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Replanting trees axed during road expansion

More than 12,000 shady trees will be planted to replace the trees that were felled for the Mandalay-Pyin Oo Lwin road expansion, said Sein Lan Pyin Oo Lwin environmental group.

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Garbage collection services losing money

The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) garbage collection system, which serves municipal groups in 22 townships, lost more than K570 million during the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to MCDC.

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Factories urged to follow wastewater regulations

Some factories in the Mandalay Industrial Zone still fail to treat their wastewater to conform to regulations, the region’s Department of Environmental Conservation said.

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Gold orders drop due to purchase tax

Since the government started to collect tax on gold purchases on April 1, orders at workshops and goldsmiths have dropped.

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Kayin State to develop farming, livestock sectors

Kayin State is giving its farming and livestock stocks a big boost this year, implementing the three main strategies implemented in every region and state, according to the Department of Agriculture.

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Sagaing Region farmers demand compensation

Farmers from Htigyaing township of Katha district in Sagaing Region launched a protest in Nay Pyi Taw on April 26 to demand compensation as damages for their confiscated land.

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Farmers facing jail time to file appeal

Ten farmers who have been sentenced to 16 months’ imprisonment by Nawngcho township court on April 24 for refusing to vacate land that has been confiscated will file an appeal against their sentencing, said a farmer activist U Myo Win.

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Duo demonstrates against restrictions at Education College

Two students staged a protest yesterday over what they claimed to be oppression at Sagaing Education College where students are only allowed handphone use for two days a week.

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Trailer drivers protest against discrimination

Upset that their use of the road has been restricted, some 30 drivers of three-wheeled motorised trailers in Yenangyaung township, Magwe Region, staged a protest early last Saturday.

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Farmers demand return of lands

Farmers in Sagaing Region’s Kanbalu township staged a protest demanding the return of their land which were confiscated by the government, claiming that those lands have been farmed since the time of their ancestors.

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