Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Representatives elected to Pyin Oo Lwin development committee

As part of the continuing democratisation of government at lower levels, 21 elders have been elected to represent the 21 wards of Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region, as part of a multi-stage process to assemble the town’s municipal governing body.

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Record rainfall wrecks roads, bridges in Magwe

Record rainfalls knocked out roads and bridges in Magwe Region’s Ngape and Sidoktaya townships near the end of the Ayeyarwady River.

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Pyin Oo Lwin residents permitted to transfer land ownership

Villagers in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, are benefiting from cuts in red tape that allow them to transfer ownership of land, or to change the use to which the land is put. The new system came into force on July 28, said regional hluttaw MP U Aung Min (NLD).

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U Bein Bridge closed to pedestrians amid flooding

A sudden, rapid influx of water into Mandalay’s Taungthaman Lake has forced authorities to block access to the city’s famed U Bein Bridge. Barriers were erected on both sides of the bridge to block pedestrian access on August 1 after the waters of the lake rose almost to the level of the bridge walkway.

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Ayeyarwady River waters breach danger mark, flooding Amarapura villages

The waters of the Ayeyarwady River in Mandalay have surpassed the danger mark, with floodwaters yesterday inundating more than half the villages in Amarapura township and forcing closure of a major university outside Myanmar’s second-largest city.

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Bagan to bid for heritage status in 2018

The plight of Bagan’s “limbo hotels” could come under the spotlight again as the authorities start the process of getting the city’s famed cultural zone listed as a World Heritage Site.

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Mandalay rallies in support of Panglong Conference

Peace is coming and all Mandalay is coming out to greet it. Over the next week, political activists, civil society groups and ordinary residents throughout the region will be holding rallies in support of the 21st-century Panglong Conference.

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MCDC election to be held in September

Elections for Mandalay City Development Committee members, representing six townships, will be held by the end of September, a spokesperson for the election commission said yesterday.

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Magwe Region parliamentarians seek new legislative building

Magwe Region lawmakers are pushing for a new parliamentary building within the next two years.

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Sagaing residents displaced as Chindwin, Ayeyarwady swell

More than 17,000 people have been impacted by rising Chindwin River waters across five townships in Sagaing Region, with floodwaters in Hkamti township forcing 748 households to evacuate this week.

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