The Myanmar Times
Friday, 25 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

K10 billion jade pagoda nears completion

The Kyauksein (Jade) Pagoda in Amarapura township includes more than 10,000 tonnes of jade and is being built at an estimated cost of K10 billion (US$10.3 million).

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Flower power helps kids in Mandalay stay in class

Dozens of young children who normally sell flowers around Mandalay’s royal moat have been given some much needed days off thanks to a newly launched volunteer organisation known as “Flower Growers Teaching Class”.

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Road deaths fall in Mandalay

Police in Mandalay have reported a slight drop in road deaths in the first half of this year.

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Arrests made over Mandalay killings

Police in Mandalay have arrested a number of people in connection with the killing of two men, a Buddhist and a Muslim, at the height of religious violence earlier this month.

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Government to lift curfew ‘soon’ after hundreds detained

Officials in Mandalay say the city is returning to normality and they hope to lift a 9pm-to-5am curfew “as soon as possible”.

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Last-minute rush to register motorbikes

More than 30,000 illegal motorcycles have been registered in urban Mandalay under a Road Transport Administration Department amnesty program.

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Police to monitor downtown Mandalay with CCTV

Security cameras will be installed in downtown Mandalay to combat crime, says Chief Superintendent Zaw Min Oo from Mandalay Region Police Force.

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Fish farm owner angers residents

A fish farm owner fed up with poachers on Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay Region has upset locals by erecting a security hut to catch them out.

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Highway freight firms say MCDC rate rise ‘will kill our business’

Cash-strapped highway freight hauliers are to take to the streets to protest a decision by Mandalay City Development Committee to double the parking and storage fees it charges heavy goods vehicles.

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In Mandalay, relocated school waits for a saviour

A monastic school for poor and orphan children is struggling to survive after being forced to relocate into the countryside.


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