Saturday, July 30, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Capital’s markets to get an upgrade

It's time to clean up the capital’s markets, officials say. As part of its 100-day initiative, Nay Pyi Taw Development Committee is planning to bring more discipline to the 10,600-plus shops that thrive in the city’s 37 markets.

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Farmers hampered by difficulty accessing loans

Red tape is hampering farmers’ attempts to secure the loans they need to start the next planting season, they say. And though the agriculture ministry has borrowed a total of K1700 billion to disburse in loans, many farmers say the amount provided is not enough.

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India, Myanmar jointly inspecting bridges along trilateral trade route

India and Myanmar will jointly examine scores of bridges along the road connecting the two countries and Thailand, according to the Ministry of Construction.

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UN investigator told to avoid ‘controversial’ terms

The UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar was asked yesterday to refrain from using “controversial” terminology to refer to people in Rakhine State.

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Journalists banned from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday

Journalists were not allowed to report on State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s birthday party yesterday, in the latest instance of the new government's restrictions of media access.

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South Korea donates 40 schoolbuses

South Korea has donated 40 yellow schoolbuses to the education ministry. The buses will transport 1000 students to school in Zabuthiri township, Nay Pyi Taw, Union Education Minister U Myo Thein Gyi told reporters after the handover ceremony.

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MPs push for international university in Nay Pyi Taw

Several parliamentarians are hoping to establish a new university in the nation’s capital, which now only has an agricultural institution of higher learning.

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Gem fund conducts internal audit

Following a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on June 15, the scandal-hit Myanmar Gems and Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association has launched an internal investigative committee.

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Mongolian president urges civil servants to avoid graft

Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj yesterday urged Myanmar government officials to avoid bribery and other forms of corruption.

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Committee to steer NLD’s economic policies launched

President U Htin Kyaw yesterday announced an 11-member committee of parliamentarians, financial experts and ministers to coordinate economic policies.

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