Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Parliamentarians told to pay up on guesthouse tax

Lawmakers dorming in state-owned accommodation in the capital will now be subject to a 5 percent commercial tax, according to the Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee.

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Nay Pyi Taw township needs economic progress to draw residents: official

Growth of the local economy is key to attracting more residents to Nay Pyi Taw’s Pobbathiri township, where plans to create a retirement community for former civil servants have fallen flat, according to Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Tin Tun.

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Ahara Thukha Market upgrade eyes August completion

Vendors from the Ahara Thukha Market will move to back to their old location after the completion of a K200 million concrete paving project, according to the Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee.

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Pyinmana school restarts construction after public backlash

Pyinmana town authorities have apparently backed down in the face of public support for a school construction project that officials had tried to block. Local residents cancelled a planned protest march against Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee after the committee allowed construction work to resume.

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Wa, Mongla groups to meet with commander-in-chief

Two powerful ethnic armed groups, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and the National Democratic Alliance Army-Eastern Shan State (NDAA-ESS), will meet with Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing today in Nay Pyi Taw.

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Few alterations to 2016 budget in amended draft

While the new government has complained their hands are tied with spending patterns set by the previous administration, the chances of a major budgetary overhaul were all but eclipsed by the submission of the amended appropriations bill this week.

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Entrepreneur has plans to reform wayward youth with fermented bamboo shoots and tomato jam

In a scheme that seems to hit all the bases, a businessman wants to employ delinquent youths in a jam-making enterprise that would bring in profits from overseas that could benefit the old people’s home he runs.

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Nay Pyi Taw looks to attract tourists by becoming a green city

The Nay Pyi Taw Council is set to approve a five-year plan to transform the capital into a green city, council member U Tin Tun told The Myanmar Times.

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Hluttaw Speaker urges MPs to follow procedures

As MPs get settled into the second parliamentary session, the lower house Speaker has warned them to stick to the straight-and-narrow.

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Are frosty NLD-military relations finally thawing?

Observers are cautiously parsing two recent events featuring prominent military officers in the hope of reading their implications for national reconciliation and the success of the 21st-century Panglong Conference due to begin next month.

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