Myanmar Times

Voters lacking info about candidates: EEOP survey

More than half of the voters have admitted that they don’t know the plans and policies of the candidates competing in the by-election on April 1, 2017, according to the Pre-Election Voter Perception Survey done by the Election Education and Observation Partners (EEOP).

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Factories told to close on polling day

Factories in Hlaing Tharyar have been told to close on polling day to allow their employees to cast their votes in the township’s by-election.

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Demand to stop dam projects

About 400 villagers gathered on the banks of the Namtu River in Hsipaw township, Shan State last week to protest the construction of a dam which they said will submerge their homes and lands.

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Rice husk power plant opens in Myanmar

A biomass gasification power plant which uses rice husks to generate electricity was opened by the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO) in Nay Pyi Taw, said the company’s chairman, U Chit Khine.

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Workers want 10-day Thingyan holiday

More than 5000 workers representing the Confederation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (CTUM) marched to the city centre yesterday to demand 10 days of holidays during the Thingyan water festival.

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Fiscal year 2017-18 will dawn with new economic policies and priorities

The new fiscal year will start on April 1, which also marks the start of new laws and economic policies for Myanmar. The new Myanmar Investment Law, which was recently passed, will come into effect on April 1 and its implementation and enactment will spell changes for the country’s businesses and investors.

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Environmental awareness camp in Sagaing forest reserve

Sagaing regional government is building an environmental awareness and education camp in Linn Note Guu forest reserve in Kanbalu township, to conserve the flora and fauna of the forests and to promote appreciation for the natural environment among people, especially the younger generation.

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Joint-venture between British and Myanmar firms eyes oil and gas sector

A British company has created a joint-venture with a Myanmar firm to enter the marine industry as well as oil and natural gas sector.

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Myanma Timber Enterprise to respond to Danish teak sanctions

Danish authorities have made a ruling to place injunctions on all seven Danish operators bringing Myanmar teak into the Scandinavian country. Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) has plans to respond to the sanctions placed on the entire Myanmar teak industry, according to U Khin Maung Kyi, deputy general manager (extraction) of MTE.

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Workers to be sent for S Korean fishing industry

Myanmar plans to send workers for the fishing industry in South Korea as there is a demand for labour in that sector, said U Thein Win, director of the Migration Affairs Department under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

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