The massive gulf in resources between the big two – the National League for Democracy and Union Solidarity and Development Party – and the rest of the election pack has been on full display since campaigning began in Mandalay on September 8.
Mandalay city bosses have taken action intended to make it easy for residents to do business with the city administration.
Applications to serve in a special election police force have poured in to Mandalay Region, surpassing the amount needed to bolster security around the November vote.
Almost 20,000 people have already applied to vote in Mandalay Region rather than their original constituency, the election commission says.
The auctioning of fishing licences for Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura township, Mandalay Region, will end at the start of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, with the aim of beautifying the lake and its landmark U Bein Bridge, Mandalay mayor and city development minister U Aung Maung said on August 21.