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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 27 September, 2014
Date of publication: 27 September 2014
Description/subject: PYIDAUNGSU HLUTTAW: Losses of state-run industries dominate Pyidaungsu Hluttaw discussion...Cultivable lands reclaimed for farmless people to help reduce poverty: Lower House...Labour ministry says setting minimum wage is time-consuming process.....DOMESTIC NEWS:Eid Day on 6 October... UPWC, NCCT to hold next round of talks in October...MCDC to renovate Clock Tower of Zaygyo Market...Over 30,000 overage vehicles handed over to DRA in Mandalay...Monsoon paddy in Myanaung Tsp to get irrigated water...Authorities expanding culverts, bridges on road sections...Telenor SIM cards available anywhere in Mandalay District...Equipment, rice, edible oil donated to older persons...Cattle insemination techniques shared to local farmers...Winners in aerobic contest awarded in Nay Pyi Taw...Vendors urged to sell fresh foods to students...FSWG launches photo contest to mark World Food Day...New school building, duplicate tooth relic, chamber donated to Natmauk Tsp.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar armed forces will strengthen ties with Japanese Self-Defence Forces: Senior General...Myanmar, South Korea step up efforts to boost business-to-business relations in SME sector...Myanmar, PRC agreed to accelerate momentum of cooperation in potential sectors...Dinner to mark seminar on Germany’s tax system hosted...ASEAN Plus Three civil service organizations meet...Health development discussed at ASEAN Health Ministers’ meetings...Ministers of ASEAN, dialogue partner countries tour farmlands in Nay Pyi Taw...SWRR Ministry organizes meetings on ASEAN Disaster Preparedness and Response Simulation Exercise...U Myint Naung accredited to Italian Republic...European Film Festival launched....."PERSPECTIVES": "Good news for Yangonites" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "A Welcome Boost for the Cultural Heritage in Myanmar" by Maung Phyo..."Best ways to develop children’s head, heart and hands" by Khaing Thanda Lwin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 September 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 15 September, 2014
Date of publication: 15 September 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Political de-centralizations and implementation of new political cultures are with pure political goodwill for the benefit of the people...Students visit Setsetyo irrigated farmlands in Ottarathiri Township...Locals get knowledge on farmlend reclaimation in Sagaing Region...Mandalay Region marks Myanmar Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day...Traditional dances performed in Mandalay...Public health educative talks given in Mongyai...Youths invited to participate in peace process...Union Ministers tour Minbu, Pakokku...Rescue efforts still under way in search of missing climbers...Free health care services given to over 200 locals in Kamamoung...Arts Gallery inaugurated in Mandalay...Locals join collective weeding, broadcasting fertilizer...Business Forum marks golden jubilee anniversary of Yangon University of Economics...ISR Football Tournament commences in Mandalay...Hoteliers, chefs visit thriving vegetables and crops plantations in 900-acre farmlands...Vendors commence sales of toy pots at Phayathonzu Pagoda in Mandalay...Transfer of share, modern rail transportation discussed...Development of industries in Bago Region discussed...Ministry of Health initiates pilot water safety plan project in Yangon, Mandalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Pyithu Hluttaw to attend 35th Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in LPDR...Myanmar Investment Outreach Forum to be held in New York....."PERSPECTIVES": "Genuine peace is important for every citizen" by Myint Win Thein.....ARTICLE: "The State Ovadacariya (Patron) Committee of the Sangha of All Orders of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar" by Ba Sein (Religious Affair)...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 25 August, 2014
Date of publication: 25 August 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham opens Science Fair 2014 at Yangon University…MR launches third air-conditioned carriage…Outstanding offspring of motion picture organization honoured…Dy Construction Minister views progress of Bayintnaung Overpass-2, Shwegon housing…Suspected Ebola patient shows sign of improvement…Myanmar seizes $ 20m worth drug haul…Mandalay region development discussed…Over six thousand job seekers apply for jobs at Fifth Myanmar Job Fairs...Tube-well supplies drinking water to rural people…Libraries of Paungde Township get new publications…South and north Pinle Dams irrigating farmlands…Traffic islands under construction at Kalay junction…Earthen pots marketable in Magway Township… Yadanagu Pagoda Festival held in Amarapura on a grand scale… Capacity building course for staff of fire services conducted… Midwife trainees conclude theoretical course… Betel leave price hikes in Mawlamyine… Myanmar athlete secures silver in Wushu in Youth Olympic Games…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ASEAN Economic Ministers to focus issues on AEC, FTA between ASEAN and its dialogue partners…ASEAN Youth Football Tournament 2014 champions Myanmar arrive home holding trophy…Myanma Airways to launch Osaka flight…Tokyo Pipe donates water supply equipment for Yangon region…Foreign students of MUFL host farewell party… Master of Business Administration (MBA) Batch II kicks off….."PERSPECTIVE": "Selfie obsession has good and bad consequences" by Aung KHIN…..ARTICLE: " “An Advice for Beginner-readers As to What and How to Read English” by Khin Mg Oo…
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 September 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 20 August, 2014
Date of publication: 20 August 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice President U Nyan Tun delivers speech at central committee meeting on drugs eradication…Immigration union minister inspects preparations on upcoming e-visa system…Agreement signed for upgrading Industrial Training Centre in Hsinde…Over 1,000 mobile phones confiscated in Muse… Consulting firm opens in Yangon…Development prospects of Twantay Township discussed…Upgrading of railroads and running systems of MR discussed with foreign experts…Water levels of Thanlwin River likely to drop below dangerous mark… High-yield sugarcane saplings distributed in Ayadaw Township… 18,000 acres of farmland in ChaungU Township irrigated due to monsoon… Soaps donated to Upper Myanmar former selected footballers association… New building constructed for Taunggyi BEHS No 10… Teaching aid competition held at college in Chanayethazan Township… Extension to be built for basic education high school in Ayadaw Township of Sagaing Region… Mobile clinic provides health care services to rural people in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area… Water tank and pipelines provided to rural people… Departmental officials inspect cotton plantations in Ayadaw Township… Deputy Finance Minister urges bank staff to provide professional servives… Theatrical performers form cooperative society in Nay Pyi Taw…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein felicitates Hungarian counterpart, PM…Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham meets British delegation…Myanmar to compete in six categories at ASEAN Skills Competition 2014 in Vietnam…Foreign affairs Union minister receives UN advisor…Myanmar implements economic zone in border town with China…Vice-Senior General Soe Win visits “Oboronexpo 2014” in Russia…Myanmar U-19 to meet Malaysian U-21 in semifinal for Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy U-21 2014… Foreign direct investment to boost Myanmar’s economy discussed… Local entrepreneurs, Indian businessmen to increase cooperation on industrial production….."PERSPECTIVES": " World Humanitarian Day 2014 pays tribute to aid workers" by Kyaw Thura…..ARTICLE: " PRE-SCHOOL BOOKS—A PREREQUISITE FOR CHILDREN’S LITERATURE" by Maung Hlaing…
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 August 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 14 August, 2014
Date of publication: 14 August 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President receives vision diagnosis as free eye treatment programme starts in Nay Pyi Taw…Education Ministry distributes textbooks in national race languages for basic education schools…Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation urges for increased seed production…Public announcement for remonstration…Arbitration Centre to deal with disputes in trade sector to be set up…Myanmar culture university student wins first prize in ASEAN Youth Arts Competition for Arts and Human Rights…Development of Kayin State only possible with local cooperation: Union Minister…Yangon circular railway network to be upgraded with RBE air-con carriages…Information Ministry to enhance capacity of government officers…Branches of trees cleared around power lines in Mandalay…MUFL students participate in song contests…Culvert eases transport, proper flow of water…Some students of Kalay Township suffering from dengue fever…Talks on danger of dyed food products given to students…Herbal plants, tubers on sales at Myathalun Pagoda in Magway…Artificial limbs and braces donated in Kawkareik…Assistance provided to flood victims in Hopang…Public Call Offices lose customers as the use of mobiles increases…500-acre Palethwe paddy plantation harvested in Pobbathiri Tsp…..EXTERNAL RELATIONS: ADB to focus on ‘inclusive business’ in Myanmar…Vice-Senior General Soe Win visits Russia…Hotel entrepreneurs urged to make preparations for 46th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (AEM)….."PERSPECTIVES": "Environmental protection vital for sustainable economic growth" by Myint Win Thein…..ARTICLE: "STRATEGY of Success" by Kyi Mun…
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 August 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 10 July, 2014
Date of publication: 10 July 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Ethnic youths in Myanmar’s Naga Hills Engaged in Protecting Forests...Media Invited to Myanmar’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Party...Union government donates Waso robes, alms to monks...Preparations for Martyrs’ Day in Myawady begin...Katha Township to combat TB disease under plan...Drain dredged to irrigate farmlands in Kyaukhtu...Gravel road under construction to link Yangon-Mandalay Highway and Pyinmana- Taungnyo Road...Werawsana Jade Pagoda under construction in Amarapura Township...MPF presents stipends, cash assistance to offspring of servicemen...Products Show attracts visitors in Mandalay...District officials discuss implementation of Third Wave process...YCDC urges construction contractors to legalize buildings...Interfaith friendship organization in Myingyan urges for peaceful co-existence...Union FM, UNODC Myanmar country manager discuss mutual cooperation in combating illicit drugs...Dawei SEZ implementation committee meets...Red Cross members urged to take part in social welfare tasks.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar, Japan to step up acceleration of cooperation in postal sector...ILO, UMFCCI sign MoU on project for developing capacity of employers’ organizations in Myanmar...Venerable Sitagu Sayadaw joins Asia-Europe Forum...Myanmar, Japan to promote bilateral relations...Myanmar receives largest amount of assistance from Japan in second half of 2013-2014 fiscal year...Lower House Speaker meets chairman of Japan- Myanmar Parliamentarian Friendship League...Union Minister receives country director of ADB...CEO & Founder of Intermediate Group of Britain calls on Hluttaw Committee chairmen...Myanmar to take part in Asian Games 2014 in ROK....."PERSPECTIVES": "What lessons Brazil gave us" By Aung Khin...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 July 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 17 June, 2014
Date of publication: 17 June 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Yangon hosts Myanmar’s first-ever international film festival with focus on human rights...Loi Hein Company donates “Endoscope” to Wachet Jivitadana Sangha Hospital in Sagaing Hills...Reconstitution of election sub-committees coordinated...Scholarship, stipend awards given to outstanding students in Sagaing...Earthen lake dredged to irrigate farmlands in Taungdwingyi Tsp...Collective sanitation carried out at ancient lake in Kyaukpadaung...Union government to prevent confrontations between locals and INGOs in Rakhine State...Outstanding schools, students honoured in Myaungmya...Cash assistance provided to social organizations in Kayin State...Application for registration of political party...Myanmar youth golfers win two first prizes, one second prize in golf event...Public notice for remonstration...Solar panels provided to villages in Sagaing Region for electrification...Loans to be delivered to SME industries...Students, faculty members, Red Cross Brigade members donate blood...Yenangyoung Tsp gets new pre-primary school...Dhamma School opened for Buddhist trainees...Value-added bamboo products to generate income in Magway...Blacksmith products of Kin village in Myaung Tsp marketable in major cities...Water supply project to commence in 2015 in Mandalay.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: 30,436 foreigners visited Shwedagon Pagoda in May 2014...President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Iceland...Union FM felicitates Icelander counterpart....."PERSPECTIVES": "Chronic tax evasion problem delays development of Myanmar" By Aung Khin...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 13 June, 2014
Date of publication: 13 June 2014
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Thamine junction heavily affected by rainy season as measures to prevent floods not yet taken...Disabled persons in Myanmar vulnerable to discrimination and denial of fundamental rights...Health For All Programme needs funds...No plan to limit drinking age, union deputy minister tells Upper House...One-stop service to be given to entrepreneurs in Mandalay...Traffic police assigned to ensure security of students in Mandalay...Homalin Tsp gets suspension bridge...Police arrest 116 human traffickers from January to May 2014...Local breeders provided with loans in Muse...District GAD delivers cash assistance to students...Eden group and Hilton Worldwide Announce Hotels & Resorts Management Agreement...Training given to administrators for enhancement of capacity...Protestors demand amendment of constitution...Katha District INRD issues citizenship scrutiny cards to youths...Summer paddy thriving in Seikpyu Township due to irrigation...Farmers of KhinU Tsp receive agricultural loans...First-ever Motor Partner Network Association Event introduced...Plan underway to cooperate in opening Social Affairs Institute.....EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Signing of Grant Agreement for “Project for Improvement of Education College”...Declaration on Social Responsible Media for a Peace and Prosperous ASEAN Community...Deputy Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw back from World Summit of Legislators...Myanmar, Bangladesh discuss border security issues...Deputy Speaker of Upper House meets UNDP, Australian guests...President U Thein Sein meets Information Ministers of ASEAN, partnership countries...ASEAN information ministers gather to discuss ‘socially responsible media'...Joint Media Statement Twelfth Conference of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information and Third Conference of ASEAN Plus Three Ministers Responsible for Information Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar 12 June 2014...U.S. to train Myanmar engineers, technicians on building safety enhancements along Yangon-Mandalay Highway...Signing of Grant Agreement for “Project for Improvement of Education College”...To formulate Action Plan and roadmap on information and media to advance ASEAN awareness and community building and realise ASEAN regional integration and post 2015 vision....."PERSPECTIVES": "Myanmar’s telecommunication sector to see improvement with foreign firms entering the market" By Myint Win Thein...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 13 June 2014
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 8 August, 2013
Date of publication: 08 August 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS: Right canal irrigation system of North Yama Dam suspended due to complaints [Pyithu Hluttaw]...Amyotha Hluttaw to continue discussion on issuance of citizenship scrutiny cards for children at orphanages.....EXECUTIVE: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Myawady Press Release Team Notification No (14/2013) 7th August, 2013 1st Waxing of Wagaung, 1375 ME Press release on the matter related to enactment of Region/State Hluttaw Bill 2013.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife attend monsoon tree-planting ceremony...Inlay Lake under conservation with greening tasks...Illegal electricity supplier taken action...Narcotic drugs seized in Mawlu...KhinU farmers happy with rainwater...Fallen power line electrocutes woman...Over 260 educational staff appointed in Yamethin Township...Floated firewood penetrates market in rainy season...First batch of GSM SIM cards sold in Mawlu...Kalay starts monsoon paddy plantations...Wards, villages in Kyaunggon affected by flood...Wabo Station Hospital expected to open soon...GSM SIM cards presented to education staff in Pyinmana...Educative talk on censustaking organized...Percussion lock firearms seized in forest reserve...Husks fetches high price...Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker attends Debate on AFPFL and Panglong Conference...Myanmar discharges 68 underage soldiers...Blockage on Kutkai-Muse Union Highway cleared...SLCC-MDY opens Shan language, literature course...Outstanding student needs assistance in Gangaw Township...Complaints about taxation system invited...Bayintnaung Market fumigated...Seizure of snatcher exposes more snatching cases on the buses...Hill ringroad expanded for public safety...Phone post falls down, leaving woman cyclist injured...Ye-Dawei railroad section reopened...Flood victims in Kayin State return home..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Myanmar will assume 2014 ASEAN Chairmanship by ensuring centrality of ASEAN; obtaining ASEAN consensus; representing ASEAN in strengthening, promoting closer relations with external partners...Navy helps foreign vessel at sea...Concrete jetty handed over to MPA in Kyaukpyu...www.27seagames2013.com for sports information...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives JICA Chairman and party..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Going to SEA Games? For what?".....ARTICLE: "A Study on the History of the Shwedagon Pagoda" Dr.Saw Mra Aung
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 August 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 7 August, 2013
Date of publication: 07 August 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS: MPs call for amending law and rules of Myanmar’s Mining Law [Pyidaungsu Hluttaw]...“National Races’ Rights Protection Bill” clarified..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Cash and vehicle donated for leprosy patients...Buddhist Youth Culture Instructor Course commences...Health care services provided to nuns...Essay contest marks drug elimination...Hoteliers of Inlay donate two fire engines, cash...Free clinics serving patients...Yaw region meeting development thanks to Myanma Railways...Traditional dances in practice...Trawlergy overturns in Ngaphe...Public satisfaction high on the agenda: Union SWRR Minister...World Breastfeeding Week 2013 activities marked...Relief aid for flood victims in Myawady...Community-based teak plantations established in Meiktila...Educative talk on drug held in Nawnghkio...Shan State Chief Minister meets local people, traders in Muse...Talks on traffic rules given in Sittway...Shwetaung Township gets new transformer...Four-district football championship kicks off in Bago...Tractors employed to Natogyi to plant damaged farms...Literary talk given in Sagaing...District Level Extempore Talks, Debate, Poem and Tale Contest held in Katha...Auxiliary midwife course concluded in Sagaing...Outstanding students honoured in Maungtaw District...Village library put into service in Thazi Township...Relief aid provided to victims of landslide...Township Support Committee finally constituted in Thanatpin...Illegal teak doors seized at Baydingon Checkpoint...Seized cattle auctioned in Shwegyin Tsp...Union A&I Minister inspects thriving crops plantation under irrigation system in Nay Pyi Taw...Foodstuffs, personal goods provided to flood victims...Lashio-Hsenwi motor road flooded..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Britain supports endeavour of President in Rakhine State issue...Chairman of Pyithu Hluttaw Banks and Monetary Development Committee meets D-G of IRD...Myanmar Wushu team leaves for Manila...27 hotels reserved for athletes in SEA Games..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Ensure nationwide ceasefire through common aspiration"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 August 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 19 July, 2013
Date of publication: 19 July 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS: 21 heavy machinery allotted to Rakhine State for undertaking irrigation tasks [Pyithu Hluttaw, 12th DAY]...Trust funds set up for Thantlang Hospital, station hospitals, operation equipment to be provided to Thantlang Hospital [Amyotha Hluttaw, 12th day].....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: 66th Anniversary Azarni Day...Big boot cast in bronze discovered in the sea...“Yazar Min” bus hijacking-cum-murder suspects captured...Hsenwi police arrest suspects in connection with house shop robbery...Botahtaung harbor recreation area under implementation...Kamayut young man gets caught in street robbery...Shwe Zeyar Football Tourney kicks off...Myanmar traditional boxing challenge in Mandalay on 27 July...Indaw farmers face difficulties due to lack of rainfall...Mandalay FC emerge champions in Odyssey Cup...Drug seized on Tachilek Friendship Bridge...Train derails in Indaw Township...Talks on human trafficking organized...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham attends Central Census Commission Meeting 1/2013...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visits University of Yangon, No 4 BEHS in Ahlon...Power Purchase Agreement signed...Latpadaungtaung Copper-Mine investigation commission’s report implementation committee holds coord meeting...Drug elimination, crime reduction, traffic rules talked in Mohnyin...Midwifery course opened in Kawkareik Tsp...School Environment Day observed in Myeik...Illegal teak furniture seized at Mawhan Railway Station...LBVD feeds milk to students...Country’s economic potential source of hope for people, and to deliver on it is Government’s responsibility...Four-legged child operation successful..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Mandalay FC emerge champions in Odyssey Cup...Agreement inked to construct locomotive and coach factories...President U Thein Sein holds discussion with French President Mr. Francois Hollande...President U Thein Sein receives Chairman of France- Myanmar Friendship Association, UNESCO Director-General...President U Thein Sein attends working luncheon hosted by French PM...Japan, Myanmar to cooperate in agricultural sector...Mon State Hluttaw Deputy Speaker leaves for Bangkok...Country’s economic potential source of hope for people, and to deliver on it is Government’s responsibility..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Saluting our fallen leaders".....ARTICLE: "THEY WHO WROTE THE HISTORY WITH THEIR BLOOD" Maung Hlaing
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5K)
Date of entry/update: 21 July 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 8 June, 2013
Date of publication: 08 June 2013
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Fire engines, hoses donated to fire brigade in Dala...Trap cameras to cover nature of wildlife at Htamanthi Sancutary (sic)...Myanmar Senior PGA Championship kicks off...2nd Junior Golf Myanmar Tournament 2013 kicks off...Illegal commodities seized on Tamu-Kalay- Kalewa Road...DHF prevention conducted in Insein Township...Enthusiasts join basic driving course in Loikaw...UAB opens Mandalay branch...Boiler explosion causes noddle (sic) factory fire...Python handed over to Forest Dept...Pobbathiri Tsp Sangha Nayaka Office opened...Pyinnya Alinn Library opened in Hsipaw...Kaboe diversion weir irrigating farmlands in KhinU...Mandalay schools collect more than 20000 high school students...Upgraded BEHS opened in Aunglan...Myanmar to focus on capacity building of young workforce...Heavy rain damages road section on Pathein-Monywa Highway...Knowledge shared to farmers for cultivation of high yield paddy strain...Volunteers plant trees, clear plastic bags...Mayan Village to have access to electricity...West Bank Village gets Knowledge Bank...Lightning kills one in Mongpan...Land plots donated to Pariyatti monasteries in Mawgyun, Yangon...DHF campaign launched...Matriculation exam results released through Nay Pyi Taw Myanma Athan...Matriculation examination results released..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Contribution of forum helps Myanmar reintegrate into international community...Over 3400 globetrotters visit Shwedagon Pagoda within five days...It is the best time for foreign investors to make investments in Myanmar: President U Thein Sein...Private companies offer mobile and money exchange services at WEF...WEF Founder pledges continued assistance for Myanmar’s reform process...India offers capacity building training to Myanmar...Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines agree to set up ASEAN Common Smart Tourism...Vietnam takes quick step to invest in Myanmar’s unexploited hospitality industry...President U Thein Sein receives Philippine counterpart...World Economic Forum helps put Myanmar back on international stage...Memorandum of Cooperation between MRCS, NRCS signed..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Share to fight malnutrition"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 June 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 30 January 2013
Date of publication: 30 January 2013
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Dy Minister proposes formulation of a legislation to facilitate e-Commerce...Work plans to be implemented in Delta region as national plan with participation of experts at home and abroad, ministries concerned, region government.....DOMESTIC NEWS: National Objectives of 66th Anniversary Union Day...Significant night temperatures (29-1-2013)...Training Course for Executive Management of Myanmar Civil Service 2013 opened...Research for arsenic levels in water resources discussed...Shwe Karuna Cetana Clinic gives free health care to people...Midwifery course wraps up in Magway...Sanitation carried out at Meiktila Lake...Football referee course opened in Mandalay...Thagaungti River Water Pumping Station irrigates croplands...Union Industry Minister visits manufacturing plant projects in Myingyan...Bago Region Hluttaw speaker and party observe Hluttaw sessions...IBTC Open Golf Championship kicks off..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba...President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of Ambassador of the Czech Republic...Secretary-General of United Nations sends felicitations to President U Thein Sein...Myanmar, Japan discuss economic development...Myanmar athletes leave for Thailand...Turkish Red Crescent Society donates US$ 60,000 to quake-hit areas...Myanmar, ROK see sectorwise cooperation...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives UK and Ausi guests, Qatari Ambassador...Union Ministers attend World Economic Forum...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham receives Thai NESAC Chairman...Myanmar, American practitioners to meet on 31 January..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Avoid of contact with animals you don’t know"....ARTICLE: "Inlay Lake, candidate for World Heritage Parks" By Ayon Oo
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 January 2013
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 30 December 2012
Date of publication: 30 December 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Respect the law...Emphasis on control of illegal trade...Farmland ownership and registration process clarified...MFF organizes annual meetings...Tyre blowout car accident on Yangon-Mandalay Highway...A collision between a vehicle, a motorbike on Razahtani Road...Five people hurt after Toyota Hilux Surf overturns on expressway...More than 150-year-old 99-door-and-window building in Magway...Fire drill in Yedashe...Three-month pregnant young woman who fell into well dies...Illegal teak, hardwood seized in Nawngkhio Township...Taungdwingyi Township to get new ward/ village administrators...Yangon-Pathein-Chaungtha bus line launched...Repaved road put into service in Katha...Stake driven for township hospital in Ywangan...Raw opium seized in Waingmaw...Ward/village administrators elected in Bago...Two jade stones weighing 800 viss seized...Apyauk villages illuminated on self-reliant basis...Village BEMS gets staff quarter in Pakokku Township...December mass walk activities organized...Union A&I Minister oversees land reclamation of 3000 acre mechanized farm of Ngalaik Irrigated Area in Dekkhinathiri Tsp...Deputy Energy Minister calls for higher productivity...Inter-township Mr & Ms Contests on 6 Jan...School scouting cultivates sense of duty: Union minister...Ministry of Cooperatives holds coordination meeting...18th graduation of State Pariyatti Sasana Universities (Yangon/Mandalay) held...Tender scrutiny ceremony for implementation of rural area development tasks for 2012-2013 fiscal year held...Basic Life Support Training for Ambulance Crews opened...Department of Meteorology and Hydrology Monthly Weather Forecast for January, 2013 Issued on 29-12-2012...Academy awarding ceremony live on TV..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Housing affordability"..... ARTICLES: "Ambitious goal to achieve" Thurein (Hpa-an)..."What independence tastes" Lu Nyein Thit..."Myanmar’s first-ever 500 KV power grid" Maung Maung Myint Swe.....POEM: "Decorating the motherland"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 January 2013
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Title: MP asks plan for assuring rights of exploited farmers
Date of publication: 27 October 2012
Description/subject: Nay Pyi Taw, 26 Oct - As the conflicts between industrialists and farmers have come under the spotlight, parliamentarian U Thein Swe at Amyotha Hluttaw raised a question that if the government has plan to assure rights and ownership of farmland for exploited farmers who tenant on farms procured by companies, organizations and individuals hand in glove with local authorities. Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Ohn Than replied that the region/ state governments would probe into the reported cases on the ground in line with promulgated laws, bylaws and procedures and settle before the law with justice.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (61K)
Date of entry/update: 13 November 2012
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Title: Farm Land Rules
Date of publication: 31 August 2012
Description/subject: This translation of the Rules is in need of editing, which the OBL Librarian is undertaking. Pending the completion of the editing, we are putting this unedited version online, since the general meaning is clear.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation/President's Office
Format/size: pdf (159K)
Date of entry/update: 01 November 2012
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Title: Farmland Rules - Notification No 62/2012 (English)
Date of publication: 31 August 2012
Description/subject: Notification No 62/2012 - 14 Waxing Wagaung 1374 ME (31, August, 2012) - Designating the Date of Coming into Force of Farm Land Law...The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation promulgated the following rules by using the power vested by the section-42, sub-section (a) of farm land law with the approval of Pyidaungsu Government.... 1. These rules shall be called farm land rules. 2. The words and expressions contained in these rules shall mean as contained in Farm Land Law. And the following words shall mean as described..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office
Format/size: pdf (159K)
Date of entry/update: 14 January 2013
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Title: Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Rules - Notification No. 1/2012 (English)
Date of publication: 31 August 2012
Description/subject: The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, exercising its given rights, and with the approval of the Union Government, has issued the following rules in accordance with Section 34, Subsection (a) of the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law - 1. These rules shall be called the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Rules. 2. The terms and expressions used in these rules shall have the same meaning as used in the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law. In addition, the following expressions shall have the meanings as stated below:
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Unofficial Translation by UN-Habitat)
Format/size: pdf (295K)
Date of entry/update: 14 January 2013
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Title: Farmland Rules - Notification No. 62/2012 ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္၊ ျပည္ေထာင္စုလႊတ္ေတာ္ ဥပေဒအမွတ္ ၆၂) ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ လယ္ယာစိုက္ပ်ိဳ
Date of publication: 31 August 2012
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
Format/size: pdf (189K-OBL version; 213K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://myanmarpoliceforce.org/images/pdf/35.pdf
Date of entry/update: 02 June 2013
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Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Assembly) > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (meeting in plenary): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: Laws and bylaws/rules/regulations proposed (bills) and/or adopted in 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 17 August 2012
Date of publication: 17 August 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAW MEETINGS: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves to fund establishment of ASEAN Humanitarian Aid Center...First Ayeyawady Region Hluttaw special session held...Rules lack of practicality and flexibility are to be amended: Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker...Reconstruction and maintenance of irrigation facilities, equal learning opportunities discussed..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (16-8-2012)...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Ministry would not get involved in selection of Myanmar Thabin Professionals Association: Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan...Flood warning for Sittoung River...Shwekyarbingemsmarketsupervisory committee meeting holds...Nay Pyi Taw Inter- Ministry Men’s football tournament goes on...Priority given to self-administered zone/ division, state/region for development tasks...Information for anti-human trafficking...CSC ISSUED; BREASTFEEDING DEMONSTRATED; TREES PLANTED; VITAMIN-A GIVEN [photos]...Palethwe paddy seeds sown in Pauktaw Township...DHF preventive measures taken in Thegon Township...Various subjects of books, publications donated to village library...Fertilizer broadcast at Palethwe paddy plantation...Warning for precautionary measures against flood..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Indonesian counterpart...Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham felicitates Indonesian Vice-President...Union Foreign Affairs Minister felicitates Indonesian counterpart...Union Defence Minister Lt-Gen Hla Min meets Thai Defence Minister Air Chief Marshal Sukumpol Suwanatat...10th East Asia Forum (EAF) commences...Thai goodwill delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Navy Admiral concludes visit..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Quit bad habits".....ARTICLE: "Constitution and pillars’ duties" Maung Aye Chan (Harvard) ["...The Hluttaws need to be strong. However, they should be strong just for the interests of the State and the people and it is the time to adopt the concept that each pillar must have the ability to be tested by the check and balance system..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2012
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Title: Reconstruction and maintenance of irrigation facilities, equal learning opportunities discussed [Amyotha Hluttaw 28th day]
Date of publication: 17 August 2012
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amyotha Hluttaw via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (73K)
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2012
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Title: Minister urges Kayin farmers to secure land from agribusinesses Share
Date of publication: 10 June 2012
Description/subject: "THE Kayin State Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation has urged farmers to prepare land ownership documentation in order to avoid land disputes with agribusinesses, a growing issue in Myanmar. “The parliaments approved the farmland law and vacant land law so now you can sell or mortgage … the lands you have been living on. So you should start preparing to secure legal ownership through the proper channels. We have already informed the head of the Survey Department. There needs to be a survey of properties in each township and village. If not, there could possibly be land disputes in the future,” the minister, U Christopher, said at a May 22-24 meeting in Thandaunggyi township, Kayin State, to explain the outcome of peace talks between the government and Karen National Union..."
Author/creator: Soe Than Lynn
Language: English
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Times"
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 10 June 2012
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Title: Examination and Critique of the 2012 Farmland Law
Date of publication: May 2012
Description/subject: N. B. The title of this article, published in the April-May issue of "The Mon Forum", uses the term "Bill" which implies that the law has not been adopted. Elsewhere in the article, however, it is clear that the analysis is of the adopted Law... "The Farmland Law was enacted and approved by Burma Pyi Daung Su Hluttaw (Burma Union Parliament) on March 30th, 2012. According to the Farmland Law section 3 (a), “farmland means paddy land, ya land, kiang land, shifting-cultivated land (taung ya), perennial plant land, dhani (coastal) land, orchards, and alluvial land.” Under section 3 (b), “farmland means the land which is mainly for boosting agricultural production, and producing naturally growing or man-made products that can be cultivated with an irrigation system.” Analysis: Because farmland is defined as land primarily for the growth of agricultural production, it is an obstacle for the farmers to cultivate their land freely. It gives the right to cultivate agricultural crops solely for the purpose of agricultural production. [Download PDF Version of Farmland Bill in Burmese]..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM)
Format/size: pdf (146K)
Date of entry/update: 12 June 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 23 April 2012
Date of publication: 23 April 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 39 Defence Services Personnel Pyithu Hluttaw Representatives substituted...20 Defence Services Personnel Amyotha Hluttaw Representatives substituted...New school buildings extended in Thandaunggyi...ASSISTANCE PROVIDED: [photo]...Cash and kind donated to Shwebo Youth Development Centre...Vehicle donated to Thilawa Social Association...MLF invites donation of cash, books...VEHICLES UNDER SURPRISED CHECKED: [photo]...Palethwe hybrid paddy grown in irrigated area...Union Electric Power No.2 Minister visits Ahlon Power Plant, Ahlon Power Station...Kachin State Government provides peace-loving KIA members with cash assistance...Gold panning enjoys an unprecedented boom...Kyeeni Lake contributing to evergreen status in Yamethin...Two pieces of tusks seized from express bus...Trust-fund set up for maintenance of pagoda, monastery...FREE EYECARE GIVEN: [photo]...Talks on traffic rules given to local vehicle owners, drivers...Ye Zarni Library, Pre-Primary School opened in Paungde...Trucks, express buses rund (sic) at night due to high temperature...Respects paid to the aged in Insein Township...Union Construction Minister meets staff...Cultivation of Palethwe hybrid paddy demonstrated...Calculation tables issued to pay BOT bridge tolls at a set rate..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Sports federations meet to prepare for XXVII SEA Games...China’s top political advisor vows more cooperation with ASEAN countries...Labutta District clinches title in international boxing championship..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Improve waste collection system"..... ARTICLE: "Towards modern, developed country" By T.S. (NLM)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 21 April 2012
Date of publication: 21 April 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President U Thein Sein, wife Daw Khin Khin Win attend second communal ordination, novitiation ceremony in Zabuthiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area...Union A&I Minister inspects irrigation water system...Union Religious Affairs Minister carries out religious tasks...Sagaing Region Chief Minister meets local farmers...Dy Construction Minister inspects Laylu Bridge, roads...Parittas recited, cash donated to aged war veterans...Accountancy courses on 29 April...Paritta recited over Nay Pyi Taw and its environs...Bago Region Chief Minister attends respect-paying ceremony...42 KIA members exchange arms for peace...Regional development tasks inspected...Union Minister on inspection tour of main power sub-stations...Mon State Chief Minister inspects development undertakings in Mudon...Deputy L&F Minister inspects fish breeding camp...Development of libraries undertaken in Sittway Township...CULTIVATION DEMONSTRATED [photo]...Wetlet Township gets village library...CASH DONATED TO HOSPITAL [photo]...MIDWIFERY COURSE CONCLUDES [photo]...Wundwin fire leaves 11 people homeless...Bus line launched in Taunggyi...LIBRARY OPENED: [photo]...Basic first-aid course concludes in Hsahmaw of Mogaung Township...Hluttaw representatives informed to contact Hluttaw Office in Nay Pyi Taw, not later than 22 April...Significant Day Temperature (20-4-2012)..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: MOC General Secretary meets athletes, instructors...MOC delegation arrives back from Russia...Lt-Gen Thet Naing Win and party back from Malaysia...UMFCCI representatives leave for Cambodia...Myanmar, Thai entrepreneurs DISTRICT NEWS to hold economic talks...President U Thein Sein leaves for Japan to attend 4th Japan-Mekong Summit, to pay goodwill visit to Japan...Myanmar women’s volleyball team leaves for Thailand..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Display anger in an appropriate way"..... ARTICLE: "7 days in tranquility" By TKK
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 April 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Thursday 12 April 2012
Date of publication: 12 April 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Functions of Thaphanseik Dam inspected...Kayin National Union (KNU) opens Liaison Office for Myeik/Dawei District, Brigade-4...Water supply tasks inspected in Taunggyi...Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister views pollination of Palethwe paddy...Bago Region Chief Minister receives Consultant of UMFCCI...Region Chief Minister attends opening ceremonies of new streets in Yangon...Dawei District team emerges champions in Minister’s shield soccer tournament...Cash donated to second lift of Kyaikthanlan Pagoda...Free clinic opened in Pyawbwe Township for public health care services...Reading habit raised in Bhamo...Mobile radio station launched in Bago...April showers contributes to cultivation in Yesagyo...GSM tower built in Yesagyo for better communications...MLF invites cash, books...Traditional Maha Thingyan Festival for KhinU...Vehicles under inspection for safety in Maha Thingyan period in Yesagyo...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued in Mawlu...Transformers installed in wards for sufficient supply of electricity in Mawlu of Indaw Township...Golden Hamilton’s Carp species being bred in cage in Shan State...Hailstones, strong winds hit Yedashe...Literary talks held for development of libraries...Sagaing Region peace-making group holds peace talks with NSCN (K)...Prizes awarded in kite beauty, kite contest...Strong earthquake jolts outside Myanmar...Tsunami warning lifted..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union Science and Technology Minister receives Indian guests...Central Bank of Myanmar Governor meets Maybank’s [Malaysia] Vice President...MNSC Chairman Union Minister receives Thai guests...Progress of projects in MoU [with UN Habitat] clarified..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Happy Myanmar New Year!"..... ARTICLES: "Dams, sources of irrigation and potable water in Magway Region, boosting agricultural development" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye..."Preparations made for enjoying Mandalay Maha Thingyan Festival Sein Sabei Phu, Crystal (Tawwin Diamond House) is under construction." Maung Maung Soe (Myitnge)..."We need to learn their [S. Koreans] ways" Tin Maung Than
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 April 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 11 April 2012
Date of publication: 11 April 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Union A & I Minister views demonstration of Palethwe hybrid paddy growing in Wetlet...Kayin National Union-KNU opens Liaison Office in Kyaukkyi of Toungoo District...Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister inspects regional development tasks...Union Education Minister looks into exam papers marking...Experts meet to fight poverty in Rakhine State...Basic Summer Sports Course concludes...YCDC MCWA branch donates cash to the aged...Mobile GSM tower comes online in Lawpita...Matters on microfinance institutions clarified...Yangon Region Chief Minister looks into development undertakings...L & F Ministry assigns project duties to departments...Golf tournament marks Maha Thingyan Festival...Boat race held at Poem Buddha Pujaniya in Ponnagyun...Hotel services courses wrap up...Mibamyitta Nanthan Creek Bridge commissioned into service in Mohnyin...Rural gravel road inaugurated in Ottwin...Concrete road for bicycles, motorcycles completed...Higher production of paddy discussed in Thanlyin Township...People satisfy fair supply of electricity in Bago...Mango cultivation extended in Mandalay Region...Day Care Centre for Aged Doctor opened...Self-reliant library opened in NyaungU Township...Pathein-Hinthada local train derails...Union H&T Minister meets Region/State in-charges...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (10-4-2012)..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: UNFPA to cooperate in Myanmar’s development process...Dy Education Minister receives TCS Vice- Chairman...Myanmar and Thai entrepreneurs to meet on 25 April...UMFCCI officials receives Japanese guests...Myanmar youth golfers secure prizes in True Visions International Junior Golf C’ships..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Let’s try to top HDI list"..... ARTICLES: "Yanpel Dam to help contribute to availability of irrigation water and drinking water and boosting agricultural production in Magway Region" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye..."Taking fire preventive measures a matter of urgency in dry season" T.S. (NLM).....POEM: "A New Year Wish!"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 April 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 8 April 2012
Date of publication: 08 April 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visits Palethwe hybrid paddy plantations, nurseries in Nay Pyi Taw...Environmental conservation talk held...9th MNSP Chairman’s Cup Men’s Hockey League concludes...Self-reliant gravel road inaugurated in Shwegu...Union A&I Minister attends meeting of heads of Region/State SLRDs...MEASLES VACCINATED (sic) [photo]...Antiphonal chant teams to enjoy Mandalay Maha Thingyan Festival...New library put into service in Kyaukme...Training courses conclude at Vocational Training School [Putao]...Reserved seats on highway buses for service personnel during Maha Thingyan period...Prevention against animal disease talked (sic)...Dead whale floats in sea near Palaw Township...Insein Township WJA donates books...Cash assistance for rice, uniform provided in Htantabin...Twantay Township gets new rural library...MLF invites donations of cash, books...MYANMA PORT AUTHORITY HOLIDAY NOTICE...Correct data, sown acreage inspected in Mawlamyinegyun...Answer for Yesterday’s Crossword Puzzle...Record setting swimming contests 24-26 April...Dailies to be in circulation alternatively on New Year holidays...Basic summer bowling sport course concludes...Man who handed over his antiques rewarded...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (7-4-2012)..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union Defence Minister receives Cambodian delegation...Union EP-2 Minister, GEC Vice Chairman hold talks over gas power plants...Bangladeshi guests conclude visit...Resistance spread ‘compromising’ fight against malaria [incl. on Thailand-Burma border]...World Health Day marked...CBM Governor receives Joint General Manager of Mizuho Corporate Bank...Philippines Ambassador meets UMFCCI President..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Say no to heart attack"..... ARTICLES: "Dams supplying irrigation water, drinking water, enhancing agricultural sector in Bago Region" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye...Myanmar hockey, a sport event to bring honour to the nation T.S. (NLM)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 April 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 7 April 2012
Date of publication: 07 April 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Third regular session of First Ayeyawady Region Hluttaw continues..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Deputy Ministers reshuffled...Vocational courses conclude in Thawuthti...MLF organizes donation ceremony...Generator launched for supply of electricity to rural area...RLDP [Rakhine League for Democracy Party] granted formation...Resolution, future tasks of MWAF AGM clarified...Press conference on Double Strong Cup, Sepak Takraw held...KNU holds peace talks with Union level peace-making group...KNU holds peace negotiation with Kayin State government...Shan State Chief Minister meets Palaung Self-Administered Zone Leading Body...Graduation Parade of 115th Intake of Defence Services (Army) Officers Training School held...Sagaing Region’s Myanma Traditional Thingyan Festival coordinated...Regional development tasks in Kachin State inspected...Rakhine State Peace Group, Rakhine State Liberation Party Peace-Making Group hold state-level peace talks...MCWA, WAO members give health care to the aged...Fire hazard lectured, fire drill exercised...Prizes awarded in Yangon Lifestyle Furniture Fair...Microfinance works knowledge shared...Union A&I Minister meets state/region ministers of agriculture and livestock breeding, farmers...Oxygen concentrators donated to station hospital in Yaksawk Township...Rules for taxation explained in Monywa...Wundwin Township opens village library...Myingyan Degree College holds extempore talks...MLF invites donations of cash, books from wellwishers...VETERINARY CLINIC OPENED: [photo]...FIRE DRILL EXERCISED [photo]...MEB in Rakhine State holds anniversary celebration...Insein Township WJA donates books...Age-wise measles vaccination 2012 explained...Bio-security of poultry farms inspected in Mans...Basic auxiliary fire fighting course concludes...READING HABIT RAISED [photo]...Two-storey building opened at School for Disabled Children...Hlawga Natural Park to be closed in Maha Thingyan days...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (6-4-2012)..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives Vietnamese guests led by National Assembly Vice Chairman...Union Mines Minister receives Deputy Minister of Knowledge Economy and party...Myanmar-ROK Economic Delegation holds press conference...China calls for lifting of sanctions against Myanmar...France to urge EU sanctions easing for Myanmar...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann meets Vietnamese delegation led by National Assembly Vice Chairman...Myanmar-Korea Economic Cooperation Forum-2012 held in Nay Pyi Taw...Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint receives Vietnamese delegation led by National Assembly Vice Chairman...Union Health Minister receives General Electric Corporation Vice-Chairman...Experts meet to discuss nominating three Pyu city states to world heritage list...Pyithu Hluttaw Social Development Committee Chairman receives Swedish International Development Corporation Agency...Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister receives MD of TPS WOODEN Industry [Malaysia]...President U Thein Sein receives Korean Deputy Minister of Knowledge Economy, businessmen..... "PERSPECTIVES": "At the expense of natural and human resources" [re ROK-Myanmar relations]..... ARTICLE: "Irrigation facilities built to help boost agricultural production in Bago Region" Archives: Maung Nyein Aye
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 April 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Wednesday 4 April 2012
Date of publication: 04 April 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Special session of first Rakhine State Hluttaw continues for third day.....BY-ELECTION RESULTS: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Announcement No. 20/2012 12th Waxing of Tagu, 1373 ME (3 April, 2012) Names of Pyithu Hluttaw representatives announced...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Announcement No. 21/2012 12th Waxing of Tagu, 1373 ME (3 April, 2012) Names of Amyotha Hluttaw representatives announced..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Nay Pyi Taw Maha Thingyan Festival Organizing Committee meets...Coordination meeting for Comprehensive Education Sector Review held...Dy Construction Minister inspects Ayeyawady Bridge (Malun)...Renovated school buildings put into service...MFF invites its partner association to attend AGM...Directorate of Transport Administration sets registration fees for imported vehicles...Livestock breeding development tasks coordinated in Sagaing Region...Cultivation of Palethwe hybrid paddy strain educated to farmers...Experiences in region Hluttaw recounted...Health knowledge, anti-human trafficking disseminated...Age-wise measles vaccination 2012 talked in Singu...Microfinance works clarified in Magway...Sagaing Region Chief Minister inspects Thaphanseik Dam, hydropower generation...Self-reliant generator launched in Falam...Bago Region Chief Minister views process of free medical treatment for eye patients...First Under-23 Men’s Futsal Tournament to commence on 2 April in Mandalay...Thongwa Township facilitated with YaungchiU library...Yangon Mayor’s Maha Thingyan Pandal to present newer entertainments...Free health care given to villages in Indaw Township...Water throwing pandals allowed at 44 places in Maha Thingyan Festival...Citizenship scrutiny cards issued to eligible people in Kyauktan Township...Rules of microfinance clarified in Letpadan...MR to run Nay Pyi Taw-Yangon and Yangon-Mandalay special up/down trains in Thingyan...Myanmar Traditional Kite Beauty and Kite Contest kicks off...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (3-4-2012)..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Union Energy Minister receives foreign guests...Union Minister meets General Secretary of World View International Foundation...Participation of many parties in Myanmar by-elections “significant step” - Ban Ki-moon...ASEAN sees Myanmar by-elections as road to regional, global integration...Union Mines Minister receives North Petro-Chem Corporation of China..... "PERSPECTIVES": "In the years beyond 2025".....ARTICLES: "Sluice gate and dam supplying irrigation water to farmlands for agriculture development in Bago Region" Archive: Maung Nyien Aye..."Thingyan fever" Tin Maung Than
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 April 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Tuesday 3 April 2012
Date of publication: 03 April 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Special session of first Rakhine State Hluttaw continues..... BY-ELECTION RESULTS: Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Announcement No. 18/2012 11th Waxing of Tagu, 1373 ME (2 April, 2012) Announcement of names of Amyotha Hluttaw Representatives...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Announcement No. 19/2012 11th Waxing of Tagu, 1373 ME (2 April, 2012) Announcement of names of Region Hluttaw Representatives...Republic of the Union of Myanmar Union Election Commission Nay Pyi Taw Announcement No.17/2012 11th Waxing of Tagu, 1373 ME (2 April, 2012) Names of Pyithu Hluttaw representatives announced..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Education and Training Department concludes special courses...Union A & I Minister visits Palethwe hybrid modern paddy farms in Pyinmana Township...Pyinnya Tazaung observes its 60th Anniversary...BLOOD DONATED: [photo]...Installation of GSM-UMTS system launched in Kyaukse...Workshop on Inlay Lake Conservation Project held...Union I & P Minister calls for success of Moe Pwint-3 Plan...Hoisting golden umbrella atop Gandakuti Chamber...Sagaing Region Chief Minister attends hospital opening ceremonies in Monywa...Raising reading habit, book donations held in Lashio...Students take scholarship exams...Publications donated for village libraries in Myeik District...Taxation matters clarified in Chin State...Damaged medicines, foodstuffs, cosmetics destroyed in Mandalay...Stake driven for construction of village library in Ponnagyun...Maungdee Creek Bridge commissioned into service in Labutta...Children injected measles vaccine in Toungoo...Thanlyin Township observes World TB Day 2012...New executives elected at Artistes and Artisans Asiayon...Labutta launches age-wise measles vaccination...Second mass sports activity trophy handed over...Loans disbursed to needy people in Hlinethaya...Prizes awarded to winners in essay, poem, extempore talks..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein leaves for Cambodia to attend 20th ASEAN Summit...CBM announces adoption of Managed Floating Exchange Rate regime...OG specialists leave for Malaysia to attend training course, workshop...Union I & P Minister calls for success of Moe Pwint-3 Plan...44th SEAFDEC Council Meeting kicks off...Dy EP-1 Minister attends international water resources conference in Thailand...Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Myat Hein warmly welcomes Chief of the Air Staff of Bangladesh...Vice-Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives Chief of the Air Staff of the Bangladesh Air Force..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Develop receptive skills first"..... ARTICLES: "Dams and reservoirs supplying potable and irrigation water to local national people in Mon State" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye..."Myanma Tea Culture" By TKK
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 April 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Monday 2 April 2012
Date of publication: 02 April 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: By-election 2012 held in Nay Pyi Taw, regions, states...Prizes awarded in raising reading habit...Special Refresher Course No. 20 for lecturers concludes...Summer sports courses of Kachin State wraps up...Townships in Mandalay Region hold by-elections...Men’s hockey tourney continues...By-elections take place in Sagaing, Taninthayi, Bago, Magway, Ayeyawady, Mon, Shan...Prizes awarded to readers...16 organizations permitted to run microcredit union...Shan State Chief Minister meets departmental officials, townselders in Kunlong, Hopang...General Banking Services Course No. 2 concludes...Improvement of Myanmar football standard discussed...Traffic rules for pedestrians, vehicles talked...Certificates given to monks who passed religious exams in Kangyidaunt...Moe Pwint-2 Plan implemented in Dagon Myothit (North) Township...Raising reading habit organized in Hlegu Township...Measles vaccine given to children in Hlinethaya...CASH FOR MEALS DONATED [photo]... MLF invites donations of cash, books...Diplomats, international observers, correspondents study balloting and vote counting in Yangon Region...Outstanding bus line staff awarded...Lunge Arman Library opened in Kyauktan Tsp..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: UMFCCI, UNDP to cooperate in development of agriculture, trade...Diplomats, international observers, correspondents study balloting and vote counting in Yangon Region..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Be proud to be a taxpayer"..... ARTICLE: "Dams and reservoirs for supplying potable and irrigation water to local national people in Kayin and Kayah States" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 April 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Sunday 1 April 2012
Date of publication: 01 April 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAW SESSIONS: Third regular session of first Kayin State Hluttaw continues..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Pyinnya Alin Library put into service...Significant night temperatures (31-3-2012)...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (31-3-2012)...Diplomats, observers, reporters from news agencies to visit and study constituencies...Microfinance loans disbursed to four villages in NyaungU District... on by-election day...First Anniversary of Pa-O Self- Administered Zone marked in Hopong...Prizes awarded to winners in developing reading habit...Falam Township gets new village library...Nay Pyi Taw staff quarters farm awards presented...Contracts signed to purchase bridge frames, related equipment...Special refresher course No.17 for faculty members concludes at CICS (Upper Myanmar)...Pale-Gangaw gravel road upgraded with tarmacking...Bahan Township WAO holds Annual General Meeting...Golf tournament to hail Maha Thingyan festival...Books donated to village library in Kengtung...CITIZENSHIP CARDS ISSUED: [photo]...Myanmar Hoteliers Association holds AGM...World TB Day 2012 observed in Yangon North District...MLF invites cash, books...Loans disbursed to needy people in Shwepyitha...Loans disbursed to local people in Insein Township...Fire breaks out in Hsipaw...Best bus lines in work competitiveness contest honoured...Use of fire extinguishers demonstrated...Boosting production of crops discussed in Hsipaw Township...Coconut high demand in market in Yangon...Palethwe paddy model plot harvested in Kyaiklat...Advance, basic survey courses conclude...Certificates of religious examination presented...ANTI-MEASLES CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED [photo]...Weather forecast for 1st April, 2012...Cash assistance provided to war veterans...Domestic science course concludes...Summer swimming, Wushu courses conclude..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint and party leave for Cambodia to attend 20th ASEAN Summit...Diplomats, observers, reporters from news agencies to visit and study constituencies on by-election day...UMFCCI President, Vice-Presidents to attend 2nd ASEAN-EU Summit...Union EC&F Minister receives foreign guests...UEC Chairman receives Asia and the Pacific Division Department of Political Affairs Director and party of UN Mission..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Be of service to the people"..... ARTICLES: "Dams and reservoirs distributing potable and irrigation water in Kachin and Shan States" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye..."Preservation, Participation and Promotion of Public Awareness on ICH in Myanmar" Nanda Hmun, Ministry of Culture (continued from yesterday)..."Bracing for the changing season" MTH (NPE)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 April 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Saturday 31 March 2012
Date of publication: 31 March 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Outstanding athletes honoured...Scholarship examinations inspected in Nay Pyi Taw...Stake driven for construction of garment factory in Pathein...UDNR graduates in Kayah State meet at get-together...Dy A&I Minister meets trainees of regions and states...Books donated to raise reading habit...Courses of Education & Training Dept of Border Affairs Ministry conclude...Danger of fire talked at Sugar Mill (Dahatgon)...Crime reduction educated in Yebyu...Anti-measles campaign talked in Thandaunggyi...ANTI-MEASLES VACCINATED [photo]...Age-wise anti-measles vaccination talked...Control of avian influenza talked in Myingyan...CITIZENSHIP CARDS ISSUED [photo]...Newly-opened Yezin People’s Hospital handed over...UEC member meets Shan State (North), district, township subcommissions...Constitutional Tribunal of the Union delivers final verdicts...Ordination, novitiation held at BED-3 for third time...Kyonpyaw facilitated with newly-repaved Hninzi Road...Winners awarded in ABC National Women’s Poll 8-ball Championship...Children injected measles vaccination...Cash donated to construction of Dhammayon...Blue cross course commences in Kyain-seikkyi...Undisciplined throwing of cheroot incinerates logs worth US$ 5 million...Age-wise measles vaccination campaign launched in Lashio...First hole-in-one woman golfer emerges at Monywa Golf Club...Kyeeohn Kyeewa Dam could irrigate 96,000 acres of farmland and generate 74-megawatt electricity, satisfying somewhat to power demand of the nation..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo receives Director of Federal Drug Control Service of Russian Federation...Myanmar men’s tennis team leaves for Vietnam...Myanmar, Russia to cooperate in narcotic drug control...Director of Federal Drug Control Service of Russia calls on Dy FM...Union Defence Minister receives Director of Federal Drug Control Service of Russia...Bago Region Chief Minister receives personnel of 7 Seeds International Co Ltd...Mdy CCI members leave for India...Students must be prepared to become medical experts when foreign countries come to open their hospitals and universities in Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Navigators" ["Our democratization process has been opening up..."]..... ARTICLES: "Dams providing irrigation and drinking water for locals in Rakhine State" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye..."Preservation, Participation and Promotion of Public Awareness on ICH [Intangible Cultural Heritage] in Myanmar" Nanda Hmun, Ministry of Culture
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 30 March 2012
Date of publication: 30 March 2012
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: New roads opened in Myitkyina...Workshop on anti-human trafficking held...Yangon Region Election Subcommission Chairman meets candidates...Yangon Region Chief Minister attends opening of asphalt concrete road...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Development tasks inspected in Sagaing Region...Efforts for ancient cities to be included in world ancient cultural heritages need to be made in accordance with the national policy of State and principle of UNESCO...Dy Construction Minister looks into maintenance of roads...Global Education Show 2012 launched...Children provided measles vaccination in Taikkyi Township...Crime reduction talks given in Nyaunglebin...Mini-marathon and track & field contests organized...KENBO Junior Golf Championship wraps up...Farmers who fully repaid agricultural loans honoured...Myanmar CP Open Tennis Championships wraps up...Cash donated to funds for meals of examinee monks...Dangers of electricity, fire talked in Mingaladon Township...Women’s discussions organized by Bago Region WAO...Vocational training courses conclude in Muse...Summer cultural course 25 April-4 May...Plan to honour monks who passed Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida Examination...Hluttaw candidates to submit lists of election expenses..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: Delegation led by Amyotha Hluttaw Dy Speaker leaves for Uganda...Briefing held for diplomats of embassies based in Myanmar and abroad and representatives invited to observe 1st April by-election...U Nyunt Hlaing presents his Credentials to ROK President...U Kyaw Zwar Minn presents his Credentials to Co-Prince of Andorra...Union Health Minister receives foreign guests...Union H&T and Sports Minister receives Executive Director of Beijing-based Company Introduction HA HA Group...Union Attorney-General receives UNDP officials...Efforts for ancient cities to be included in world ancient cultural heritages need to be made in accordance with the national policy of State and principle of UNESCO...Union Mines Minister meets Chinese, Singaporean businessmen...UMFCCI President meets Belarusian Dy Industry Minister...Norwegian Ambassador and party meet UMFCCI officials...Goodwill delegation led by Malaysian Prime Minister and wife heads home..... "PERSPECTIVES": "The future of the rice bowl"..... ARTICLE: "Dams and reservoirs providing national races people in Shan State with both irrigation water and drinking water" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2012
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 20-26 Volume 31, No. 615
Date of publication: 26 February 2012
Description/subject: NEWS: Managing urbanisation key development challenge: UN; UEC chief tells parties to report election violations; EC throws out objection filed against NLD leader; Time to lift veil of secrecy in parliament; Yangon Hluttaw session begins; Fire destroys four houses in Tarmwe township; Imitate global success stories: Stiglitz; Budget airlines show interest in Myanmar; Surin to visit delta this week; Government commits to education review; ASEAN ‘welcomes’ renewed US interest, says Surin; Singapore medical team to conduct free cleft operations in Mandalay; Trade more important than aid, says EU commissioner; Speaker urges EU to ‘lend a helping hand’; Government aims to close Kachin State relief camps; Foreign travel market ‘booming’ as Myanmar look abroad; Academy fans complain over high ticket prices; KNU/KNLA Peace Council meets with NLD leader; SKorea scholarship entries open; MPs tackle first budget in decades; UNESCO to support Sri Ksetra project; With development beckoning, national water policy needed; Committee urges action on failing irrigation projects; Hitachi, BAJ to build tube wells; Rare monkey facing extinction; Daw Aung San Suu Kyi receives UNESCO prize...BUSINESS & PROPERTY: Car trading websites excite buyers; Export tax breaks tipped to continue; Singapore hints at increased role; Ration fuel price increased again: MPTA; Workshop to mull new weight and measurement standards; Malaysian business team visits; Naing Group to build KBZ office tower; People's Park fountain cinema to open in April; Thuwanna upgrades to be finished in April: MFF...TECHNOLOGY: A definitive look at the SIM card price debate; Broken cable slows internet: MPT; Expat develops taxi talk app for Yangon...TIMEOUT: Bogyoke Aung San film office opens; ‘The Lady’ fails to impress local, foreign audiences; Director ‘born’ with movie industry still has passion for film... Bagan FM to hold singing competition; Kachin concert to benefit the needy...TRAVEL: A worthy destination for pilgrims...SPORT: Age manipulation harmful, say coaches
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 February 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" Friday 17 February 2012
Date of publication: 17 February 2012
Description/subject: HLUTTAWS: To be able to apply full capacity of dams completed by the former government, irrigation systems yet to be built, dilapidated facilities, and dams and canal systems needing repair will continued to be implemented in order of priority with added momentum - Projects to be implemented for agricultural development in long term national interest will be reviewed in the interests of the people in light of all-round and farsightedness assessment...Proposal “Citizens and service personnel’s pay, salary and allowence to be inevitably raised in coming fiscal year” a matter being taken by Union Government to be implemented - Raising salary of service personnel calls for best management of the government - Raising salary and allowence of service personnel should be carried out only in 2013-2014 fiscal year when necessary measures have already been taken...Industrial development project to create synergic benefits such as creation of jobs for the people, development of advanced technologies, independent production of machines, SME development by manufacturing production lines on industrial scale nationwide and technical expertise to fulfill the industrial requirements of the nation on own in the future - Measures should be taken to initiate investments in industrial development, long-term nation objective - Strategic view shows that the soonest the project is completed, the biggest the benefits to the State...Union government will develop national development project (or) human resource development project with the advice of Hluttaw representatives - Union government taking measures for implementation of ongoing and future tasks that can not be separable and need to be implemented by linking one by one in commensuration with present situation...Members of Union level organizations take part in Pyidaungsu Hluttaw 12th day session..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker comforts Hluttaw representatives undergoing medical treatment at Nay Pyi Taw General Hospital (1000-bed)...Establishment of Political parties scrutinized, granted...Kayin State celebrates sports events, funfairs...Myanmar Gazette...Presentation of Political parties through Radio and TV...Culture Ministry paying more attention on preventive measures...Paddy purchased for reserve storage...Emergency traditional medicine kits handed over..... EXTERNAL RELATIONS: U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, accepts credentials of Hungarian Ambassador...U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, accepts credentials of Ambassador of the State of Kuwait...President U Thein Sein receives Chair of the ASEAN Parliamentary Group of the Parliament of FRG and party..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Health and examination".....BRIDGE ARTICLE: "Ayeyawady River crossing Nawade Bridge linking east bank of Ayeyawady River and Rakhine State" Archive: Maung Nyein Aye
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 February 2012
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Title: Day 12 of Third Session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: To be able to apply full capacity of dams completed by the former government,...
Date of publication: 17 February 2012
Description/subject: To be able to apply full capacity of dams completed by the former government, irrigation systems yet to be built, dilapidated facilities, and dams and canal systems needing repair will continued to be implemented in order of priority with added momentum. Projects to be implemented for agricultural development in long term national interest will be reviewed in the interests of the people in light of all-round and farsightedness assessment
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (83K)
Date of entry/update: 21 February 2012
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 10 October 2011
Date of publication: 10 October 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Weakness to be remedied not to cause floods and overflow of water in irrigation system of Zawgyi River - Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham looks into floods and overflow of Zawgyi River at townships, wards in Kyaukse District...World Post Day 2011 observed in Nay Pyi Taw...Model monsoon paddy plot harvested in Insein Township...Dy Construction Minister on inspection tour of construction work in Yangon...Union Education Minister meets personnel of universities and degree colleges...Companies to meet registration, renewal requirements...World Teachers’ Day observed in Mon State...Highway bus lines centring at Kalay region, reliable for local people...Union Chief Justice meets judges, law officers and court staff of Magway and Mandalay Regions...Earthquake News..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein and wife Daw Khin Khin Win to pay goodwill visit to Republic of India...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Fijian counterpart...President U Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Fijian Prime Minister...FM felicitates Fiji counterpart..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Add creation to Myanmar performing arts"..... ARTICLE: "Carp claims more market share" Article & Photo: Purchase Agent Pho Htaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 October 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 27 September 2011
Date of publication: 27 September 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF THE HLUTTAWS: Second regular session of first Pyithu Hluttaw continues for 25th day - Six questions answered, one proposal discussed, one bill approved, one bill submitted...Second regular session of first Amyotha Hluttaw continues for 25th day - Seven questions replied, one of two bills decided to rehear, one bill approved, one proposal discussed, approved, three proposals submitted..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Deputy Transport Minister visits dockyards...Union Agriculture and Irrigation Minister views use of modern farming equipment...Training of selected yachting teams inspected...Criminal special appeal cases heard...Water level of Sittoung River in Madauk has exceeded above its danger level..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of Algerian Ambassador...President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of Portuguese Ambassador...Appointment of Swedish Ambassador agreed on...Appointment of German Ambassador agreed on...Union Auditor-General receives Vietnamese guests...RUMFCCI delegation to participate in 4th Myanmar- India Joint Trade Committee Meeting...Myanmar Ambassador concurrently appointed to Andorra...Union Defence Minister receives Belarusian Ambassador...President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of Belarusian Ambassador...Final round over case concerning delimitation of Maritime Boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Speedy flow of commodities through better transportation"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 September 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 27 August 2011
Date of publication: 27 August 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF THE HLUTTAWS: Second regular session of First Pyithu Hluttaw continues for fifth day - Questioning, answering, and submitting proposals at the session...Fifth-day second regular session of First Amyotha Hluttaw held - Union Ministers reply to queries of Hluttaw representatives... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Flood warning...Myanma Airways provides flights to 25 towns...Election Objection Amendment (7/2011) heard...Application for registration as political parties scrutinized, passed...No worry for Yangonites for water in summer to come...F&R Ministry plans to fix stable exchange rate...Myanma Insurance provides 46 insurances...No roadside ads in Yangon!...Private sector engages in power supply business, builds Thaukyekhat-2 hydropower plant - More plants to be followed...Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation emerges champion in Fifth Nay Pyi Taw Inter-Ministry Football Tournament 2011..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein receives Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of Naval Staff of India...FM briefs on current developments of Myanmar...Japanese government and people donate ¥ 308 million worth TB medicines to Myanmar...Myanmar, India to cooperate in minerals exploration..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Pursue democratization".....EXHORTATION: Matapitu Upatthanam; to serve thy parents; this is the way to auspiciousness
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 August 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 24 August 2011
Date of publication: 24 August 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF THE HLUTTAWS: Questions raised and answered, proposals and bills submitted for approval - First Pyithu Hluttaw second regular session goes on...Provision of medicines to hospitals, environmental conservation, private school registration bill discussed at second day session of Amyotha Hluttaw..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: UEC grants permission to set up political party...Dy Construction Minister inspects Kungyangon-Kawhmu-Twantay- Hlinethaya Road, Twantay Bridge...Myanmar donate blood most among regional countries...Agriculture & Irrigation Ministry advances to final...UEC hears Election Objection Amendment Nos (8/2011) and (9/2011)...Thank guides for tourism growth...EP-2 Ministry conducts proficiency course...Flood bulletin...Over 820 millions fingerlings to be released into dams, rivers, lakes, wet land...Matriculation students may submit forms for exam-2012...Over 900 patients receives free eye surgeries in Kalay..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein felicitates Ukrainian counterpart...President U Thein Sein sends felicitations to Ukrainian PM...Union FM sends felicitations to Ukraine...U Zin Yaw presents Credentials to Indian President...Hluttaw representatives of Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw meet Human Rights Special Rapporteur...Union Mines Minister, Chinese guests discuss mineral exploration...Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker receives Human Rights Special Rapporteur Mr Thomas Ojea Quintana and party...UEC Chairman receives Human Rights Special Rapporteur...Human Rights Special Rapporteur Mr Thomas Ojea Quintana visits Human Rights Promotion and Protection Course...Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker receives Human Rights Special Rapporteur...India Navy Chief arrives in Yangon..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Put public interests to the fore"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 August 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 22 August 2011
Date of publication: 22 August 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Workshop successfully concludes with package of pragmatic ideas [The National Workshop on Reforms for National Economic Development designed to boost economic growth of Myanmar]...Bridges under constructions on Road Network of Ayeyawady Region...Construction of irrigation facilities to benefit paddy farms...Flood Bulletin...17,407 acres of poppy fields destroyed...Tractors, agricultural loans handed over to farmers...Apply appropriate techniques, urges Dy Construction Minister...Murder and robbery exposed...Admonishment sought for world largest steel Buddhist scriptures pagoda...Union Health Minister meets Ygn staff...Prevention against overflow of canals undertaken in Mandalay...Drugs, marijuana seized...Production of oil and gas inspected at well No. 166..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Union Ministers receive Human Rights Special Rapporteur on Myanmar...UN-Habitat donates search and rescue suits to SWRR Ministry...Ethnic clothes of Lawwo made of orchid fibre to be showcased at World Orchid Conference..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Build prosperous economic community"... ARTICLE: "DaikU Township growing Hsinthukha strain rice on broader scale" By Reporter Peinzalok Thein Nyunt
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 13 June 2011
Date of publication: 13 June 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Union Forestry Minister tours teak plantations in Bago, Yangon Regions...2nd Shan State Region-wise NIDs launched in Taunggyi...534 culprits seized in 346 drug related cases in May...Outstanding townships, schools, students honoured...Chief Minister looks into development of Maungtaw District...Road networks of Ayeyawady Region taking shape...F&R Ministry awards outstanding students, trainees and athletes...Negligence accounts for 81.16% of fires...Loan disbursed to needy people in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area...Union EP-2 Minister, families donate exercise books, stationery...Tree-planting activities in Monywa...Billiard and snooker contest on 25-26 June...Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation tours farmlands in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (12-6-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister concludes visit..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Improve domestic aviation services"..... ARTICLE: "Sinkhan-Katha Road of Katha- Bhamo Road Project to link Sagaing Region and Kachin State" By Kayan Soe Myint
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 June 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 23 May 2011
Date of publication: 23 May 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Third-day session of National Level Workshop on Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation held...National Sanitation Week (2011) launched in Bago Region...Kayin State Chief Minister views nurturing of saplings...12th Inter-Region/ State Union Sports Minister Cup’s U-19 Men Football Tournament 2011 kicks off...MCF prepares to conduct trial for Chinlon sport...Bago Region WAO holds Annual General Meeting...Chin State launches National Sanitation Week 2011...Bago Region MCW Supervisory Committee meets...Premier League 2010-2011 season waves goodbye...Nantkhwin Creek Bridge in Kachin State put into service...Traffic rules enforcement works inspected in Nay Pyi Taw District...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall recorded (22-5-2011)..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: President U Thein Sein to pay State Visit to PRC...RUMFCCI President meets foreign guests..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Let’s read to expand our horizons"..... ARTICLE: "Farmlands irrigated at low cost with paddy husk-fired gasifiers in Singaing" Byline: Myat Soe (Hline); Photos: Yan Naing Win (Hline)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 28 April 2011
Date of publication: 28 April 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Doctors to be equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge...MYANMAR GAZETTE...UMFCCI to hold 20 AGM on 1 May...Union Attorney-General meets Advocates-General of State, Region...Wuntho gets new gravel road...New asphalt commissioned into service in Zigon...Yesagyo Township to grow trees extensively...Commodity purchasing depots to be opened in townships accessible by water and land...Chin State Govt holds work coord meeting...Gitamate shares experience to teachers...Hninzi Myaing Home to be opened soon...KNU mine blast leaves one villager injured...Buildings, road construction tasks supervised...Cash donation hails AGM of MMCWA...MWJA organizes workshop on weather forecast and climate change...MWJA organizes workshop on weather forecast and climate change...Astrological diary comes out...Haka Tsp to complete land records by April...Documentary Photos of Bagan Period Mural Paintings and Pagodas in circulation...Tasks of environmental, forest resources conservation and establishment of plantations inspected..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo receives President of China Railway Engineering Corporation of PRC and party...Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo attends signing of MoU on Muse-Kyaukpyu rail transportation system project...UNICEF Resident Representative calls on Union Education Minister...Indian delegation concludes visit...Union Minister Maj-Gen Hla Min receives Indonesian Ambassador..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Maintain irrigation facilities for new generations"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 April 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 25 April 2011
Date of publication: 25 April 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Quality of new monsoon paddy strain under test in Myittha Township...UHMA successfully sets foot on Ashaemyin- Anaukmyin mountain...16th MGC Golf Open Championships 2011 on 5-6 Ma...Classical songs, dances and traditional musical instruments course opened in Pyinmana...Fry shrimp released into creek...Fire drill practised in Ottwin Township...100 acres of summer sesame irrigated...Knowledge about traffic rules given in Toungoo...Sanitation tasks carried out in Pyay Township...Rural area of Mindat Township facilitated with iPstar...Air Kanbawza spreading wings over Myanmar...Tasks to green Myingyan Township under way...Copies of citizenship scrutinization cards, household registration certificates issued to quake victims..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Myanmar bags one gold, two silver and two bronze in 2nd Asian Archery Grand Prix...Myanmar plays volleyball friendlies in PRC...Myanmar fashion designers attend fashion fair in Thailand..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Special projects for greater national development"..... ARTICLES: "Growers generate more income through extended cultivation of grape in Yamethin" Article & Photos: Reporter Nyunt Shwe..."Special projects—guarantees of brighter future of nation and people" (1) Kyaw Ye Min...
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 April 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 24 April 2011
Date of publication: 24 April 2011
Description/subject: ACTIVITIES OF THE MYANMAR UNION GOVERNMENT: Without national unity, country with over 100 national races cannot enjoy peace and stability - It is important that administrative machinery of Union Government to reach out to whole nation, including far-flung border areas..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Pyawbwe-Pyinmana-Yeni-Taungphila gas pipeline to supply more natural gas for domestic use...Scholarship programmes underway for outstanding students...Altogether 17 power plants have 2,571 installed megawatt generating capacity and generate 13,045.8 million kwh yearly...12 National Grid and Power Station projects to be implemented in order to distribute electric power extensively...Rehabilitation works to be done ahead of monsoon coordinated...More irrigation facilities under construction to boost agriculture...Myanma Railways built new railroads and concrete sleeper factories for smooth transport, strengthening national consolidation and improving socio-economic status...To build sound socio-economic foundations in border areas, K 145,454 million were spent from border areas development fund and ministries concerned spent K 251,990 million from 1989 to date, totaling over K 397 billion...Worksite safety, welfare activities needed for workers - Many hands make light work, cooperation is a must to achieve success..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Rural prosperity through libraries"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 22 April 2011
Date of publication: 22 April 2011
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: National Museum and National Library, crucial for nation and people...Blood donated to mark Myanmar New Year...Aung Thiri Foundation gives free dental treatment in Pobbathiri Township...Cash and kind donated for Giri-torn Myebon Township...Mon State Chief Minister inspects construction works...Shwetanttit irrigated area concludes ploughing...Inter-village earthen road built...Talks on crime reduction held...Talks on World TB Day held...An Township opens earthen lake...Traditional health care provided to people...Religious Minister seeks Ovada from Venerable monks...Construction of power grid in progress...Mayor inspects development tasks of Yangon...Using less seed, but doubling per acre yield is a matter of focus...MRTV, Nay Pyi Taw Radio Myanmar Programmes return to normal...Winners come out for 6th Thuta Swesone Literary Award..... FOREIGN RELATIONS: Myanmar archery contingent leaves for LPDR..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strengthen health sector"..... ARTICLE: "Marketable mung bean with higher per acre yield in Pyu Township" Article & Photos: Pyu-Myint Oo
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 April 2011
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 29 March 2011
Date of publication: 29 March 2011
Description/subject: CONVENING OF HLUTTAWS: First regular session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues for 16th day - Queries raised and replied, proposal discussed, approval sought Pyidaungsu Hluttaw agrees to join ASEAN Inter-Parliamentry Assembly (AIPA) as full-fledged member...A & I Minister replies to “damage of crops due to impact of climate change in Myanmar”...A & I Minister replying query on implementation of irrigation system in Bago Region...Immigration & Population Minister answers question about issuance of citizenship scrutiny cards to citizens born to Myanmar nationals and Household Registration Certificates...EP-2 Minister replies to query on “to consume electricity at low price”...Aungban-Pinlaung-Loikaw-Mae-sei Road will be upgraded to tarred one, but any plan yet to build Thanlwin Bridge (Pasawng) for the time being...Minister for Labour responds to question of Dr Myat Nyana Soe...Five representatives and Livestock & Fisheries Minister discuss bird flu outbreak and compensation...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker comforts hospitalized Amyotha Hluttaw Representative...Rehabilitation of earthquake-hit areas discussed..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Maj-Gen Aung Than Htut supervises rescue and relief works in quake-hit areas...MCG Co., Ltd opens new show room......Low pressure area occurs over Andaman Sea..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Teach students in parallel with research"..... ARTICLE: "48th Myanma Gems Emporium sets highest record on sales of largest jade lots" Article: Tin Htwe (MNA); Photos: Ko Htwe & Htein Nan Naw (MNA)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 March 2011
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Title: Hluttaw sessions of 28 March 2011
Date of publication: 29 March 2011
Description/subject: First regular session of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw continues for 16th day - Queries raised and replied, proposal discussed, approval sought Pyidaungsu Hluttaw agrees to join ASEAN Inter-Parliamentry Assembly (AIPA) as full-fledged member...A & I Minister replies to “damage of crops due to impact of climate change in Myanmar”...A & I Minister replying query on implementation of irrigation system in Bago Region...Immigration & Population Minister answers question about issuance of citizenship scrutiny cards to citizens born to Myanmar nationals and Household Registration Certificates...EP-2 Minister replies to query on “to consume electricity at low price”...Aungban-Pinlaung-Loikaw-Mae-sei Road will be upgraded to tarred one, but any plan yet to build Thanlwin Bridge (Pasawng) for the time being...Minister for Labour responds to question of Dr Myat Nyana Soe...Five representatives and Livestock & Fisheries Minister discuss bird flu outbreak and compensation...Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker comforts hospitalized Amyotha Hluttaw Representative...Rehabilitation of earthquake-hit areas discussed
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The New Light of Myanmar" 29 March 2011
Format/size: pdf (144K)
Date of entry/update: 30 March 2011
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Title: A & I Minister replying query on implementation of irrigation system in Bago Region
Date of publication: 29 March 2011
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (81K)
Date of entry/update: 16 December 2011
ML > Politics and Government > Burma/Myanmar's Legislature > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Union Assembly) > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (meeting in plenary): - legislation and other proceedings > Pyidaungsu Hluttaw: First regular session, 2011 - proceedings


