The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 05 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

‘Oldest woman’ recovers from hen pecking

Grandmother to the nation Daw Mya Kyi is eating again and has her family and friends around her, her daughter says.

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Yangon-Pyin Oo Lwin bus line closed after accident

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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