The Myanmar Times
Monday, 30 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Responsible tourism policy draft to be released

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in cooperation with a non-profit foundation will this week launch a draft policy on responsible tourism at a workshop in Nay Pyi taw, according to an adviser to the ministry.

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UEC meets with parties over strikes, protests

The head of the Union Election Commission has warned five major political parties not to break existing laws when providing assistance to striking workers and protesters.

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Hunger strike ends at Hmawbi steel factory

Workers from Yangon Crown Steelworks in Myaungdakar Industrial Zone ended their hunger strike last week when owners acceded to demands for improved basic pay and other conditions.

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Hlaing River collapse raises safety concerns

A riverbank collapse on the Hlaing River that is thought to have claimed the life of a young child has raised concerns about the structural safety of Yangon’s riverside buildings.

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Body of teenager found after fire

Police are treating a fatal apartment fire in Lanmadaw township as suspicious after finding that jewellery worth K10.4 million had been removed from the home.

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Delayed monsoon finally arrives in delta, Yangon

The monsoon is expected to advance to northern Myanmar this week, the Department of Metrology and Hydrology said in its monthly forecast.

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Electricity shortages spark wave of protests

Hundreds of people took to the streets of downtown Yangon last week for candelight demonstrations over electricity shortages, as protests that began in Mandalay on May 20 spread to other regional centres.

On May 22, about 150 people gathered at Sule Pagoda at 7pm for a 30-minute demonstration that was watched by about 1000 more. The demonstrators lit candles and entered ....

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Experts to discuss future of Yangon cityscape

Experts from across Asia and the world will arrive in Yangon this week for a conference on preserving Yangon’s unique cityscape.

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Govt outlines power plans

The government last week responded to growing unrest over electricity shortages by outlining its strategy to improve generation capacity in the medium to long term.

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Farmers apply to establish company to challenge Zaykabar

A group of farmers from Mingalardon township embroiled in a land dispute with construction company Zaykabar have applied to form an agribusiness company, a politician helping the farmers said.

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