Tuesday, May 03, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Mandalay Hill to get more parking

The growing number of visitors to Mandalay Hill’s pagoda has forced trustees to expand parking at the site in an effort to improve safety.

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Water worries worsen in Taungtha

Barely at the start of summer, Mandalay Region’s Taungtha township is already dry. The lakes and wells villagers rely on have failed, and local NGOs are already distributing water.

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Construction ministry targets source of housing request leak

Investigators are interviewing staff from two government ministries following the leak to social media of information concerning requests for housing by three Union ministers.

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Magwe MPs to probe festival tenders

The Magwe Region parliament has formed a committee to scrutinise the management of the country’s largest pagoda festival.

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Mandalay prepares for heat-related illnesses

The heat is on at Mandalay General Hospital. Medical staff are making preparations for a sharp rise in heat-related ailments in the face of warnings about the powerful El Niño formation that is disrupting weather systems throughout the world.

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Taint of 1988 still lingers for rebooted student militia

The soldiers look tough, from a distance. Close up, you can see they’re really civilians, students in uniform, their delicate faces unmarked by the hardships of life on the front lines. That’s even before their parents, siblings the BMW, or they speed off on the late-model motorbikes.

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Mandalay takes measures against incoming drought

Anticipating extreme temperatures and drought, the Mandalay Region government has released funds and is finalising its plans to relieve affected villages amid a strong but weakening El Niño weather system.

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Magwe village burned to ground

Fire has devastated a Magwe Region village, destroying more than 90 percent of homes and leaving 738 people homeless.

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Activists demand obelisk for Mandalay revolution leader

The installation of the National League for Democracy government, both at the Union level in Nay Pyi Taw and in Mandalay, could see a long-term dream come to fruition for supporters of Thakhin Ba Hein, a hero of the 1300 Revolution.

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MCDC insists water shortages unlikely

Mandalay residents need not be afraid of El Niño, water authorities say. Though meteorologists warn that the powerful weather phenomenon could cause droughts, Mandalay City Development Committee says it has already taken the measures needed to ensure an adequate supply for the coming hot season, despite increases in population.

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