Coastal town land prices ‘skyrocket’ while locals move inland

Land prices at a coastal town in Rakhine State have risen to an “unprecedented level” over the past three years, according to local villagers.

Mass JE vaccination kicks off today

With the school-based Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccination concluded, a wider programme aiming to vaccinate all children between the ages of five and 15 begins today (Monday).

Over use of machinery and vehicles rampant in Lonekhin-Hpakant mines


Mining companies have been going over the limits of the number of machinery allowed to use in Lonekhin-Hpakant jade mines.

According to MP Tint Soe from the Hpakant Constituency, companies have been abusing the lack of enforcement on vehicles and machinery allowed per mine by utilizing those that were from mines with expired licenses together with officially registered machinery of the operational mines.

V-P visits Dawei, backs quick approval for loan to build highway

DAWEI- The Dawei-Htee Khee two-lane highway will be built if the if the Union Parliament approves a 4.5-billion baht loan from Thailand, according to reports.
The road, in the Myanmar-Thailand border area, is a key part of the Dawei deep seaport and special economic zone (SEZ) project in Dawei district, Taninthayi Region. Nine projects are involved in the first phase of Dawei SEZ, which is 27-square-kilometre wide.

Yangon residents tour Russian destroyer

The visiting Russian destroyer, Admiral Panteleyev, the flagship of the Russian Pacific Ocean Fleet, proved a hit with many Yangon residents on December 9.
The large anti-submarine ship arrived in Myanmar on December 7 for a three-day goodwill visit, according to the Russian embassy in Myanmar.
“I had been invited to study the warship once but I didn’t take that opportunity. Now I come here to study it,” said Chan Myae Aung from Hlaing Township. 

Employers reject workers’ call for higher minimum wage

Dr Khin Maung Aye, a central executive committee member of Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association, told the media that employers were only in a position to pay a daily minimum wage of between K4,000 and K4,200.
He was speaking at a ceremony to present certificates at the Construction Central Training School in Thuwunna in Yangon on Saturday

Dala-Twantay new town is first priority in Yangon development plan


Over 200 human trafficking cases exposed


Four servicemen get minor injuries in mine explosions on Yangon-Sittwe road


Four servicemen got minor injuries in mine explosions on Yangon-Sittwe road near Thilar village in Myebon Township in Rakhine State on the morning of December 8, according to Rakhine State government.

Three hand-made mines exploded while a military motorcade comprising four vehicles was leaving An Township.

Multiple approaches needed to succeed in drugs challenge, says minister

Taking a single approach in addressing the challenges of amphetamine smuggling and drugs abuse will not work, said Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-General Ye Aung.