A development company in Mandalay wants the government to give the green light to a tourist resort already approved by the former administration. Officials of the Taungthaman Village Resort, which is under construction near Taungthaman Lake in Mandalay’s Amarapura township, said they want a second opinion as to whether the project could damage the environment or the historical heritage.
An environmental group is threatening legal action against state-owned media for damaging its reputation with the local community.
Mandalay Region government is to set up an observation team to monitor the courts in an attempt to stem corruption. Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung agreed to a request to form the teams from the Myanmar Lawyers’ Network.
Nearly K3 billion donated to the former Magwe Region government has gone missing, parliament heard yesterday. The money was donated by the owners of the region’s hand-dug oil wells for regional development.
Free education has come to Mandalay, officials announced on May 30. U Khin Maung Myint, deputy director of the Mandalay Region Education Office, said no complaints had been received during the period of student enrolment for Basic Education Schools for the academic year that began on May 25.
Burned-out stallholders from Mandalay’s Mingalar Market will be obliged to sell the same goods they sold before when the market reopens in August. Mandalay City Development Committee announced yesterday that the three companies selected by tender to rebuild the stricken market will start work today, and must finish by July 31 or face penalties.