Title: PROTRACTED DISPLACEMENT AND CHRONIC POVERTY IN EASTERN BURMA / MYANMAR
Date of publication: 28 October 2010
Description/subject: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: "Regardless of the outcomes in Burma’s first elections for twenty years, the incoming government and international community cannot afford to ignore the deteriorating socio-economic conditions that plague the country any longer. The urgency is particularly acute in eastern Burma where protracted armed conflict and restrictions on humanitarian access have exacerbated the legacy of chronic poverty. The Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC) has been collaborating with ethnic community-based organisations to document conditions in eastern Burma since 2002. This year, apart from updating information about displacement across six states and divisions, poverty assessments were also conducted in six townships. The poverty assessment was developed in consultation with humanitarian agencies based in Rangoon/Yangon as a contribution towards developing a credible, nation-wide database of indicators for household vulnerability. Government statistics disguise the extent of suffering and suggest relatively low levels of poverty in eastern Burma. This is because surveys are not allowed in some areas and pockets of extreme vulnerability are not taken into account when data is only disaggregated to the State or Division level. However, the indicators for vulnerability in eastern Burma documented in this report are comparable to the worst findings that international agencies have reported anywhere in Burma. Impoverishment is particularly severe in the rural areas of Kyaukgyi Township where half of the sample population reported displacement, forced labour and restrictions on movement had caused shocks to livelihoods during the previous six months. Analysis of the demographic structure in eastern Burma reveals high birth and child mortality rates as well as low life expectancy. There is a high degree of dependency on a relatively small working age population, and almost half of the population surveyed has no proof of citizenship. These characteristics are more comparable to the vulnerability experienced in northern Rakhine State than national averages. Offi cial fi gures suggest that poverty rates in Kachin State and Magway Division are amongst the worst in the nation. However, this survey indicates that basic living conditions, such as access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities, are generally worse in eastern Burma. The lack of durable shelter resulting from protracted conflict in eastern Burma resembles conditions in the Irrawaddy Delta a year after Cyclone Nargis wreaked havoc. Government statistics claim the average farming household owns 6 acres of land, but this survey found 64% of rural households have access to less than two acres of land and only 13% have access to irrigated fields. These seemingly contradictory fi gures reflect large inequalities with regards to land tenure in Burma. The labour intensive nature of agriculture is indicated by over 80% of farmers lacking farm machinery and being dependent on simple tools. Official data suggests that northern Shan State suffers from food insecurity more than most regions in Burma, but this survey fi nds the situation in south eastern Burma is comparable. Three quarters of the households in south eastern Burma had experienced food shortages during the month prior to being surveyed, and a similar proportion were preparing for a gap in rice supply of at least three months prior to the next harvest. Food consumption analysis identifi es that 60% of households surveyed have an inadequate diet, while acute malnutrition rates amongst children suggest a serious public health problem. While numerous indicators reflect severe vulnerabilities in eastern Burma, there is also evidence that subsistence livelihoods are highly resilient. The main source of staple food for three quarters of households is either their own rice crop or social networks, while access to cash income is more limited than elsewhere in the country. The low dependence on trade and high degrees of self reliance are also reflected by a relatively low proportion of household expenditures on food. This would generally be considered an indicator for lower levels of poverty, but comparisons are distorted because of increased restrictions on movement and reduced access to markets in the conflict-affected areas of eastern Burma. Impoverishment in eastern Burma is a bi-product of militarisation and a key factor contributing to displacement. During the past year, SPDC attempts to pressure ethnic ceasefi re groups to transform into Border Guard Forces have increased insecurity in areas which were relatively stable. The main ceasefi re parties have resisted the pressure and reiterated calls for a review of the 2008 Constitution and political dialogue to promote national reconciliation. In response, the Burmese Army has forcibly conscripted and extorted villagers to form ethnic militia units to act as proxy forces in case ceasefire agreements collapse. This year’s survey estimates at least 73,000 people were forced to leave their homes in eastern Burma between August 2009 and July 2010. The highest rates of displacement were reported in northern Karen areas, where over 26,000 villagers were forced from their homes by Burmese Army artillery attacks against civilians and by forced eviction orders. More than 8,000 villagers in southern Mon areas also fl ed from their homes as a result of instability and conflict induced by the Border Guard Force conversion orders and by forced relocations. TBBC’s partner agencies have documented the destruction, forced relocation or abandonment of more than 3,600 civilian settlements in eastern Burma since 1996, including 113 villages and hiding sites during the past year. Coercive practices by armed forces have also undermined livelihoods and contributed to at least 446,000 people being internally displaced in the rural areas of eastern Burma at the end of 2010. As this conservative estimate only covers 37 townships and discounts urban areas, it is likely that well over half a million internally displaced persons remain in eastern Burma. Military appointees and proxy party representatives are expected to control government after the elections, and there is no indication that political indifference to human suffering will change in the immediate future. The political challenge remains to press and engage with the national authorities for a genuine process of national reconciliation and the rights-based rule of law. However, there is an urgent need to scale up poverty alleviation and humanitarian relief efforts and there are capacities within Rangoon and border-based aid agencies to absorb additional funding immediately. The humanitarian and development challenge is to ensure that aid funding and programming are based on needs and vulnerabilities rather than political agendas."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Thailand Burma Border Consortium (TBBC)
Format/size: pdf (8MB); zip (7.1MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.tbbc.org/idps/report-2010-idp-en.zip
http://www.tbbc.org/announcements/2010-10-28-media-release-idp-survey.pdf (press release)
Date of entry/update: 28 October 2010
ML > Food Security > Food Security in Burma/Myanmar > Food Security and displacement in Burma
Internal Displacement/Forced Migration > Burma: Internal displacement/forced migration of several ethnic groups.


