Yangon-Dala river crossing bridge to begin construction in December

Yangon-Dala river crossing bridge marking friendship between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar will begin its construction in December, said a source from the Ministry of Construction. 
The main bridge structure of Yangon-Dala has been approved at the final stage. The new design of the bridge is being drafted by Korean Consultancy Company. The bridge has 49 meter in water clearance height and its width is 370 meter.

Paving road in Mawtaung in Myanmar-Thailand border 70 percent complete

Taninthayi- Road paving of Htonnkhar-Mawtaung road section is 70 percent completed and will be finished by December.

Htonnkhar-Mawtaung road section in Taninthayi Township is undertaken by Myeik Public Company and it will be complete in December according to the Company.

Currently, as it is still within the monsoon season, the road is inaccessible to locals as well as travelers, and transportation of commodities faced great difficulties.

Ygn government strives to build earthquake-resistant schools

YANGON- With the aim to construct secure and safe schools against earthquakes, Yangon Region Government Committee will be cooperating with relevant organizations, Social Affairs Minister Naing Ngan Lin from the Yangon Region Government Committee yesterday said at the 7th Regular Meeting of Second Yangon Region Parliament.
Regional MP Yan Aung representing No.2 Constituency of Mingalar Taungyunt Township asked that whether there will be an educative programs about the earthquake at the schools and for the public in general.

Migrants prone to more drug abuse in Kachin jade mining area

MYITKYINA- Many migrants are now addicted to drugs while working in the tissue-cultured banana plantations and jade mining areas in Hpa-kant, Kachin State, according to the locals.
In the past, there were many migrants working in the gold and jade mining areas within Kachin State.
The incumbent government gradually shut down the rampant illegal jade and gold mining industries. Due to the result, the migrants gathered for employment in the tissue-cultured banana plantations.

Villagers flee after embankment of Bwatgyi dam lowers


People in some villages below Bwatgyi Dam fled their houses as the embankment of Bwatgyi dam lowered again on the evening of September 16.

In early September, the embankment of Bwatgyi Dam, located in Aunglan Township in Thayet District in Magway Region, sunk lower after a crack appeared from unknown damages.

Ministry eyes digital technology for tourism development


For the development of tourism sector, the country must innovate with digital technology and market promotion with the use of new brands, said Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism Ohn Maung.

Rakhine State gets 30 cyclone shelters this year


A total of 30 cyclone shelters have been built in Rakhine State this year, said Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Soe Aung on September 17.

Lower house MP Kyaw Shwe from Yanbye Township Constituency raised the question about the construction of multi-purpose cyclone shelters at two jetties in Laytaung region, at the session of a lower house parliament yesterday.

5th Shan traditional boat racing held


The 5th Shan traditional boat racing was held at Hotat village (Ponein region) where Taunggyi, Hopong and Hsihseng Townships in Shan State converge, on September 16 and 17.

The traditional boat racing was led by the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD). Since yores, traditional boat racings were held here. The two-day event attracted thousands of enthusiasts and audiences.

Briber in Facebook comedian murder to act as witness

Anti-Corruption Commission chairman Aung Kyi has said the briber in Facebook comedian Aung Yell Htwe murder case will not face legal action as he has been asked to act as a witness in court in order to prevent difficulties in bringing justice in this case and to serve public interests.

Myanmar people still suffer hardships due to civil war, mismanagement: ANP vice chair

Ethnic people have been suffering various hardships stemming from civil war and mismanagement since Myanmar regained independence, said Arakan National Party (ANP) vice chairperson Aye Nu Sein.