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Public opinion sought for Dala bridge project

The number of signatures collected to seek public opinion on the development of Yangon-Dala bridge project has exceeded 50,000, said MP Tun Yin of Dala Township Constituency-1.

“We started collecting signatures on May 3 and will finalize it on May 20. I would like to thank the President, the State Counsellor and the Union government for their efforts to implement it. The petition campaign covers 24 wards and 55 villages. The petition will be sent to the President and the State Counsellor,” he added.

Strong winds kill two and injure six in Kani Township

Strong winds hit Kani Township in Yinmarbin district of Sagaing region yesterday, killing two people and injuring six others, according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

Sa William Frank, the director of the Sagaing Region Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement said: “The recent winds were strong. ”

The strong winds also destroyed nearly 300 houses and lamp posts in Ward No.3 of Kani Township.

Villagers flee ceasefire signatory's recruitment

Villagers from Maukmal Township, southern Shan State, are reportedly leaving their villages because the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), which signed the 2015 national ceasefire agreement, is recruiting new troops. 

Naga fear roads cannot handle monsoon

Naga Self-Administration Zone residents are worried about food shortage and health care ahead of the wet season since roads in Nangyun and Pangsaung townships are getting worse. 

U Bein Bridge work due next year

Conservation work on the f

Rakhine villagers face water shortages

Villages in Pauk

Design chosen to replace Mingalarzay Market

The design by the Amenity Design Group has been chosen to replace Mingalarzay Market in Yangon, which burned down last year, according to San Shwe, the head of the marketing department at the Yangon City Devel

628 Sagaing disasters in four years

Between 2011 and 2015 there were 628 natural disasters reported in Sagaing Region, according to the regional Relief and Resettlement Department.

Incidents in Monywa, Yinmarbin, Shwebo, Katha, Kantbalu, Kalay, Khamti and Sagaing districts included fires, floods, earthquakes, landslides and lightning strikes. 

YBS gets 100 new buses

A hundred buses to be used in the Yangon Bus Service (YBS) arrived in Yangon on May 12, sources say.

Transport authority to manage school buses

School buses have to ask permission from the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA), sources say.