MPs urge govt to rein in farmland sales

The subdivision and selling of farmland must be done by the national government, not by local management and development committees, a legislator in the Upper House has said. U Myo Win, MP for Mon State constituency 1, underscored the need for the national government to regulate the activities of management and development committees in townships […]

Hundreds Protest in Mon State Against Polluting Factories

Mon State — About 300 residents of Moulmein Township in Mon State protested on Sunday against three coal-fired antimony factories accused of polluting the local air with their emissions, according to the organizer. The protesters brandished signs and chanted “We don’t want the antimony factories to use coal” to urge the state government to shut […]

Ministry of Industry, No.(3) Heavy Industrial Enterprise, Invitation of Expression of Interest (EoI) for Cooperation in the area of Eco-Industrial Park (Thaton), Submission Date: 28 September 2018.

Eco- Industrial Park (Thaton), located in Inn Shae Village, Thaton Township, Mon State, under No.(3) Heavy Industrial Enterprise, Ministry of Industry is intended to invite the investors who are interested to operate any type of industries and businesses in the area of Eco- Industrial Park (Thaton). The investors who interested in those cooperation are required […]

Effective legal action to be taken against corrupt civil servants after amending anti-corruption law

The peace talks between State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and residents from different fields took place in Mawlamyin, Mon State on June 14. (Photo-State Counsellor Office) The government will be able to take effective legal actions against corrupt civil servants after an anti-corruption law has been amended and control authorized personnel not to misuse […]

Myanmar VP calls for more efforts to attract intra-ASEAN travelers

YANGON, June 13 (Xinhua) — Myanmar Second Vice President U Henry Van Thio called for more efforts to attract intra-ASEAN travelers to the country, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday. Addressing the opening of the the Myanmar Tourism Conference in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, U Henry Van Thio urged for targeting Eastern countries of China, Japan, […]

River-crossing gas pipe project in progress

Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing inspected the laying of a new gas pipeline across Sittaung river between Kyaikto Township in Mon State and Waw township in the Bago Region yesterday. Accompanied by Deputy Minister Dr Tun Naing and officials, the union minister arrived at the project site to replace a 12-inch […]

Educators Push for Govt Support of Multilingual Education

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Ethnic educators try to find means to gain access to support and recognition from government education ministries for unofficial (ethnic national) schools, where many minority children are learning in their ethnic languages. Educators gathered at the Ethnic Education Forum held in Moulmein, Mon State, this week and shared their challenges in […]

Rubber prices fall in Myanmar due to decrease in quality

Rubber prices in Myanmar are falling despite an increase in quantity exported to China. Myanmar is a particularly good region for growing rubber because of its wet weather and high humidity. Myanmar Rubber prices have been falling in the Mon State due to low quality, the Mon State Rubber Planters and Producers Association’s chair Nai […]

Kayin State opens tender for Hpa-an mall

The Kayin State government is calling tenders for building the first shopping mall in the state capital of Hpa-an, a senior planning official said. U Than Naing, minister of the municipality as well as of the planning and finance departments of the state government, said the project was planned to be built within a two-and-a-half-year […]

JICA to fund new projects to replace old suspension bridges

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will fund the construction of new bridges to replace ageing suspension bridges in some areas of the country, an official of the Japanese aid agency said. Among the new bridges that JICA will fund include the one that will replace the Gyaing suspension bridge in Kawkareik township of Kayin […]