Wednesday, July 26, 2017

‘Death Railway’ to get a new lease on life

The historic Burma Railway, also known as the Death Railway, is in dire need of a facelift.

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Machines may stem farm labour shortage in Magwe

The agriculture sector should switch from labour-intensive farming to mechanisation to overcome a worker shortage, according to U Nay Myo Kyaw, minister of Labour, Immigration and Population in Magwe Region.

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MP proposes better deal for nurses

A MOTION to improve working conditions and promotions for the nursing profession has been submitted to the Pyithu Hluttaw.

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Disharmony in orchestra rules disconcerting: musicians

The Myanmar Thabin Artists Association (Central) does not want modern western musical instruments used in concert performances by traditional Myanmar orchestras (Hsaing Waing).

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Disaster response teams to be expanded

More emergency response organisations and teams will be formed and current ones expanded to provide quicker and better responses to natural disasters, including victim rescue and support.

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Group studies Pyi Min Thar Monastery for conservation

Research on the conservation of Pyi Min Thar Monastery in Mandalay, which is more than a 100 years old, is being conducted by the Myanmar Architectural Heritage Organization (MAHO).

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Amarapura urban plan developer gets 20 acres of land for office

The Mandalay regional government has allocated 20 acres of land to a local company to implement the Amarapura Urban Development Plan, which aims to support Mandalay’s urban development of a new and modern city, Regional Chief Minister Dr Zaw Myint Maung said.

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TM university to teach ancient cataract cure

A traditional method to cure eye cataracts will soon be taught at the University of Traditional Medicine in Mandalay.

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Inle Lake conservation bill to go to Hluttaw

A bill for the environmental conservation of Inle Lake will be submitted to the Pyithu Hluttaw. There have been five rounds of discussions about the bill with many stakeholders participating, a civil society representative told The Myanmar Times.

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Strict speed limit enforcement begins in Mandalay

Traffic speeds of all vehicles in Mandalay are being closely monitored by the Regional Police Force, which has deployed a device known as the speed radar gun in a bid to reduce the number of accidents.

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