Uppatasanti Pagoda in Nay Pyi Taw’s Pobbathiri township has been packed with Pokemon Go players – so much so that at closing time, security uses megaphones to get the players to leave, photography teacher U Aung Myin told The Myanmar Times.
Foreign investors will be asked to help improve the notorious Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw highway, with upgrades to be completed during the term of the current government. There are plans to widen the road to six lanes, fence it off and provide underpasses for pedestrians.
Chin State’s Paletwa township got 325 new teachers in July, and the Ministry of Education is planning to upgrade 49 schools there during the 2016-17 academic year, Union Minister U Myo Thein Gyi said in response to questions from members of parliament in the Amyotha Hluttaw yesterday.
With the goal of developing Myanmar’s financial sector, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw voted to borrow US$100 million from the World Bank yesterday.
Without peace there will not be any economic development, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said yesterday as chair of the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC), while a senior member of her government revealed its plan to hold high-level peace conferences every six months.
Health assistants want more opportunities for promotion, better education and a new name, the Blue Ribbon campaign committee announced at an event in Nay Pyi Taw’s Sky Palace hotel on August 13 and 14.
More than K1.8 billion (US$1.5 million) has been earmarked for road and bridge repairs in the 2016-17 fiscal year for the eight townships comprising Nay Pyi Taw, according to U Tun Win, deputy minister for agriculture, livestock and irrigation.