6.0-magnitude quake jolts northwestern Myanmar, causes damages

YANGON, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) — An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude jolted Myanmar’s Sagaing region late Saturday, with damages reported. According to a release from Meteorology and Hydrology Department, the moderate quake struck at 21:39. local time (15:09 GMT). Its epicenter was measured at 22.5 kilometers northwest of Shwebo city and 53 kilometers south of Kanbalu […]

YCDC to penalise negligent construction companies

Yangon City Development Committee will take severe action against construction companies and contractors if there are complaints from neighbors about the damage to nearby houses and buildings, according to the building department under YCDC. There have been many complaints recently from homeowners about nearby construction sites that have caused damage to their buildings and houses, […]

UK invites Myanmar’s cooperation in fighting illegal wildlife trade

YANGON—The UK government has invited the Myanmar government to attend an international conference on the illegal wildlife trade to be held in London in February. “The UK hopes that H.E. President Thein Sein’s government will be represented in London,” the British Embassy said today. The conference, to be hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron […]