Saturday, October 01, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Letpadaung protesters meet Sagaing ministers

Locals opposing the controversial Letpadaung copper mine in Salingyi township met with two Sagaing Region ministers this week, the first concerted effort by the regional National League for Democracy government to address long-standing grievances about the project since its leadership was installed earlier this year.

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Monsoon season makes its exit early

It's gone, but not for too long. The annual monsoon season is heading out of town next week, with meteorologists expecting a departure from northern Myanmar between September 12 and 16.

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Farmers demand return of golf course land

Farmers in Magwe Region’s Minbu township are demanding back 200 acres they allege was taken from them in 1994.

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New commitments made to fight non-communicable diseases

Just as Southeast Asia announced a declaration to fight non-communicable diseases, the Mandalay Region Public Health Department announced a new initiative to find and cure such diseases in three townships.

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More timber found on military research compound

Officials have found a third cache of timber on a military research compound in Mandalay.

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September 10 deadline for MCDC election registry

Families who want to vote for Mandalay City Development Committee members must register before September 10, an MCDC election commission member said yesterday.

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Mandalay opens cadaveric surgical training centre

A new embalming method will help in the training of local surgeons, who will now not need to go abroad to study. With government sponsorship and contributions from private donors, the University of Medicine in Mandalay on August 29 opened its cadaveric surgical training centre.

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Mingalar Market to open mid-September

With drains still being installed at the temporary replacement for Mandalay’s Mingalar Market, a Mandalay City Development Committee plan to relocate shop owners has been pushed back to mid-September.

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U Bein Bridge needs upkeep for pedestrians

If travellers are to be allowed to cross the iconic U Bein Bridge on Taung­thaman Lake, it is going to need constant upkeep, said Taungthaman Boat Association chair U Soe Win.

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Push for Yatkansintaung wildlife sanctuary renewed

Nature conservationists hoping to establish a wildlife sanctuary at Yatkansintaung, in Mandalay Region’s Madaya township, will launch a petition this month in support of their bid, according to a member of the Mandalay branch of the Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability.

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