Thursday, September 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Govt stocks seed reserve

About 5000 bushels of reserve seeds have been purchased by the government to help with replanting efforts of farmers whose crops have become submerged by floodwaters in several parts of the country, according to the head of the Department of Agriculture and Irrigation for Mandalay Region.

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Inwa wall’s breach inundates ancient Mandalay sites

Ancient monasteries and tourist attractions are underwater following a breach in the Inwa city wall in Tada-U township, Mandalay Region, that has resulted in severe flooding. Hundreds of local villagers have been driven from their homes to take refuge in surrounding monasteries and are receiving emergency assistance.

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Tai-Leng MP’s election win upheld

A National League for Democracy member and would-be lawmaker has lost his case contesting an election result in Sagaing Region’s hluttaw.

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Representatives elected to Pyin Oo Lwin development committee

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.

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Record rainfall wrecks roads, bridges in Magwe

Record rainfalls knocked out roads and bridges in Magwe Region’s Ngape and Sidoktaya townships near the end of the Ayeyarwady River.

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Pyin Oo Lwin residents permitted to transfer land ownership

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).

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U Bein Bridge closed to pedestrians amid flooding

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.

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Ayeyarwady River waters breach danger mark, flooding Amarapura villages

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.

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Bagan to bid for heritage status in 2018

The plight of Bagan’s “limbo hotels” could come under the spotlight again as the authorities start the process of getting the city’s famed cultural zone listed as a World Heritage Site.

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Mandalay rallies in support of Panglong Conference

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.

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