River sand extraction has adverse impacts on the rivers: WWF


According to the report issued by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the first week of September, the extraction of sand from rivers for construction industries has adverse impacts.

Proposal urging govt to lead peace move through negotiation with leaders of EAOs rejected

The proposal that the government should lead peace move through negotiation with leaders of EAOs submitted to the regular session of Union Parliament on September 3 was rejected.

NPE to find ways to meet profits

With purpose of meeting with profits, Stated-owned News and Periodicals Enterprise of the Ministry of Information will try to increase profits from advertising, circulations as well as scrutinize expenditures, said Minister Dr Pe Myint.
The remarks came from the findings report of two combined committees regarding the national planning bill and Union budget bill discussed at the regular session of Union Parliament in Nay Pyi Taw on September 7.  

Myanmar expects rise of K13.5 billion in construction sector in 2020

Myanmar has expected a rise of K13.5 billion in construction sector in 2020 according to a review of annual changes in the construction sector.
The remarks came from the press conference on Myanmar Build & Décor 2018 held at the Republic of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry also known as the UMFCCI in Yangon on September 6.

Water still covers lower areas of Taungoo


Myanmar to manufacture electric buses

Myanmar will manufacture marketable electric buses using Modulo technology from Hungary and sell them domestically and internationally, said Khin Maung Cho, Minister for Industry.
Electric buses are marketable as they don’t produce fumes hurting the environment. 
The remarks came from the regular session of Union Parliament held in Nay Pyi Taw on September 6. 

Govt. to take action on tugboat and stranded ship owners: maritime official


Experts call for total shutdown of Tikyit coal-fired power plant citing severe air, water pollutions

Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability (MATA) and environmental experts has held a press conference calling for the closure of a Chinese company-owned Tikyit coal-fired power plant in Shan State citing

Damaged Ygn-Mdy railway line undergo repairs

The damaged Yangon-Mandalay railway line due to Swar Chaung dam spillway collapse has been under repair and will be finished within days, says Ba Myint, General Manager of Myanmar Railways (MR).
“Swar flood caused serious damage to a bridge on the Yangon-Mandalay railroad, which was also destroyed about four miles worth of tracks. We are now striving to finish the renovation of the railroad in coming weekend. We made safety construction and then we re-opened the roads and bridges,” said Ba Myint.

Seven illegal jade scavenging backhoes seized in Hpa-kant

MYITGYINA- Seven backhoes, over 81 Kg of raw jade slabs and six men who were searching for jade illegally at an old jade mining plot owned by Yandana Taungtan Company, were seized in Hpa-kant Region, Kachin State, in the morning of September 5th.
The arrests were made by the army and Myanmar Police Force together with the Hpa-kant Police Station.
The seized backhoes were temporarily kept at the gunpowder plant in Lone Khin village tract, and six men were detained at the Hpa-kant Police station.