Submitted by whtut on Tue, 06/07/2016 - 16:48
The Taungthaman Lake will be restored to its former glory, according to Dr Soe Than, the Mandalay Region minister for agriculture, livestock and irrigation.
The water in the lake has been ruined by over two decades of fish farming. Regional authorities have banned fish farming and auctions and will replace the foul water with new, fresh water once the fields nearby are harvested. The irrigation ministry will oversee the process.
Submitted by ttwin on Sun, 05/29/2016 - 16:21
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism says it will reform the process for entry of blacklisted foreigners and visa overstays in a shakeup to the tourist sector.
Ye Mon, permanent secretary at the ministry, told the Committee for Foreign Visitors: “On 4 May, the government formed the committee with officials from nine ministries to ensure the massive numbers of foreigners arriving have a smooth experience. The new government has introduced many relaxations to allow a massive boom in arrivals."