Gales kill three, 3,000 homes damaged

Three people were killed and nearly 3,000 houses were damaged by the gales that swept between May 5 and 7 in some regions and states. The Relief, Resettlement, and Social Welfare department said that three people died in Leiway of Nay Pyi Taw and Hommalin in ...

Weather index-based insurance project to cover crop damage

A weather index-based crop insurance is going to be introduced as pilot projects in Pyay township, Bago Region and Shwebo township, Sagaing Region, starting from May 8. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation deputy permanent secretary U Myo Tint Tun, the insurance ...

Earthquake jolts Yangon region, injures 24

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted Bago and Yangon divisions on Monday evening, injuring 24 people and damaging some religious buildings in Taik Kyi Township. No severe casualties have been reported. Myanmar’s Department of Meteorology and Hydrology reported that the epicenter of the quake was about 8 ...

Myanmar garment workers’ rights abuse critical, says report

Myanmar garment workers’ rights have now reached critical levels under criteria set by international labour laws, a director of the Labour Rights Defenders and Promoters Daw Ei Shwe Zin Nyunt said on February 7. Her comments came as ‘The Myanmar Dilemma Report” on the condition ...

Government holds off on paddy purchases

The Ministry of Commerce is suspending plans for a paddy purchase program due to a recovery in market prices, according to ministry spokesperson U Khin Maung Lwin. U Khin Maung Lwin told The Myanmar Times in the first week of December that the ministry had approval ...

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