North Korea is prepared to offer Myanmar assistance in improving rice production and in the construction and maintenance of dams, The Myanmar Times has learned. Sources stressed that at this point, the two governments are in preliminary negotiations and there is no decision yet on the signing of an agreement.
A decision on the controversial Letpadaung copper mine is out of our hands, the Sagaing Region chief minister insists.
Officials in Mandalay Region are to use high-tech digital surveying devices in an attempt to resolve land disputes. The scanners will help the regional government draw up accurate maps of plots whose size, precise boundaries or ownership is in doubt.
Farmers who took back their land when they got tired of waiting for a dam to be built there might have to move out again, regional MPs have been told. No work has been done for years on the proposed dam in Yay Thayout Kone village in Mandalay Region’s Pyin Oo Lwin township because of budget shortages.
Just over one-third of students who sat for their matriculation exams this year in Mandalay Region have passed, the Department of Basic Education announced. The result is higher than the national pass rate of 29.9 percent announced in state media this weekend.