Feasibility study underway for a transportation in Chindwin River

A feasibility study will be made for construction of ships and transportation in Chindwin River with the help from Netherland Government, according to Ministry of Transportation and Communication.

Under the Netherland Government’s Develop 2 Build Project, a grant admission was signed in last August between Netherland ambassador and Managing director of Inland Water transportation Department for the transportation in Chindwin River and construction of ships.

Disease outbreak in Naga Region, kills 7 children

Nan Yun - Due to an outbreak of a disease in Nan Yun within the Naga self administrative region, 7 children were killed and while some villages are starting to recover from the illness, villagers still need health care and medical assistance.

The outbreak emerged in the northern Sagaing region of Myanmar.

Entire villages in Lanpan and Shun Hepaw village tracts in Nan Yun Township suffered from the unidentified disease and the symptoms are fever, coughing, bleeding from nose, difficulty in breathing while some suffered diarrhoea.

Electric shock fishing caused decline in Ayeyawaddy Dolphin species

Dolphin numbers along the Ayeyawaddy River are now listed as a species facing extinction and the blame is being put on fishermen, some of whom are using car batteries that kill both fishes and dolphins with electric shocks.

Indiscriminate and illegal fishing activities, according to experts, have been the main factor behind the number of Ayeyawaddy Dolphins getting dangerously scarce.

Licenses for more than 520 jade mining blocks to expire this month


Licenses for more than 520 jade mining blocks in Lonekhin, Hpakant, Mogok, Khamti, Monghsu and Mohnyin mining areas will expire in September, according to a statement by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.

The 524 to-be-expired jade mining blocks are: 190 in Lonekin and Hpakant, four in Monghsu, 155 in Mogok, 143 in Khamti and 32 in Mohnyin.

Over 8,000 users registered at MM Social


The number of people who use MM Social, a Myanmar-owned social network has exceeded 8,000 users in a short span of 18 hours since its inception, said Ko Yan Naing Myint, an executive director of MM Social.

“Only the functions such as account sign in, like, share and comment, pages and groups are available. Users will not have access to functions like video call, voice call and live,” he added.

Highway accidents kill six, injure 44 in August


There were 38 traffic accidents on Yangon-Mandalay highway in late August, resulting in six deaths and 44 injuries, according to Nay Pyi Taw highway police office.

From January to August this year, there were 297 accidents on Yangon-Mandalay highway, leaving 60 people dead and 571 others injured. On average, there are 37 accidents, seven deaths and 71 injuries every month, according to the highway police.

Myanmar State Counsellor to attend 27th World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Vietnam


At the invitation of Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will  attend the 27th World Economic Forum on ASEAN to be held in Hanoi of Vietnam, according to a statement by the Myanmar State Counsellor Office.

The 27th World Economic Forum on ASEAN will be held in Hanoi of Vietnam from September 11 and 13.

Myanmar to resume timber extraction


Myanmar will produce 15,000 tons of teak in the timber extraction season this year, said Kyaw Kyaw Lwin, Deputy Director-General of Forest Department at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, at a round-table discussion on the State economy pertaining to the forest sector.

BMWEC presents certificates to more than 300 migrant students


Burmese Migrant Workers' Education Committee (BMWEC) presented certificates to more than 300 students who passed the exam in 2017-2018 academic year, said its chair Naw Sar Al.

The certificate-presenting ceremony was held at Sarthulay basic education high schools in Mae Sot on September 8.

Parliament approves $ 61.816 million loan for KMIC project


Union Parliament approved a proposal to take a loan of US$ 61.816 million from the EXIM bank of South Korea for Korea-Myanmar Industrial Complex (KMIC) to be developed in Hlegu Township in Yangon, at the session of Union parliament on September 6.