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Parts of missing G-4 training Jet found

 

Parts of the missing G-4 training Jet have been found about 12 miles, south of Gwa Township, at around 3 pm today, according to the Commander-in-Chief's Office.

The training jet went missing on September 5 while flying along the Pathein-Hinthada-Gwa-Pathein route. It lost contact with Pathein airport about 36 miles, the north-west of Pathein.

Natural resort to be built at Wa Ale Island

 

Review of NCA implementation agreed on

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meet with the eight ethic armed groups which are signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Nay Pyi Taw on October 16 afternoon. At the meeting, it was agreed to review the implementation of the peace process included in the NCA provisions, said Khaing Soe Naing Aung, vice chairman of Arakan Liberation Party. Both sides also agreed to hold a joint implementation coordination meeting (JICM) on NCA every three

More guns seized from disgraced tycoon’s properties

More firearms and other damning evidence relating to Phyo Ko Ko Tint Hsan have been found by the police in his company’s head office on October 16. Offices belonging to the ACE Group of companies in both Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon were raided as a follow up by the police after catching Phyo Ko Ko, a hotel tycoon and son of ex-Union Minister Tint Hsan, at Nay Pyi Taw International Airport in possession of guns, bullets and narcotics (amphetamine tablets).

Yangon second-most unsafe city: Economist

According to The Economist, a UK based media group, Yangon is the second most dangerous

places to live out of 60 cities across the globe.

In the list produced by Economist Intelligence Unit, Yangon was ranked 59th in their index for most secure city. The former capital of Myanmar scored poorly in 49 categories pertaining to security factors such as healthcare, infrastructure, social and so on.

Yangon came in 57th in cyber security rankings and 58th for healthcare.

Mingalardon war cemetery under major renovation

Htaikkyan war cemetery, the biggest in the Asia-Pacific region, is undergoing its first major renovation inr 60 years according to the manager of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to Myanmar.

Opened in 1957, it is  a cemetery for allied soldiers from the British Commonwealth who died in battle in Myanmar during World War II. It is 25 kilometres north of Yangon.

Henry Van Thio addresses World Food Day ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw

Myanmar Vice President Henry Van Thio said the government plans to make more  investment in the development of rural areas and food security.

The vice president was attending a ceremony to mark the World Food Day held on October 16 at the Yezin Agricultural University in Nay Pyi Taw.

“Myanmar has plans to make more investments in development of rural areas and food security in accordance with long-term development objectives of the Unite Nations,” he said.

Farmers hurt as sesame price drops

 
A decline in sesame price has hit Kayah farmers, sources say.
In Shadaw and Bawlakhe, where sesame is the major crop, the farmers are reportedly hit the hardest despite a good harvest.
Farmer Sai Kyaw said: “Bawlakhe residents are relying on sesame. In 2015 we made K3,800 a basket.
Now it is only K2,100. We need it to be around K3,000 to make ends meet. Merchants seem doing OK, though.”
Thai merchants from Mae Hong Son District are said to love sesame and chilli from Kayah State.

State agricultural bank ‘shorthanded’

The state-run Myanmar Agricultural Development Bank will not be able to assign staff in villages to give out farm loans because it is “shorthanded”, sources say.
Security and logistic issues supposedly were also behind its failure to reach into rural areas.
Htay Win, Ayeyawady Region minister for planning and finance, said: “We had to reassess our plan to go door-to-door in villages and give out loans because of short staff.”
The bank has only 362 staff members for branches in 26 townships, he added.

Bago residents face floods again

 
The residents of Taungoo, Bago Region, are struggling with the third flood this year, sources say.
The Sittaung River went above the town’s danger level by 31 centimetres on October 16, according to weather reports.
Thein Win, administration official of Ward 9, said: “I am not sure what caused the floods; it could be rain or dam water. There were two instances of floods in September but we had donors then.”
Homes in the highlands had not flooded yet, said a resident.