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 13 September 2010
Date of publication: 13 September 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe meets Chairman of National People’s Congress Mr Wu Bangguo...Senior General Than Shwe meets PRC State Council Premier Mr Wen Jiabao...Maj-Gen Myint Soe inspects Kyaukpadaung Township...Appointment of Danish Ambassador agreed on...Building Better People Seminar held...Myanmar delegation leaves for Thailand to attend meeting of ASEAN University Games...Mandalay Mayor inspects sanitation works in Aungmyaythazan Tsp...Gallant conducts engineering diploma courses...Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing enjoy lunch hosted by Myanmar Ambassador to China...A&I Minister upgrades irrigation sector in Yamethin, Pyawbwe Tsps...Victorious Sports Ministry team honoured...Senior General Than Shwe, wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing visit Great Wall in Beijing..... "PERSPECTIVES": "China, Myanmar further strengthening paukphaw relations"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 13 September 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 September 2010
Date of publication: 03 September 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Electoral process course opened in Mongyai Township..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Agreement signed for scholarship programme on development of human resources...A&I Minister meets Australian, Japanese Ambassadors...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Mosquito repellent donated to Yangon Children’s Hospital...Chance for GIS enthusiasts...Tube-wells sunk to irrigate farmland in Meiktila, Thazi...Dy Health Minister makes inspection tour of hospitals in Bago Region (West)...MCF to organize ICT exhibition, seminar...Fourth Nay Pyi Taw Inter-ministry Football Tournament goes on...Talks on RCC Dam Construction & Civil Engineering Techno-Power on 4 Sept...MPA issues High Tide Warning...Kyeintali TV Retransmission Station in Rakhine State launches MRTV programmes..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Government, people and Tatmadaw join hands to overcome difficulties"..... ARTICLES: "Pathein-Monywa Asphalt Road under construction to help develop west bank regions of Ayeyawady and Chindwin rivers" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Moe Myint Hlaing..."Not to be swayed by killer broadcasts" Ko Ke ["...Now elections, the fifth step of the seven-step Road Map, are drawing near. The axe-handle groups and the West are found accelerating their destructive acts as they cannot stand for the process of shaping the nation into a democratic one. Therefore, the people are to remain constantly vigilant against such conspiracies in order to maintain the momentum of restoring stability and peace and we cannot miss the democracy goal that is now within the touching distance. The people have understood well that the broadcasts of the foreign radio stations are all groundless and tricky. So, the people should not place any trust in their stories. Without doubt, they keep on airing such baseless news stories. Hence, the people of us have to be aware of their broadcasts..."]... "Padaung, most developed, beautiful township in Pyay District" Article: Ko Tin Hlaing (Meiktila); Photos: Ko Thant Zin (Meiktila)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 September 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 31 August 2010
Date of publication: 31 August 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Political parties submit lists of party members to UEC [Ethnic National Development Party (ENDP)]...Electoral Work Course organized in Thanlyin Township..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to King of Malaysia...Prime Minister felicitates Malaysian counterpart...Upgrading of Minbu-An road section of Yangon-Sittway road in full swing...Foreign Minister felicitates Malaysian counterpart...Health care for expectant mothers in Mandalay...Concordia Int’l Co Ltd to launch Topcon brand land survey equipment...Two naval ships of Chinese PLA visit Yangon...Commander’s Shield Football Tournament kicks off...MWJA CEC meets...Bago River at danger level...Earthquake jolts...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (30-8-2010)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Record paddy output on target"..... ARTICLES: "Thaukyaykhat Hydropower Project (2) under implementation" Article: Ko Tin Hlaing (Meiktila); Photos: Ko Thant Zin (Meiktila..."Pwintbyu in pursuance of five methods to get adequate irrigation water" Byline & Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 August 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 29 August 2010
Date of publication: 29 August 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: UEC Chairman meets subcommission members in Rakhine State..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Kanyin Dam in Ingapu Tsp to irrigate 25,000 acres...Progress of Nancho Hydropower Plant inspected...Lolane on display at Yangon International Product Showcase 2010...Minister meets Customs Department staff...SWRR Minister visits training schools in Yangon...Yangon Mayor attends opening of tube well...Free medical treatment given...Construction of Kyweshin Bridge, Nay Pyi Taw- Kanbya (Magway) Road kicking into high gear...New library building opened in Twantay Tsp...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall (28-8-2010)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Time to stand unitedly"..... ARTICLES: "Integrated farming helps improve rural economy Win Thein Oo (Fishery)..."Honest living behind Myanmar's popular cuisine Hmyit-chin (bamboo shoot pickle)" By A M Soe..."White Elephants of Myanmar" Dr. Khin Maung Nyunt
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 August 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 11 August 2010
Date of publication: 11 August 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Kayah State Sub-commission Secretary inspects ward sub-commission offices in Loikaw..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Regional development tasks in Mandalay, Sagaing Divisions gaining momentum...PBANRDA Ministry organizes cash donation ceremony for rural water supply...Transport Minister inspects jetties in Yangon for swift commodity flow...Religious Affairs Minister receives Indonesian Ambassador...Contour maps available in Germin GPS, computer of Concordia Int’l Co., Ltd...Computer Networking with Windows 7 on 14 Aug...Health Minister receives Indonesian Ambassador, Resident Representatives...Reproductive Health Care Course No. 2/2010 opens...Khind, Mistral electrics on display in Yangon Expo 2010...Moderate quake jolts outside Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Keep Inlay Lake green and pleasant"..... ARTICLE: "Kyeeohn-Kyeewa Dam nearing completion to irrigate over 90,000 acres of farmlands, generate 74 megawatts" Article: Kyaw Sein Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 August 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 9 August 2010
Date of publication: 09 August 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to Singaporean President... Prime Minister U Thein Sein felicitates Singaporean counterpart...Staff of Aungban Agricultural Research Farm urged to cooperate with private entrepreneurs to distribute quality strains of crops to farmers - Prime Minister on inspection tour of townships in Shan State (South)...FM felicitates Singaporean counterpart...Appointment of [Panama] Ambassador agreed on...Labour Minister inspects health care services for workers in Hlinethaya Industrial Zone...Myanmar Classic Group awards top dealers...Commander attends monsoon tree planting ceremony...Kayah State Election Sub-commission preparing for election...Singaporean BCA academy entrance test in Myanmar...Maubin District concludes ploughing..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Boost partnership among ASEAN members"..... ARTICLES: "The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Myanmar" Maung ASEAN..."Namkyan Dam in Lashio Township to supply irrigation and potable water" Yamanya Thway Mon
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 August 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 19 July 2010
Date of publication: 19 July 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: UEC Member supervises Kayan Township Election Sub Commission... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Chairman, Secretary elected for State Central Working Committee of the Sangha... Energy Minister looks into No 5 Fertilizer Plant Construction Project in Ayeyawady Div...i Love Myanmar donates new school buildings in Ayeyawady Div...Workshops on biodiversity, deforestation held... Subcommission Office opened...Heavy machinery arrives at Irrigation Department...Educational Information Exhibition on 21 July...Forestry Minister inspects timber depot sawmill, plantations...Myanmar Thabin Asiayon pays respects to older scholars...Information Minister receives ROK Ambassador... Twantay rural region gets new library building... 2,570,840 acres of monsoon paddy cultivated in Ayeyawady Div up to 17 July.... "PERSPECTIVES": " Intellectuals, intelligentsia on the increase".... ARTICLES: "Leinli: highest suspension bridge on Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana-Pinlaung motor road" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Moe Myint Hlaing... "Leinli: highest suspension bridge on Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana-Pinlaung motor road" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Moe Myint Hlaing
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 July 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 9 July 2010
Date of publication: 09 July 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: FM receives Brazilian Ambassador...UMFCCI meets Thai entrepreneurs in Bangkok... Golden deer, star turtles handed over to ZPO, Thailand...Yangon Command Commander meets Karatedo athletes...Projects to boost supply of irrigation water" By Maung Maung Myo (Bago)...MYANMAR GAZETTE:The State Peace and Development Council has confirmed the appointment of the following heads of service organizations on expiry of the one-year probationary period....Everyday Idioms in circulation...Information Minister visits staff helping green Mother Earth...Chinese eye specialists give free treatment in Yesagyo...Talks on reproductive health given in Sagaing Div...Database Application Development Course for computer worms...CPT Ministry holds tree-planting ceremony...SWRR Minister receives Special Envoy to ASEAN Secretary-General...SEA Basketball Tournament goes on .... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strive for greater progress of border regions"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 July 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 5 May 2010
Date of publication: 05 May 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Applications to set up political parties scrutinized, passed... Union Election Commission Meeting (25/2010) held..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Vice-Senior General Maung Aye receives Military Attaché of Russian Federation...Root CA Key Generation Ceremony held...Victorious Myanmar National Tennis Team honoured...Myanmar Forest Training School holds 105th graduation ceremony...Young woman saved from being trafficked...Irrigation projects benefit agriculture works...Religious Affairs Minister receives Japanese guests...On-job Training Course for Law Officers (Grade-4)...Applications for post-graduate medical courses...M.V Crystal Symphony cruise liner arrives...Construction of Pathein-Thalakkhwa- Mawtinsoon Road gaining momentum...Myanmar WVO delegation back from Indonesia...ICT courses for education college teachers...Concerted efforts of over 12 million MMCWA members result in all-round development of mothers and children and their families - MMCWA standing tall as genuine volunteer force of the nation...The significant day temperatures..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Road networks reflecting genuine goodwill of State"..... ARTICLES: "Putao: an ambitious tea district" Byline : Reporter Singu Soe Win Photo : U Htaman Yon (Putao)..."University of Computer Studies (Lashio): Alma Mater for human resources" Article & Photo: Yamanya Thway Mon
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 May 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 May 2010
Date of publication: 03 May 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to Acting President of Poland...Prime Minister U Thein Sein felicitates Polish counterpart...Over 115 miles long Ngaphe-Sedoktara- Laungshe-Hsaw road put into service...FM felicitates Polish counterpart...U Tin Yu presents Credentials to Turkish President...Ministry makes arrangements to build major bridge with greater momentum even in rainy season...TEFEL (High School) course for English teachers...Administering the standardized network course on 13-16 May...Arid zone greening, availability of irrigation water discussed...Crown Education arranges English language skill courses...The significant day temperatures..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Make country wealthy"..... ARTICLES: "Shanghai World Expo 2010 with participation of global countries" Myanmar News Crew..."Fishery industry of Taninthayi Division on development track" Article & Photos: Zun Maung Maung
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 26 March 2010
Date of publication: 26 March 2010
Description/subject: ELECTION: Union Election Commission accepting applications.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Tatmadaw with fine traditions: Our Tatmadaw was born of the nation's historic demand. It was not founded just for the sake of having one. The Tatmadaw which took history's heritage is replete with fine traditions. From the period of independence struggle to date, the young men who joined the Tatmadaw did not look to any previleges for personal gain, and joined only with the spirit of serving the nation and the race. - Senior General Than Shwe Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (From the speech delivered at the 53rd Anniversary Armed Forces Day Parade)...Senior General Than Shwe felicitates Bangladeshi President...PM sends felicitations to People's Republic of Bangladesh...Yangon Division hails Armed Forces Day with new road, bridge...Jetties and airport in Rakhine State inspected...FM sends felicitations to Bangladesh...Health Minister makes inspection tour of health facilities in Mandalay Div...MMCWA concludes Basic Sewing Course...Chance to pursue higher education in S Korea...Kyartawya road in Nyaunglaybin opened...New dam diverts turbine-run water for irrigation in Bago Div...Concordia to display goods at IT& Mobile Show...First IT Mall in Myanmar to be opened soon...MTCC clinch double trophies...Basic Traditional Medicine Course opened...Myanmar New Stars presents gifts to dealers for stellar performances...Myanmar Convention Centre to host Myanmar- Vietnam International Trade Fair...AGM of Rakhine Women's Association (Yangon) to be held...Thein Aye leading KM Golf Championship...Armed Forces Day Parade live on MRTV...Earthquake report..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Networks of roads, railroads and bridges built for strengthening Union Spirit"..... ARTICLES: HAILING THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY ARMED FORCES DAY: "Developing Health Sector in the time of the Tatmadaw Government"..."Role Tatmadaw plays will remain important in national causes" Kyaw Ye Min.....POEM: "Tatmadaw for the people"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2010
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Title: 2010 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, Volume I: Drug and Chemical Control
Date of publication: 01 March 2010
Description/subject: Summary: "The annual U.S. government estimate for Burma’s opium production showed that poppy cultivation increased 4 percent to 22,500 ha in 2008 from 21,700 ha in 2007. The U.S. survey found that potential opium production increased 26 percent to 340 metric tons, sufficient to produce 32 metric tons of pure heroin. Ninety-four percent of poppy was grown in Shan State, with limited cultivation observed in Kachin State. A significant downward trend in poppy cultivation observed in Burma since 1998 was reversed in 2007. Preliminary results from “off-season” UNODC surveys of poppy cultivation and production in Burma indicate growers are producing crops during periods not previously associated with poppy cultivation, perhaps to avoid government eradication efforts. The Government of Burma (GOB) made significant steps in poppy eradication efforts over the last decade, a period during which Burma sunk to a distant second after Afghanistan, in world poppy cultivation rankings, but it would seem the direction of cultivation and production have reversed in response to very high regional opium prices in Southeast Asia. Opium farmers are also reportedly taking advantage of efficiencies provided by improved inputs (fertilizer and irrigation systems) to increase yields. The GOB has not provided most opium farmers with access to alternative development opportunities, though UN and other international programs have had some impact. Production and export of synthetic drugs (amphetamine-type stimulants, crystal methamphetamine and Ketamine) from Burma continue unabated. Despite Burma’s overall decline in poppy cultivation since 1998 a dramatic surge has taken place in the production and export of synthetic drugs. The Golden Triangle, where the borders of Burma, Thailand and Laos converge on the Mekong River, is now dotted with drug labs producing synthetic drugs for the Asian market and beyond. Burma is a significant player in the manufacture and regional trafficking of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS). Drug gangs based in the Burma-China and Burma-Thailand border areas, many of whose members are ethnic Chinese criminals, produce several hundred million methamphetamine tablets annually for markets in Thailand, China, and India, as well as for onward distribution beyond the region. There are also indications that groups in Burma have increased the production and trafficking of crystal methamphetamine, known as “Ice.”..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: US Department of State Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
Format/size: pdf (115K - Burma section; 2.87MB - full report)
Alternate URLs: http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/137411.pdf
Date of entry/update: 27 April 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 17 February 2010
Date of publication: 17 February 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee holds 10th meeting...Sluice gate helps develop farming in Htantabin Township...Tasks of Management Committee for organizing Union Day 2010 reviewed...Myanmar, Japan to cooperate in drive for agri development...Industry-1 eyes India for cooperation...Taninthayi Div trying its best in road construction...HGH staff urged to make accurate diagnosis...Htihlaingshin, Kyansitthar get into work...Staff provided with health care...Objectives of 65th Anniversary Armed Forces Day...MEB playing important role in State economy...YCDC builds new Hsinmalaik Market...Taungtha Township Association holds 26th AGM...205 drug-related cases exposed in January...Special Appellate Bench sits at Nay Pyi Taw Supreme Court...ASEAN delegates wave goodbye...Special Rapporteur’s Myanmar trip...Metmung, Monghkat and Mongyan of Shan State (East) on track to development..... "PERSPECTIVES":"Take part in the task of maintaining roads and bridges"..... ARTICLES: "Manaung ring road surrounding Megawady, Manaung Island" Byline and Photos: Tha Nyan (MNA)..."Phaunglaung Dam, new facility for irrigating farmlands in Nay Pyi Taw" Article & Photos: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 February 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 16 February 2010
Date of publication: 16 February 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe felicitates Chairman of the National Defence Commission of DPRK Mr. Kim Jong Il...Inter-university men’s football friendly tournament kicks off...Myanmar workers in Thailand to get legal status...ASEAN-COCI exposes traditional dance patterns...Waterway, aviation satisfying dwellers of Rakhine State...Energy minister calls for systematic privatization of fuel stations...Course on Prevention against Recruitment of Minors for Military Service conducted...Concordia to conduct Land Survey, Applied GPS & Google Earth Software Courses...Destruction of poppy plantations figures hits 12705.65 acres in Feb...Meeting of State Pariyatti Sasana University Administrative Central Committee held...Job opportunity for IT enthusiasts..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Take active part in New Influenza A (H1N1) preventive measures"..... ARTICLES: "New Kanbalu People’s Hospital (100-bed) providing effective health care to residents" Article: Yan Gyi Aung; Photos: Myanma Alin & Kyaw Zeya (MNA)..."Yesagyo-Tamadan embankment to supply sufficient irrigation water" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 February 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 11 January 2010
Date of publication: 11 January 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Local people to maintain roads and bridges including Cyclone Shelters built by the State for their durability - Prime Minister General Thein Sein inspects progress of Yazudaing Bridge No. 1 in Mawlamyinegyun Township, disaster preparedness measures in Labutta Township...Lt-Gen Min Aung Hlaing inspects development tasks in southern Shan State...Global pure edible oil on display at Yangon Expo’ 2010...Myanmar-Bangladesh Volleyball Friendly on 12 Jan...Lt-Gen Tha Aye looks into construction tasks in Mandalay, Sagaing...UMFCCI officials meet Vietnamese delegation...Mandalay Mayor inspects development tasks in Nawnghkio Tsp...IBTC OPEN Golf Championship (Taunggyi) kicks off...Significant night temperature (10-1-2010)..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Irrigation water essential for boosting crop production"..... ARTICLE: "Young women of storm-hit areas have better future" Byline & Photos: Arkar Kyaw
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (4.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 January 2010
Date of publication: 03 January 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lofty goal of the nation - The government, in pursuance of the lofty goal of building a peaceful, modern and developed democratic nation with flourishing discipline, is implementing the 24-special region development project, the border area development project and the rural development project it has laid down for community peace and the rule of law, constructing more and more economic infrastructures, development of human resources and ensuring equitable development of all parts of the nation. - Senior General Than Shwe Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (from the message sent on the occasion of 61st Anniversary Independence Day) ...11th AGM of Myanmar Fisheries Federation held...A&I Minister attends work coord meeting for boosting agricultural products...State Flag saluting ceremony to be broadcast live...Minister Maj-Gen Thein Swe inspects Nay Pyi Taw International Airport construction project...New stamp to be issued to mark 62nd Anniversary Independence Day...Monywa-Bawditahtaung railroad section inaugurated..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Produce literary works serving national interest"..... ARTICLES: Hailing the 62nd Anniversary Independence Day: "Sufficient irrigation by dams, reservoirs shows signs of development of agricultural sector" Article : Zaw Moe Thauk...Hailing the 62nd Anniversary Independence Day: "Work in concert to achieve goal of building new nation" Yan Gyi Aung.....POEM: "Our independent country".....CARTOON: "The taste of Independence" U Ba Galay
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 January 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 2 January 2010
Date of publication: 02 January 2010
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: National unity is the most essential requirement for the perpetuation of the sovereignty of the State which is resided by over one hundred national races. Although we have different faiths and traditions, all the nationalities are the citizens of the Union of Myanmar with the same characteristics such as kindness, helpfulness, patience, bravery, and patriotism. True patriotism means not to harbour narrow-minded nationalism, but to have the true patriotic spirit desirous of working together for the perpetuation, progress and prosperity of the nation. - Senior General Than Shwe Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services (from the address at the graduation parade of the 11th Intake of Defence Services Medical Academy)...Lt-Gen Myint Swe of Ministry of Defence attends meeting of Leading Committee for Cleaning and Upgrading Yangon...Dy Foreign Affairs Minister arrives back from Bangladesh...New diesel locomotive handed over...IAHVS graduates pay respects to old faculty members..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Actively participate with concerted efforts for development of nation"..... ARTICLES: Hailing the 62nd Anniversary Independence Day: "EP-2 Ministry endeavouring for soonest supply of newly generated power to entire nation" Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Electric Power -2...Hailing the 62nd Anniversary Independence Day: Safeguard independence and sovereignty through might of patriotism" Chit Naing (Psychology)..."Yanpe Dam supplying irrigation water to eastern Magway Division" Byline & Photos: Khin Maung Than (Sathmu).....POEM: "Victory flag flying high in sky".....CARTOON: "Towards perpetuation of Independence"
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (8.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 January 2010
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Title: Credit vital to boosting development in Myanmar, economist says
Date of publication: 23 December 2009
Description/subject: "...With 70 per cent of Myanmar’s population dependent on agriculture, credit reform could help the Asian nation reach its full productivity potential and enhance development, Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz said after a United Nations-backed visit to the country. “If you’re going to reduce poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs], a focus on agriculture is absolutely essential,” Mr. Stiglitz told reporters after his trip. Surveys, he pointed out, have shown that the cost of credit is very high in Myanmar, with many farmers and casual labourers having to borrow money at interest rates of 10 per cent or more per month. The loans are reminiscent of “pay day” loans in the United States, he said, except that the interest rates charged in Myanmar are even more “usurious.” While in the country, the economist met with Government officials and academics, as well as visiting projects in rural areas. Farmers, he said, told him that while irrigation had increased their productivity, “because they could not get the credit to buy fertilizer and high quality seeds, the full potential was not being realized.”.."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN News Service
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 January 2010
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Title: Second Development Partnership Roundtable and Development Forum held
Date of publication: 18 December 2009
Description/subject: Jointly organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Second Development Partnership Roundtable and Development Forum on economic policies for growth and poverty reduction: lessons from the region and beyond was held at the hall of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation here on 15 December. Roundtable on enhancing Myanmar’s rural economy was held at 9 am...Since food security and rural livelihoods contribute to the income of the rural people, increasing agricultural productivity is the core policy for Myanmar. In order to increase agricultural productivity, promoting access to irrigation water and its sustainable uses are the main necessity. Myanmar has heavily invested and constructed 228 irrigation dams, 322 river water-pumping projects, constructing and repairing small irrigation tanks throughout the dryzone, enhancing underground water utilization through more than 7000 tube wells. In addition to promoting access to irrigation water for increasing crop production, rural electrification is also being promoted by installation of mini hydropower along canal drop structures of irrigation networks. On the other hand, regarding access to irrigation water, Myanmar is proactive rather than reactive to adapting climate change and mitigating its effects..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The New Light of Myanmar"
Format/size: pdf (66K)
Date of entry/update: 01 January 2010
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Title: Stiglitz Advises Regime to Use Oil and Gas Revenues Wisely
Date of publication: 17 December 2009
Description/subject: "Nobel Economics Laureate Joesph Stiglitz has told a forum in the Burmese capital, Naypyidaw, that revenues from oil and gas, if well used, could open up a new era for the country. If not well used, valuable opportunities would be squandered, Stiglitz told the forum on “Restoring Burma as the Rice Bowl of Asia.” The forum on Monday was organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Burma's Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development. A UN press release said the former World Bank chief emphasized the inseparable nature of economics and politics. Before his visit, some analysts questioned the wisdom of giving economic advice to military generals who had a bad reputation for ignoring the input of experts. For Burma to take a role on the world stage and to achieve true stability and security, there must be widespread participation and inclusive processes, Stiglitz said..."
Author/creator: Ba Kaung
Language: English
Source/publisher: IRROL
Format/size: pdf (58K)
Date of entry/update: 01 January 2010
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 20 November 2009
Date of publication: 20 November 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Myint Swe of Ministry of Defence attends Vietnam-Myanmar International Exposition 2009...Part-time Banking Services Diploma Course commences...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Mayor inspects upgrading, construction of roads and bridges...Monywa Open Golf Championship opens...CPA Association to hold talks...Commander inspects regional development in Myeik...Commander, ministers attend opening of free eye surgical treatment in Pyapon...Rakhine Fellowship Association (Yangon) to provide scholarships...TV Guide to be published...Energy Minister inspects laying natural gas pipeline in Twantay Tsp...9th Meeting of Myanmar-Lao Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation held...Old students of Shwebo Regional College, Shwebo College to pay respects to faculty members...Mandalay Mayor looks into road construction tasks...Nay Pyi Taw Inter-Ministry Men’s Volleyball Tournament continues... "PERSPECTIVES": "Irrigation water fundamental for boosting agricultural production"..... ARTICLES: "Umin Koepauk river water pumping station benefiting agriculture and greening of Chauk Township" Article: Htein Lin; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."Minkyaung Bridge on Rakhine coastal road for development of Rakhine State" Article; Tin Mar Win, Mya Kay Khaing Soe: Photo; Myanma Alin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 14 November 2009
Date of publication: 14 November 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Kalay Township sees progress...Information Minister receives Director of People’s Daily of PRC...MV Thanlwin to Cocogyun...Basic Education Level U-16 Basketball Tournament goes on...Luck & Cash on 15 Nov...Paper-reading session on classical Myanma music and Myanma songs organized...Yeywa Dam commences to store water...Seminar on child right protection held in Myeik...Students to attend presentation of CPA, DA certificates, prizes...Over 500 acres of poppy plantations destroyed in cultivation season this year...Mawlamyine observes 89th Anniversary National Day...Chinese journalist delegation arrives...Myanmar Accountancy Council releases announcement No. 2/2009..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Nurture human resources for national education promotion"..... ARTICLES: "Today’s vehicles and motorways in Myanmar" (10) Article: Kayan Soe Myint; Photos: Ministry of Construction..."We pledge to safeguard the Union at risk to life; it is the country, the land we own" Tekkatho Myat Thu ["Now, internal peace of the nation has been built for all national races to enjoy the taste of peace. The whole Union including far-flung, border and rural areas is developing in various fields. All infrastructures have been improved for economic growth of the future country. Four of the seven steps of the Road Map for democratic process have been realized as a result of the harmonious participation of all national races in convening the National Convention, formulating the State constitution, and holding the referendum."]..."Khawa Dam: reliable irrigation facility in Padaung Township" Article: Tin Mar Win & Mya Kay Khaing Soe; Photo: Myanma Alin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 9 October 2009
Date of publication: 09 October 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Myint Swe attends ceremony to donate cash for the fifth time to construct new building of YCH...MMA opens 14th medical conference on specialized subjects...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Technoland to open Sales & Service Center (Branch)...1st ISD Men’s Hockey Tournament goes on...Construction Dy Minister inspects road section...Advanced Applied Pharmaceutical Management Course concludes...Myanmar female weightlifters to compete in King’s Cup weightlifting in Thailand...Talks on Thinking and Reasoning on 10 Oct...UMFCCI to hold talks...MCPA to hold anniversary celebration...Tatmadaw Football Tournament continues...Workshop on Millennium Development Goals held...Energy Minister views village rehabilitation task in Kungyangon Township...Minister inspects progress of Bogale Township...TV Guide Vol I, No. 14 in circulation...Vietnamese delegation concludes visit...Lt-Gen Ko Ko inspects progress of transport, agriculture, livestock breeding, development task in Pathein District...Acceleration of preventive measures against A/H1N1...Earthquake Report..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Build more dams for agricultural development"..... ARTICLES: "Nyaungshwe full of natural beauty" Byline: Tin Win Lay (Kyimyindine); Photos: Htay Aung..."Lush and green Taungdwingyi Township with various irrigation water sources" Article: Sai Thein (Kengtung); Photos: Myanma Alin
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 10 October 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 4 September 2009
Date of publication: 04 September 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Ko Ko of Ministry of Defence looks into development tasks in Maei, An of Rakhine State...Central Command Commander inspects construction projects in Kyaukse...Doekhwin Farm in PyinOoLwin, Irrigation Development School in Patheingyi inspected...Acer Notebooks on show at Electronic and Living’ 09 exhibition...Myanmar-Thai entrepreneurs to hold meetings in Yangon, Mandalay...Honours bestowed upon outstanding students, footballers...MWEA Vice-Chairperson and party leave for ROK...Electronic & Living ’09 Exhibition held...One more train ticket sale unit opens at Nay Pyi Taw Thabyegon Market...Flood Bulletin...Hole in one...Boxers for SEA Games provided with cash, refreshments...Basic Forestry Course (one and half years) 2009-2011 opened...Outstanding students of Mawlamyine No. 6 BEHS honoured...Symposium on publishing periodicals on 11 September...WY Brand stimulant tablets seized in Kokang Region, Shan State (North)...Kokang Region, Shan State (North), restores its stability, peace...One more A (H1N1)-infected patient found bringing total number to 33 Two more patients discharged from hospital..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Build more railroads to run trains across the nation"..... ARTICLES: "Technological University (Myitkyina) Byline: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)..."Improved sights and scenes of Kungyangon" Article and Photos: Naing Win (Kungyangon).....BUDDHIST TEACHINGS: The Buddhas’ Teaching in Brief: "Sabbapapassa akaranam, Not to do evil whatsoever. Kusalassa upasampada, Cultivate the good in every way. Sacittapariyodapamam, Exert oneself to control one’s mind. (i.e., Control one’s mind not to do evil whatsoever.) Etam Buddhana sasanam. This is the teaching of all the Buddhas." (Dhammapada 41)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 September 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 2 September 2009
Date of publication: 02 September 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to Vietnamese President...Vice-Senior General Maung Aye felicitates Vietnamese Vice-President...Prime Minister General Thein Sein sends message of felicitations to Vietnamese counterpart...Lt-Gen Ko Ko of Ministry of Defence inspects repairs to Taungup-Maei-Kyaukpyu Road...Construction Minister inspects Pyinmana-Pinlaung road...Foreign Minister sends message of felicitations to Vietnamese counterpart...Forestry Minister inspects construction of new school building...MRDA Chairman and party leave for Cambodia...Chanayethazan Township No. 2 BEHS gets books, stationery...Htoo Foundation presents prizes to outstanding students...Emergency traditional medicine kits donated at Bhavana Centre of Mandalay Taungsalin Taikthit...SWRR Minister visits pre-primary schools...Minister presents sports gear to universities in Mawlamyine...Mawlamyine Township Thabin Asiayon holds respects paying ceremony...Myanmar Geosciences Society to hold 11th research paper reading session and special talk...Commander attends final match of Commander's Shield Boxing Competition...Outstanding students honoured...Transport Minister meets Korean Ambassador...Manuscripts of new writers invited for Ngwetayi Short Story Competition...Talks on risk management to be held...Talks on revenue held...Peace and stability returned to normal in Kokang region of Shan State (North)- Local people who ran away to other country returning to Kokang region...One more A (H1N1) case confirmed - Figure of flu patients hits 31...Flood Warning..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Grow more crops on irrigated farmlands"..... ARTICLE: "Hlaingbwe: A developing township of Kayin State" Byline:Win Shwe; Photos: Reporter Tun Zaw (Sangyoung)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.9MB))
Date of entry/update: 02 September 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 August 2009
Date of publication: 30 August 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Myint Swe of Ministry of Defence inspects Letpangon camp jetty of Twantay Canal, Seikkyikhanaungto People’s Hospital...Commander attends Shan State (East) MWVO Preliminary Conference 2009...Commander-in-Chief (Air)’s Shield Boxing Championship concludes...Golden Orchid Ltd distributes general air-conditioners...A&I Minister, Japanese FM hold discussions on promotion of bilateral relations, food sufficiency and cooperation in agriculture sector...2nd seminar on development of hydropower continues...Talks on EASB, scholarships on 3 September...Basic flower arrangement course on 14-21 September...Vice-Mayor visits tax-free markets...Talks on commercial tax held in Thanlyin...MHA to organize talks on 3 September...UMFCCI donates Business magazines to IPRD...Commander attends opening ceremony of 17th Myanmar Cultural Performing Arts Competitions of Yangon Div...Magway gets fire fighting facilities...Ministry of Industry-1 holds coord meeting...One more found infected with New Influenza A (H1N1) - Number of patients with the virus reaches 30...Noteworthy amounts of rainfall..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Actively participate in the drive for monitoring Influenza pandemic"..... ARTICLES: "Cement Plant (Kyaukse) forms part of drive for equitable development of all parts of the nation" Byline: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon)..."Sitha Supporting Dam from PyinOoLwin providing enough drinking and irrigation water" Article: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 August 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 24 August 2009
Date of publication: 24 August 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Ukrainian President...Prime Minister felicitates Ukrainian counterpart...It is necessary for local people themselves to work hard for their own economic improvement and successful agricultural undertakings - Prime Minister inspects agricultural undertakings, supply of irrigation water in Mandalay Division...Paddy transplanting contest held in Shan State (East)...Foreign Minister sends felicitations to Ukrainian counterpart...Sports Minister attends Inter-University /College swimming contest...Yangon Mayor inspects maintenance of roads...Fire kills three, injures six in Hlegu...Sagaing Division War Veterans Organization preliminary conference (2009) held...Commander attends prize presentation for football tournament...Ministry of Education holds swimming competitions...Earthquake Report...Health Ministry provides free medical treatment in Taungtha Township...Number of A (H1N1)-hit people touches 25 - One more patient released from hospital..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Create more and more inspired literary works"..... ARTICLE: "Kanbalu: Land of Development and Prosperity" Article & Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 August 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 5 August 2009
Date of publication: 05 August 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Ko Ko of Ministry of Defence inspects development of Labutta Township...Outstanding students of Pyawbwe Township honoured...Container yard, export/import activities inspected...Respects-paying ceremony held...Talk on Myanmar IT offshore development...Workshop on quality fish species held...Information Minister meets with staff under ministry, attends stake-driving ceremony for Nanpantet village self-reliant library...Man arrested for attempted robbery...Those from US and British Embassies visited NLD (Headquarters) 30 times in July...CSSTB President meets UDNR students...Deputy Transport Minister attends road opening ceremony...Programming fundamental course to be opened...Talks on Introduction to Risk Management on 6 Aug...Shwegyin River water level to fall below danger level...Eighth patient infected with A (H1N1) discharged from hospital - Remaining five on the mend - No more infected patient in sight..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Fullmoon Day of Wagaung, a day of religious significance"..... ARTICLES: "Manufacturing power-tillers, part of transformation into mechanized farming" Article: Mg Mg Htwe (MNA); Photos: Percy (MNA)..."The festival of charity by lot casting in Wagaung" Dr Khin Maung Nyunt..."Myaukyama Irrigation System in Monywa District" Article: Kaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (7.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 August 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 May 2009
Date of publication: 03 May 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Poland...Prime Minister General Thein Sein felicitates Polish counterpart...Deputy Minister for Health visits specialist hospital (Waibargi)...Foreign Affairs Minister sends felicitations to Polish counterpart...UMFCCI executives meet Thai investment mission...Myanmar ICT Exhibition continue...Thiha Yadana Publishing House and Bookshop open...Rescue and fire extinguishing drills...Training courses for staff officers opened...Preparation for growing teak plantations inspected...Construction of roads in Mandalay under inspection...Blood donated, sanitation work done to hail 63rd Anniversary Fire Services Day...Epson Printers on display at Myanmar ICT Exhibition for 2009...Industry-1 Minister attends annual meetings of Taungtha and Myothit Township Associations (Yangon)...F&R Minister supervises regional development task...1st ISD Women’s Football Tournament commences...Untimely rain warning...Talks on preventive measures against H1N1 on 5 May..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Use infrastructural buildings in a systematic way for their durability"..... ARTICLES: "Pyaingchaung Dam irrigating 4000 acres of summer paddy, 1000 acres of summer sesame in Kyauktaw Township" Article: Reporter Singu Soe Win; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)..."Developing cottage industries in Chaungzon Township" Article: Nu Nu Yi & Tin Tin Win; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)..."A trip to rural areas for literary talks" Chit Naing (Psychology)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 May 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 28 April 2009
Date of publication: 28 April 2009
Description/subject: ROADMAP/ELECTION: Entire people to strive for success of the 2010 election in line with the State Constitution and join hands with the government in nation-building endeavours - Prime Minister meets departmental officials, social organizations and local people of Mongyan, Metmang and Monghkat townships... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Minister inspects Myanma Machine Tool Factory in Myaing...Refresher course for sports coaches...Myanmar delegation leaves for Malaysia...Special Appellate Bench delivers judgment for 6 special civil appeal cases, hears four special civil appeal cases...Basic education school management refresher course No. 1/2009 opens...Raw opium, stimulant pills seized...Two injured in separate mine blasts...Global Human Flu Preparedness and Response Work Committee meets...Warning on global human flu...The Government of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries - Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department Warning on Swine flu...The Hotel Amara (Nay Pyi Taw) in Nay Pyi Taw Hotel Zone opened...Prime Minister meets departmental officials in Tachilek - Considerable progress has been made in Shan State (East) as peace was restored in the region including Tachilek..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Extend the cultivation of paddy, sunflower and beans and pulses"..... ARTICLES: "Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association (MMCWA)" Aye Phyu..."Khabaung Diversion Weir to irrigate summer paddy plantations in Sittoung River Valley" Article & Photos: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 April 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 27 April 2009
Date of publication: 27 April 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to President of the Republic of South Africa...Lt-Gen Myint Swe attends opening of inter-village gravel road, new school building in Kyauktan...Work coord meeting of MPF held...FM sends message of congratulations to South African counterpart...Vice-Mayor looks into development of Seikkyi-Khanaungto...MDG Co holds lucky draw programme...Minister meets people of villages in Taungtha Township...Extended construction of roads, bridges in Kachin State coordinated...Myanmar Foreign Correspondents Club holds 20th Annual Meeting...Officials visit low-cost housing in Mudon Townshi...Development tasks inspected in Magway Division...I&P Ministry holds work coord meeting...Chin State PDC holds meeting...Minister attends opening of new school building in Shwebo Tsp...Myanmar rout Macao 4-0 in qualifying of AFC Challenge Cup 2010...Dry day supervision performed...Untimely rainfall warning..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Maintain already-built foundations for national development"..... ARTICLES: Water Pumping Project for Greening Meiktila Plain Article & Photos: Tin Htwe (MNA)...Wahpa Dam supplying drinking water to Thaton dwellers, irrigating 2400 acres of farmlands Article and Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 April 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 24 April 2009
Date of publication: 24 April 2009
Description/subject: CYCLONE NARGIS AND ITS AFTERMATH: Patrons of MAWFA visit Post- Nargis Myanma Arts and Crafts Exhibition and Sales Fair..... OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Hsintet, Pyawtywa river water pumping stations to irrigate 11,500 acres in Sagaing Division...Golden umbrella hoisting ceremony held at Kyaikwaing pagoda...MYANMAR GAZETTE...MYF gets new building...Social Security Board provides disability pension, cash assistance for the injured...Repaving of Maubin-Pantaput road inspected...Rakhine State sees infrastructural development...Commander inspects repairing of Pyay-Paukkhaung-Ottwin road...Pauk Township making progress..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Upper Hsedawgyi Dam Project to be completed on schedule"..... ARTICLES: "Kunchaung Hydropower Project in Pyu Township to yearly generate 190 million kwh, to irrigate 110,000 acres of farmlands" Article & Photos: Photographer Maung Maung...It is high time to prohibit sale of satellite receivers Ko Gyi Ngwe Zin Yaw..."North Yama Creek Bridge linking Salingyi and Yinmabin townships" Article & Photo: Maung Htein Lin (Monywa-IPRD)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 23 April 2009
Date of publication: 23 April 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Upper Hsedawgyi Project to help meet electricity demand of country and to support irrigation facility of Hsedawgyi Dam - General Thura Shwe Mann makes inspection tour of Upper Hsedawgyi Supporting Multi-purpose Dam Project...Yangon Mayor inspects manufacturing of cement silo mould plates...Paper-reading session on environmental preservation held...ASEAN Youth Leader Conference on 5-6 June...Public Notice: ["The following are the medicines that are not registered in Myanmar without guarantee of quality"]...Workshop on Youth, Culture and Development opens...Commander inspects construction tasks of Technological University (Hmawby)...Industry-2 Minister inspects diesel engine factory...New school buildings for rural areas inspected...Myanmar delegation leaves for Korea for horticulture show...Talks on Management Development Programmes..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Prime Minister's trip to China strengthens bilateral relations"..... ARTICLES: "Taunggyi achieving development in all aspects" Article & Photos: Soe Nyunt (Kyemon)..."Hopang Township People’s Hospital in Shan State (North)" Article: Htein Lin; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB))
Date of entry/update: 23 April 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 19 April 2009
Date of publication: 19 April 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Paritta water poured into lakes in Yangon...UMFCCI meets Bangladeshi delegation...Hlinethaya celebrates water festival...Industry-2 Minister meets local people of Kyunsu Township...Mandalay Mayor Central Pandal’s prize-presentation ceremony takes place...Summer paddy plantations, integrated farms inspected in Magway Division...Green cyclone Bijli lifts danger warning...Myanmar New Year Maha Thingyan Festival concludes successfully - Casualty declines due to civilized manner of people...Cyclone Bijli hits Bangladeshi coast - Storm warnings issued in time - No damage in Myanmar..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Boost production and improve quality of products"..... ARTICLES: "Villages along Monywa-Yagyi-Kalaywa Road benefiting from new transport facilities" Article: Zaw Win (Kyemon);Photo: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)..."Bawni Dam, an essential irrigation facility in Bago Division" Article & Photos: Peinzalok Thein Nyunt..."Not very demanding if peace talk is desired" Saw Hla Aung ["...It was a painful memory of the nation’s history that comrades fought each other at the instigation of some Kayin leaders who had been caught in the snare of doubt..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (6.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 April 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 5 April 2009
Date of publication: 05 April 2009
Description/subject: CYCLONE NARGIS AND ITS AFTERMATH: Training courses conclude in Pyapon, Bogalay in Ayeyawady Div.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Myint Swe tours Cocogyun...Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation meets Indonesian Agriculture Minister...Ministry of Industry-1 meets...Minister for Electric Power No. 1 inspects Zaungtu Hydroelectric power station...72nd Anniversary of CSSTB marked...Nay Pyi Taw main power plant inspected...Supply of safe drinking water in Dagon Myothit (South)...Foreign military attaches visit Myitkyina, Phakant...National Environment Sanitation Week 2009 observed...Anti-government broadcasting stations airing fabricated news to harm China-Myanmar friendly ties...Myawady TV Station marks 14th founding anniversary..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Post-Nargis Myanma arts and crafts indicate Myanmar’s resilience"..... ARTICLES: "Soft crab in demand in international market Crabs are kept in a plastic container each till they shed off their old shells." Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photo: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."Pauktaw boasts of developing fishery work" Article: Reporter Singu Soe Win; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 April 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 31 March 2009
Date of publication: 31 March 2009
Description/subject: CYCLONE NARGIS AND ITS AFTERMATH: Natural disaster prevention management course opened.....OTHER DOMESTIC NEWS: Pakokku U Ohn Pe Literary Award, scholarships and Pakokku Library Book Award presented for 2008...Myanmar delegation discusses Regional Cooperation for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok...Appointment of British Ambassador agreed on...Supreme Court (Mandalay) hears Special Criminal Appeal cases...Talks on fire prevention held...Erratum...Winners awarded in Military Code of Conduct Contest...Scholarship, academic matters discussed...Ministry of Information trying its utmost for development of Myanmar literature and those from the literary field while striving for Myanmar literature to achieve international prominence -- Minister for Information attends ceremony to honour those who have participated in successful realization of Ministry of Information’s objectives...Kite Festival-2009 concludes...Women publishers hold book sales...New earth road opened in Pakokku...Green tourism on 4 April..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Extend cultivation of paddy and other crops".....ARTICLES: "Let’s cultivate a good habit of reading" Kyaw Oo Swe..."Paunglaung Diversion Weir irrigating 35,000 acres of farmland in Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana, Nay Pyi Taw Lewe, Yedashe Townships" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..... TALKS AND LECTURES: Educative talks on health 4 April...Over Clocking to be demonstrated
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 17 March 2009
Date of publication: 17 March 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sees off Prime Minister General Thein Sein on his departure for Indonesia, Singapore...General banking course (officer level) concludes...Thai Phyathai Hospitals offer modern medical treatment, air ambulance for Myanmar...Reproductive health programme starts on 23 March...Training course No. 1/2009 for trainers for civil service...Special Appellate Bench hears five special civil appeal cases...Work coordination meeting on disaster preparedness...Indian doctors of AMRI hold medical conference...Workshop on producing marketable quality paddy to be held...Australian Ambassador calls on A & I Minister...Notice to mariners issued...Prize presentation ceremony of Myanmar Masters 2009 held...Mandalay Association (Yangon) holds 32nd annual meeting...PRC donates bulldozers, excavators to storm-hit areas..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Actively participate in regional development tasks with added momentum"..... ARTICLES: "Better and smooth transport contributing to rural development" Article: PyinOoLwin Chit Swe..."Irrigation facilities across nation extending monsoon and summer paddy acreage" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Maung Maung Thant
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 7 March 2009
Date of publication: 07 March 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe, wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing attend ceremony to offer meals to State Ovadaçariya Sayadaws, SSMNC member Sayadaws, title recipient Sayadaws...17th Military Band Competition concludes successfully...MGEA executive committee meets...Those from US and British embassies visited NLD (Headquarters) 21 times in February...AGM of UMFCCI on 30 March...Fifty houses for storm victims in Bogale...Industry-1 Ministry holds market festivals...ITBMU to open foreign language courses, computer courses in April...Hlawga Park to open on 10 March...Cookery course on 19 March...Entertainments to mark rites of Uppatasanti Pagoda go on...Kaung Myat Myanmar Amateur Open Golf Championship continues...104 fires broke out in February...Uppatasanti Pagoda hosts a grand religious ceremony..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strive with added momentum in the fight against narcotic drugs"..... ARTICLES: "Auspicious ceremony for hoisting of the sacred golden umbrella atop Uppatasanti Pagoda and the great grand Religious Title-Presentation ceremony of 2009 in Nay Pyi Taw" Ba Sein (Religious Affairs)..."Pyaingchaung Dam irrigating 5,000 acres of summer paddy and other crops for development and greening in Kyauktaw Township" Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 6 March 2009
Date of publication: 06 March 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to President of the Republic of Ghana...Bogale Township gaining development momentum...MAY Int’l School 2008-2009 scholarship course to conclude on 10 March...Kaung Myat Myanmar Amateur Open Golf Championship kicks off...CCDAC holds discussion with secretaries of work groups...Culture Ministry holds code of conduct test...Progress of Upper Paunglaung Hydropower Project inspected...Knowledge on health disseminated in Pantanaw Township...Technological University (Mandalay) holds 2nd blood donation ceremony...SHRI, STI to conduct post-graduate courses...Save your money @ MCC programme...Medicines donated to members of the Sangha...People come to Festivities en masse...Entertainments performed marking Htidaw and Seinbudaw hoisting, consecration ceremony...Regional development work in Sittway inspected..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Commercial-scale farms necessary for boosting tea production.....ARTICLES: "Mandalay University of Traditional Medicine" Article: Win Naing (Kyemon); Photos: Htay Aung (Kyemon)..."Kokkohla and Shwetanttit river water pumping stations irrigate 10,000 acres in Pakokku Township" Article & Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 4 March 2009
Date of publication: 04 March 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe felicitates Bulgarian President...Prime Minister General Thein Sein felicitates Bulgarian counterpart...Service personnel have to put public interests in the fore, Secretary-1 says...Construction of Orthopaedic Hospital (Mandalay) inspected...Saya U Maung Maung Ti (Maths) presents prizes to distinction winners...Foreign Minister felicitates Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister...Festivities continue for third day...Military Band Competition goes on...Ba Gyan & Brothers showcase automobile spare parts...Tiptop engine oil and lubricants launched...YIT civil engineering students to pay respects on 25, 26 April...Aid for development of Ponnagyun, Kyauktaw Townships provided...Prizes presented to winners of Chess Championships...Financial Rules Special Course No (20) for PBANRDA Ministry staff...Special programme of POLICE BEUNIQUE and PUPA SUMMER PARADE SALE...Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo inspects regional development tasks in Kyaukme, Hsipaw Townships..... "PERSPECTIVES": "ASEAN countries to boost economic cooperation".....ARTICLE: "Hsinthay Dam irrigating 10,000 acres of summer paddy yearly" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Hla Shwe (Ketumati)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 04 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 23 February 2009
Date of publication: 23 February 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe felicitates Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei...Prime Minister inspects disaster preparedness, development projects in Ayeyawady Division...Prime Minister sends message of felicitations to Brunei Darussalam...Development work facilitated in Putao Township...Commander looks into regional development works in Taunggyi, Nyaung Shwe, Hopong Townships...Dedaye, Pyapon in Ayeyawady Div witness development...Summer paddy thriving in Dalla Township, Yangon Division...Director-General of No.2 BED pays working visit to Shan State (East)...Foreign Minister felicitates Brunei counterpart...Zee Creek Dam inaugurated in Rakhine State to irrigate crop land, generate power..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Utilize modern cultivation techniques for agricultural progress".....FEATURE: "Projects the government has implemented to supply sufficient clean water across the nation" ["The government is working with might and main to complete the projects for adequate supply of electric power and safe water for the entire people..."].....ARTICLE: "Positive results of trips to Myanmar" Kyaw Min Lu (Shwepyitha)["...Mr Quintana made several positive suggestions, and the government showed positive response to his suggestions, and willingness to cooperate with him. So, it is safe to say that his trip brought about prospects for improvement..."]
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 February 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 22 February 2009
Date of publication: 22 February 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Maha Hsutaungpyi Buddha Image conveyed to Maha Pathada Bumi Gandakuti Kyaung of Uppatasanti Pagoda...Maj-Gen Ko Ko continues inspection tour of Labutta, Bogale Townships...Minister looks into sub-power station...DFINED:e to be on sale on 1 March...Maj-Gen Ohn Myint looks into construction of Kaunghmulon suspension bridge...Nawngmon Township: development in progress...UMFCCI organizes commercial talks...Video scrutinization work clarified...Lt-Gen Myint Swe addresses MLBF 9th AGM...Regional development tasks of Kayin State inspected...Labour Minister meets British Ambassador..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Safe drinking water available in rural areas".....FEATURE: Projects the government has implemented to supply sufficient irrigation water to farmlands across the nation.....ARTICLES: "Giant step towards democratic transition" Hlaing Aung..."Zaungtu Multipurpose Dam in service of regional development" Article by Khin Aung Kyaw, Photo by (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 5 February 2009
Date of publication: 05 February 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Profile of Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Vice-President of India...Chin State to become tea land...Technical training school (Thagara) takes shape...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Myanmar Forestry School (PyinOoLwin) holds 103rd graduation parade...Health Deputy Minister meets medical students...Talks on boosting business performance on 8 Feb...Improving oil extraction with new mapping technology...Commander inspects Zaungtu diversion weir and hydropower plant...Villages in Shan State (East) enjoy cumulative development...Upgrading of road inspected in Maha Aungmyay Township...Hole-in-One at Phan-khar-myay Golf Course in Magway...Khabaung Dam irrigation systems to benefit 100,000 acres of farmlands...Public Notice: 1. The following medicines smuggled into Myanmar across the border are unregistered ones, with no quality guarantee...Shwegyin Hydropower project completed over 73 percent...Donations for all-round renovation of historic Pagoda...Commander meets department personnel in Namhsan Township...Development of Dawei, Launglon, Thayetchaung townships under inspection...Ways sought for development of National Herbal Garden...Opening of MDA Conference, FDI-MDA joint meeting held...Bridge, rural road inaugurated in two townships...Academy Award Presentation on 7 Feb...Myanmar, Thai entrepreneurs to promote trade...... "PERSPECTIVES": "More railroad networks consolidate solidarity".....ARTICLES: "Setse beach attracting attention of more tourists" Article: Maung Maung Htwe (MNA); Photos: Hla Moe (MNA)...Coastal and overseas shippings contributing to development of transport sector Article & Photos: Soe Maung (MFSL)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 February 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 3 February 2009
Date of publication: 03 February 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Fields in Magway Division fed with underground water to meet per-acre yield target...Third donation of gold plates to Uppatasanti Pagoda of Nay Pyi Taw...ISD Golf Championship continues for second day...Foreign Affairs Minister signs Book of Condolences for former Indian President...Applied Accounting and Management Level I & II opens...Minister for Information meets ambassador of DPRK...Information Minister attends prize presentation of Tun Foundation (2008) Literary Award...Central banking course concludes...Vice-Mayor looks into regional developments...Mayor inspects roadwork in Tamway Township...Talks on Customer Relationship Management on 5 Feb...Transport Minister attends ceremony to honour award winner of IMO...Special Appellate Bench delivers judgement for civil and criminal cases...Deputy Health Minister inspects Medical Teaching Centre...New school building handed over in Pyapon...Commander inspects irrigated field, river water pumping stations...UNSG’s special advisor meets with ministers, responsible persons of political parties; observes reconstruction of storm-hit areas in Ayeyawady Division..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Actively participate in the fight against narcotic drugs"..... ARTICLES: "Special river-water pumping projects in Yangon Division to benefit over 67,000 acres of farmland" Article by Tin Htwe (MNA); Photos by WRUD..."Urban and rural people enjoy benefits from biogas fuel" Article & photos: Ko Gyi Tha..... ADVERTISEMENTS/NOTICES: MYANMAR IVANHOE COPPER COMPANY LIMITED (TENDER NOTICE)...Yangon University of Foreign Languages Centre for Human Resource Development Notice...CLAIMS DAY NOTICE MV GATI PRIDE VOY NO (20109)...CLAIMS DAY NOTICE MV MARE BALTICUM VOY NO (-).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 February 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 25 January 2009
Date of publication: 25 January 2009
Description/subject: Development of Chaungtha, Shwe Thaung Yan... Yesagyo Township gets new irrigation facility for regional greening task... Organizers of Charity Fair of Hninzigon Home for the Aged honoured... Wood-based factories produce export quality sawn timber, parquet... Regional development in Hainggyikyun inspected... Refresher Course for Management Staff Grade-II concludes... TMC's scholarship program under way... Basic English Proficiency Course concludes... Yangon Mayor inspects upgrading of road and pavement... Coord meeting, signing contract of Medium-Term Action Plan-2 held... Myanma Fine Arts and Theatrical Drama discussed... Blood donated to military hospitals... UDNR trainees go on excursion to Mandalay Div....."PERSPECTIVES": "Expedite development of regions on west bank of Ayeyawady River".....ARTICLES: "ILBC hiking and mountaineering team's victory over ice-capped Mt. Phonganrazi" Article: Maung Maung Htwe (MNA); Photos: Thaung Myint (MNA)..."Serving national interest for gaining greater development" Article: Maung Maung Htwe (MNA); Photos: Thaung Myint (MNA)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 January 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 17 January 2009
Date of publication: 17 January 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Secretary-1 attends meeting on progress of Uppatasanti Pagoda, enshrinement of religious objects, erection of pivot...Want to be a qualified software engineer?...Earthquake News...Information Minister meets rural people...Deputy Minister inspects hospital and dispensaries...Management Committee discusses Observance of 62nd Anniversary Union Day ceremony...Yenwe diversion weir in Bago Div under construction...Sales promotion of Sakura, Orchid electronics held...Myanmar, Singaporean orthopaedic specialists perform surgical operations...Maj-Gen Ko Ko inspects roadworks and hydropower project in Bago Div...Coconut Sculpture Course of PBANRDA concludes...Cyclone shelter under construction in Pyapon Township...IBTC Open Golf Championship continues...Breakthrough in treating premature babies... FOREIGN NEWS: Pakistan extends crackdown on Mumbai suspects...War on terror a mistake, says British Foreign Secretary...Iraq Cabinet member escapes bomb in Baghdad...Two British soldiers killed in S Afghanistan...US Airways jet crashes into Hudson, all 155 aboard survive...EU threatens WTO action against US over beef trade sanctions...California in state of emergency due to budget crisis...Five killed in aircraft collision in S Russia...GCC leaders meet in Riyadh on Gaza war...Israeli airstrike kills three senior Hamas leaders...US probe into Afghan civil deaths “flawed"...Top Afghan Army general killed in chopper crash...Fisherman killed during pirate chase...Airbus orders decline in 2008...Series aftershocks rock West Papua, Indonesia...Pakistan says militants killed in Swat valley...Hutton attacks NATO over troops...Man survives after 12cm knife thrust deep into head...Strong quake hits New Caledonia...DVD teaches autistic kids what a smile means...Man says he shot car with paintballs to deter DUI...Elephants give up jelly beans, lose 11,314 pounds...Man found aboard idling Zamboni faces OUI charge...Man arrested after grave decorations found at home...Scientists bring painted warrior 2,000 years old to virtual life...EU: Carmakers won’t get a free ride in state help...Industrial output drops more than expected in Dec...Honda extends shutdown at Swindon factory...Somali pirates release Danish ship...Zimbabwe cholera death toll surges again...South Africans bust rhinoceros poaching ring...Latin America to hold summit to fight crime...700-pound man freed from home...Boy’s tongue stuck to metal pole...St Helena penguins disappearing...US learns from Swiss, Dutch healthcare...New light on Mars methane mystery...Land under NJ project laden with toxics...UNICEF: Maternal deaths, poverty linked...European virus linked to global warming...'Stellar Cannibalism' key to formation of overweight stars.....9 FOREIGN SPORTS STORIES..... GOVT. ADS: UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND IRRIGATION (MOAI) IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT (ID) FEASIBILITY STUDY AND PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING DESIGN FOR IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT OF PHYU CHAUNG DAM MULTI-PURPOSE PROJECT INVITATION FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Anti-venom produced from egg shows successful".....ARTICLES: "600 tons of tin and tungsten targeted to be extracted at Heinda Mine yearly" Article: Myint Maung Soe; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt)..."To export ethanol by 2010 on target" Article: Zaw Win (Kyemon); Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 14 January 2009
Date of publication: 14 January 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Road works on Kengtung-Mongkhun-Mongkhok road inspected...Industry-2 Minister inspects technical training school (Mandalay)...Volume VI, No. 4 of Sein Le Shwe Pyi News Journal comes out...Press meet on Alpine Music Tour held...Associations under Myanmar Fisheries Federation to hold Annual Meeting...Specialists provide free medical treatment in Sangyoung Township...Applied Accounting and Management Course (Level-1) and Koeki Japanese Language Course (Batch-3) conclude...Myanmar National Technical Meeting on Ageing opens...Fire breaks out in Maha Aungmye Township...192 drug-related cases exposed in December...University of Medicine (Mandalay) holds respect-paying ceremony...Volume VII No. 17 of Shwe Naing-ngan News Journal in circulation...OPV to be given to 790,730 under-fives in Sagaing Division...TCG delegation arrives back from Thailand...Mayor inspects upgrading of road...Attorney-General meets law officers in PyinOoLwin, Lashio, Muse, Mandalay...Regional development tasks in Bago Division (West) inspected...Peace and tranquility, development and emergence of discipline-flourishing democratic nation inseparable -- Special Refresher Course No. 11 for faculty members of universities and colleges opened in CICS (Upper Myanmar) in PyinOoLwin...Marathon cycling to be held..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Overcome any forms of natural and artificial dangers"..... ARTICLES: "Rare black orchid species thriving on Mount Noingun in Putao District" Article: Maung Maung Myint Swe...Hlaingchaung Dam provides irrigation water and clean water Article, photos: Khin Maung Than (Industry)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 7 January 2009
Date of publication: 07 January 2009
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Observance of Union Day every year reflects noble traditions to regain independence and sovereignty through national solidarity -- Secretary-1 attends coordination meeting on observance of 62nd Anniversary Union Day...62nd Anniversary Union Day Objectives...Commander attends meeting to discuss observing National Immunization Days 2009...Director-General of SPED meets athletes to take part in sports meets in Indonesia, Thailand...Thutapadetha Magazine of Sarpay Beikman in circulation...Those from US and British embassies visited NLD (Headquarters) 25 times in December...Commander, Minister inspect wharfs, airport in Rakhine State...Shwe Thwe Journal Special Issue in circulation...Home Affairs Minister meets Chinese Ambassador...Buyers and Sellers Meet on 15 Jan...MCPA to give talks on Software Architecture with Design Pattern...Foreign Heads of States send messages of felicitations to Senior General Than Shwe...Foreign Heads of State/Government send felicitations to Myanmar Prime Minister...Seminar on formulation of National Blood Policy and Blood Programme held...MBSF President’s Trophy Billiard Competition on 17 Jan ..... FOREIGN NEWS: Security developments in Iraq...Little to eat for IDPs in makeshift Kabul camp...Afghanistan expects bloody 2009...Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan...Another Gitmo grows in Afghanistan...Lebanon not to drag into war in Gaza...Israelis relieved as army moves to halt rockets...Abbas tries to regain foothold in Gaza...Toyota to suspend production for 11 days in Japan...Chrysler sales drop 53 pct; others not much better...UN, Arab ministers agree to work closely on Gaza...Cambodia extends use of high-tech bio-digester for farmers...GM reports 31 percent sales decline in US market...French ship attacked by pirates in Nigeria with nine taken hostage...Accident on Petrobras’ oil platform kills one, injures two...Bird flu triggers alert in Nepali border areas with India...Guatemalan mudslide kills 35, injures 15...Vietnamese top legislator vows to advance Sino-Vietnamese relations...Japanese whaler missing in Antarctic...Scientists discover trigger for autoimmune diseases...Mass man melting snow with blowtorch ignites home...Man tries to go home for holidays by fire truck...Swarm of small earthquakes rattles Yellowstone National Park...Teens girls smoke now, pay later with larger waistlines as adults...Russian gas supplies to Croatia halted...Number of Cholera cases reduces in south Zambia...Motorola to offer phone made from recycled plastic bottles...China calls for more overseas talents...Bulgaria faces serious gas crisis...The ‘not so old’ suffer from Alzheimer’s too...US health spending hits $2.2t in 2007...4-year-old boy shoots babysitter for stepping on foot...Bosnia-Herzegovina decides to send peacekeepers to Afghanistan...Chinese shipmen escape from pirates in Gulf of Aden...Milky Way spins faster, has more mass than thought...Sunlight can help children avoid myopia...Diamond dust shows comets hit 12,900 years ago...New founding in cancer cell metastisis new hope for primary cancer...Scientists find a gene that makes cancer spread...30% of Cambodians live under poverty line...China corn futures dip after week of price increases, metals keep rising...New park protects penguins and other marine life in Argentina...Astronomers to gaze back in time and map history of Universe... SPORTS: 8 sports stories..... "PERSPECTIVES": "New transport facilities designed for regional development".....ARTICLES: "Labutta District to achieve record salt production" Article and photos: Mawgyun Myint Aung (IPRD)..."Kadappana Sluice Gate to irrigate some 15,000 acres of farmlands" Article: Tin Htwe (MNA); Photos: Thaung Myint (MNA).....SLOGANS: SAY NO TO DRUGS...Donate Blood
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 January 2009
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Title: Assessment of the Myanmar Agricultural Economy
Date of publication: January 2009
Description/subject: Overview: "During two weeks in January 2009 a team from the Asia Programs unit of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Institute, International Development Enterprises (IDE), and the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of the Union of Myanmar conducted a humanitarian assessment of food production and the agricultural economy in Myanmar. We focused on paddy production, because rice is the country’s staple crop. Based on fieldwork in cyclone-affected areas of the Ayeyarwady River Delta and in Upper Myanmar, we conclude that paddy output is likely to drop in 2009, potentially creating a food shortage by the third quarter. Our estimates are based on imperfect data, and this scenario may not materialize, but the avoidance of a food shortage this year would represent a temporary reprieve, not a recovery. Myanmar’s rural sector is stretched to the breaking point and the natural resilience that has sustained it is leaching away. This paper recommends a set of interventions to avert this looming crisis: 1) an increase in credit for farmers and other participants in the rice economy including traders and millers, 2) steps to increase the farm gate price of paddy in order to create an incentive for farmers to produce more paddy, and 3) a program to finance small-scale village infrastructure projects to increase demand for wage labor for the rural poor who are most at risk. This paper proceeds as follows. Section I describes the study’s rationale and methodology. Section II presents the research team’s key findings. Section III offers an analytical framework for considering how and why food markets fail. The next two sections consider the implications of our finding, examining income loss, crop production, and land concerns. Section VI recommends a three-pronged policy response. Section VII concludes by considering the distinction between humanitarian responses and development strategy. Appendix I discusses Myanmar’s likely actual GDP growth rate. Appendix II summarizes the policy options available to the government in the face of continued deterioration of conditions in rural areas."
Author/creator: David Dapice, Tom Vallely, Ben Wilkinson
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Development Enterprises
Format/size: pdf (177.13 KB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.ash.harvard.edu/content/download/1201/26734/version/1/file/myanmar.pdf
Date of entry/update: 01 September 2010
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Agriculture > Crops > Rice


