Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mandalay cancels Taung Pyone over H1N1 fears

The Mandalay government on Sunday announced the cancellation of the annual Taungbyone Nat (Spirit Medium) festival as the country struggles to contain the outbreak of the H1N1 outbreak which already claimed seven lives.

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5000 kg illegally imported meat destroyed

The Mandalay government incinerated over 5000 kilogramme of illegally imported frozen chicken and duck meat from China that were to be sold in the markets in the city and nearby areas, a senior police official said.

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Groups give out masks to help prevent H1N1 flu

Civic and youth groups distributed about 5000 protective masks to people in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region, on Tuesday as part of efforts to curb the spread of H1N1 flu, which has infected 13 people and claimed the life of a boy in a new outbreak.

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Traders seek to recoup losses on K5 billion in seized rice

Myanmar rice traders are seeking the recoup of K5 billion worth of rice they say was seized by China last month in a bust that also resulted in the arrest of their trading partner, Ma Nan Aye Lu.

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Mandalay breaks ground on civil servants housing

Officials on Wednesday held the first piling ceremony for the construction of a housing project for civil servants and retired government employees in the Mandalay Region, a senior official said.

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Justice centre to offer free legal services

An EU-funded non-government legal aid group on Tuesday started operations in Mandalay to provide free legal services to the citizens of the region in need of legal assistance.

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Inle chemical-free tomatoes to be available in Yangon market

Farmers from Inle have begun selling their chemical-free tomatoes in Yangon market, a leader of a local business organidation told The Myanmar Times.

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Pyinoolwin THS to reopen this year

The Pyinoolwin Government Technical High School (THS) will be reopened this year as a technical institute, providing vocational courses to students, Regional Hluttaw MPs said.

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Renovation of Mingun’s ancient buildings to start this year

The renovation of ancient buildings in Mingun town in Sagaing Region will start this year, said an official from the region’s Department of Archaeology and National Museum, in a bid to attract more tourists.

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Mandalay prison school to be ready early next year

The construction of Mandalay’s Ohbo Prison school will be completed this year or early next year, said deputy prison director U Cho Win Tun.

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