Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Chindwin River exceeds danger level

The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology announced yesterday that water levels along the Chindwin River exceeded their danger marks at three locations in Sagaing Region. Waters pushed past the mark by 2 feet (0.6 metres) at Paungbyin township, and 1.5 feet at both Homalin and Mawlaik.

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Mandalay FDA lauds clampdown on food additives

The Food and Drug Administration is attributing a decrease in potentially toxic food additives to bi-weekly tests for chemical dyes in Mandalay markets.

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Flood-wary Sidoktaya locals demand dam fixes

Hundreds of flood victims protested in Magwe Region’s Sidoktaya township on July 17, demanding upgrades to local dams and compensation for crops lost to flooding.

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Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Park monument lacks funds

Additional money is needed to erect a Bogyoke Aung San statue and a Panglong monument in Pindaya township’s new Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Park, said National League for Democracy official U Myint Lwin.

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Farmers protest land taken for prison

Fruit farmers whose land was seized more than 35 years ago to build a prison say it’s time they got their property back.

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Irrawaddy dolphins to be recounted in September

The dolphins in the Ayeyarwady River, a rare species vulnerable to extinction, may gain a larger protected area, according to an official at the Department of Fisheries.

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Taung Yoe survey aims to boost lobby for ethnic affairs minister

A survey to count the ethnic Taung Yoe population in Shan State was launched last month, with its organisers seeking to tally enough of their own to qualify the group for an ethnic affairs minister post in state government, according to Taung Yoe Literature and Culture Association patron U Kyaw Htwe from Pindaya township.

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MCDC to get 11 new members

Five new members will be appointed to the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) within the next two weeks, according to the committee’s joint secretary U Thet Naing Tun.

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Laws hard to enforce on unfinished Yangon-Mandalay road

The Ministry of Construction is trying to speed up completion of the notoriously dangerous Yangon-Mandalay highway, and upgrade its safety standards amid the annual rise in accidents.

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Traffic officials seek to battle alarming rise in road deaths

Drunk drivers, people who drive while using their phones and don’t buckle their seatbelts, and motorcyclists who ride without helmets are all contributing to a fourfold rise in the number of road accidents over the past few years, says the government. Now the transport ministry has set up a new body to reduce the carnage on the nation’s roads.

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