Title: Status and Potential for the Development of Biofuels and Rural Renewable Energy: Myanmar
Date of publication: 2009
Description/subject: CONTENTS: v Abbreviations... vi Acknowledgment... 1 Introduction: 1 Agroecological Zones and Administrative Divisions... 1 Land Use... 1 Workforce in Agriculture... 3 Expansion of the Irrigation Network... 3 Food Security Situation... 4 Rationale and Objectives..... 6 Energy Market and Outlook: 6 Energy Supply and Demand... 18 Potential Alternative Sources of Energy... 21 Justification of Biofuel as an Alternative Energy Source... 22 Obstacles to the Development of Biofuels in Myanmar..... 23 Resource Base for Biofuels Production: 23 Energy Security and Sustainability... 23 Biofuel Options... 24 Biodiesel Production... 27 Bioethanol Production... 33 Biomass Energy Consumption from Wood Fuel..... 38 Prioritization of Feedstocks: 38 Priority Feedstocks for Biodiesel Production... 40 Priority Feedstocks for Bioethanol Production..... 42 Agribusiness Models: 42 Existing Biofuel Business Model... 42 Opportunities and Constraints to Biofuel Business Development... 45 Integration of Small Farmers into the Agribusiness Chain and Options... for Promoting Biofuel Business Ventures..... 47 Case Studies of Biofuel Ventures in Myanmar..... 56 Policy, Regulatory, and Institutional Support for Biofuel Development: 56 National Policies and Strategies for Biofuel Development... 57 Development Program and Plans to Address Agriculture Sector Objectives... 58 Institutional Analysis for Biofuel Development... 60 Investment and Financing Arrangements... 60 The Way Forward..... 61 Appendix 1: Oil Content of Different Land Races of Jatropha Curcas..... 62 Appendix 2: A Proposed Institutional Structure and Implementation Mechanism for Biofuels Development..... 63 Appendix 3: Indicative National Biofuel Program for Myanmar.
Author/creator: U Hla Kyaw, Thandar Kyi, San Thein, U Aung Hlaing, U Tin Maung Shwe
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Format/size: pdf (1.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 December 2009
ML > Economy > Infrastructure > Energy > Renewable energy > Biofuels
Sustainable Development > Rural development in Burma/Myanmar


