Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

UNESCO, government to train Bagan masons

The masons tasked with rebuilding hundreds of crumbling pagodas in Bagan will receive training from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Bagan Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library later this month, department director U Aung Aung Kyaw told The Myanmar Times.

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Daycare centres for children with autism coming to Mandalay, Mawlamyine

Two daycare centres for children with autism and other special education needs are expected to open in Mandalay and Mawlamyine around the start of 2017, according to the Myanmar Autism Association.

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Research to delve into migrant worker issues

The first of two research drives focusing on issues faced by migrant workers and their families will begin in December, with data collection set to take place in Mandalay and Ayeyarwady regions as well as Rakhine and Shan states.

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Sagaing’s Mingun Pa Hto Taw Gyi off limits to climbers

Climbers have been banned from ascending Sagaing Region’s famous Mingun Pa Hto Taw Gyi Pagoda for fear of further damage to it beyond what was sustained in August’s earthquake. Officials also say some climbers have failed to respect the religious nature of the structure.

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Land slated for castor oil by junta to be returned

Mandalay Region’s Cooperative Department will return 4300 out of more than 5500 acres of land, which were turned over to it by the then-junta government in 2006, to its original farmers.

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Mandalay affordable housing units to be sold through lottery system next year

More than 500 apartments for low-income families, government staff, pensioners and others will go on sale in January in Chan Mya Tharsi township, Mandalay Region. Buyers will be selected by drawing lots, local authorities say.

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Magwe Region labour minister intervenes in oilfield dispute

Labour laws in Magwe Region could be changed to support oil workers’ claims against their employers over hazardous conditions, the local authorities say. Regional Labour, Immigration and Population Minister U Nay Myo Kyaw said the disputes would be solved through negotiations based on workers’ rights enshrined in Union-level law.

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Budget surplus to benefit Magwe roads, bridges: ministers

A surplus of billions of kyats from previous road and bridge construction allocations in Magwe Region will be used to fund additional roadworks in its 25 townships, lawmakers in the regional legislature were told yesterday.

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Illegal petrol stalls in Sagaing city ordered to close

Unlicensed gas sellers operating illegally in Sagaing city have been told to clear house by November 15 or face legal repercussions. The township general administration department says the unsanctioned fuel stops are a fire hazard.

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Two pagodas resume sunset viewings

Two Bagan pagodas have reopened for climbing, allowing tourists to scamper up for iconic sunset views. Clambering atop the ancient relics has been prohibited at dozens of the more famous pagodas since damage sustained in the August earthquake.

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