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Govt to promote sustainable fishing

A sustainable coastal fisheries project aimed at conserving coastal fish resources is being implemented by the Myanmar and Denmark governments, according to Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tun Lwin. An agreement was signed in December 2016 between both countries, ...

Kyautaw fire destroys 45 shops, cripples business

Some K50 million worth of business assets went up in flames when a fire broke out at a row of shops selling fuel in Rakhine on March 15. The fire started at one of the fuel shops at the entrance of Kyauktaw at about 6.30pm and ...

New market building for Sittwe

A new building which will be constructed to replace the May Yu market in Sittwe township, Rakhine State, will include facilities such as a playground, hall, cinema and restaurants, as well as 268 shop lots offering goods such as clothing, commodities and electronic products. Construction ...

Special rapporteur barred from Laiza, Hpakant

Just a few days into her fifth visit and the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar has already encountered a few bumps in the road, with the government blocking her from going to Laiza and Hpakant, in Kachin State. Yanghee Lee and her ...

Rakhine commerce minister sees bright future for black bean exports

The Rakhine State commerce minister is hoping around 10,000 tonnes of black gram beans will be exported to India from Sittwe this year, pending completion of the Kaladan Multi-Model Transit Transport Project. The Kaladan project will connect Mizoram in India to Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine ...

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