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 26 December 2008
Date of publication: 26 December 2008
Description/subject: Lt-Gen Tha Aye inspects maintenance of Mawlamyine-Ye road section NAY PYI TAW, 25 Dec -Lt-Gen Tha Aye of the Ministry of Defence accompanied by Mon State Peace and Development Council Chairman Commander of South-East Command Maj-Gen Thet Naing Win and departmental officials met with departmental personnel and local people at the meeting hall of complex office in Khawza in Ye Township on 22 December and gave instructions on regional development works. Next, he proceeded to Khawza Station Hospital and made cash donations and inspected the hospital. [ more + ] A&I Minister receives Daewoo Chairman YANGON, 25 Dec-Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo received new Chairman and CEO of Daewoo International Cooperation Mr Jae Yong Kim and party at the meeting hall of Irrigation Department in Yankin Township here yesterday. [ more + ] Muse sub-power station, Shweli-Namhkam-Muse power line inspected NAY PYI TAW, 25 Dec-Deputy Minister for Electric Power No. 2 Brig-Gen Win Myint looked into progress of installation of 66 KV Shweli-Namhkam-Muse power line and construction of sub-power station on 21 December. [ more + ] S-W Command Commander & Energy Dy Minister attend school-aids donation ceremony YANGON, 25 Dec-Chairman of Ayeyawady Division Peace and Development Council Commander of South-West Command Maj-Gen Kyaw Swe and Deputy Minister for Energy Brig-Gen Than Htay attended power generator, computer and printer donation ceremony which was held at Thakhutkwin Basic Education Middle School (Branch) in Myanaung Township in Hinthada District on 20 December morning.[ more + ] First Yangon Division Inter-School Karate-do Contest concludes YANGON, 25 Dec- The prize presentation ceremony of the First Yangon Division Inter-School Karate-do Contest 2008-09, jointly organized by No. 3 Basic Education Department and Myanmar Karate-do Federation was held at No. 1 Basic Education High School in Lanmadaw Township on 23 December.[ more + ] Supervisors for Matric exam meet NAY PYI TAW, 25 Dec - Supervisors for the matriculation exami-nations for the 2009 Academic Year held a meeting at No. 9 Basic Education High School in Mandalay on 23 December to discuss matters related to supervision of the matriculation exami-nations. [ more + ] Enrollment for ITE from 2 to 30 Jan YANGON, 25 Dec - Shine Universal Services has provided services for the enrollment for Institute of Technical Education (ITE) based in Singapore.[ more + ] New tarred roads opened in Dagon Myothit (South), Dagon Myothit (North) YANGON, 25 Dec-Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein Lin attended the opening ceremony of Nawaday tarred road in No.70 ward of Dagon Myothit (South) this afternoon. The mayor and responsible persons opened the road by cutting the ribbon and inspected the road. [ more + ] Regional development in Taikkyi, Hmawby Townships inspected NAY PYI TAW, 25 Dec � Deputy Minister for Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development Affaires Col Tin Ngwe on 11 December inspected nursery of Taikkyi Township Development Affairs Committee and left instructions on more nursing of saplings which are suitable to the regions.[ more + ] ....."PERSPECTIVES": "Generate better living conditions of storm victims".....ARTICLES: "Practice integrated farming for higher income" (2) Kyaw Ye Min..."Bodhitahtaung-Kyaukka-Shwemyintin Mountain Range getting lush and green" Article: Zaw Win (Kyemon), Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 25 December 2008
Date of publication: 25 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe inspects rehabilitation and reconstruction tasks in Kyaiklat, Dedaye, Kungyangon Townships Encouragement and assistance should be given to one village one product project NAY PYI TAW, 24 Dec � Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe inspected progress of rehabilitation and reconstruction tasks in storm-hit Kyaiklat and Dedaye townships in Ayeyawady Division and Kungyangon Township in South District of Yangon and met with local people this morning. [ more + ] Sale agents invited, Win Thuza shops to be hired YANGON, 24 Dec-The Ministry of Industry-1 is producing textiles, ready-made clothes, foodstuff, beverage, medicines, soap, ceramics, paper and exercise books, paints, sewing machines, bicycles, plastics, leather, rubber totaling 904 items.[ more + ] Sections of Dawei-Ye Road under maintenance NAY PYI TAW, 24 Dec-Lt-Gen Tha Aye of the Ministry of Defence inspected heavy machinery and the axis for construction of Dawei-Myeik railroad, repairing of Dawei Railway Station and railroad section at Dawei Station, Dawei in Taninthayi Division, on 21 December.[ more + ] Myanmar Unicode system discussed YANGON, 24 Dec - Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs Brig-Gen Thein Zaw attended the work coordination meeting on implementing Myanmar Unicode system at Myanmar Info Tech in Hline Township yesterday and made an opening address. [ more + ] Industry-1 Minister visits factories in Magway Division NAY PYI TAW, 24 Dec - Minister for Industry-1 U Aung Thaung visited Winthuza Shop in Aunglan, Magway Division on 22 December. [ more + ] EP 2 Minister visits sub-power stations NAY PYI TAW, 24 Dec - Minister for Electric Power No. 2 Maj-Gen Khin Maung Myint inspected control room and switch yard of 132 KV Aung Chan Tha sub-power station in Monywa on 21 December and left necessary instructions. [ more + ] Yoma Technologies to conduct courses on Java professional YANGON, 24 Dec - To become a software engineer, the practical programming course of Yoma Technologies will give lecture about professional software programming. In addition, systems and experience being applied in software development fields will be effectively used by learning from experts.[ more + ] Ngachin Dam to contribute to rice suffciency NAY PYI TAW, 24 Dec-The inauguration of Ngachin Dam constructed by Construction-3 of the Irrigation Department was held at the panal of the facility near Ngachin Village, Seikpyu Township, Pakokku District, Magway Division, this morning.[ more + ] Minister meets farmers in Thongwa YANGON, 24 Dec-Minister for Religious Affairs Brig-Gen Thura Myint Maung met with rural people in Kanmyint village of Thongwa Township in Yangon South District on 21 December.[ more + ] Deputy Foreign Minister receives regional director of UNOPS YANGON, 24 Dec-Chairman of Tripartite Core Group (TCG) Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Thu received Mr Wang Yue, Regional Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) at the ministry here today.[ more + ] 3rd Inter-School Cricket Challenge Shield 2008 goes on YANGON, 24 Dec - Jointlyorganized by Myanmar Cricket Federation and No. 3 Basic Education Department, the 3rd Inter-School Cricket Challenge Shield 2008 continued at Bahan Cricket Training Ground here this morning.[ more + ] MMA annual meeting on 27 Dec YANGON, 24 Dec-The annual meeting of Myanmar Medical Association (Yangon) will be held at the auditorium of MMA at 10 a.m. on 27 December. MMA mem-bers are invited to attend the meeting.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Participate in drive for road safety".....ARTICLES: "Practice integrated farming for higher income" (1)Kyaw Ye Min..."White gold plantations of Chindwin region" Article: Zaw Win (Kyemon), Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: PDF (7.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 24 December 2008
Date of publication: 24 December 2008
Description/subject: Rubber, oil palm thriving in Myeik, Palaw townships NAY PYI TAW, 23 Dec-Lt-Gen Tha Aye of the Ministry of Defence inspected the axis for construction of Thamok Bridge from Myeik station and worksite for Seaweed Co by the Thamok River on 20 December.[ more + ] Talks on Recession Proof Business on 27 December YANGON, 23 Dec-Jointly organized by Myanmar Fisheries Federation and Myanmar Prawn Entrepreneur Association, Author Khin Maung Nyo (Economics) will give talks on �Recession Proof Business�, sponsored by Han Sein Thant Engineering and Trading, at the Thiriannawa hall of Myanmar Fisheries Federation on Bayintnaung Road in Insein Township at 2 p.m. on Saturday 27 December, 2008.[ more + ] Runways extended at Mandalay International Airport and Hkamti Airport YANGON, 23 Dec-Minister for Transport Maj-Gen Thein Swe and officials concerned inspected Mandalay International Airport and gave necessary instructions on 20 December. [ more + ] A&I Minister inspects agriculture works in Meiktila District YANGON, 23 Dec -Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo inspected thriving Ngwechi-6 late monsoon long staple cotton plantation of Farmers U Myint Thein and U Soe Maung with the use of underground tapping water at Tawma village in Meiktila Township, Mandalay Division yesterday. [ more + ] Industry-1 Minister inspects factories and Winthuza shops in Magway NAY PYI TAW, 23 Dec � Minister for Industry-1 U Aung Thaung looked into production process of Textile Factory (Pwintbyu) of Myanma Textile Industry in Pwintbyu, Magway Division on 21 December. [ more + ] Minister looks into sub-power stations NAY PYI TAW, 23 Dec-Minister for Electric Power No. 2 Maj-Gen Khin Maung Myint looked into control room, battery room and switch yard at Shwesaryan sub-power station in Mandalay Division on 20 December.[ more + ] 106th Executive Board Meeting of BSC and MBA held YANGON, 23 Dec-Jointly organized by Banks Supervisory Committee and Myanmar Banks Association, the 106th Executive Board Meeting was held at the association here yesterday, attended by Patron of the association Minister for Finance and Revenue Maj-Gen Hla Tun. [ more + ] Workshop on development of rice production and sales organized YANGON, 23 Dec-The Myanmar Rice Exporters Association, the Myanmar Rice Merchants Association and the Rice Millers Association jointly organized the second workshop on development of rice production and sales under the aegis of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry at the UMFCCI on Min Ye Kyaw Swa Street in Lanmadaw Township here this morning.[ more + ] Industry-2 Minister visits construction project and factories in Mon State YANGON, 23 Dec - Minister for Industry-2 Vice-Admiral Soe Thein met with officials at Mayangon Rubber Farm in Belin Township on 21 December and left instructions on growing and production of rubber.[ more + ] Fresh water prawn breeding basic course concludes YANGON, 23 Dec-Under the aegis of Myanmar Fish Entrepreneur Association and Myanmar Prawn Entrepreneur As-sociation, the concluding ceremony of No.6 basic course of fresh water prawn breeding was held at the Thiriannawa hall of Myanmar Fisheries Department here this morning. [ more + ] Commander inspects road work in Monywa NAY PYI TAW, 23 Dec � Chairman of Sagaing Division Peace and Development Council Commander of North-West Command Maj-Gen Myint Soe inspected progress of construction of 4400-foot long gravel road at the corner of Kanna and Bogyoke roads in Monywa yesterday. [ more + ] ASEC delegation visits Mandalay YANGON, 23 Dec-Under the ASEAN Schools Tour 2008, an ASEC delegation led by Dr Termsak Chalerm-palamupap visited No. (2) Basic Education High School in Chanaye Thazan Township, Mandalay, yesterday morning.[ more + ] Second round matches of Defence Services C-in-C's Trophy (Army, Navy and Air) Football Tournament continue YANGON, 23 Dec -The second round matches of the 47th Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Trophy (Army, Navy and Air) Football Tournament continued in Mandalay today.[ more + ] Notice to mariners issued NAY PYI TAW, 23 Dec-MPRL E&P Pte Limited that is undertaking joint venture tasks in oil exploration work together with Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise will conduct 2D Marine Seismic Acquisition Survey at No A-6 Block of Rakhine offshore by MV Pacific Sword from 19 January to 6 February, 2009.[ more + ] Review of health care services in aftermath of Nargis Storm held NAY PYI TAW, 23 Dec-The Ministry of Health reviewed health care services in the aftermath of Nargis Storm at the ministry here at 9 am yesterday. [ more + ] Fire in Hlinethaya YANGON, 23 Dec - A fire broke out at the rice warehouse of proprietor of flour mill of Diamond Star Co in Industrial Zone-2 in Hlinethaya Township at 10.50 p.m. on 21 December.[ more + ] ....."PERSPECTIVES": "Cultivate and export beans and pulses on a wider scale"....ARTICLES: "MraukU with booming agricultural farming and hotel service" Article: Reporter Singu Soe Win; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin)..."Kankalay Water Pumping Station in Hmawby Township to irrigate 4500 acres of farmlands" Article: Tin Htwe (MNA); Photos: Thaung Myint (MNA)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 21 December 2008
Date of publication: 21 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe attends graduation dinner of 11th Intake of DSTA Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Dec - The graduation dinner to honour the graduate officers of the 11th Intake of Defence Services Technological Academy was held at the parade ground of DSTA in PyinOoLwin at 5.30 p.m. yesterday, attended by Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe. [ more + ] Lt-Gen Myint Swe inspects river water pumping stations Yangon, 20 Dec - Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence, Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint and departmental officials inspected pilot cultivation of Hsinnweyin paddy through direct seeding method, use of Leya-16 power tillers, display of samples of paddy strains and weed killer at the central farm of Myanma Agriculture Service and observed the display of sample of paddy strains grown in Bago, Ayeyawady and Sagaing Divisions at Myanma Rice Research Institute in Hmawby Township yesterday. [ more + ] Information Minister meets executives of Myanmar Music Asiayon (Central) Yangon, 20 Dec- Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan met with executives of Myanmar Music Asiayon (Central) at the meeting hall of Myanma Radio and Television on Pyay Road here this morning. [ more + ] Ensuring smooth and Secure transport discussed in Yangon Yangon, 20 Dec- The Yangon Division Supervisory Committee for Ensuring Smooth and Secure Transport held its work coordination meeting at the meeting hall of All Private Bus Lines Control Committee (Head Office) yesterday. [ more + ] Ministry of Mines holds coord meeting Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Dec-Ministry of Mines held its second work coordination meeting at the ministry, here, this morning, with an address by Minister for Mines Brig-Gen Ohn Myint. [ more + ] Special Civil Appeal Cases heard Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Dec-The Special Appellate Bench comprising Deputy Chief Justice of Supreme Court (Nay Pyi Taw) U Tun Tun Oo, Supreme Court Judges of Supreme Court (Yangon) U Khin Myint, and U Myint Thein sitting at court room No. 1 of the Supreme Court (Nay Pyi Taw) delivered judgments of 4 special civil appeal cases and then heard 6 special civil appeal cases under Section 7 of the Judicial Law 2000. [ more + ] GMS discuss information, communications Nay Pyi Taw, 19 Dec- The GMS Information Superhighway Implementation Group Meeting No.8 was held from 16 to 17 December and the GMS Information superhighway Steering Group Meeting No. 4, at Shwe Nandaw Hotel, here on 18 and 19 December. [ more + ] Verbatim products introduced Yangon, 20 Dec-The introducing ceremony for Verbatim Product was held at Traders Hotel, here, this morning. Chairman and CEO of KMD Group of Companies U Thaung Tin extended greetings and Manager of Verbatim Marketing of Singapore for South Asia Mr Tan Teow Seng explained facts related to Verbatim Product. [ more + ] Men's and women's wears on sale at new Gamonpwint Shopping Mall Yangon, 20 Dec � Gamonpwint Shopping Mall is kept open on Kaba-Aye Pagoda Road in Mayangon Township here since 17 December. Men's and women's wears, various kinds of personal and household goods are available at the shopping mall. [ more + ] MAS grows medicinal orchids on commercial scale Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Dec � Accompanied by departmental officials, Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo inspected the growing of medicinal orchids on a commercial-scale in various cultivation methods in Doekwin farm of Myanma Agriculture Service in PyinOoLwin Township, PyinOoLwin District, Mandalay Division, on 18 December morning.[ more + ] Mass walk to mark December Mass Sports Activities in Nay Pyi Taw Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Dec- The mass walk to mark the 2008 December Mass Sports Activities took place here at 6 am today with the participation of Chairman of Myanmar Olympic Committee Minister for Sports Brig-Gen Thura Aye Myint, Deputy Minister for Hotels and Tourism Brig-Gen Aye Myint Kyu, Deputy Minister for Education Brig-Gen Aung Myo Min, officials from the respective ministries, service personnel, teachers of Nay Pyi Taw No. 11 Basic Education High School, students and local people. [ more + ] MMA to hold Continuing Professional Development Forum Yangon, 20 Dec-Organized by General practitioners Group of Myanmar Medical Association (Central), Continuing Professional Development Forum will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Hall (B) of MMA on 23 December (Tuesday). [ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Build modern Tatmadaw through advanced science and technology".....ARTICLES: "The twin crises of finance and food" By He Changchui..."Ongoing Katha-Bhamo Railroad Section Project on west bank of Ayeyawady River" Article: Zaw Win (Kyemon); Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 19 December 2008
Date of publication: 19 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe pays homage to pagodas in Bagan-NyaungU NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe, accompanied by State Peace and Development Council member General Thura Shwe Mann and party, paid homage to pagodas in Bagan-NyaungU at 11.30 a.m. yesterday.[ more + ] Kaba-Aye Condominium and Gamonpwint Shopping Mall opened YANGON, 18 Dec - Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence attended the opening ceremony of Kaba-Aye Condominium and Gamonpwint Shopping Mall jointly-implemented by Yangon City Development Committee and Gamonpwint Co Ltd which held in front of the Gamonpwint Shopping Mall building on Kaba-Aye Pagoda Road in Mayangon Township yesterday. [ more + ] Rural development, self-reliant village libraries supervised in Pale Township NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-To supervise rural development tasks and development of self-reliant village libraries in Pale Township, Sagaing Division, Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan continued his trip to Nweshauk Village of the township on 15 December and met with over 1,700 local people from Nweshauk, Kyunphogon and Kanbauk villages.[ more + ] Twantay Township gets Tamatakaw Bridge YANGON, 18 Dec-The opening ceremony of Tamatakaw Bridge built by Engineering Department (Road and Bridge) of Yangon City Development Committee was held at the bridge near Tamatakaw village in Twantay Township this morning, attended by Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence, Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint, Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein Lin, departmental officials, members of social organizations, students and local people. [ more + ] Preparations for drilling test-well inspected in Thagyitaung oilfield NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-Minister for Energy Brig-Gen Lun Thi on 14 December inspected preparations for drilling the well in Thagyitaung oilfield with the use of machinery in Pauk Township.[ more + ] MYANMAR GAZETTE NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-The State Peace and Development Council has appointed U Win Myint, Manager of Yangon No. 1 Cigarette Factory of Myanma Foodstuffs Industries under the Ministry of Industry-1, as Director-General of the Directorate of Industries under the same ministry on probation from the date he assumes charge of his duties.[ more + ] Minister inspects river water pumping projects in NayungU NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec - Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo together with Chairman of Magway Division Peace and Development Council Col Phone Maw Shwe and departmental heads inspected river water pumping projects, Myakan Dam and thriving Ngwechi-6 long staple cotton plantation in Nyaung U Township on 16 December.[ more + ] Youth Basketball Tournament concludes YANGON, 18 Dec- The prize presentation ceremony of Myanmar Basketball Federation President's Cup Youth Basketball Tournament was held at Kyaikkasan Gymnasium here today. In the final match of U-16 Men's event, I.L.B.C team won over Venon with 63-23 point, in Women's event, Yangon Division edged out D.B.E (3) with 57-39, in U-13 Men's event, I.L.B.C beat D.B.E (3) 56-53 and in Women's event, Mogok thrashed D.B.E (3) 79-22.[ more + ] Course on construction & maintaining power grid concludes NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec - Conducted by Ministry of Electric Power No. 2, course No. 2/2008 on construction and maintaining of power grid system concluded at the ministry here yesterday.[ more + ] Prize presentation ceremony of colour photo contest on 21 Dec YANGON, 18 Dec-Securitizing Committee has selected winners of colour photo contest titled Peaceful and Modern Myanmar, held in commemoration of 61st Anniversary Independence Day, which falls on 4 January, 2009. The prize presentation ceremony will be held at Central Hotel on Bogyoke Aung San road here on 21 December.[ more + ] Russian Language Course in Feb YANGON, 18 Dec - With the arrangement of the Union of Myanmar Travels Association, Russian language course (Intermediate Level) will be opened in early February, 2009. [ more + ] Yenangyoung Township BEHS No. 1 gets new school building NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-A ceremony to open the newly-built Shwe Parami two-storey school building donated by Shwe Parami Tawya Sayadaw Ashin Çhandhadhika and laypersons and wellwishers and to hand over the documents related to the building to the Ministry of Education was held in front of the school building of Yenangyoung Township Basic Education High School No 1 in Magway Division on 14 December. [ more + ] Stipend granted to four-distinction winner YANGON, 18 Dec-Stewards and airhostesses of flight section batch (3) from Air Bagan Ltd, to mark their third anniversary service, granted stipend to Ma Myat Pwint Phyu Aung of Salingyi BEHS, daughter of U Aung Min, who passed the 2007-2008 academic year matriculation examination with four distinctions.[ more + ] MGEA sets up Yangon Division Association office YANGON, 18 Dec - Myanmar Gold Entrepreneurs Association opened its Yangon Division Association Office on Shwebontha Street at No. (62/68) on the first floor in Pabetan Township, here yesterday.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Nurture the youth for promotion of national education".....ARTICLES: "We remain unperturbed"-3 Kyaw Ye Min: "...Myanmar is a country that is trying to achieve development of agriculture as the base and all-round development of other sectors of the economy as well. In 2007, the agricultural sector contributed round about 146 per cent of domestic demand. And for 2008, to meet more than 150 per cent of local demand is on target. The nation contributes to world food security by exporting its food surplus..."...."North Yama Supporting Dam contributes to supplying potable water, greening Pale Township", Article & Photos: Khin Maung Than (Sethmu).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
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Date of entry/update: 20 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 18 December 2008
Date of publication: 18 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to Emir of the State of Qatar NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-On the occasion of the Independence Day of the State of Qatar which falls on 18 December 2008, Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.[ more + ] Prime Minister General Thein Sein felicitates Prime Minister of Qatar NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec - General Thein Sein, Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabir Al-Thani, Prime Minister of the State of Qatar, on the occasion of the Independence Day of the State of Qatar, which falls on 18 December 2008.[ more + ] Dams in Magway Division under construction with momentum NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec-Chairman of Sagaing Division Peace and Development Council Commander of North-West Command Maj-Gen Myint Soe, Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo and Minister for Electric Power No. 1 Col Zaw Min, accompanied by Chairman of Magway Division Peace and Development Council Col Phone Maw Shwe, on 15 December, arrived at Myittha Dam project being built near Pyintha Village of Gangaw Township by Construction-8 of Irrigation Department.[ more + ] Railroad under construction to link Okshitpin and Kanma NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec-Chairman of Bago Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Southern Command Brig-Gen Hla Min, together with Minister for Rail Transportation Maj-Gen Aung Min and Deputy Minister U Pe Than, viewed construction of Phayapaw Railway Station and its yard, the passenger lounge, warehouses on Okshitpin-Kanma railroad on 15 December.[ more + ] Myanmar delegation arrives back from Indonesia after participating in Special ASEAN FMs' Meeting NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec - A Myanmar delegation led by U Nyan Win, Minister for Foreign Affairs, arrived back here today after attending the Special ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting which was held at the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakata, the Republic of Indonesia, on 14 and 15 December. [ more + ] Tasks for rural developments and perpetual existence of self-reliant libraries supervised in Pale Tsp NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec-Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan met with over 2600 local people from seven villages namely Inmahti, Kaingtwin, Inkan, Loattha, Ohnhnaut, Thayagon and Talaingkan upon his arrival at Inmahti village of Pale Township, Sagaing Division, on 15 December and held discussions about rural development undertakings.[ more + ] Manuscripts for Sarpay BeikmanManuscript Award Contest up to 31 Jan YANGON, 17 Dec-The manuscripts for the Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Contest for 2008 may be submitted up to 31 January 2009 instead of 31 December 2008.[ more + ] Literary award winners to arrive at Nay Pyi Taw on 26 Dec NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec-The prize presentation ceremony for Life-time Achievement Literary Award, National Literary Award and Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award for 2007 will be held at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Information, here, without fail, at 9 am on 28 December.[ more + ] Literary award winners to arrive at Nay Pyi Taw on 26 Dec NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec-The prize presentation ceremony for Life-time Achievement Literary Award, National Literary Award and Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award for 2007 will be held at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Information, here, without fail, at 9 am on 28 December.[ more + ] Production of factories under Ministry of Industry-1 inspected in Pakokku NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec-Minister for Industry-1 U Aung Thaung on 14 December inspected Textile Factory (Pakokku) of Myanmar Textile Industries and flow of water into the lake dredged by the ministry in the compound of the factory and sales of goods at Win Thuza Shop in Pakokku.[ more + ] Military code of conduct contest held NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec -Commandant of the Camp Commandant's Office of the Ministry of Defence Maj-Gen Hla Aung Thein and officials viewed Military Code of Conduct contest of the Ministry of Defence at Kyansittha Yeiktha here this morning. [ more + ] Hockey delegation leaves for Malaysia YANGON, 17 Dec-A Myanmar delegation led by Secretary of Tatmadaw Hockey Committee Executive of Myanmar Hockey Federation Major Nyo Min Lwin today left here for Malaysia to participate in Asia Hockey Development Workshop to be held in Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia from 18 to 21 December.[ more + ] December Special Sales commences on 12 Dec YANGON, 17 Dec-The December Special Sales jointly organized by Concordia International Co Ltd and Fortune International Ltd was opened at Central Hotel, here, on 12 December.[ more + ] FM felicitates Qatar counterpart NAY PYI TAW, 18 Dec-U Nyan Win, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabir Al-Thani, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, on the occasion of the Independence Day of the State of Qatar, which falls on 18 December 2008. [ more + ] CB Bank holds AGM YANGON, 17 Dec-Cooperative Bank Ltd (CB Bank) held the annual general meeting at Traders Hotel on Sule Pagoda Road this morning.[ more + ] MFA to hold fun fairs, contests and market festivals YANGON, 17 Dec-Myanmar Floriculturists Association will hold fun fairs, contests and market festivals on a grand scale at People's Square and People's Park from 30 January to 3 February 2009 to mark its 15th anniversary.[ more + ] ....."PERSPECTIVES": "Strive for success of modern farming".....ARTICLES: "We remain unperturbed"-2, Kyaw Ye Min..."...I dare say that our country does not need to worry about the global financial crisis..."..."Two large bridges on Monywa-Yagyi-Myoma-Kalewa Road contributing to regional development" Article & Photos: Kalay Win Thu
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 17 December 2008
Date of publication: 17 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe felicitates King of Bhutan NAY PYI TAW, 17 Dec- On the occasion of the National Day of Bhutan, which falls on 17 December 2008, Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan.[ more + ] Integrated farming system to be practised on wider scale for raising per capita income of farmers Prime Minister inspects programmes to introduce mechanized farming (model farming) YANGON, 16 Dec-Prime Minister General Thein Sein this morning inspected programmes being implemented jointly by local farmers and entrepreneurs to introduce mechanized farming (model farming) in Dagon Myothit (East), Dagon Myothit (South) and Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) townships.[ more + ] Dams along Mone Creek to generate over 1200 million kilowatt hours a year NAY PYI TAW, 16 Dec-Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo and Minister for Electric Power (1) Col Zaw Min who accompanied the Head of State on his tour, and Chairman of Magway Division Peace and Development Council Col Phone Maw Shwe on 14 December inspected dam projects along the bank of the Mone Creek in Magway Division.[ more + ] Information Minister performs rural development tasks in Pale Township NAY PYI TAW, 16 Dec -Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan on 14 December met with local people from twelve villages in three village-tracts totaling 1700 at Watkya village in Pale Township, Sagaing Division with the aim of carrying out rural development tasks and durability of self-reliant libraries in the township. [ more + ] MFF associations to hold annual meetings on 28 Dec YANGON, 16 Dec-The annual meetings of Myanmar Fishery Products Processor and Exporter Association, the Crab Entrepreneurs Association, the Eel Entrepreneurs Association and the Ornamental Fish Entrepreneurs Association will be held at 9 a.m. at Thiri Annawah hall of Myanmar Fisheries Federation on Bayintnaung Road in Insein Township on 28 December (Sunday). Members of the associations are invited to attend the meetings.[ more + ] Chosen sites for new post offices, auto exchanges and microwave stations in Mandalay, Magway Divisions inspected NAY PYI TAW, 16 Dec - Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs Brig-Gen Thein Zaw, who accompanied the Head of State in his inspection tour, together with officials concerned inspected chosen sites for construction of post offices, auto exchanges and microwave stations in Mandalay and Magway Divisions on 14 December. [ more + ] F&R Minister inspects offices in Kachin State NAY PYI TAW, 16 Dec-Minister for Finance and Revenue Maj-Gen Hla Tun, on 13 December, inspected head office of township and Kachin State Internal Revenue Department, Myanma Economic Bank (Kachin State branch), Myanma Economic Bank (Branch), Myanma Insurance office, office of Pension Department and office of township Customs Department in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State and gave necessary instruction.[ more + ] Transport Minister visits MMU NAY PYI TAW, 16 Dec - Minister for Transport Maj-Gen Thein Swe met with Rector Dr Charlie Than of Myanmar Maritime University and officials at the meeting hall of the university yesterday. [ more + ] Award winning books published YANGON, 16 Dec - Printing and Publishing Enterprise under the Ministry of Information has published books which won Sarpay Beikman manuscript awards.[ more + ] Progress of reconstruction work in Kawhmu Township inspected YANGON, 16 Dec - Member of the National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee Minister for Sports Brig-Gen Thura Aye Myint inspected progress of repair work at Htammanaing village Basic Education High School (Branch) and learning of school children at the school in Kawhmu Township yesterday.[ more + ] Press meet on IT courses at Myanmar Infotech on 21 Dec YANGON, 16 Dec - A press meet on double certification IT courses will be given at Myanmar Infotech in Hline Township on 21 December.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Model villages on the increase, fruits of rural development tasks".....ARTICLES: "We remain unperturbed-1", Kyaw Ye Min "...In this age of globalization, it hardly need be said that our country will also be more or less affected by the global crisis. However, we would like to say its effects will not be as bad for our country as others. You might ask why..."...Myanmar Maritime University contributing to human resource development" Article & photos: Than Win (Thanlyin IPRD)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 13 December 2008
Date of publication: 13 December 2008
Description/subject: Coordinated efforts and unity among the State, the people and the Tatmadaw could overcome any challenges Our Independence regained through sacrifice of many lives, blood and sweat can be lost all of a sudden if we take it for granted Nay Pyi Taw, 12 Dec-The following is the full text of the address delivered by Senior General Than Shwe, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, at the Graduation Parade of the 51st Intake of the Defence Services Academy in PyinOoLwin today. [ more + ] Senior General Than Shwe addresses Graduation Parade of 51st Intake of Defence Services Academy Nay Pyi Taw, 12 Dec-The Graduation Parade of the 51st Intake of Defence Services Academy took place at the parade ground of DSA in PyinOoLwin at 8 a.m. today, with a speech by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe. [ more + ] Ministry of Transport opens use of EDMS, basic computer course Yangon, 12 Dec-A ceremony to open the use of EDMS and basic computer course, conducted by Ministry of Transport, was held at the meeting hall of Inland Water Transport (Head office) here on 10 December, with an address by Managing Director U Soe Tint of IWT. Altogether 30 trainees are attending the course. Three EDMS courses and four two-month basic computer courses will be conducted. [ more + ] National Kandawgyi Gardens (PyinOoLwin) teeming with visitors Yangon, 12 Dec-Myanmar Archery Team secured two more gold and one more silver medals in the 1st Asian Compound Archery Tournament 2008 in the second day competition at Kyaikkasan Archery Ground, here, this morning. [ more + ] Dy D-G of Protocal Department of MOFA signs Book of Condolences for Head of Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Alexis II Yangon, 12 Dec -Deputy Director-General of Protocal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs U Soe Win signed Book of Condolences at the Embassy of the Russian Federation, here at 1:00 p.m., opened for the demise of the Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Alexis II.[ more + ] DG of TRFLD signs Book of Condolences for Former Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Yangon, 12 Dec - Director-General for Training, Research and Foreign Languages Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs U Paw Lwin Sein signed Book of Condolences at the Embassy of Indonesia, Yangon at 2:45 p.m. opened for the demise of H.E Mr Ali Alatas, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia on 11 December 2008.[ more + ] Rakhine Friendship Association (Yangon) to go for picnic Nay Pyi Taw, 12 Dec-Rakhine Friendship Association (Yangon) will go for a picnic from 26 to 29 December.[ more + ] Talks on new financial paradigm Yangon, 12 Dec - Chairman of First Private Bank Ltd Dr Sein Maung gave educative talks on Global Financial Crisis Search for a New Financial Paradigm at UMFCCI Office here on 6 December. [ more + ] MFF meets Israeli Ambassador and scholars Yangon, 12 Dec-Senior vice president-1 U Hla Maung Shwe, Vice president U Tin Maung Than, executive vice-president U Han Tun, general secretary U Win Kyaing, secretaty-1 U Hnin Oo and secretary-2 U Ba Thaw of the Myanmar Fishery Federation met Israeli Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Yaron Mayer and party at MFF here on 10 December. At the call, they discussed matters related to cooperation between the two countries in the fishery sector. [ more + ] Sports suits and equipment donated Yangon, 12 Dec-A ceremony to present sports suits and sports gear to Yangon Command hockey team that will take part in the 12th Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Shield Hockey Championship was held in Shwepyitha on 8 December. [ more + ] Myanmar lead in archery tournament with four gold medals Nay Pyi Taw, 12 Dec-The celebration of the 77th anniversary of National Kandawgyi Gardens (PyinOoLwin) and the 2nd anniversary of the National Landmarks Gardens and the opening of Modern Amusement Park and the third Flower Festival were held under the arrangements of the Ministry of Forestry on 11 December. [ more + ] Special market festival opens in PyinOoLwin Nay Pyi Taw, 12 Dec -Special market festival of the Ministry of Industry-1 was opened in the monument ground of PyinOoLwin on 10 December morning and officials formally opened the festival.[ more + ]..."PERSPECTIVES": "Donation of healthy blood, a noble deed"...ARTICLE: "Zeechaung Dam to irrigate 1000 acres of farmlands" Article: Singu Soe Win; Photos: Tin Soe (Myanma Alin).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (8.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 8 December 2008
Date of publication: 08 December 2008
Description/subject: Vice-Senior General Maung Aye attends Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Trophy Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Golf Tournament NAY PYI TAW, 7 Dec-The Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Trophy Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Golf Tournament kicked off at Nay Pyi Taw Golf Course and Yaypyar Golf Course, here, yesterday morning, attended by Vice-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Maung Aye. [ more + ] Round robin matches of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) football tourney continues YANGON, 7 Dec-The round robin matches of the 47th Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Shield Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) football tournament continued in designated zones today.[ more + ] Research paper reading session of archaeological excavation held NAY PYI TAW, 6 Dec-A research paper reading session of archaeological excavation was opened at the assembly hall of the Ministry of Culture here this morning, with an address by Vice-Chairman of Myanmar National Culture Committee Minister for Culture Maj-Gen Khin Aung Myint.[ more + ] EP-2 Minister inspects suspension towers in Pantanaw YANGON, 7 Dec - Minister for Electric Power No. 2 Maj-Gen Khin Maung Myint looked into maintenance of No 147 suspension tower of 230 KV cable line crossing Ayeyawady River which is set up in the river near Kazintaw Village in Pantanaw Township yesterday.[ more + ] A&I Minister receives foreign delegations NAY PYI TAW, 7 Dec-Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo received the delegation led by General Manager Mr Hiroyuki Osone of Sojit Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore) at the ministry here on 5 December morning.[ more + ] Yangon Division Supervisory Committee for Secure and Smooth Transport meets YANGON, 7 Dec- A work coordination meeting of Yangon Division Supervisory Committee for Secure and Smooth Transport took place at the meeting hall of All Private Bus Lines Control Committee (Head Office) on Laydaungtkan Street in Tamway Township here on 5 December afternoon. [ more + ] Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister arrives back NAY PYI TAW, 7 Dec-The Myanmar delegation led by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar U Kyaw Thu arrived back by air on 5 December 2008 after visiting Japan from 30 November to 5 December 2008 to attend the Myanmar Investment Seminar sponsored by ASEAN-Japan Promotion Centre on Trade, Investment and Tourism.[ more + ] IBTC Open Golf Championships commences YANGON, 7 Dec-The IBTC Open Golf Championships as the third leg of Myanmar Golf Tour 2008-2009, jointly organized by Myanmar Golf Federation and Myanmar PGA and International Beverages Trading Co Ltd, was held at Lashio Golf Club in Lashio, Shan State (North) this morning.[ more + ] MBF President Cup Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament begins YANGON, 7 Dec- Myanmar Basketball Federation President's Cup Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament 2008 started at the Aung San Gymnasium at 9 a.m today.[ more + ] AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 continues YANGON, 7 Dec-The Group (A) matches of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 continued at the designated venues at 5 p.m. local time today.[ more + ] Products of Concordia Int'l introduced, December's Sales held NAY PYI TAW, 7 Dec - Concordia International Co Ltd introduced Fuji Xerox-brand products such as copiers and printers, IT gadgets, hospital and medical equipment, engineering equipment and GPS and opened December's Sales at Office Room No 144 and the Sales Centre of Thiri Yadana Shopping Complex here on 3 December morning. [ more + ] Repaved 65th Street put into service in Mandalay YANGON, 7 Dec-A ceremony to open the self-reliant repaved 65th street between Theikpan and Manawhari streets, constructed by Mandalay City Development Committee, was held at the street in Chanmyathazi Township on 2 December, attended by Chairman of Mandalay Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Central Command Maj-Gen Tin Ngwe.[ more + ] Upper Paunglaung hydropower project diverts river water NAY PYI TAW, 7 Dec-Minister for Electric Power-1 Col Zaw Min on 5 December attended a ceremony to divert river water of Upstream Paunglaung hydropower project being implemented by No-1 Construction. [ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Success of tea-growing calls for concerted efforts".....ARTICLE: "Upgraded Homalin Airport in focal point of upper Chindwin region" Article: Zaw Win (Kyemon); Photos: Khin Maung Win (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 7 December 2008
Date of publication: 07 December 2008
Description/subject: Lt-Gen Myint Swe inspects preventive measures against Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Yangon, 6 Dec- Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence together with Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint this morning arrived at the office of Social Security Board on Strand Road in Ahlon Township, Yangon West District and heard a report presented by Head of Yangon Division Health Department Dr Hla Myint on preventive measures against the outbreak of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, diarrhoea and dysentery and decrease in the outbreak of disease this year compared with that of last year. [ more + ] Regional development in Hsipaw Township inspected Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Dec - Maj-Gen Min Aung Hlaing of the Ministry of Defence, together with Chairman of Shan State (North) Peace and Development Council Commander of North-East Command Maj-Gen Aung Than Htut and departmental officials, inspected maintenance of Ponton Bridge across Dokhtawady River in Hsipaw Township and trucks passing over the bridge on 4 December. [ more + ] Storm News Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Dec-A small storm occurred at Southwest of Bay of Bengal has slightly intensified and moved to the Southwestward. According to the observations at (2.30 p.m.) today, it is centering at the sea, 140 miles southeast of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. It is forecast to move to southwestward and across the eastern coast of Sri Lanka from south within next 24 hours. [ more + ] Defence Services C-in-C's Cup Football Tournament continues Yangon, 6 Dec-The first round matches of the 47th Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Cup Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Football Tournament continued at designated venues today. [ more + ] Ancient Danok Pagoda under all-round renovation Yangon, 6 Dec - A meeting on all-round renovation of the ancient Danok Pagoda took place on the platform of the pagoda in Dalla Township, Yangon South District, here this morning. At the meeting Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence called for timely completion of the renovation. [ more + ] Regional development work in Kanbalu Tsp inspected Yangon, 6 Dec �Chairman of Sagaing Division Peace and Development Council Commander of North-West Command Maj-Gen Myint Soe visited thriving paddy fields of Kanbalu Township in Sagaing Division and Kabo Dam near Kabo village on 3 December. [ more + ] Myanmar attends 2nd International Conference on Financing for Development Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Dec - Myanmar delegation led by Minister for Finance and Revenue Maj-Gen Hla Tun attended the 2nd International Conference on Financing for Development in Doha, Qatar from 29 November to 2 December.[ more + ] Construction and maintenance of power grids course concludes Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Dec - Minister for Electric Power No. 2 Maj-Gen Khin Maung Myint made a speech at the closing of the construction and maintenance of power grids course No.1/2008 at the ministry, here on 2 December. [ more + ] Ayeyawady Division Police Force meets Yangon, 6 Dec-A work coordination meeting of Ayeyawady Division Police Force took place at the office of the commander of Ayeyawady Division Police Force in Pathein on 3 December morning, with an address by Chairman of Ayeyawady Division Peace and Development Council Commander of South-West Command Maj-Gen Kyaw Swe.[ more + ] Transport Minister receives Saudi Arabian delegation Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Dec-Minister for Transport Maj-Gen Thein Swe received a delegation from Saudi Fund for Development of Saudi Arabia led by Saudi Arabian Ambassador Mr Turki Bin Naji Abdul Kadir Al Ali at the ministry here this evening. They frankly discussed bilateral cooperation in trade. [ more + ] UMFCCI officials meet Malaysian guests Yangon, 6 Dec- Vice-Presidents of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry U Zaw Min Win and U Aung Lwin, General Secretary U Sein Win Hlaing, Joint-Secretary U Tun Aung and guests met Malaysian delegation led by Executive Chairman Retired Major Amir Alias at the UMFCCI Office here on 1 December. [ more + ] Institute of Medicine-2 (Yangon) to pay respects to teachers on 31 Jan Yangon, 6 Dec-Respect paying ceremony, organized by old students of Institute of Medicine-2 (Yangon) who studies in 1976-1982, 1979-1984 and 1980-1985 academic years, will be held at Myanmar Medical Association on Theinbyu road here on 31 January, 2009. [ more + ] Mass walk activity launched in Nay Pyi Taw Nay Pyi Taw, 6 Dec- Chairman of Myanmar Olympic Committee Minister for Sports Brig-Gen Thura Aye Myint took part in the mass walk activity (2008) in front of Nay Pyi Taw Myoma market this morning. [ more + ] Hninzigon Home for the Aged celebrates Diamond Jubilee Yangon, 6 Dec-Hninzigon Home for the Aged marked its Diamond Jubilee and opened the 47th charity bazaar at the home in Bahan Township here this afternoon. [ more + ] Latha BEHS No. 2 holds prize presentation ceremony Yangon, 6 Dec- The prize presentation ceremony of Basic Education High School No. 2 of Latha Township was held at the school yesterday attended by Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint. [ more + ] ROK Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo Competition concludes Yangon, 6 Dec- The final match of the Republic of Korea Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo Competition was held in conjunction with prize-giving cere-mony at National Indoor Stadium-1 (Thuwunna), here, on 3 December. [ more + ] Pazundaung BEHS-1 to pay respects on 11 Jan Yangon, 6 Dec- The 15th respect paying ceremony of old students of Pazundaung Basic Education High School No. 1 will be held in conjunction with get-together at the hall of the school at 12 noon on 1 January 2009.[ more + ] Prawn Breeding Basic Course No. 6 opens Yangon, 6 Dec- Under the Capacity Building Programme, the opening of Prawn Breeding Basic Course No. 6, jointly organized by Action Aid (Myanmar) of Myanmar Fisheries Federation and Myanmar Shrimp Entrepreneurs Association, was held at MFF Building on Bayintnaung Road in Insein Township here on 3 December.[ more + ] Old students of TadaU BEHS to pay respect on 24 Jan Yangon, 6 Dec - Old students of TadaU Basic Education High School held a ceremony to donate cash for organizing the 7th paying respect to teachers at Htaiktan Aung café in TadaU on 30 November. Director U Myint Than of Irrigation Department and wife Daw Myint Myint Htway donated K 1 million. The respect paying ceremony will be held on 24 January 2009 and those wishing to make donation may contact Dr Kyaw Tin (Ph- 066-44058), U Tint Lwin (Ph-066-44023) and U Thant Zin (Tawin jewellery shop), (Ph-066-44047). [ more + ] MWJA pays respects to doyen literati Yangon, 6 Nov - CEC members of Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association presented cash and kind to doyen literati who could not attend the ceremony to pay respects to doyen literati. [ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Prevent cross-border bird flu".....ARTICLE: "Ngwehsaung, the longest beach resort in Myanmar" Article: Ei Wah; Photos: Soe Nyunt (Kyemon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 5 December 2008
Date of publication: 05 December 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to King of Thailand NAY PYI TAW, 5 Dec - On the occasion of the birthday anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej which falls on 5 December 2008, Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand.[ more + ] Edible oil crops thriving in Nawnghkio NAY PYI TAW, 4 Dec - Maj-Gen Min Aung Hlaing of the Ministry of Defence together with Chairman of Shan State (North) Peace and Development Council Commander of North-East Command Maj-Gen Aung Than Htut and departmental officials on 2 December visited edible oil crop (oil radish) plantation of farmer U Tin Yan at Shwemuhtaw Village in Nawnghkio Township.[ more + ] Rural development and rehabilitation tasks inspected in Labutta Township YANGON, 4 Dec-Minister for Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development Affairs Col Thein Nyunt on 2 December met with local authorities, social organization members, townselders and responsible persons of Wah Wah Win Co in Thitpok Village in Labutta Township.[ more + ] Storm News NAY PYI TAW, 4 Dec - According to the observation at (3:30 p.m.) MST today, the small storm over the Southeast Bay of Bengal is centering at sea, 820 miles southeast of Chennai of the Republic of India. It is forecast to get intensified and move northwest, announced the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.[ more + ] Partners meeting on sustainable TB drug supply NAY PYI TAW, 4 Dec - The partners meeting on sustainable TB drug supply in Myanmar was held in Nay Pyi Taw on 2 December. [ more + ] Competition on �How to Teach Effectively� on 28 Dec YANGON, 4 Dec - STI Education will be launching a competition on �How to Teach Effectively� at Parkroyal Hotel here on 28 December. [ more + ] Foreign Minister holds bilateral talks with Chinese Counterpart NAY PYI TAW, 4 Dec- At the invitation of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Union of Myanmar U Nyan Win, the delegation led by Mr Yang Jiechi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China arrived at Nay Pyi Taw Airport by special aircraft at 12:45 hrs this morning on an official visit to the Union of Myanmar. They were welcomed at Nay Pyi Taw Airport by Minister for Foreign Affairs U Nyan Win and responsible officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Guan Mu. Mr Yang Jiechi was accompanied by Director- General of the Asian Affairs Department Ms Yang Yanyi, Deputy Director- General of Policy Planning Department Mr Xu Bu and Deputy Director-General of Information Department Mr Qin Gaung and responsible officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of People's Republic of China.[ more + ] Eye care services provided to patients in Homalin YANGON, 4 Dec-Under the arrangements of Myanmar Border Areas Development Asso-ciation, a ceremony to sponsor the eye care service was held at the meeting hall of Homalin Hospital (100-bed) on 25 November.[ more + ] Nancho Hydropower Project 24.18 per cent complete YANGON, 3 Dec-Minister for Electric Power (1) Col Zaw Min yesterday morning inspected Nancho Hydropower Project being undertaken by No. (1) Construction, about seven miles upstream the Nancho Creek in Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana Township.[ more + ] Agriculture and Irrigation Minister receives Chinese Ambassador YANGON, 4 Dec- Ambassador of the People's Republic of China Mr Guan Mu paid a courtesy call on Maj-Gen Htay Oo, Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation at Irrigation Department in Yankin Township here on 29 November.[ more + ] More donation for storm victims in Pyapon Township YANGON, 4 Dec- Wellwishers are making donations to storm victims daily. On 3 December, U Aung Zaw Myint (Shwe Wah Linn Co) � Dr Myat Myat Ohn Khin and family of Bahan Township donated K 12 million, for construction of 20 houses for storm victims in Pyapon Township.[ more + ] Environmental Conservation Committee of Bago Division (East) meets YANGON, 4 Dec- Environmental Conservation Committee of Bago Division (East) held its work coordination meeting (12/2008) at the meeting hall of director's office in Forest Department of Bago (East), Bago on 2 December.[ more + ] Commander inspects paddy harvesting in Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana NAY PYI TAW, 4 Dec - Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Maj-Gen Wai Lwin inspected harvesting and winnowing of paddy with the use of farm equipments manufactured by Ministry of Industry-2, Agriculture Mechanization Department and Good Brother Co at 217-acre monsoon paddy model farmland, Field No (1707) of Farmer Bo Phyu in Thitlaylon village-tract of Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana Township yesterday.[ more + ] Shwe Naing-Ngan Journal comes out YANGON, 4 Dec- Shwe Naing-Ngan Journal Volume VII No.14 is now available.[ more + ] Prizes presentation ceremony of Korean Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo Competition held YANGON, 4 Dec- A prize presentation ceremony of Korean Ambassador's Cup Taekwondo Competition was held at National Indoor Stadium (1) of Thuwunna here yesterday. [ more + ] Tipitakadhara Tipitakakovida Selection Examination 14 Dec 2008 to 15 Jan 2009 YANGON, 4 Dec-The Religious Affairs Department under the Ministry of Religious Affairs will organize the oral and written tests of 61st Tipitakadhara Tipitaka-kovida Selection Ex-amination from 14 December 2008 to 15 January 2009.[ more + ] Appointment of Ambassador agreed on NAY PYI TAW, 5 Dec - The Government of the Union of Myanmar has agreed to the appointment of Mr Rudi Vesstraeten as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Union of Myanmar. [ more + ] Energy Ministry holds coord meeting NAY PYI TAW, 4 Dec - Ministry of Energy held its coordination meeting at the ministry here on 2 December. [ more + ] Development tasks in Mawlamyinegyun, Labutta townships inspected YANGON, 4 Dec � Minister for Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development Affairs Col Thein Nyunt on 2 December met with departmental Staff, members of village Peace and Development Council and social organizations and townselders at Hlinebone Village in Mawlamyinegyun township. The in-charge of Original Group Construction Co reported on progress in construction of a new building of basic education high school and150 rural houses. The minister fulfilled the needs and inspected the construction work. [ more + ] ...."PERSPECTIVES": "Prevent and control HIV/ AIDS collectively".....ARTICLE: "Chin State to become tea garden" Article: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon); Photos: Lay Nwe (Mingaladon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 December 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 28 November 2008
