The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

JICA to fund water meters in Mandalay

Nearly 50,000 people in Mandalay will receive piped water following the installation of water meters in five wards, according to officials.

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Government suspends out-of-town vehicle tax

Public criticism has forced the Mandalay authorities to shut down a profitable scheme to charge out-of-town vehicles for entering the city.

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Chinlone festival kicks off in Mandalay

Teams have been flocking in from all over the world to compete in this year’s Waso chinlone festival in Mandalay, organisers say.

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Dozens of food samples fail FDA tests

Nearly 60 food products have been found unsafe to eat by Mandalay’s Food and Drug Administration.


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Bus crash on deathly highway kills five, injures fifteen

Five passengers were killed and another fifteen hospitalised as a bus slammed into a traffic circle and flipped over early morning yesterday on the notoriously deadly Yangon-to-Mandalay expressway.

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Long-stay migrant workers can vote in Mandalay

Migrant workers in Mandalay will be allowed to vote there if they can show they have lived there for the past 180 days, says the region’s electoral chief.

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Observers will be allowed in military polling stations: UEC

Both domestic and international observers will be allowed to enter military polling stations, according to U Aung Htut, chair of the Union Election Commission for Mandalay Region.

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Highway car washers fear for jobs after Public Works demand

Car wash shops clinging to a precarious livelihood along the Pyin Oo Lwin Road, Mandalay Region, are anxiously awaiting the outcome of an apparently official instruction to close down their businesses.

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Families fight university land grab

Residents arrested and detained for resisting attempts to evict them from their homes have accused Mandalay’s Yatanarpon University of “tyranny” directed against women.

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MCDC suspends levy on vehicles entering Mandalay

Apparently bowing to public pressure, Mandalay authorities have suspended a controversial scheme to levy a roadside tax on vehicles registered outside the city as they enter.

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