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Construction of Thahtay hydropower project completed only 48% after 10-year

KITSAPA- Only 48% of construction progress of Thahtay hydropower project already after 10 years, according to the Information Ministry.
 
The Thahtay hydropower project was implemented in Thandwe Township, Rakhine State since the beginning of 2008-2009 fiscal years and built by Construction Group(4) of Hydropower Implementation Department under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy with the technical aid from Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate-NVE.
 

Seafood factory closure makes migrant workers jobless

 

A low pressure area to form in third week of May

Southwest monsoon wind will be enter southern par

93 war refugees return from Thailand

Ninety three Myanmar citizens living in refugee camps in Thailand returned to their homeland on May 7.

Govt. rescue war refugees in Lainaungkhu Village

 

Lamp-posts collapsed in Pauktaw Township due to strong wind

SITTWE- Despite a low amount of rain, strong winds blew off the roofs of temporary shops in several Township and broke lampposts in Pauktaw Township in Rakhine State on 7 May.
 
“In Minbyar Market, shoppers’ baskets were blown out due to the strong wind. But, there was only a little rain while the strong wind blew out in a short time. All roofs of temporary shops were blown out,” said Aung Thar Tun from Myin Pyar Township.
 

Four activists charged against Peaceful Assembly Law

YANGON-Four activists who led the peace movement and called for the rescue of Kachin Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been charged with Section 19 of Peaceful Assembly Law, said Yangon Region Police Force yesterday.
 
“Yesterday, we sue four that were involved in the peace movement for violating section 19. The case is still in progress and they will be informed,” said unidentified police officer from Yangon Region Police Force.
 
Authorities claimed that they were neither informed nor received permission to hold the peace movement.

Myanmar Fire Services Department buys fire engines with Polish loan

YANGON- Fire Services Department will take Euro 50 million loan from the Polish government to buy 65 modern fire engines, according to the department.
 
“Currently, we had received 11 fire engines from Poland. 64 more fire engines will be arriving this year. We will contribute the fire engines to respective states and regions as designated numbers,” said an unidentified officer from Myanmar Fire Services Department.
 

A slight earthquake hit south of Mohnyin

A slight earthquake of magnitude 4.7 Richter Scale

Authorities plan to upgrade Sule jetty