Myanmar Town Wants the Secret Out: George Orwell Slept Here

​​ KATHA (Myanmar) — In the 1990s, Mr Nyo Ko Naing noticed that the handful of foreign tourists who made it to his remote hometown were carrying their own maps and looked like they were searching for something. Someone, it turns out, by the name of George Orwell. Katha was Eric Blair’s last posting in […]

Technical training aims to produce quality mangoes for healthy export

\ Technical training has been given to mango growers across Mandalay Region by a local organization working on development of the mango market, said its secretary U Kyaw Soe Naing. Since mid 2016, the organization has offered a technical training course designed especially for mango farmers in anticipation of healthy exports in the coming years. […]

New tolls to be charged on Ayeyarwady, Chindwin rivers

Six new toll stations will open along the Ayeyarwady and Chindwin rivers on December 1, according to an official. In addition to collecting fees, the stations will be charged with ensuring boats are in good condition and are driving according to the law. Fees will be set at K200 for a vessel less than 39 […]