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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 ...

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 ...

Betel farmers reap healthy profits this season

According to betel farmers from Shwegu Tesu village in Sagaing Region’s Khin-U township, this season’s prices are helping them reap healthy profits. “We were making profits because prices were good since the start of this season. So farmers didn’t face losses this year compared to ...

Rural health centres handed over to government

The Three Millennium Development Goal Fund handed over 15 rural health centres in the Ayeyarwady Region to the Health and Sports Ministry on Monday in support of the government’s move to improve access to healthcare in hard-to-reach areas. The five rural and 10 sub-rural health ...

Nickel and Dimed on frog mountain

Our motorbikes crossed flimsy bamboo bridges in western Sagaing Division, a landscape still showing the devastation of 2015’s floods. Shifting gears up a twisting, muddy hill trail took us over the border to Chin State. There, several villages are tucked into the forested slopes of ...

Myanmar voices commitment to social development In Naga self-administered zone

Myanmar government has voiced commitment to the social development of the ethnic people in Naga Self-Administered Zone, northwestern Sagaing region, Myanmar News Agency reported Monday, according to China’s Xinhua news agency. President U Htin Kyaw made the pledge Sunday in his speech at the opening of ...

Myanmar’s disappointing new investment law

A new investment law has been rushed through Burma’s Parliament, with the Upper House giving its approval on October 6. According to the Myanmar Investment Commission, the law is expected to take effect soon. Earth Rights International and other civil society groups are concerned that the ...

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