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YBS soon to install card payment system

GENERAL Jan 17, 2019
YANGON Bus Service (YBS) is going to start its card payment system instead of cash, said Chief Minister of Yangon Region, U Phyo Min Thein, at the event of the 2nd anniversary of Yangon Region T... 27

Deputy Speaker of Ayeyarwady Region Legislative Assembly dismissed from party

GENERAL Jan 17, 2019
The National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman Dr. Myo Nyunt has told Mizzima that it had dismissed Ayeyarwady Region legislative assembly deputy speaker after questioning him regarding the purcha... 24

Renewed fighting between AA and Myanmar military injures two youths

GENERAL Jan 17, 2019
Fresh skirmishes between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army in violence-scarred northern Rakhine state have left two youths injured and forced about 200 villagers to flee their homes in Maungdaw an... 27

Local banks permitted to extend more mortgages

BUSINESS Jan 17, 2019
Local banks have been permitted to allocated 5 percent of their total loan portfolio towards mortgages not exceeding three years, the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) said in a statement on Tuesday. ... 19

After three years, regulations under Condominium Law firm up

GENERAL Jan 17, 2019
The Ministry of Construction has announced the formation of a management committee to oversee the implementation of regulations under the Condominium Law 2016 and Condominium Rules 2017. In the... 21

Tech-based firms on the rise despite low digital literacy

GENERAL Jan 16, 2019
THOUGH DIGITAL literacy is still low in Myanmar, people’s eagerness to try new things and their ability to easily adapt to a new environment could generate a technology boom in the country by encour... 47

More than 250 bird species spotted at three Ramsar sites

GENERAL Jan 16, 2019
More than 250 bird species were recorded at three Ramsar sites, namely Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State, Inle Lake in Shan State and Moeyungyi Lake in Bago Region, in Myanmar. The collection of Asian ... 40

New elephant camp will be opened in Magway

GENERAL Jan 16, 2019
A new elephant camp will be opened in Myanmar's Magway region next month as a wildlife-based tourist destination and a wildlife conservation centre, Xinhua reported quoting state media. The 3.24-he... 39

Myanmar military releases villagers arrested for contact with AA

GENERAL Jan 16, 2019
Myanmar’s military has freed all but two of 15 villagers suspected of contact with rebel forces, whom it had detained in Buthidaung township amid fighting between government soldiers and the Arakan ... 27

Fisheries sector upgrades as exports set records

BUSINESS Jan 16, 2019
Myanmar is striving to upgrade its aquaculture sector amid a fall in the prices of fishery products in recent years despite higher export volumes and revenue.... 35