The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 22 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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