Date of publication: 28 November 2008
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Yangon Division Industrial Zones Management Committee eyes industrial development YANGON, 27 Nov-The coordination meeting of Yangon Division Industrial Zones Management Committee was held at the meeting hall of Yangon Command Headquarters on Konmyinttha here at 1 p.m. today, with an address by Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence.[ more + ] Paunglaung Dam benefits 50,000 acres of farmland NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov-Maj-Gen Ohn Myint of the Ministry of Defence this morning inspected construction works on Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana-Pinlaung road linking Mandalay Division, Shan State and Kayah State, maintenance of Yaypyaung-pyan-Kyaukthanpat-Hlwegyi junction, erecting of road directions, maintenance of 160 feet long baileytype Hlwegyi Bridge and Hlwegyi Village Basic Education Middle School.[ more + ] Cyclone Nisha still moving NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov-According to the observation at 9.30 a.m. MST today, cyclone Nisha forming in the South-West of Bay of Bengal had entered Tamil Nadu coast of India near Karaikal and then it is expected to continue moving towards North-West as the inland storm, announced by the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.[ more + ] Winners of National Literary Award for 2007 announced NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov-National Literary Award Scrutinizing Committee of the Ministry of Information announced the list of the National Literary Award winners for 2007 today. [ more + ] Myanmar, Thai specialists provide ear care services NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov-Minister for Health Dr Kyaw Myint, together with Deputy Minister Dr Mya Oo, viewed the joint treatment of Myanmar and Thai surgeons at Department of Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat, Plastic, Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgery of Nay Pyi Taw People's General Hospital (1000-bed) on 25 November.[ more + ] Industry-2 Ministry opens Course No. 1/2008 NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov - Conducted by the Ministry of Industry-2, 3D Modeling for Pro Engineer Course No. 1/2008 was opened at the ministry here on 25 November.[ more + ] MYANMAR GAZETTE NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov-The State Peace and Development Council has confirmed the appointment of Director-General Dr Daw Khin Pyone Kyi of Medical Research Department (Lower Myanmar) under the Ministry of Health on expiry of the one-year probationary period.[ more + ] UMFCCI meets Indian delegation YANGON, 27 Nov - Vice-Presidents U Zaw Min Win and U Aung Lwin, General Secretary U Sein Win Hlaing, Joint Secretary-1 Dr Maung Maung Lay, Joint Secretary-2 U Tun Aung, CEC members and executives met with the 10-member delegation led by Mr M K Mero (Officer on Special Duty-I&C) from Nagaland State Government of the Republic of India at UMFCCI's office here on 22 November.[ more + ] Air Bagan Open Golf Championships kick off for second leg YANGON, 27 Nov-The second leg of Myanmar Golf Tour 2008-2009 namely the Air Bagan Open Golf Championships, jointly organized by the Myanmar Golf Federation and the Myanmar PGA, was opened at PyinOoLwin Golf Club in PyinOoLwin of Mandalay Division this morning.[ more + ] Three hacked to death, 12 wounded in violent attack of Mon robbers in Ye Tsp NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov-Three lumberjacks were killed and 12 others, wounded in the violent attack of Mon robber Chan Dein and accomplices at a site, northeast of Manaung village, Ye Township, Mon State, on 25 November.[ more + ] Myanmar, Indian presents marionette show YANGON, 27 Nov - Under the Myanmar-India cultural exchange programme, Myanmar and Indian troupes presented marionette show at National Theater in Dagon Township here yesterday evening.[ more + ] Natural Disaster Preparedness Management Course No. 10/2008 opens NAY PYI TAW, 27 Nov - An opening ceremony of Natural Disaster Preparedness Manage-ment Course No. 10/2008 of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement was held at Mawlamyinegyun Township Peace and Development Council on 24 November. [ more + ] Talks on obesity and ways of weight controlling given YANGON, 27 Nov-Zifam Pinnacle Pty Ltd organized talks on obesity and ways of weight controlling at Chatrium Hotel on Natmauk Street here on 23 November. [ more + ] Commandant's Shield Winter Volleyball Tourney opens YANGON, 27 Nov-A ceremony to donate relief supplies to the storm victims, organized by the Organizing department of Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation, took place at Shwetaungon Village, Dadeye Township, Ayeyawady Division, yesterday morning. Head of the Organizing Department Dr Daw Nyunt Nyunt Oo and responsible persons presented the relief items to the storm victims of Shwetaungon, Tanyin-gon, Layingon, Kyayotan and Kyagon villages. [ more + ] Relief supplies for storm victims YANGON, 27 Nov-A ceremony to donate relief supplies to the storm victims, organized by the Organizing department of Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation, took place at Shwetaungon Village, Dadeye Township, Ayeyawady Division, yesterday morning. Head of the Organizing Department Dr Daw Nyunt Nyunt Oo and responsible persons presented the relief items to the storm victims of Shwetaungon, Tanyin-gon, Layingon, Kyayotan and Kyagon villages. [ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES": "Safeguard independence and sovereignty of the motherland".....ARTICLES: "Pakokku Plains to become green with adequate irrigation water thanks to cluster of dams"..."Kalay Industrial Zone booming with increasing number of products" Article: Myo Min Thein (Mayangon); Photos: Lay Nwe (Mingaladon). Article & Photo by Khin Maung Than (Sethmu)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 November 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 25 November 2008
Date of publication: 25 November 2008
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Prime Minister General Thein Sein receives Vietnamese Ambassador NAY PYI TAW, 24 Nov - Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar General Thein Sein received Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in the Union of Myanmar Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Mr Tran Van Tung who has completed his tour of duty at the Government Office here at 3.30 p.m. today.[ more + ] Secretary-1 addresses meeting of Central Committee for Organizing 61st Anniversary Independence Day Independence Day is observed with aims of realizing value of independence and inculcating younger generation with a spirit of safeguarding the independence forever NAY PYI TAW, 24 Nov � Chairman of Central Committee for Organizing the 61st Anniversary Independence Day Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo addressed a coordination meeting of the Central Committee for Organizing the 61st Anniversary Independence Day at the Government Office here at 5.40 p.m. today. The meeting was also attended by Central Committee members Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Maj-Gen Wai Lwin, the ministers, the deputy ministers, senior military officers, directors-general of the SPDC Office and the Government Office, departmental heads and members of sub-committees. [ more + ] Myanmar delegation attends Industrial Development Conference of LDCs NAY PYI TAW, 23 Nov-A Myanmar delegation led by Minister for Industry-1 U Aung Thaung arrived in Siem Reap of Cambodia on 18 November to attend Industrial Development Conference of Least Developed Countries, jointly organized by United Nations Industrial Development Organization and World Trade Organization. The minister attended an informal meeting together with Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Cambodia Mr Cham Prasidh and members at Sokha Angkor Hotel.[ more + ] Myanmar delegation attends FAO Conference's 35th Special Session NAY PYI TAW, 23 Nov-The Myanmar delegation led by Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo arrived back here by air this morning after attending FAO Conference's 35th Special Session held in Rome of Italy from 18 to 22 November.[ more + ] Earthquake report NAY PYI TAW, 24 Nov-A strong earthquake of intensity (7.0) Richter Scale with its epicenter about (3800) miles Northeast of Kaba-Aye Seismological observatory outside Myanmar (Russia) was recorded at (15) hrs (35) min (16) sec MST on 24 November 2008.[ more + ] Bio-gas digesters benefitting farmers YANGON, 24 Nov- Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint viewed drilling of tube well with the use of drilling machine to supply irrigation water to 200-acre physic-nut plantations in local battalion of Hmawby township, Yangon North District this afternoon.[ more + ] SWRR Minister attends 3rd East Asia Ministerial Forum on Families Meeting NAY PYI TAW, 24 Nov- Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Maj-Gen Maung Maung Swe attended the 3rd East Asia Ministerial Forum on Families Meeting held in Bali, the Republic of Indonesia from 17 to 19 November.[ more + ] Primary schools in Bogale Township get new school buildings NAY PYI TAW, 24 Nov � Minister for Forestry Brig-Gen Thein Aung yesterday morning visited the site chosen for building a cyclone shelter that can house 500 people near Touktagon Village on the bank of Ayeya Village, Bogale Township and left necessary instructions. [ more + ] 31 receive skills for coaching tennis YANGON, 24 Nov - A total of 31 trainees from states, divisions, sports and physical education institutes (Yangon) and (Mandalay) are receiving skills for coaching tennis here. [ more + ] Three-month course on museum and library science opens YANGON, 24 Nov-A three-month course on museum and library science, organized by Department for Archaeology, National Museum and Library of the Ministry of Culture was opened at the meeting hall of the National Library this morning, with an address by Director-General U San Win of Department for Archaeology, National Museum and Library.[ more + ] Instructor course on prevention against trafficking in persons opens YANGON, 24 Nov- Instructor course on prevention against trafficking in persons jointly organized by Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation, Human Trafficking Prevention Central Body Ministry of Home Affairs and United Nations Inter-Agency Project (UNIAP) was opened at the federation on Thanlwin Road in Bahan Township today.[ more + ] Myanmar rowing team arrives back YANGON, 24 Nov- Myanmar rowing team that took part in the Princess's Trophy traditional boat race held at Pattaya beach, Thailand from 21 to 23 November 2008 arrived back here this morning.[ more + ] New Myoma market opens in Kungyangon township YANGON, 24 Nov-A ceremony to open new Myoma market, re-constructed by Asia World Company was held in front of the market in Kungyangon township yesterday.[ more + ] Kayan Tsp Assoc to honour students YANGON, 24 Nov- The Kayan Township Association (Yangon) will hold a ceremony to present prizes to offspring of members of the association who were outstanding in the 2008 matriculation exam.[ more + ] Natural Disaster Preparedness (Instructor) Course No. 4/2008 opens YANGON, 24 Nov � Natural Disaster Preparedness (Instructor) Course No. 4/2008 was opened at the Fire Services Department (Head Office) in Mayangon Township this morning.[ more + ]....."PERSPECTIVES: "Build more irrigation facilities for national development".....ARTICLE: "National Landmarks Gardens in PyinOoLwin" Article & photos: Po Thaw Zin...
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 November 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 16 November 2008
Date of publication: 16 November 2008
Description/subject: Special Projects help develop Union, improve living conditions of entire national people and serve long-term interests of future generations Senior General Than Shwe gives guidance at Coordination Meeting (1/2008) of Special Projects Implementation Committee Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Nov - The Special Projects Implementation Committee held its coordination meeting (1/2008) at the office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) here at 2 p.m. yesterday, attended by Chairman of the Committee Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe. [ more + ] Prime Minister General Thein Sein attends informal meeting of BIMSTEC Heads of Government Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Nov- Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar General Thein Sein on 13 November attended the informal meeting of Heads of Government of BIMSTEC member countries held at Shahjehan Hall of the Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi, the Republic of India.[ more + ] Prime Minister General Thein Sein meets Chief Adviser of Caretaker Government of Bangladesh Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Nov - Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar General Thein Sein met Chief Adviser of the Caretaker Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed at Shangri-La Hotel in New Delhi at 3.45 p.m on 13 November. [ more + ] Prime Minister General Thein Sein, Heads of Government of BIMSTEC member countries call on Indian President Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Nov -Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar General Thein Sein and Heads of Government of BIMSTEC member countries, who were in the Republic of India to attend the Second BIMSTEC Summit, called on Indian President Mrs Pratibha Patil at Rashtrapati Bhawar in New Delhi at 5 pm on 13 November. [ more + ] Prime Minister General Thein Sein meets Nepalese counterpart Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Nov -Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar General Thein Sein met Nepalese Prime Minister Mr Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda at Shangri-La Hotel in New Delhi at 4.15 p.m. IST on 13 November.[ more + ] Minister U Nyan Win meets Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Sri Lankan counterparts Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Nov-Minister for Foreign Affairs U Nyan Win met Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury at 10.30 a.m. on 12 November morning, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Upendra Yadav of the Nepal at 1.45 p.m. and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr R Bagollagama of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka at 2.15 p.m. at Hyderabad House in New Delhi of the Republic of India. [ more + ] Policemen honoured for exposing thefts Yangon, 15 Nov-These days, thefts of goods onboard highway trucks occur time and again, and accordingly, the Myanmar Police Force made investigation into the cases. The investigation led to arrest of five offenders including Teza Aung (a) Bu Koe together with the exhibits by members of Mingaladon Township and Shwepyitha Township Police Forces. [ more + ] Broadcast of Mandalay FM Radio to be extended Yangon, 15 Nov- Test-broadcast of Mandalay FM Radio has been conducted since 3 April 2008. During the test-broadcast, its programme runs daily from 5.30 a.m. to 8.30 p.m, accounting for 15 hours per day. [ more + ] UMFCCI, FICCI hold talks on economic cooperation Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Nov - A meeting between the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry was held at FCCI Office in New Delhi on 12 November. [ more + ] A & I Minister receives Swedish Minister-Counsellor Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Nov- Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo met Minister-Counsellor Mr Benet Ekman of the Bangkok-based Swedish Embassy, at the hall of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation in Nay Pyi Taw at 5.30 p.m. on 13 November. [ more + ] English Proficiency Course opened Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Nov- The Ministry of Immigration and Population opened the English Proficiency Course at the ministry here yesterday morning, attended by Minister for Immigration and Population Maj-Gen Saw Lwin, Deputy Minister Brig-Gen Win Sein, officials of the departments under the ministry, demonstrators and trainees. [ more + ] Deputy Minister inspects maintenance of Yangon-Mandalay railroad Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Nov - Deputy Minister for Rail Transportation U Pe Than inspected maintenance of Yangon-Mandalay railroad section, bridges and station yard between Yangon and Bago on 4 November. [ more + ] Cash and kind donated to doyen literati Yangon, 15 Nov - Well-wishers donated cash and kind to Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association for the ceremony to pay respect to doyen literati in commemoration of Sarsodaw Day. Among the donations made on 13 November were K 0.8 million by Committee for Organizing literary talks to mark Sarsodaw Day (Tachilek), K 0.5 million by Thaninthayi Division Peace and Development Council, K 0.2 million by U Kyaw Khaing and Daw Khin Khin Aye (Shaesaung Offset and Myanma Ahla Construction), K 50,000 each by U Chit Naing U (Chit Naing, Psychology) Naing Publishing House and hand bags and books worth K 0.2 million by Dr U San Tin Aung (Shwe Bo). [ more + ] Sports Minister opens 20th Myanmar Para Sports Competition, 14th ISD Aerobic Tournament Yangon, 15 Nov - The opening of the 20th Myanmar Para Sports Competiotion held at Aung San Stadium here this afternoon. [ more + ] Vice-Mayor inspects tax-free markets Yangon, 15 Nov -Vice-Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee Vice-Mayor Col Maung Pa inspected the sale of rice, edible oil, vegetables, fish and prawn, personal goods, fruits and flowers at tax-free markets in Tamway, Dagon Myothit (North) and Dagon Myothit (South) Townships this morning.[ more + ] Storm News Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Nov-The Meteorology and Hydrology Department issued an announcement that according to the observation at 3:30 p.m. today, Cyclone Khai Muk that has occurred in the Southwest Bay of Bengal crossed near Machilipatanam at the coast of Andhra Pradesh in the Republic of India. It is forecast to move the Northwestwards as inland storm. [ more + ] Midwifery course concludes Yangon, 15 Nov - Jointly conducted by Yangon Division Health Committee and Maternal and Child Welfare Supervisory Committee, the fourth midwifery course concluding ceremony was held Sabei hall of No. 2 Basic Education High School of Sangyoung Township in Yangon West District on 11 October afternoon. [ more + ] SWRR Minister receives Japanese Ambassador Yangon, 15 Nov-Member of Natural Disaster Preparedness Central Committee Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Maj-Gen Maung Maung Swe received Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Yasuaki Nogawa at the hall of Fire Services Department (Head Office) in Mayangon Township on 13 November. [ more + ] Seinle Shwepyi Journal Vol 5, No. 24 comes out Yangon, 15 Nov- Seinle Shwepyi Journal Vol 5, No. 24 has been distributed on 13 November. [ more +
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (7.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 21 November 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 13 November 2008
Date of publication: 13 November 2008
Description/subject: Senior General Than Shwe sees off Prime Minister General Thein Sein on his departure for New Delhi: NAY PYI TAW, 12 Nov-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe saw off Prime Minister General Thein Sein at Nay Pyi Taw Airport at 10 a.m today. [ more + ] Development of Asin model village in Ye Township inspected NAY PYI TAW, 12 Nov -Maj-Gen Tha Aye of the Ministry of Defence together with Chairman of Mon State Peace and Development Council Commander of South-East Command Maj-Gen Thet Naing Win and officials inspected frozen at the cold storage of fish of Myat Thura Co Ltd at Asin model village in Ye Township on 8 November. [ more + ] Buddha Pujaniya held at Tooth Relic Pagoda (Yangon) YANGON, 12 Nov-The 13th ceremony of Buddha Pujaniya, the consecration, offering of Shwekyar Thingan (robes) and donation of rice was held at Sacred Tooth Relic Pagoda (Yangon), here, this morning, attended by Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence and wife Daw Khin Thet Htay.[ more + ] Meritorious deeds, ceremonies to mark Samaññaphala Day at pagodas, religious buildings across the nation YANGON, 12 Nov-Today is Fullmoon Day of Tazaungmon (Samañña-phala Day). In Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon, Mathoe Thingan and Shwekyar Thingan (robes) were offered at the pagodas dedicated to the Lord Buddha. Moreover, the Buddhist people performed meritorious deeds as Kathina robes and alms were offered to members of the Sangha in Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana, Nay Pyi Taw Tatkon and Nay Pyi Taw Lewe.[ more + ] Bodh Gaya Myanmar Monastery holds Kathina robe-offering ceremony in India YANGON, 12 Nov-Minister for Religious Affairs Brig-Gen Thura Myint Maung together with the Myanmar ambassador to India and embassy staff offered a dawn meal to 27 abbots of Myanmar monasteries in Bihar State, the Republic of India, at Bodh Gaya Myanmar monastery on 4 November.[ more + ] Forestry Minister performs regional development tasks in Ingapu Township YANGON, 12 Nov-Minister for Forestry Brig-Gen Thein Aung attended the opening of Aung Myin Thu Library of Alesu Village in Ingapu Township on 9 November. The library which measuries 20 feet by 15 feet was built at a cost of K 1.5 million. [ more + ] Nay Pyi Taw lively with activities on Fullmoon Day of Tazaungmon NAY PYI TAW, 12 Nov -Local people and service personnel performed meritorious deeds and relaxed at the gardens and recreation centres here, today, the fullmoon Day of Tazaungmon, a public holiday.[ more + ] Industry-2 Minister visits Thagaya Industrial Region NAY PYI TAW, 12 Nov - Minister for Industry-2 Vice-Admiral Soe Thein inspected progress on construction of Technical Training School, Multipurpose use Diesel Engine Factory and Hydropower Turbine and Generator Factory projects and installation of machines being implemented by the Ministry of Industry-2 at Thagaya Industrial Region in Yedashe Township, Bago Division this afternoon and gave instructions on timely completion of the projects. [ more + ] Grandmas receive home care in Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana NAY PYI TAW, 12 Nov-Under the programme for providing home care to elder persons, Leader of the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Working Group of the Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation Daw Tin Tin Nwe, together with Secretary of Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana Township Women's Affairs Organization Daw Win Myint Cho and party, donated medicine, snacks, and K 2000 each to six old women in Nay Pyi Taw Pyinmana Township on 7 November.[ more + ] Storm news NAY PYI TAW, 12 Nov-According to the observations conducted at 6.30 a.m today, a depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal is moving northwest. It is forecast to get intensified, announced the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.[ more + ] 7th Annual Conference of Asia Maritime & Fisheries Universities Forum 2008 held YANGON, 12 Nov - The 7th Annual Conference of Asia Maritime & Fisheries Universities Forum 2008 was held at the hall of Myanmar Maritime University here this morning. [ more + ] Win Thuza department store opened in Nay Pyi Taw NAY PYI TAW, 12 Nov -A ceremony to open Win Thuza department store under the Ministry of Industry-1 was held at the room No. 148 of Shopping Complex in Nay Pyi Taw Thiriyadana Market this morning. It was attended by Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Maj-Gen Wai Lwin, Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo, Minister for Industry-1 U Aung Thaung, Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs Brig-Gen Thein Zaw, Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Brig-Gen Maung Maung Thein, heads of departments and enter-prises under the Ministry of Industry-1 and members of social organizations.[ more + ] Myanmar trounce Singapore 11-0 YANGON, 12 Nov-The qualifying round for the AFC U-16 Women's Championship continued at Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia at 4 pm Malaysian Standard Time today.[ more + ] KMD wins awards of NCC YANGON, 12 Nov- KMD Computer Center clarified on winning of awards presented by NCC Education (UK) in a ceremony held at Cafe Blues Hall on Maha Bandoola Street, here, yesterday.[ more + ]"PERSPECTIVES": "Nurture younger generation for major industries"...ARTICLE: "Yeywa Hydropower Project, the largest of its kind in Myanmar" by Maung Maung Htwe (MNA).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (8.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 November 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 11 November 2008
Date of publication: 11 November 2008
Description/subject: Prime Minister General Thein Sein to attend second Summit on BIMSTEC... 4th Traffic Rules Enforcement Educative Exhibition opens...Commander, Minister inspect Tagaung Hill Nickel Project...Minister discusses engine modification with Chinese guests...MYANMAR GAZETTE...Applied Pharmaceutical Management Course concludes...Work coordination meeting on judiciaries held... Construction of Dawei University's main building inspected... UMFCCI wins two first prizes at 5th China-ASEAN Expo... Having the sense of national duty by every individual can forge national unity -- Special refresher course No. 67 for basic education teachers opens... Bio-gas digesters and usefulness demonstrated... Commander, Minister inspect Tagaung Hill Nickel Project... Minister supervises functions of Immigration and National Registration Dept... Myanmar, DPRK hold talks... Minister discusses engine modification with Chinese guests...Diploma in Banking Course No. 2 opens... Applied Pharmaceutical Management Course concludes... Work coordination meeting on judiciaries held... Kyaikmaraw Township Red Cross gets new office... Staff get encouragement... Myanmar Women lose to Australia...Bio-gas digesters and usefulness demonstrated... Myanmar-Thai Challenge... 100 orthopaedic specialists attend 2nd mid-year conference..... "PERSPECTIVES": "Boost trade and investment through cooperation in agricultural, industrial and energy sectors".....ARTICLE: "Kyeeohn-Kyeewa Multi-purpose Dam Project to irrigate farmlands and generate electricity" -- Article: Kyaw Sein; Photos: Aung Than (Mingala Taungnyunt).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 November 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 2 November 2008
Date of publication: 02 November 2008
Description/subject: Prime Minister to attend Summits in Vietnam Nay Pyi Taw, 2 Nov -At the invitation of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, General Thein Sein, Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar, will be visiting the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in the near future to attend “the 4th Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) Summit” and “the 3rd Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit.” [ more + ] Factories in industrial zones in Dagon Myothit (South), (Seikkan) in full operation Yangon, 1 Nov -Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence, accompanied by Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein Lin and departmental officials, arrived at Soe Electric & Machinery Co Ltd on No. 1 Industrial Zone Road in Industrial Zone No. 1 of Dagon Myothit (South) Township this morning. [ more + ] Northern Command team crown in U-21 Tatmadaw Football Tournament Yangon, 1 Nov- The final match of the 24th Defence Services Commander-in-Chief's Trophy U-21 Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Football Tournament was held at the Youth Training Centre (Thuwunna), here, this afternoon, attended by Adjutant-General Maj-Gen Thura Myint Aung of the Ministry of Defence.[ more + ] Myanmar Wushu team secure one gold, four silver Nay Pyi Taw, 1 Nov- Ma Shwe Yee Win of Myanmar Wushu team this morning secured one gold in the (drinking sword) event, Ma Eint Mi Mi secured one silver each in the (Nanquan) event and the (Nangun) event and Maung Hein Zaw secured one silver in the (monkey stick) event, Maung Wai Phyo Aung secured one silver in the (Swanthong) event of the third World Wushu Traditional Wushu Contest held in Shiyan, the People's Republic of China, numbering one gold and four silver. [ more + ] Minister for Foreign Affairs arrives back from 7th Summit of Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM-7) Nay Pyi Taw, 1 Nov- Minister for Foreign Affairs U Nyan Win arrived back here yesterday after attending the 7th Summit of Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM-7) held from 23 to 25 October 2008 in Beijing and after completion of his subsequent goodwill visit to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from 27 to 30 October.[ more + ] Commander on inspection tour of Cocogyun Township Yangon, 1 Nov-Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint and wife visited Cocogyun Township Police Force, 16-bed Township Hospital, Pre-Primary School and Basic Education High School in Cocogyun Township this morning. [ more + ] F&R Minister receives Dy Division Chief of IMF Nay Pyi Taw, 1 Nov-Minister for Finance and Revenue Maj-Gen Hla Tun received the delegation led by Deputy Division Chief Mr Ranil Salgado of the International Monetary Fund at the ministry, here, yesterday. [ more + ] CPT Dy Minister attends GOS concluding course Nay Pyi Taw, 1 Nov-The Government Online System (GOS) course concluded at the Ministry of Communications, Posts and Telegraphs, here, yesterday. [ more + ] Educative talks given Yangon, 1 Nov-At the hall of Thingangyun Education College yesterday morning, Leader of Social and Culture Working Group Dr Daw Sanda Aung made a speech before giving the educative talks, jointly organized by the Social and Culture Working Group and the Education and Culture Sub-working Groups under the Myanmar Women's Affairs Federation. [ more + ] NLM staff donates blood for 48th time Yangon, 1 Nov-Award winner of Excellent Performance in Social Field (Third Class) U Thein Ngwe of the Computer Section of the New Light of Myanmar Daily donated blood for the 48th time at the National Blood Centre of Yangon General Hospital on 24 October morning.[ more + ] Filling station No. 0353 (Nay Pyi Taw) commences operation Nay Pyi Taw, 1 Nov - A new filling station No.0353 (Nay Pyi Taw) was put into operation yesterday.[ more + ] A&I Minister receives FAO official Nay Pyi Taw, 1 Nov-Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Htay Oo received Mr Sumiter S Broca of Thailand-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization for Asia and the Pacific at the ministry, here, on 31 October. [ more + ] Myanmar trounce Singapore 11-0 Yangon, 1 Nov- Myanmar drubbed Singapore 11-0 in Group-A qualifying match for the AFC U-19 Women Championship in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia today.[ more + ] Weather Report Yangon, 1 Nov-The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology issued an announcement today that the amount of rainfall 232 mm (9.13 inches) observed at 9:30 hours MST on 1st November, 2008 in Kyaikkhami is the 24 hours new rainfall record at the station for the month of November during last 27 years. The maximum former record was 109 mm (4.29 inches) on 14th November, 1982. [ more + ] UMFCCI President meets Pakistani Ambassador Yangon, 1 Nov-President of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry U Win Myint and General Secretary U Sein Win Hlaing met Mr Khalilullah, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Union of Myanmar, at the UMFCCI building, here, yesterday. [ more + ] Air Bagan Open Golf Championships 13-16 Nov Yangon, 1 Nov-The Air Bagan Open Golf Championships, jointly organized by Myanmar Golf Federation (MGF) and Myanmar PGA with the sponsorship of Air Bagan Ltd, will be held at Bagan Resort Golf Club in Bagan, Mandalay Division, from 13 to 16 November. [ more + ] Myanmar archery team secures two gold, five silver Yangon, 1 Nov- Ma Aung Hngein secured one gold and one sliver in the compound (woman single) event of the third world level designating Asia round robin archery contest and the third Southeast Asia Championship archery contest held in Manila, the Philippines from 25 to 30 October 2008. [ more + ]
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (8MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 November 2008
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Title: ‘Stilled to silence at 500 metres’: making sense of historical change in Southeast Asia
Date of publication: November 2008
Description/subject: "The dialectical relationship between the nation state and zones of relative autonomy isn’t unique to mainland Southeast Asia, but it is of particular salience there, demarcating the social cleavage that shapes much of the region’s history: that between hill peoples and valley peoples. It led to a process of state formation in valleys and peopling of hills, and left the latter largely absent from the historical record...‘Non-state spaces’ are where the state has difficulty establishing its authority: mountains, swamps, mangrove coasts, deserts, river deltas. Such places have often served as havens of refuge for peoples resisting or fleeing the state. Only the modern state possesses the resources to bring non-state spaces and people to heel; in Southeast Asia it represents the last great effort to integrate people, land and resources of the periphery and make them contributors to the gross national product. The state might dub it ‘development’, ‘economic progress’, ‘literacy’, ‘social integration’, but the real objective is to make the economic activity of peripheral societies taxable and assessable – to make it serve the state – by, for example, obliging nomads or swidden cultivators to settle in permanent villages, concentrating manpower and foodstuffs. Thus the padi-state was an ‘enclosure’ of previously stateless peoples: irrigated rice agriculture on permanent fields helped create the state’s strategic and military advantage. In fact, the permanent association of the state and sedentary agriculture is at the centre of this story (a story by no means confined to Southeast Asia, which this article targets). The vast ‘barbarian’ periphery became a vital resource: human captives formed a successful state’s working capital. Avoiding the state used to be a real option. Today it is quickly vanishing..."
Author/creator: James C. Scott
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) (Newsletter 49)
Format/size: pdf (225K)
Date of entry/update: 07 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 23 October 2008
Date of publication: 23 October 2008
Description/subject: Factories in Okkalapa, Thakayta industrial zones taking shape: YANGON, 22 Oct-Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence together with Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Brig-Gen Win Myint looked into production process of factories during their tour of South Okkalapa industrial zone this afternoon.[ more + ] Tea plantations thriving in Natyegan mountain region of Ngaphe Township: NAY PYI TAW, 22 Oct-Minister for Forestry Brig-Gen Thein Aung had made field trips to two regions - one in Magway Division and other in Mandalay Division - on 18 and 19 October to inspect tea plantation in central Myanmar region in line with the guidance of Head of State.[ more + ] Pyapon Township sees progress: YANGON, 22 Oct-Member of National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee Minister for Hotels and Tourism Maj-Gen Soe Naing met with local residents and members of social organizations at Daw Nyein village in Amar Township, Pyapon District, on 19 October.[ more + ] Namhsan, Laikha Townships enjoying greater development: NAY PYI TAW, 22 Oct -Maj-Gen Min Aung Hlaing of the Ministry of Defence together with Chairman of Shan State Peace and Development Council Commander of Eastern Command Brig-Gen Yar Pyae and officials looked into the axis for construction of Namhsan-Kengtung railroad at Namhsan-Kengtung Railroad Construction Project in Namhsan Township yesterday.[ more + ] Sittway witnesses progress: NAY PYI TAW, 22 Oct - Maj-Gen Khin Zaw of the Ministry of Defence, accompanied by Chairman of Rakhine State Peace and Development Council Commander of Western Command Maj-Gen Thaung Aye, inspected harvesting in the 19-acre model paddy field in Thinpondan Village in Sittway, Rakhine State, on 19 October. [ more + ] Appointment of Ambassador agreed on: NAY PYI TAW, 23 Oct � The Government of the Union of Myanmar has agreed to the appointment of Mr Lazaro Herrea Martinez as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to the Union of Myanmar. [ more + ] Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions continues for seventh day NAY PYI TAW, 22 Oct-The 16th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions continued for the seventh day at the designated places, here, today.[ more + ] International Tourism Course introduced YANGON, 22 Oct-A ceremony to introduce a course on International Tourism conducted by Ocean Gate was held at Ocean Gate Training Centre on Theinbyu Road in Mingala Taungnyunt township, here yesterday.[ more + ] Course on natural disaster preparedness opened YANGON, 22 Oct -Natural Disaster Preparedness Instructor course No. 3/2008 was opened at the Head Office of Fire Services Department in Mayangon Township here today.[ more + ] Progress in construction of houses in Labutta Township inspected YANGON, 22 Oct-Minister for Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development Affairs Col Thein Nyunt attended the coordination meeting on construction of rural houses in Labutta Township at Bayintnaung hall in Labutta on 19 October. [ more + ] A-G Office conducts Work Efficiency Course No. 19 NAY PYI TAW, 22 Oct � The opening of Work Efficiency Course No. 19 for Auditors was held at the training school of Auditor-General's Office here this morning, with an address by Auditor-General Maj-Gen Lun Maung.[ more + ] Buridat Drama Contest commences NAY PYI TAW, 22 Oct-The Buridat Drama Contest of the 16th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions commenced at the Convocation Hall of the University of Veterinary Science, here, this evening.[ more + ] Cash donations for sinking tube wells YANGON, 22 Oct - Wellwishers contributed cash for sinking tube wells in Meiktila and Thazi townships at Irrigation Department here yesterday.[ more + ] Yangon Mayor looks into sinking of tube well in Kamayut Township YANGON, 22 Oct -Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee Mayor Brig-Gen Aung Thein Lin inspected sinking of tube well being implemented by Engineering Depart-ment (Water and Sanitation) at the compound of YCDC staff quarters in Kamayut Township yesterday. [ more + ] School management course for township education officers concludes NAY PYI TAW, 19 Oct - The school management course for township education officers concluded at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Education here this afternoon with an address by Minister for Education Dr Chan Nyein.[ more + ]
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (8.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 October 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 14 July 2008
Date of publication: 14 July 2008
Description/subject: CYCLONE NAGRIS AND ITS AFTERMATH - HEADLINES: Donations for storm-affected monasteries...House surgeon team leaves for Ayeyawady Division...Agriculture and Irrigation Minister attends coord meeting on higher output of agricultural produce...Telecommunications facilities inspected in Yangon, Ayeyawady Divisions..... ARTICLE: "In contributing towards rehabilitation and reconstruction of storm-hit areas" by Kyaw Swa Nge: "...Due to the contribution of the government, and local and international donors, storm victims have restored their agricultural farming and fisheries..."...* It can be seen that most of the aids provided by the international community are relief items and foodstuff which were needed only in the relief period. * As the relief and preparedness measures have been carried out in the storm-hit regions successfully, the rehabilitation and reconstruction works are being undertaken at present. * Now, it is necessary to give priority to making donations of construction materials such as CI sheets, nails, cement, timber and iron rods and donations of such as power-tillers, paddy strains, fertilizers, water pumps, generators, fuel, fishing boats/ machines and fishing nets for rehabilitation and reconstruction tasks and resuming businesses...The article contains tables comaring internal and foreign donations.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 July 2008
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 18 May 2008
Date of publication: 18 May 2008
Description/subject: CYCLONE NARGIS AND ITS AFTERMATH - HEADLINES: National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee issues News Release No 1 - NAY PYI TAW, 17 May – The National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee issued News Release No 1 today. The News Release No 1 is as follows: News Release No 1"... 1. In the Union of Myanmar, a severe cyclone “Nargis” hit the coastal areas of Ayeyawady Division on 2nd and 3rd May 2008 causing tremendous casualties and devastation and also swept Yangon Division causing loss and damages..."... National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee issues News Release No 2... NAY PYI TAW, 17 May – The National Disaster Preparedness Central Committee issued News Release No 2 today. The News Release No 2 is as follows: News Release No 2 1. As the severe cyclone “Nargis” hit the Union of Myanmar, internal and international wellwishers have been donating cash and kind for the storm victims continuously...Meeting to coordinate re-running industrial zones in Yangon held...MMA (Pathein) provides health care to victims...Cash and kind for storm victims...International relief supplies flowing by air to Myanmar:... YANGON, 17 May—The international community is providing relief supplies to the storm-hit areas from 6 up to 16 May. Eight passenger flights have transported relief items by air 36 times to Myanmar...Personal goods donated to storm victims...Air Force participating in rehabilitation tasks...KOICA assists in Irrigation Technology in Myanmar...Diplomats, resident representatives of ASEAN Secretariat and UN agencies visit relief camps in Yangon and Ayeyawady Divisions...MWAF donates robes to monks in storm-hit regions...Medical Universities, training schools under repair...Indian medical team arrives...Thai medical team arrives at Yangon International Airport...Deputy Health Minister visits Dedaye, Kungyangon, Kawhmu townships...Myanmars in Brunei donate medicines...Construction materials and foodstuff arrive Myaungmya...Progress of rehabilitation and reconstruction inspected in Mawlamyinegyun Township...International relief supplies arrive at Yangon International Airport...Electric Power No 2 Minister inspects power supply tasks...Rehabilitation tasks carried out in Hainggyikyun...Storm-hit areas gain easy access to telecommunication links through CDMA-450...Minister visits storm-hit villages...Bumrungrad International Hospital provides medical equipment...Health care coverage for Ayeyawady Division...Rehabilitation task gaining ground in storm-hit areas...Prime Minister General Thein Sein inspects rehabilitation and reconstruction in Labutta, Pyapon townships - Pyapon District General Hospital provided with facilities, staff and medicines.....CYCLONE NARGIS AND ITS AFTERMATH - PHOTO CAPTIONS: Drinking water being supplied to the storm victims in Labutta Township, Ayeyawady Division...In memory of Daw Aye Kyi of Building-L, 2nd Floor of Shwe Ingyin Yeikmon, Thuwuna, Daughter Dr Daw Sann Myint and grandchildren Dr May Sann Maung, Dr Min Thura and family recently donate K 100,000 to Jivitadhana Sangha Hospital through U Maung Maung, Secretary of Administration of the hospital...Health personnel of Universities' Hospital and Ya Ya Ya Japanese Scholars collectively carry out clean-up work of the fallen trees and fence in the compound of the hospital...A helicopter carrying supplies for storm victims arrives in Bogale Township...Officials of Irrigation Department and KOICA exchange notes at the signing ceremony...Diplomats, resident representatives of ASEAN Secretariat and officials of UN agencies and ECHO view arrival of supplies to Labutta Township...Vice-Presidents of MWAF Daw Khin Lay Myint and Daw Khin Thet Htay present 50 sets of robes worth K 466,500 for storm-hit monks to SWRR Deputy Minister Brig-Gen Kyaw Myint...Members of medical team led by Dr Pichit Siriwan of Thai Red Cross Society and medicines arrive at Yangon International Airport...Indian medical team including specialists, experts and nurses led by Dr Prafull Mohan arrive at Yangon International Airport...Diplomats, resident representatives and officials of UN agencies and ASEAN Secretariat observe accommodation of storm victim families at relief camp in Dedaye Township...Deputy Health Minister Dr Mya Oo inspects supply of drinking water to relief camp in No 2 ward of Dedaye Township...Basic Education High School of Mawlamyinegyun Township under reconstruction...Relief supplies for storm-hit regions donated by Thailand arrive at Yangon International Airport...Relief items donated by Department for International Development from Britain arrive at Yangon International Airport...Labutta Township People's Hospital under repair...Tents provided for storm victims in Dedaye Township...Diplomats, resident representatives of UN agencies and ASEAN Secretariat present relief items from home and abroad to the survivors in Kungyangon Township...Minister of Energy Brig-Gen Lun Thi accepts 480,000 litres of diesel of PTT Public Company Limited from Thai ambassador Mr Bansarn Bunnag...Labutta People's Hospital under reconstruction...Diplomats, resident representatives and officials of UN agencies and ASEAN Secretariat visit relief camp in Satsan village, Bogale Township...Prime Minister General Thein Sein greeting diplomats and UN resident representatives in Labutta Township...Prime Minister General Thein Sein giving meal to children in Hlaingphone village, Labutta Township. "PERSPECTIVES": "Participate with heart and soul in reconstruction tasks".
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (8.3MB, 189K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs5/NLM2008-05-18-text.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2008
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Title: Myanmar National Environmental Performance Assessment Report (2008)
Date of publication: January 2008
Description/subject: A report on the first environmental performance assessment (EPA) conducted in Myanmar. The assessment covers seven environmental concerns: forest resources, biodiversity, land degradation, management of water resources, waste management, air pollution from mobile sources, and climate change....EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: "Like its Greater Mekong Subregion neighbors, Myanmar has been trying to reconcile the demands of economic growth with the integrity of its physical environment and the long-term health of its citizens. This Environmental Performance Assessment (EPA) report evaluates the degree of success that national stakeholders have had in achieving this objective, expressed in a number of different ways in official policy documents. The assessment is confined to seven key environmental concerns, viz., forest resources, biodiversity, land degradation, management of water resources, waste management, air pollution from mobile sources and climate change. The assessment uses a structure of performance indicators and is supported by detailed statistical information. Reinforced by policy and institutional support, progress has been made towards safeguarding the forest resources despite evidence of increased pressure on them during the last three decades. Following a period of rapid loss between 1975 and 1995, the forest cover stabilized around 51 per cent at the turn of the last decade. The expansion of the Permanent Forest Estate is a strong positive feature. It is too early to say what the effect of recent re-orientation of forest management towards community management and greater attention to reducing fuelwood consumption has been. Myanmar’s exceptionally rich biodiversity could not escape the effect of the pressure on habitats during the last two decades, in particular the rapid loss of natural forest in the 1980s (and its continuation to this day), and loss of mangroves. The authorities’ response has been to expand the protected area system to about 6.5 per cent of the total land area by 2004. Although the country is well endowed with land suitable for agriculture, it is not immune to different forms of land degradation. Soil erosion is serious in the uplands on about 10 per cent of the country’s cultivated areas. The authorities’ land rehabilitation schemes have not kept pace with new cultivation by the upland farmers, the trend sustained by high rates of population growth. Myanmar is perceived as a low water stress country. Nonetheless, the dominant role of rice in the cropping systems and several other factors has made irrigation a priority concern. The volume of irrigation water storage capacity has increased 27 times since 1988. Given the continued policy and strategic preference for more paddies, the pressure on supplying more water for irrigated farming is set to remain high in the foreseeable future. Sustained funding of the irrigation water storage capacity and irrigation management has made it possible to improve the percentage of total lands effectively irrigated. The country has achieved substantial progress in providing its population with safe drinking water and Myanmar scores well in comparison to other GMS countries. In rural areas, access increased from 50% in 1995 to 74% in 2003. In urban areas the increase was from 78% in 1995 to 92% in 2003. Solid waste management in Myanmar presents a mixed picture of clear improvements in the country’s two premier cities (Yangon and Mandalay) combined with stagnating or deteriorating collection and disposal in other States and Divisions. In Yangon, a reduced volume of waste per capita has resulted in an overall decline in the volume of waste generated. The authorities’ greater efforts at collecting the waste disposal fees are believed to be largely responsible for this outcome. Unsystematic and insufficient information on air quality in Myanmar limits the authorities’ and the public’s knowledge about the principal trends and the contributions that vehicles make to atmospheric pollution in the principal cities. What can be said with a greater degree of confidence is that the “vehicle density” has been on the rise in Yangon and Mandalay. At the same time, it appears that the fuel consumed per vehicle has been declining. The National Commission for Environmental Affairs (NCEA) is the central body tasked to manage the environment in concert with sectoral agencies such as the Ministry of Forestry. Since its establishment NCEA has achieved some progress in integrating environmental concerns into the economic development mainstream. This included the ormulation of the national environmental policy (1994), and drafting of ‘Myanmar Agenda 21’ as a framework for a multi-pronged approach to sustainable development. However, NCEA requires more administrative and financial support to further increase its effectiveness. The enactment of the draft national environment protection law might be a key step in that direction."
Author/creator: U Win Myo Thu, U Maung Maung Than
Language: English
Source/publisher: Govt of Union of Myanmar (NCEA), ADB, UNEP, ETC,
Format/size: pdf (OBL version-5.1MB; original, 6.2MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.gms-eoc.org/uploads/resources/22/attachment/Myanmar%20EPA%20Report.pdf
http://www.gms-eoc.org/resources/myanmar-epa-report
Date of entry/update: 28 September 2012
ML > Environment (being reorganised and extended) > The environment of Burma/Myanmar > Publications on the environment of Burma/Myanmar


