay Region for this financial year has been increased by K11 billion compared to the previous year, U Kyaw Aung Moe, deputy director from Mandalay Region’s Department of Revenue, said on on Wednesday.

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Concerns over seized lands hamper agro plan

Concerns have been raised on the implementation of the Agricultural Development Strategy and Investment Plan (Third Draft).

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Myanmar tea leaves get Japanese technology

Myanmar tea leaves are being brewed for export with Japanese technology to enter the international market, said Daw Nyo Nyo Sein, chair of the Myanmar Tea Association.

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Members of interfaith group, students freed under amnesty

As a gesture to welcome the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong (Second Session), the President has granted an amnesty for prisoners who have been jailed in prisons across the country. Members of an interfaith group and students from Mandalay Obo Prison had been also freed under the amnesty.

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Phase 2 of street children project to get underway

The second phase of a project to help street children by Mandalay Region Department of Social Welfare (DSW) will be launched in June.

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Low cost dinners for Mandalay folk

A low cost dinner program has been launched in Mandalay by the Manaw Kyar Phyu Parahita association and the Pan Pyo Thu Parahita association from mid-May. The dinner program is aimed at the ordinary working class person, said U Khin Soe from the Manaw Kyar Phyu Parahita association.

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