The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Ensuring next generation gets a better deal

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is carrying out a social awareness and training program as well as carrying out a survey of street children in several parts of Yangon and Mandalay.

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Students vying govt schools to take test

A total of 265 students from international schools have applied for a placement test to transfer from the their private schools to a government school, an official from the Yangon Region Education Office told The Myanmar Times on Monday.

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Exciting fossil discovery made in Popa geopark

Animal fossils, some that could be between 20 and 25 million years old, have been discovered in the north of Tanpo village, situated in the west of Mount Popa by geologists in early April.

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Targeting traffic offences with more traffic lights, CCTVs

A total of 140 traffic lights and 288 CCTV cameras have been installed in the Yangon Region and have been in operation since Monday (May 15).

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Biggest flea market to be relocated to Strand Road

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) plans to move the Shwe Bon Thar flea market, the biggest market in Yangon, to the night market in Strand Road as part of the YCDC’s night market second plan.

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Heavy rains, strong winds expected across the country, especially on coast

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected across the whole country, especially in the delta area, and the Mon-Tanintharyi coastal areas.

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Cheaper MPT calls to Malaysia, Thailand

Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) launched a new package which allows customers to make phone calls to Malaysia and Thailand at K50 per minute from May 9.

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Why private schools are the better choice

In 2012-13, there were just over 50 private schools in Myanmar but in 2016-17 this number has since grown to 585 private schools nationwide. That would mean private schools have been mushrooming at a rate of over a 100 schools each year in the last five years.

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Tatmadaw to assist ICRC in conflict areas

The Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services assured the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that the Tatmadaw will help the ICRC by providing assistance for Red Cross activities.

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Green season to draw tourists

Myanmar is hoping to attract tourists by having a green season promotion with special offers from hotels, restaurants and airlines at popular destinations throughout the country.

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