Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

ASEAN energy officials set sights on regional power grid

Energy officials will seek to better connect ASEAN members’ electricity grids into a regional energy network over the next five years to better utilise the countries’ respective strengths and weaknesses in power generation, it was announced at a meeting of the bloc in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw.

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Govt speeds up peace process planning, appoints state counsellor to head rebranded peace centre

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has taken on yet another title, now at the helm of the re-named National Reconciliation and Peace Centre.

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VP advocates for teen girls on World Population Day

Dangers facing teenage girls should be mitigated by providing them with education, health services and job opportunities, Vice President U Myint Swe said in a ceremony to mark World Population Day in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

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Controversial new fees at Bawgathiri bus station get Martyrs’ Day waive

Entry fees enacted on July 1 at Nay Pyi Taw’s Bawgathiri Highway Bus Station, which have caused a stir among business owners at the station, will not be collected on July 19 in honour of the 69th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day.

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Nay Pyi Taw villages rewired in 100 days electrification plan

The government has arranged to connect 1150 households in Nay Pyi Taw’s Ottarathiri township to the national electricity grid as part of the new administration’s 100-day plans, according to U San Yu, deputy secretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The initiative is part of a broader effort to bring electricity to more than 15,000 households nationwide over the period.

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Teacher killed, students injured when motorcar overturns on highway

The driver and a teacher were killed, and 29 students were injured, when a motorcar overturned on the Mandalay to Nay Pyi Taw highway yesterday afternoon.

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NLD refuses to heed Ma Ba Tha’s request

National League for Democracy spokesperson U Win Htein said the party will not take seriously or yield to hardline nationalists who are demanding a chief minister and party member be punished over controversial remarks.

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Non-formal education program to expand

The Ministry of Education is dedicating more resources, including teachers and funding, to non-formal education programs for children who dropped out of school.

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State counsellor ‘opening doors’ to NCA non-signatories: official

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday urged negotiators in the government’s peace sub-committees to strive for the inclusion of all key parties in an upcoming Union-level peace summit that she has dubbed the 21st-century Panglong Conference.

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Shopkeepers, bus owners still fuming over reduced Bawgathiri bus station fees

Monthly room fees for shopkeepers operating out of Nay Pyi Taw’s Bawgathiri Highway Bus Station were reduced yesterday, but tenants are still grumbling about the new vehicle entrance fees.

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