The former officials will make their latest installment of the more than $1.3 million in suspect development funds next week, said the region's planning and finance minister.
In the face of economic and geopolitical influences, Mandalay would do better to work on preservation of its reputation as a cultural capital and promote its heritage and history.
The loan is to be used to purchase 28 carriages from the lender, the Chinese government, as part of a series of major updates being made to the Yangon-Mandalay railway line.
With ambitions of becoming a genuine smart city, Mandalay — the country's last royal capital — is in the midst of a high-tech makeover.
U Ye Myat Thu is leading Mandalay towards ASEAN smart city status by adopting smart technologies in the public services sector—changes which are already reaping rewards.
Portraits of party chairman and local candidate for Nov. 3 by-election defaced in Myingyan Township
The Guangzhou-based low-cost airline, 9 Air, said Chinese travelers are interested in Mandalay, its first international destination, for its large jade and amber market.
There are many things to see and do in Mandalay for those with a few days to spare. But if you have only one, here are a few good ideas.