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 8 December, 2007
Date of publication: 08 December 2007
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe accepts credentials of DPRK Ambassador; Senior General Than Shwe accepts credentials of Ambassador of the Republic of Panama; Myanmar Youth Selected Cricket Team leaves for Thailand; International Trade Course Programme-1 concludes; Doyen literati invited to attend respect paying ceremony; Lt-Gen Myint Swe opens Art Exhibition Glory of Emotion; Maj-Gen Khin Zaw manages development tasks in Thandwe; Myanmar men win, Myanmar women hold draw in football'; Objectives of the 60th Anniversary Independence Day; Maj-Gen Tha Aye gives instructions to personnel, servicemen in Bokpyin; Myanmar wins third in Wushu attack event; New building for Toungoo General Hospital opens; Lt-Gen Ye Myint inspects progress of Katha-Bhamo railroad, No 3 district-to-district road... "PERSPECTIVES": "North Yamar Supporting Dam irrigates vast farmland and generates electricity"... ARTICLE: "Hsinka Village has risen from poverty to prosperity" by Chit Naing (Psychology).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 14 December 2007
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2007


Title: Myanmar: States/Divisions & Townships Overview Map
Date of publication: December 2007
Description/subject: Myanmar Standardized Place Names and P-codes: In Myanmar there has long been confusion with multiple versions of transliterated place names in use by various agencies. The Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU) has taken on the task of overseeing a comprehensive translation of place names into a common system that is promoted by IASC members and other organizations. In addition to standard place names, standard place codes have also been developed....The methodology applied for place name standardization was as follows: The names and p-codes of States/Divisions, Districts and Townships were provided by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Settlement and Land Records Department (SLRD). In 2005 those names were presented to and agreed by UNCT and INGOs as the standard English translation for Myanmar.... The names for village tracts and villages were provided in Myanmar language by the Ministry of Home Affairs, General Administration Department (GAD). Names were translated/transliterated to English by a team supervised by the MIMU. The names were also cross-referenced with the SLRD names and the names in use by various UN Agencies and NGOs. Kachin, Chin and Shan names (i.e. non-Burmese names) were reviewed by local experts in the field. The final translation was completed in 2007....What are P-codes? P-code is an abbreviated term for 'Place Code'. P-codes are similar to postal codes and are part of a data management system that provides unique reference codes to thousands of locations in Myanmar. These codes provide a systematic means of linking and exchanging data and analyzing relationships between them. Any information that is linked to one location with a P-code can be linked and analyzed with any other. In Myanmar, the p-code for rural places is structured as follows:...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU) of IASC
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 13 February 2009
RR > Maps and satellite imagery
Administrative areas > General (covering more than one State or Regions)


