As part of the continuing democratisation of government at lower levels, 21 elders have been elected to represent the 21 wards of Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay Region, as part of a multi-stage process to assemble the town’s municipal governing body.
Villagers in Pyin Oo Lwin township, Mandalay Region, are benefiting from cuts in red tape that allow them to transfer ownership of land, or to change the use to which the land is put. The new system came into force on July 28, said regional hluttaw MP U Aung Min (NLD).
A sudden, rapid influx of water into Mandalay’s Taungthaman Lake has forced authorities to block access to the city’s famed U Bein Bridge. Barriers were erected on both sides of the bridge to block pedestrian access on August 1 after the waters of the lake rose almost to the level of the bridge walkway.
The waters of the Ayeyarwady River in Mandalay have surpassed the danger mark, with floodwaters yesterday inundating more than half the villages in Amarapura township and forcing closure of a major university outside Myanmar’s second-largest city.
Peace is coming and all Mandalay is coming out to greet it. Over the next week, political activists, civil society groups and ordinary residents throughout the region will be holding rallies in support of the 21st-century Panglong Conference.