The Myanmar Times
Friday, 19 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Deforestation prompts bees to nest in Yangon

Climate change and deforestation have prompted swarms of bees to nest in populated areas where there are more reliable food sources, the director of the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development’s Apiculture Department says.

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Govt in talks with private clinics for insurance

Workers holding social insurance smart cards could soon be able to access private health care, the labour ministry says.

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Hundreds of Dala households to get piped water for first time

Yangon City Development Committee says hundreds of households in the most water-deficient wards of Dala township will finally be connected to piped water in July.

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Kachin farmers to sue Yuzana U Htay Myint

Farmers from Kachin State whose lands were confiscated by company Yuzana say they will file charges against chair U Htay Myint if he does not take action to resolve the dispute.


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Aquarium hits a snag on tree-cutting permission

The construction of a US$15 million aquarium is being held up because Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has yet to give permission for trees at the site in Kandawgyi Park to be cut down.

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Yangon a city of 8 million? Not yet, says government

The Department of Population has dismissed a post-census report that eight million people now live in Yangon, saying it has yet to release any figures.

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Singapore Airlines plane veers off Yangon runway

A Singapore Airlines plane skidded off the runway on touching down during heavy rain at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport, but no injuries were reported, the carrier said on May 22.

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Minister warns of more power woes in Yangon

Despite a recent rise in rates, and efforts to increase supply, Yangon Region residents will continue to experience power cuts, the regional electricity ministry has cautioned.


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Race against time ahead of rainy season

The committee formed to oversee the K12.23 billion project to prevent flooding says much of the work has been done, but it is not clear that preparations will be complete before the rains come.

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Traders rebranded as Sule Shangri-La Yangon

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has officially rebranded Traders Hotel as Sule Shangri-La Yangon, following an extensive renovation that took two-and-a-half years to complete.


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