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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 ...

Myanmar disaster death rate high: President

President U Htin Kyaw urged at the World Red Cross Day ceremony held in Nay Pyi Taw on May 8 that with the occurrence of disasters on the rise, Myanmar Red Cross Society will have to do more for first aid, disaster preparedness, response and reduction. According ...

Residents yet to get Myanmar-China pipeline compensation

Despite the fact that the Myanmar-China pipeline has started to import oil, local residents have yet to receive the compensation due to them for damage to their crops arising from digging works on the pipeline. Crops had been pressed down by soil and landslides have occurred ...

NPT low-cost housing project to open in May

The Ministry of Construction is going to open the Shwe Nant Thar low-cost housing project, which will give priority to government employees, in Nay Pyi Taw in coming May, according to Permanent Secretary of that ministry U Kyaw Lin at the press conference for one-year ...

Slack paddy trading in NPT

There is a slowdown in the paddy market in Nay Pyi Taw, with prices remaining stagnant since late last year. Ko Myo Lin Aung, a paddy stocker from Pyinmana township, said the price was stuck at over K500,000 per 100 baskets. “Some get K520,000 at ...

Second 21st-century Panglong conference to begin on May 24

The Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting between the government and signatory groups, participants agreed to hold the Second 21st Century Panglong Conference beginning on May 24. The agreement was reached during a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on April 24 between the government, Tatmadaw officials and armed ...

Tender to be called for highway upgrading

The Ministry of Construction will call for international firms to tender for upgrading works on a 40-mile section of the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw-Mandalay Highway starting at Yangon, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary U Kyaw Lin said on April 10. The upgrading works, which will use an ...

Myanmar-China crude oil pipeline to commence next month

After a two-year delay, the Myanmar-China crude oil pipeline is expected to begin operating in May, officials said this week. The respective parties of Myanmar and China were discussing the terms and conditions on the crude oil pipeline operation since its soft opening launched in ...

Mandalay FDA to check water factories

The Mandalay Food and Drug Administration branch will be running spot-checks at factories producing drinking water to ensure production is according to standard. The authority’s deputy director Dr Kyaw Kyaw said those who failed to comply with the standards would be ordered to stop their distribution ...

Over 4000 lots of jade sold via open tender

A total of 4454 lots of raw gems and uncut jade are up for bid at the Mani Yadana Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw this week. The raw gemstones and jades are being sold via an open tender system from March 19 until March ...

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