Authorities in Mandalay Region have recorded more than 350 cases of illegal alcohol sales through August of this year, with the annual total headed for a significant drop for the second straight year.
A new teacher training college is slated to open in Katha, Sagaing Region, in the 2018-19 academic year. The land has already been fenced off for the facility and construction is set to commence later this year, according to an education official.
Civil society organisations, relevant government departments and the general public must work together to sustainably manage the Ayeyarwady River and conserve forests in Magwe Region, according to U Than Tun, a retired assistant director of the Forestry Department.
Members of labour organisations in Mandalay Region yesterday brought more pressure on the Arbitration Council’s labour delegates, demonstrating in favour of re-selecting those seats on the dispute settlement body.
After more than 550 tonnes of illegal timber were seized from locations throughout a military research forest in Pyin Oo Lwin township, cooperating witnesses say their homes were raided by police. The residents alleged the raids were a form of intimidation.
Local residents and about 50 monks demonstrated in support of allocating land for a 16-bed hospital in Mandalay Region’s Kyaukpadaung township yesterday. Ownership of the land is being contested by farmers.