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Southern Shan villages given pesticide training and protective gear

No 5 (global) (1)

Myitmakha News Agency Nyaungshwe, September 14 – the handing out of a 400 replete sets of protective gear against pesticides to six hillside villages in southern Shan State’s Nyaungshwe Township, through financial assistance from the Nepal-based International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and USAID, will be completed by the end of this September, Myitmakha News Agency has been told. …

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Japan hosts ethnic Myanmar charity fashion show for a second time

No 3

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 14 – the NPO Peace organization will reportedly hold a charity fashion show in the Japan capital of Tokyo on September 19 to raise funds for scholarships for refugee children, Myitmakha News Agency has been informed. Designer Sai Lat, explains how the fashion show’s objectives are also about to securing scholarships for Myanmar children in …

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Government entreated to build new container lorry car park in Mawlaymine

NO 2 (1)

Myitmakha News Agency Mawlamyine, September 14 – the construction of a new car park for container lorries is urgently needed in the Mon State capital of Mawlamyine as the current parking lot can no longer capacitate the burgeoning numbers of vehicles, the Motor Vehicle Supervisory Committee for Mon State has toldMyitmakha News Agency. “There’s no doubt about the need for …

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Myanmar’s organic chilies hot stuff in Singapore

No 5 (global)

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 13 – a further twenty-two tons of organic chilies, planted by the Pioneer Star Company in Mandalay Region, will be exported to Singapore, the company has told Myitmakha News Agency. The second consignment of chilies to be sent to the global financial center reportedly comes after the inaugural two-ton batch was found to be devoid …

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Drawing up of real-estate services law seeks to regulate the market

NO 4

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, September 13 – a piece of legislation concerning real-estate services will be drawn up and presented to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the Myanmar Real Estate Services Association (MRESA) has informed Myitmakha News Agency. “This matter, of drawing up legislation and submitting it to parliament, has been reviewed and accepted by the Commission of Assessment of Legal Affairs …

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Eighty-five percent of Hakha residents consumers of alcohol

Myitmakha News Agency Hakha, September 13 – eighty-five percent of residents from Hakha, the Chin State capital, either consume alcohol or use drugs, a survey by the Chinland Research Initiative has revealed. The survey was reportedly conducted at total of 219 households in the town, which straddles a wind-swept mountain ridge in the heart of the state. According to the …

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Mawlamyine awarded City of Charm for 14th China-ASEAN Expo

No 3 (global)

Myitmakha News Agency Mawlamyine, September 12 – the Mon State capital of Mawlamyine has been awarded as the ‘City of Charm’ for the 14th China-ASEAN Exposition (CAEXPO) to be held in China’s Guangxi province, according to the Department of Trade of Consumer Affairs for Mon State. The exposition, which kicked off on September 11 and will last until 14, is …

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Real-estate augmented out-of-reach for local families as investors snap up land across Rakhine State

No 2

Myitmakha News Agency Minbya, September 9 – a surge in the numbers of land investors in Rakhine State’s urban centers has augmented the price of real-estate to such an extent that it is no longer easily affordable by normal working-class families, residents have informed Myitmakha News Agency. Including the provincial towns in the vicinity of industrial zones such as Sittwe, …

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Slips for Hpa-an’s affordable housing project sold off to third parties

No 4(global) (1)

Myitmakha News Agency Hpa-an, September 8 – entitlement slips for units in an affordable housing project to be built in the vicinity of Hpa-an’s Industrial Zone, Kayin State, are already being bought and sold, local real-estate agents have told Myitmakha News Agency. The ‘slips’, which require the holder to pay off the value of the affordable housing unit with a …

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Bago fishermen hung out to dry

NO 1(global) (2)

Myitmakha News Agency War, September 8 – fishermen in Bago Region’s Waw Township are struggling to make ends meet after being forbidden from catching fish in local rivers and ponds, their local stomping grounds, residents have expressed to Myitmakha News Agency. “We’ve been fishing as a means of a livelihood for many years. We don’t try and catch fish in …

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