The ocean space management plan aims to maintain livelihoods that rely on the sea and protect Burma’s dolphins, sea turtles, and other species.
Mi Kon Chan, a National League for Democracy lawmaker from Mon State, submitted the proposal urging the Union government to review the projects.
Sagaing Division chief minister is likely to visit the controversial Letpadaung copper mine as local farmers prevent copper from leaving the compound.
A court in Rangoon’s Latha Township sentences U Kyaw Myint, former owner of Father Land Construction, to five years in prison with labor for fraud.
A survey found around one dozen three-story buildings in Ngapali that breach height guidelines provided by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
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The full project—to include warehouses, trade showrooms, government offices, and transportation—could cost 2 billion kyats (US$1.5 million).
A bridge across the Salween River in Mon State will be called Yamanya Bridge after locals rejected the name Bogyoke Aung San.
Authorities from Turin urge the Rangoon govt to implement a mechanism to engage the public in developing an efficient urban transportation system.
The state is awaiting approval from the Union government in order to officially announce the hotel zones in Gwa and Thandwe townships.
The Mon State Chief Minister will reconsider naming a bridge for Burmese independence icon Gen Aung San.
“If we want to develop this region, we need to expand Kawthaung Airport so that it can receive direct international flights,” says tourism minister.
Ethnic nationality delegates say China could put pressure on the government and army to deescalate armed conflict in Burma.
‘We expect that more outside investors will come once these rules are approved,’ says an official in the government’s investment directorate.
MIC responds to the Central Committee for Implementation of Peace and Development in Arakan State’s request for how to create local job opportunities.