The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Govt to revise laws on farmers’ rights

The Law of Protection of the Farmer Rights and Enhancement of their Benefits which was passed in the first term of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw will be reviewed to make the law more practical in terms of implementation, said Vice President U Henry Van Thio.

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Corruption takes time to eradicate: DG, State Counsellor’s Office

The challenge for Myanmar to be free from corruption is that it takes time, according to Director General of the Ministry of State Counsellor’s Office, U Zaw Htay.

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Environment-friendly development projects

With Myanmar being one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, all development projects must take climate change into account, the union government said.

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NPT low-cost housing project to open in May

The Ministry of Construction (MOC) is going to open the Shwe Nant Thar low-cost housing project, which will give priority to government employees, in Nay Pyi Taw in coming May, according to Permanent Secretary of that ministry U Kyaw Lin at the press conference for one-year performance of the new government on April 10.

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Slack paddy trading in NPT

There is a slowdown in the paddy market in Nay Pyi Taw, with prices remaining stagnant since late last year.

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Agricultural development strategy to boost productivity

With technical assistance from Asia Development Bank, United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI) is developing an agricultural development strategy to boost productivity in the agricultural industry.

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Police recapture duo lockup escapees

Police on Sunday recaptured two men who had escaped from the Pyinmana township police station lockup in Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory.

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Bullock cart race in Nay Pyi Taw

Concerned over the shortage of bullocks, a Pyinmana township resident in Nay Pyi Taw organised a bullock cart race, hoping to raise awareness and encourage others to breed the animals.

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KOICA-funded agri training school opens

A training school for agricultural mechanisation (Yezin) on the University of Yezin campus in Zeyathiri township, Nay Pyi Taw, was opened on March 31, according to a statement by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.

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Myanmar’s international relations better, says foreign affairs ministry official

Myanmar’s international relations have improved since the National League for Democracy-led government took power in 2016, U Kyaw Zeya, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), said yesterday.

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