Tuesday, August 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Regional authority extracts himself from mining quandary

A decision on the controversial Letpadaung copper mine is out of our hands, the Sagaing Region chief minister insists.

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Digital surveying techniques to help resolve land disputes

Officials in Mandalay Region are to use high-tech digital surveying devices in an attempt to resolve land disputes. The scanners will help the regional government draw up accurate maps of plots whose size, precise boundaries or ownership is in doubt.

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Convicted BBC journalist to appeal sentence

A BBC reporter convicted of assaulting a police officer during a scrum in Mandalay will appeal for a reduced sentence, his lawyer told The Myanmar Times.

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Textile factory sued for breaching contract

A textile factory embroiled in a contract dispute is being sued by the Mandalay Region labour ministry, according to government officials.

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Farmers’ hopes run dry as dam project stalls

Farmers who took back their land when they got tired of waiting for a dam to be built there might have to move out again, regional MPs have been told. No work has been done for years on the proposed dam in Yay Thayout Kone village in Mandalay Region’s Pyin Oo Lwin township because of budget shortages.

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Mandalay’s Mingalar Market to be rebuilt

After months of consultations, Mandalay’s mayor has decided to replace the city’s fire-gutted market with a new construction.

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Parents call for improved teaching methods as exam results revealed

Just over one-third of students who sat for their matriculation exams this year in Mandalay Region have passed, the Department of Basic Education announced. The result is higher than the national pass rate of 29.9 percent announced in state media this weekend.

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Ministry promotes more water efficient crops

Taking precautions against drought, the Ministry of Agriculture is encouraging farmers to stop growing summer paddy in areas where water is scarce, according to deputy minister U Tun Win.

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Charities to see licence discount

The annual township registration fee for charity groups in Mandalay city will be reduced by half, effective this week, officials say.

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NCA groups, govt and military meet over framework reform

A group tasked with preparing for the 21st-century Panglong Conference met in Yangon yesterday to collect ideas for reforming the political dialogue framework.

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