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Public meeting on Chinese copper mine in Sagaing ends in shouting match

YANGON—The Sagaing regional government’s first public consultation on a Chinese company’s proposal to conduct a mining feasibility study in the Wazeintaung area came to an abrupt end on Wednesday due to resistance from local people. The first public consultation was organized in Yinmarpin Township on Wednesday by Sagaing government officials, and attended by the regional […]

Education Ministry Suspends Construction of 6,000 New Schools

NAYPYITAW — The Education Ministry has suspended its project to construct about 6,000 educational facilities including basic education schools across the country due to budget constraints. The government had already granted a budget for the project but since new President U Win Myint increased the pay for civil servants in April, the Education Ministry no […]

Questions Raised About $300 Million Downtown Development Project

YANGON — Land clearing and demolition for a project worth more than US$300 million on the former site of a Defense Services Museum, near Shwedagon Pagoda, has prompted a lawmaker to inquire about the initiative in the upcoming parliamentary session. U Kyaw Zay Ya, a Yangon regional lawmaker representing Dagon Township—where the site is located—told […]