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US$400 million off-shore oil well logistics base earmarked for construction in Ayeyarwady

Myitmakha News Agency Pathein, September 9 – in a bid to get a green light from authorities, the SIM Company has reportedly submitted a proposal to the Ayeyarwady regional government on its off-shore logistics base project, anticipated for implementation on Ngayoutkaung Beach, located in Ayeyarwady Region’s Ngapudaw Township, Myitmakha News Agency has been told. The SIM Company is reportedly a …

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Measles claims 85 lives in Naga

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 8 – a strain of measles which struck the Naga Self-administered Zone (NSAZ), located in the mountainous remote-northwest of Myanmar, back in July has so far claimed the lives of 85 people, according the Naga National Affairs Council. The death toll reportedly includes 20 children under the ages of five-years-old. “We’re focusing our efforts on …

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Replacing of Bago’s near-century old water pipelines nearly complete

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Myitmakha News Agency Bago, September 7 – the replacing of near-century old water pipelines in Bago, which commenced in October last year through the concerted efforts of eight local companies, is seventy-five percent complete, the municipal governing body for Bago Township has told Myitmakha News Agency. The initiative to upgrade the region’s aging water distribution network includes the laying of …

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Border trade booming in Maungdaw

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Myitmakha News Agency Kyaukphyu, September 6 – an absence this rainy season of what locals deem almost-annual landslides along the Buthidaung – Maungdaw road has augmented the flow of bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Myanmar through the border town of Maungdaw, border traders have told Myitmakha News Agency. U Thein Htun, an exporter based in Maungdaw, says the 16 mile-long …

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Over K1 billion needed to repair Bago Region’s flood damaged infrastructure

Myitmakha News Agency Bago, September 1 – a budget request of K1,167.42 million has been submitted to the central Department of Rural Development in Naypyidaw to finance repairs to 11 roads and 52 bridges which were destroyed throughout 19 townships of Bago Region during flooding which swept the region during July and August, inflicting damages worth K4227.33 million, the Bago …

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Mon State police given human rights training

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Myitmakha News Agency Mawlamyine, August 31 – Mon State Police Chief Bo Bo Oo, addressed the Mon State Police Department stating that as well as following the law and moral code of the police department, police officers need to also respectfully obey human rights. “Just as police officers need to practice following the regulations of the police department, there’s also …

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Record of earthquake damaged pagodas to be kept in Bagan Museum

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Myitmakha News Agency Mandalay, August 31 – a record of the earthquake induced damages to Bagan’s pagodas will be reportedly be kept in the Bagan Archeological Museum upon completion, the General Administration Department (GAD) of Nyaung Oo district has told Myitmakha News Agency. A detailed record of the place items were found, their type and dimensions will reportedly be compiled …

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Rakhine’s coastal waters still plagued by off-shore fishing vessels

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Myitmakha News Agency Kyaukphyu, August 30 – the illegal entry of off-shore fishing vessels into Rakhine State’s shallow, coastal waters has reportedly see a depletion in amount of fish being caught by near-shore fisherman, Myitmakha News Agency has been informed. The Department of Fisheries has demarcated a territory ten-miles from the shore as an area exclusive to near-shore fishing vessels, but off-shore vessels are reportedly …

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Mon State primed for Panglong

Myitmakha News Agency Mawlamyine, August 29 – eleven potential frameworks for the building of a federal state which emerged from a Mon National Conference, held in Kayin State’s Kyain Seikgyi Township, will be presented at the 21st Century Panglong Conference, Myitmkha News Agency has been informed. The Mon National Conference took place between August 22-24, and was attended by over …

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Noncommunicable diseases project to be rolled out in Mon State

Myitmakha News Agency Mawlamyine, August 25 – implementation of an noncommunicable diseases prevention project will commence from this October in Mon State, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports. Healthcare staff from townships, wards and villages will reportedly join forces in giving free public examinations, as well as offering additional treatment to those who require it, on such noncommunicable …

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