The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 24 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Tensions high over Madaya power line proposal

Plans to run power lines through the heart of Madaya will go ahead  despite a local protest that saw work eventually halted after a lucky draw.

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SIM cards cause headaches in Mandalay

Mandalay residents have criticised the government's SIM card distribution strategy, after demand overwhelmed ward offices overseeing supply.


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Despite upgrades, water supply falls short

Engineers say just 75 per cent of six Mandalay townships are having their water requirements met.

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Meiktila reconstruction ready to begin

The Mandalay Region Government has finalised its rebuilding plan for the town ravaged by April's violence.

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Beggars, vagrants stump municipal officials

Mandalay City Development Committee says a lack of interdepartmental cooperation makes dealing with beggars a tricky issue.


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Security increased at Mahamuni

Mahamuni Pagoda’s board of trustees has ordered staff to be more alert to security threats, after a foreign tourist’s bag was snatched during a visit to the Mandalay pagoda in late April.


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Erosion prevention receives funding boost

The Mandalay Region government say they will spend upwards of US$1.1 million on reinforcing the banks of the Ayeyarwady River.

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Residents queue up for hours for cards

Some residents in Mandalay queued up for three hours yesterday to be the first to get their hands on a K1500 SIM card.

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Govt to pay K20b compensation over Paunglaung dam

The government will pay out K20 billion (about US$22.5 million) in compensation to residents of 23 villages forced to move for the Paunglaung hydro dam project, a Ministry of Electric Power official says.

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Protests fail to deter MCDC housing plan

Plans to develop low-cost housing in Mandalay will go ahead, Mandalay City Development Committee says, despite protests from people who were evicted from the land being used for the project.

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