Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Nay Pyi Taw farmers get cooperative loans

Some farmers say the duration of the six-month loans now being handed out by the agriculture ministry is too short. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation yesterday gave cooperative loans worth K500 billion (US$420 million) to the Nay Pyi Taw Council area in a ceremony to mark International Day of Cooperatives 2016.

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Pre-1988 land issues will not be considered, chief minister says

No action will be taken against farmers who take part in “plough campaigns” to cultivate land they claim was stolen from them, Mandalay Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung has announced. He said on July 1 that the police would no longer make arrests for trespassing and causing “damage” in such cases.

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Nay Pyi Taw Bawgathiri bus fee reduced

Plans to protest new vehicle entrance fees at the Nay Pyi Taw Bawgathiri Highway Bus Station have been temporarily postponed.

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Vehicle fees reinstated at Nay Pyi Taw’s Bawgathiri bus station

Nay Pyi Taw’s main bus station has resumed collecting tolls from vehicles that enter its compound. As of July 1, vehicles are being charged from K100 to K1500 to enter Bawgathiri Highway Bus Station, depending on size. The station stopped collecting tolls in 2007.

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NLD looking for new members

The National League for Democracy is hoping to recruit new party members, said U Nyan Win, a member of the central executive committee.

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Sub-committees meet ahead of NCA signatories’ sit-down

The government’s dual peacemaking sub-committees held discussions yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw in a bid to prepare to meet today with the eight non-state armed group signatories to Myanmar’s so-called nationwide ceasefire agreement.

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Indian national found dead in Nay Pyi Taw hotel room

An Indian citizen who had come to Nay Pyi Taw for a meeting with the Meteorology and Hydrology Department was found dead in his hotel room bed on June 29.

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Farmers in Kayin State warned to beware of snail eggs

Paddy farmers in Kayin State have less than three weeks to ward off a threat to their crop – by eliminating snail eggs before they hatch, officials say. The state Agriculture Department is warning that favourable weather conditions are likely to produce more snails than last year, but it is not too late to seek out and destroy their eggs.

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Thailand, Myanmar seek to double trade

In the latest move to strengthen ties with its neighbouring country, the government announced yesterday that trade with Thailand will double.

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Tatmadaw chief stresses NCA as bedrock for peace

With the so-called nationwide ceasefire agreement as its “foundation,” the new government’s peace process will have the Tatmadaw’s full support as a cohesive actor ensuring the accord’s terms are honoured, the military chief said yesterday.

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