A whirlwind hits Inya Lake


Emergency-purpose boats contributed to Rakhine State

In order to bolster rescue operations and disaster reduction efforts, three Speed Boats and 40 Fiber Boats have been given to Rakhine State, according to the Rakhine State Disaster Management Department.
The aforementioned motorized boats was purchased with World Bank’s loan to the respective States and Regions by the government.
The UNOPS and expats from relevant organizations conducted test drives of those boats yesterday.

Policies and procedures for Myanmar-China Border Economic Zone to be drafted


Approval will be sought from the Union government after policies, procedures and management methods for the establishment of Myanmar-China Border Economic Zone have been drafted.

With the aim of ensuring the smooth operations of businesses, solving difficulties promptly and implementing works which are not irrelevant to the establishment of Special Economic Zone, the Union government has formed the Central Committee for the joint Implementation of Myanmar-China Border Economic Zone.

Tanintharyi River swell and floods

Tanintharyi- Low lying areas of town were flooded when Tanintharyi River swelled beyond danger levels on July 15.
“Low lying areas such as Shwe Leikpyar road, Toechae 1st,2nd,3rd and 5th streets in Chaung Gyi ward in Tanintharyi Township are now flooded. The danger level of Tanintharyi River is 17 feet. At present, the water level is at 17.6 feet. About 60 houses in low land are flooded now,” said Kyaw Myo from Tanintharyi.

Co Co Island vulnerable to tsunami from large tremors: seismologist

Yangon region is located on earthquake “ground” wh

Rumour claims four domestic airlines stop their services


Hpakant landslide death toll rises to 18


The death toll from Hpakant landslide has risen to 18, with 63 injuries and six still missing, according to Myint Myat Thu Social Organization.

The incident occurred near Sankhar village in Lonekhin village-tract in Hpakant Township on the afternoon of July 14.

Breeders call for crackdown on illegal swine imports


The authority should crackdown on illegal imports of frozen pig meats and live pigs from Thailand and Vietnam as it may impact local pig breeders, said Maung Maung Thant, President of Myanmar Pig Farmers and Processors Association.

Travellers worry about more landslides in Dawna mountain road


Yangon-Mandalay railway monitoring system to be installed via Japanese aid

Train monitoring system (TMS) will be carried out in Yangon-Mandalay  railway using  a loan from official development assistance (ODA) from Japan, according to Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
“We planned to use one billion Yen for the TMS to modernize Yangon-Mandalay railway,” said an official from the ministry.