Monday, August 29, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Pokemon players swarm Nay Pyi Taw

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.

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Stimulants seized in Nay Pyi Taw, Shan State

More than K4 million worth of stimulant tablets were seized by police in Nay Pyi Taw’s Zabuthiri township on August 19.

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Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw highway upgrade to finish within five years

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.

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Education ministry to upgrade schools in Chin

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.

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Pyidaungsu Hluttaw agrees to US$100m loan from World Bank

With the goal of developing Myanmar’s financial sector, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw voted to borrow US$100 million from the World Bank yesterday.

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Government envisions Union peace dialogue every six months

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.

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Committee to oversee Nay Pyi Taw market

Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee’s Market Department is forming a Market Development Committee to oversee issues relating to the Zabuthiri township market.

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Health assistants want changes to the system

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.

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NPT allocates K1.9b for road repairs

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.

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Pyinmana Aung San statue still undergoing revamp

Pyinmana township elders are still refurbishing an Aung San statue which was entrusted to them in July, according to an official from the township’s development committee.

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