A bus line involved in a deadly accident last May has been closed down by the authorities. Elite Express, which ran between Yangon and Pyin Oo Lwin, was ordered shuttered by Mandalay Region’s road transport minister, U Kyaw San, on July 4.
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.
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.
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.
Young people suffering from spinal complaints could receive free treatment under a program launched by Mandalay Orthopaedic Hospital.
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.