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The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Five-day water cut begins as part of JICA upgrade project

Upgrade to Yangon’s water pipeline network will see supply cut for five days to 11 wards in four inner-city townships, starting today.

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Weather to heat up from middle of March

The heat is on. Temperatures are set to rise markedly in mid-March and the month as a whole is set to be warmer than March last year, weather experts say – but it will not be the hottest month this year.

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UEC, political parties look back on November election

Members of the Union Election Commission, political parties and civil society groups yesterday reflected on the successes and shortcomings of the country’s unprecedented election last November.

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Latest polio campaign declared a success

Health officials are declaring the latest nationwide drive against polio a success, though results are still coming in from some remote areas. As of February 26, the Department of Public Health was saying it was not yet ready to announce complete official results, although some regions reported reaching more than 95 percent of targeted children.

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Teacher numbers to grow by a quarter under reform plan

In a major nationwide overhaul of education, the government is to hire and train more than 100,000 primary-school teachers to work in a revitalised system, the Department of Education has announced.

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Military sends warning to Shan, Palaung armies

The Tatmadaw has increased the pressure on Shan and Palaung armies fighting in northern Shan State to cease hostilities, warning of a planned “clearance” operation unless they pull back to the original border of their respective territories.

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Donors offer US$75,000 lifeline to peace process

Foreign donors have agreed to provide US$75,000 to keep the peace process running until the National League for Democracy-backed government takes office at the end of March, negotiators said yesterday.

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Transport largest source of air pollution

Yangon's traffic congestion is a major factor in fouling the city’s air, experts say. Speaking at an air quality seminar, Dr Than Htut, a retired head of the Occupational Health Unit, said it was the most important of three major causes of air pollution, the other two being electricity distribution and industry.

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RCSS accused of breaking nationwide ceasefire agreement

The Joint Monitoring Committtee, tasked to monitor compliance to the nationwide ceasefire, has pointed the finger at the Restoration Council of the Shan State for violating the agreement during recent clashes with another ethnic armed group.

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Typo controversy as end-of-year school exams get under way

Incorrect questions on school exams were due to typing errors, a Ministry of Education official said yesterday, as millions began sitting their end-of-year tests.

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