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Botahtaung jetty project terminated over environmental impact

THE construction of a multi-purpose jetty on Botahtaung Pagoda road in Yangon will be terminated due to its negative impacts on the environment, Transportation and Communications Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung said yesterday at the Pyithu Hluttaw.Keep reading ...

Myanmar population reached 51.5m in 2014

The population of Myanmar totalled 51.5 million in the nationwide census conducted jointly by the Myanmar government and the United Nations last year, according to a Bangkok Post article quoting the Kyodo News Agency on 30 May.Keep reading ...

Economic Growth Could Increase Child Labor in Myanmar

After 50 years of economic isolation, observers fear that Myanmar children might be forced to work before they can complete schooling in a booming economy.Keep reading ...

Endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin Population On the Rise

MANDALAY – Burma’s endangered Irrawaddy dolphin population increased this year, according to a survey by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).Keep reading ...

Myanmar to submit EITI report next month

Myanmar will submit its debut report disclosing information on its extractive industries next month, in the hope of being accepted as a compliant member of the International Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), officials said yesterday.Keep reading ...

Average population density in Yangon reaches to 16,000 per square mile

Yangon— The average population density for Yangon has reached about 16,000 people per square mile, and most of them are living in downtown areas, Sanchaung, Kyimyindine and Kamayut townships, according to the report of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). Keep reading ...

Farmer’s rally against land grabs; officials issue warning

About 300 farmers from Rangoon’s Dagon Seikkan township demonstrated last Friday in front of a private company that allegedly confiscated their land.The protestors, with official approval from authorities, rallied in front of Pinlae Kothwe (Nine Seas) Company’s, which was one of 16 companies that seized ...

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