Amid fierce monsoon conditions elsewhere, farmers in Mandalay Region are complaining of drought.
Construction work on the new Mandalay Convention Centre (MCC) which began in August will run for 24 hours to ensure it will be complete by December 2015, an official from Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) said last week.
One month after a local charity in Mandalay began teaching a group of poor children by the side of a major city street, authorities have stepped in and promised them free schooling.
After the latest outbreak of interreligious violence between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Mandalay subsided, President U Thein Sein declared that the incident was incited by an unknown group whose motives remained unclear.
Citing government “oppression”, journalists in Mandalay are banding together to form a union, organisers said last week. Organising committee member U Min Din, editor-in-chief of Mandalay Khit, said a conference will be convened in mid-August.