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Concerns sparked over oil project in Magway

A project to explore oil in Magway Region worries the residents, reports say.
 
The Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and the Italy-based Eni Company are reportedly planning the 500-square-kilometre project running through 112 villages without explaining in details.
 
The residents said they were not clear about the heavy vehicles that would be used in the project and worried that the exploration might involve explosives.
 

Nationality verification work delayed in Rakhine State: Minister blames ‘unwilling manner’ and threats

The process of issuing national verification cards has been delayed in Rakhine State.
 
Thein Swe, the Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population, said the move had been made because of the “unwilling manner” of people toward the process, including threats and hindrance by those who do not want to be scrutinised about their nationality. 
 

Shooting sparks Yangon panic

A serious shooting incident took place in Yangon’s South Dagon Township on the evening of February 16.

2030 target for clean rural water

Rural communities have been promised drinking wate

Concerns sparked over oil project in Magway

A project to explore oil in Magway Region worries the residents, reports say.

The Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) and the Italy-based Eni Company are reportedly planning the 500-square-kilometre project running through 112 villages without explaining in details.

The residents said they were not clear about the heavy vehicles that would be used in the project and worried that the exploration might involve explosives.

Activists attack Telecommunications Law

Activists sent copies of their findings on the Telecommunications Law to five parliamentary committees on February 15, according to Maung Saung Kha, a member of the research team on the law.

He added that bill committees of the two houses, the legal affairs and special cases assessment commission, the transport, communications and construction committee and the committee for protecting citizens’ fundamental rights were sent their findings.

40,000 tonnes of illegal timber seized since April

More than 46,150 tonnes of illegal timber was confiscated nationwide between April and January, according to the Forestry Department.

Rakhine stabilised: security chief

National security adviser Thaung Tun says the clearance operations undertaken by the military in northern Rakhine State have ceased and the situation has “stabilised”, according to the Office of the State Counsellor.

Chief minister discusses new student union

Yangon Region chief minister Phyo Min Thein and former and current student

Lower House receives pasture policy proposal

A Lower House MP proposed a pasture policy to Parliament on Wednesday.

MP Kyaw Min of Letpadan Township, Bago Region, said: “In my constituency 30 village-tracts used to have 4,800 acres of pastureland. But it is reduced to 3,526. We lost a substantial portion of pasture to agricultural businesses, residential areas, fish farms and private companies.”

The country has 756,000 acres of pastureland, according to the 2016-17 national agricultural sector report.