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 2 November 2007
Date of publication: 02 November 2007
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Guard against unscrupulous persons who would inculcate hatred, grudge and enmity into the minds of Myanmar people - Protecting and safeguarding the lineage is in-born duty of each and every citizen; Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo presents prizes to winners in 15th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions; A & I Minister to attend 29th meeting of agriculture and forestry ministers of ASEAN, 7th ASEAN+3 meeting; People continue to denounce recent protests; Standings of States and Divisions at 15th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions... "PERSPECTIVES": "Build more irrigation facilities for regional greening and multiple cropping"...ARTICLE: "Stay away from skyful of lies" by Shwe.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5,9MB)
Alternate URLs: http://myanmargeneva.org/NLM2007/eng/11nov/n071102.pdf
Date of entry/update: 02 November 2007
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2007


Title: Opium Poppy Cultivation in South East Asia: Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand (2007)
Date of publication: October 2007
Description/subject: "...In 2007, opium cultivation in Myanmar rose by 29% while production was up 46% thanks to higher yields. These increases are dwarfed by the opium boom in Afghanistan, that produces 20 times more drugs than Myanmar. But they flash a warning sign that reminds us that Myanmar is still, by far, the world's second largest opium producer (at 460 tonnes). Myanmar needs a more effective counter narcotics strategy and more assistance, if it is to reach its target of being opium free by 2014. The situation is particularly worrisome in the South Shan State. Although access for our ground surveyors was difficult, there are signs of significant opium cultivation in this region. Furthermore, there is evidence that double cropping, irrigation and fertilization are resulting in higher yields than in other parts of the country. As in parts of Afghanistan and Colombia where drugs and insecurity overlap, various groups are taking advantage of the situation in the South Shan State to profit from instability. More rural development assistance is essential to reduce the vulnerability to cultivate drugs stemming from poverty. Ridding the Golden Triangle of opium, which has taken a generation, could be quickly undone if farmers see no improvement in their living standards. In Laos, for example, as opium production has fallen, prices have gone up – by 500% in the past five years. Returning to opium is a serious temptation in poor communities which have yet to see the benefits of abandoning poppy. Opium growing regions would also benefit from improved drug treatment in order to cope with disproportionately high rates of addiction. The signs from South East Asia have been encouraging over a number of years. But there is no guarantee that progress can be sustained over time. To consolidate the gains made until recently, national governments and all stakeholders in an opium-free region need to continue their engagement. The Golden Triangle should not be forgotten now that it is no longer notorious..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Format/size: pdf (9.863K)
Date of entry/update: 11 October 2007
ML > Drugs > Drugs and Burma > Drugs and Burma: UN System > UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) > UNODC (formerly UNDCP and ODCCP) (English)
Drugs > Drugs and Burma > Burma: opium and heroin


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 12 September 2007
Date of publication: 12 September 2007
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Provisions donated to 102 monasteries of seven townships in Mandalay Div; Commander and Minister attend coord meeting on boosting exports of Taninthayi Division; Flood victims provided with relief in Pantanaw and Kyaunggon; USDA CEC member attends annual general meetings in Kayah State; Development tasks looked into in Budalin, Dabayin Townships; Indian goodwill delegation led by General Officer Commanding-GOC 3 Corps Lieutenant General MS Dadwal, AVSM,VSM and wife arrives Yangon; Director-General of DAD inspects development tasks in two townships; UMFCCI president meets entrepreneurs of Kachin State; Employees of F & R offer meal to monks; Sixty resign from Kengtung Township National League for Democracy; MEA to launch paper reading session; Course on safety of maternal life opens; Instructors' course for surveillance and controlling bird flu opens; Service personnel urged to provide good service to public; Weather Forecast for 12-9-2007... "PERSPECTIVES": "Irrigation water to be used most expeditiously"...ARTICLE: "Success achieved in generating cost-effective power from dam water" (article and photos by Thaung Win Bo).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (6.2MB)
Alternate URLs: http://myanmargeneva.org/NLM2007/eng/9Sep/n070912.pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2007
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2007


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 21 August 2007
Date of publication: 21 August 2007
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Information Minister receives Bureau Chief for Asia-Pacific Region of Xinhua News Agency; Workshop on 3rd and 4th Report on Convention on the Right of the Child held; 18 NLD members quit; Electric Power No 1 Minister inspects Yeywa Hydropower Project; Sanitation tasks for proper flow of drainage inspected in Thingangyun Tsp; Minister provides aids to flood victims in Ayeyawady Division; Information Minister meets MWJA CEC members - Effort to improve public reading should be focused on mass of rural people as target audience; Sanitation task inspected in Mohnyin; Lt-Gen Kyaw Win attends award ceremony for outstanding students in Shan State (North); Holders Myanmar get off to flying start in 39th Merdeka Cup; Gwaygyo Dam opens in Yesagyo - To irrigate 400 acres, underpin economy of farmers... NATIONAL CONVENTION: National Convention continues - Compilation of suggestions on amendments, additions, repeals and transfer presented; The Hluttaw to be formed with Hluttaw representatives elected on the basis of township as well as on the basis of population; The word “the respective” should be added to the word “Union territories” for the usage to be more precise; The designation of Yangon as a Union territory under direct administration of the president should be revoked; The term “Chairman of Yangon Council” prescribed in sub-para (c) 6 of para 16 of detailed basic principle for Formation of Financial Commission should be replaced with the term “Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council”; Meetings of delegate groups of National Convention held... "PERSPECTIVES": "Turning out national race technicians".
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.8MB)
Alternate URLs: http://myanmargeneva.org/NLM2007/eng/8Aug/n070821.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 September 2007
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2007


Title: Graveyards, Not Labor Camps
Date of publication: August 2007
Description/subject: Torture, mistreatment, lack of international oversight have turned Burma’s prison labor camps into death traps... "For some prisoners in Burma, especially military officers imprisoned for corruption, murder or drug charges, sentences to labor camps can be easier than life in a prison cell. The majority of other prisoners, however, find that assignment to a labor camp can amount to a death sentence. Burma operates 91 labor camps in areas across the country, including the Kabaw Valley (western Burma), Taungswun/Mupalin quarry in Mon State, Twante Camp near Rangoon, Bokpyin Camp in Tenasserim Division and the New Life camps, according to a government Web site. The thousands of prisoners in these camps are used to build Burma’s highways, dams, irrigation canals, special agricultural projects, and in working rock quarries. But their lives are subject to the whims of their jailers..."
Author/creator: Bo Kyi
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol 15, No. 8
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 May 2008
ML > Human Rights > Detentions, Trials, Independence of the Judiciary > Labour camps


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 11 - 17 , 2007 (Volume 19, No. 370)
Date of publication: 17 June 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Last round for National Convention set to start on July 18 » Local doctor wins top WHO prize » Myanmar, China meet in show of mutual support » Japan provides grant for Shan State projects » Rice husks bring more power to Yangon area » Orphans getting adequate care: study » Asthma now common in Myanmar: Doctor » Eden Centre mulls workshop for disabled » Fertility centre to offer new treatment » At 87, local writer still going strong » Three-month fishing ban imposed by govt » US zoo breeds rare Myanmar turtle » Local environmentalist wins prize in Japan » Leaf deer at Kandawgyi » Medical experts warn of rising incidence of diseases in monsoon » Low airfares attract locals to Bangkok » Seminar aims to promote clean tourism industry » Health clinic infrastructure to be upgraded » Physically disabled fight social prejudice » Project collects irrigation information in Bago Division » Nakata thrills at Thuwunna...BUSINESS: No rest for MFF as exporters chase ambitious trade target » New consortium to shake up IT sector » Imported drug values rise as traders quote more accurate prices: assoc » Thailand to DNA test Myanmar logs » Demand for green tea overwhelms supply » Physic nuts to yield carbon credits? » Myanmar helps found ASEAN young entrepreneurs group » Assessment of key A3 gas field due in July » Architect finds freedom in work » Thailand plans Mae Sot metropolis
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 July 2007
RR > News - Private sector publications produced under censorship restrictions > Weekly magazines > "[The] Myanmar Times" > "The Myanmar Times" (English) 2007


Title: In the Balance: Salween dams threaten downstream communities in Burma
Date of publication: May 2007
Description/subject: Summary: " The Salween is Southeast Asia's longest free flowing river and one of Burma's most important waterways. For the half a million people living where the river meets the Andaman Sea, the Salween is a way of life interlinked with its seasonal flows and daily tides. However, Burma's military dictatorship, together with Thai and Chinese investors, is moving ahead with plans to dam the Salween. The communities living downstream have not been informed or consulted about the dam plans or their potential impacts, even though their lives stand to be permanently altered. This report describes the unique geography and ecology of the downstream estuary, where salt water meets fresh and the mainstream Salween and its two main tributaries are tidal for up to 75 kilometers inland. Numerous islands, some of them seasonal and some of them culturally sacred, are rich with fertile sediment that flows down the Salween each year. The delicate mix of salt and fresh water created by the seasonal flow of the river and the rise and fall of the tides determines daily life. Local people collect fresh water at high tide and store it in community pools for drinking and household use, and manage a system of canals to irrigate fields with fresh water and protect crops from salt water. In this way, villages subsist and provide farm produce to the capital city of Mon State and the five townships at the mouth of the Salween. Natural seasonal floods irrigate and replenish fields, and support the migration of fish species that use flooded habitats as spawning grounds before returning to the sea. Fisher folk carefully follow the migration patterns of countless species to make their catch and provide fish paste, one of the essential ingredients of Mon food. Wild plants that grow in the unique mix of salt and fresh water of the estuary are used as medicines and food. If the dams are built, the downstream effects, as studied elsewhere in the world, stand to alter the lives of over half a million people. These effects include altered river flows that cause higher concentrations of salt water to travel further inland. Changes in water quality, salinity, or seasonal flows are likely to make community water pools undrinkable and affect agricultural crops. Sudden and unnatural water surges increase erosion, destroy islands, and make the river dangerous to local communities. In addition, the decreased amount of sediment reaching downstream damages agriculture. A decline in fish catches due to interrupted migrations will impact the protein source of the local diet. Any one of these changes to the river would tip the balance fine-tuned over generations between self-reliant communities and their environment. Lastly, the proposed dams lie on active earthquake fault lines; dam breaks would be a disaster. Yet, despite all these concerns and potential problems, those living downstream have not even been informed of the project and unknown to them, their future is left hanging in the balance. The suppression of free media and arrests, beatings, and extra-judicial killings of anyone that challenges the regime in Burma make it impossible to access adequate information or to question the projects. Any dam project needs to take into consideration the social and environmental impacts on those living downstream and, most importantly, allow for their informed consent. This is impossible under the military dictatorship in Burma. The Mon Youth Progressive Organization therefore calls on all parties to halt their investments and stop the Salween dam projects."
Language: English, Burmese, Thai, Chinese.
Source/publisher: Mon Youth Progressive Organization
Format/size: pdf (English, 743K; Burmese, 1.2MB; Thai, 1MB; Chinese, 83K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmariversnetwork.org/images/stories/publications/burmese/inthebalanceburmese.pdf (Burmese)
http://www.burmariversnetwork.org/images/stories/publications/thai/inthebalancethai.pdf (Thai)
http://www.burmariversnetwork.org/images/stories/publications/chinese/in_the_balance_cn_final.pdf (Chinese)
Date of entry/update: 07 May 2007
ML > Water > Water bodies (global. regional) > Human activities in, on and around Burma's water bodies > Threats to Burma's water bodies and their communities > Dams and other hydropower projects in Burma/Myanmar
Water > Water bodies (global. regional) > Human activities in, on and around Burma's water bodies > Threats to Burma's water bodies and their communities > Theats to Burma's estuaries


Title: Turning Treasure Into Tears - Mining, Dams and Deforestation in Shwegyin Township, Pegu Division, Burma
Date of publication: 20 February 2007
Description/subject: Executive Summary: "This report describes how human rights and environmental abuses continue to be a serious problem in eastern Pegu division, Burma – specifi cally, in Shwegyin township of Nyaunglebin District. The heavy militarization of the region, the indiscriminate granting of mining and logging concessions, and the construction of the Kyauk Naga Dam have led to forced labor, land confi scation, extortion, forced relocation, and the destruction of the natural environment. The human consequences of these practices, many of which violate customary and conventional international law, have been social unrest, increased fi nancial hardship, and great personal suffering for the victims of human rights abuses. By contrast, the SPDC and its business partners have benefi ted greatly from this exploitation. The businessmen, through their contacts, have been able to rapidly expand their operations to exploit the township’s gold and timber resources. The SPDC, for its part, is getting rich off the fees and labor exacted from the villagers. Its dam project will forever change the geography of the area, at great personal cost to the villagers, but it will give the regime more electricity and water to irrigate its agro-business projects. Karen villagers in the area previously panned for gold and sold it to supplement their incomes from their fi elds and plantations. They have also long been involved in small-scale logging of the forests. In 1997, the SPDC and businessmen began to industrialize the exploitation of gold deposits and forests in the area. Businessmen from central Burma eventually arrived and in collusion with the Burmese Army gained mining concessions and began to force people off of their land. Villagers in the area continue to lose their land, and with it their ability to provide for themselves. The Army abuses local villagers, confi scates their land, and continues to extort their money. Commodity prices continue to rise, compounding the diffi culties of daily survival. Large numbers of migrant workers have moved into the area to work the mining concessions and log the forests. This has created a complicated tension between the Karen and these migrants. While the migrant workers are merely trying to earn enough money to feed their families, they are doing so on the Karen’s ancestral land and through the exploitation of local resources. Most of the migrant workers are Burman, which increases ethnic tensions in an area where Burmans often represent the SPDC and the Army and are already seen as sneaky and oppressive by the local Karen. These forms of exploitation increased since the announcement of the construction of the Kyauk Naga Dam in 2000, which is expected to be completed in late 2006. The SPDC has enabled the mining and logging companies to extract as much as they can before the area upstream of the dam is fl ooded. This situation has intensifi ed and increased human rights violations against villagers in the area. The militarization of the region, as elsewhere, has resulted in forced labor, extortion of money, goods, and building materials, and forced relocation by the Army. In addition to these direct human rights violations, the mining and dam construction have also resulted in grave environmental degradation of the area. The mining process has resulted in toxic runoff that has damaged or destroyed fi elds and plantations downstream. The dam, once completed, will submerge fi elds, plantations, villages, and forests. In addition, the dam will be used to irrigate rubber plantations jointly owned by the SPDC and private business interests. The Burmese Army has also made moves to secure the area in the mountains to the east of the Shwegyin River. This has led to relocations and the forced displacement of thousands of Karen villagers living in the mountains. Once the Army has secured the area, the mining and logging companies will surely follow..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: EarthRights International (ERI)
Format/size: pdf (632K)
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007
ML > Forests and forest peoples (being reconstructed) > The forests and forest peoples of Burma/Myanmar > Human activity in the forests of Burma/Myanmar > Threats to the forests of Burma/Myanmar > Multiple threats
Economy > Industry > Extractive industries > Mining > Minerals and Mining - General
Human Rights > Discrimination > Race or Ethnicity: Discrimination based on > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations against specific groups > Discrimination against the Karen
Economy > Industry > Extractive industries > Mining > Metal mining
Economy > Investment in Burma/Myanmar > Foreign investment in mining


Title: Opium Poppy Cultivation in the Golden Triangle - Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand (2006)
Date of publication: October 2006
Description/subject: Acreage down, yield up...EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: "...The 2006 Opium Survey in Myanmar was conducted jointly by the Government of the Union of Myanmar (GOUM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). An extensive survey, combining the use of satellite images and ground verification, was conducted in Shan State where most of the opium poppy cultivation takes place. A rapid ground survey was conducted in Special Region 2 (Wa) to certify its opium free status. Limited ground surveys were also conducted in townships of Kachin and Kayah States to assess the level of cultivation in these areas and monitor possible displacement of opium poppy cultivation. Opium poppy cultivation In 2006, the total area under opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar was estimated at 21,500 hectares, representing a decrease of 34% compared to 2005 (32,800 hectares). The largest cultivation areas were found in South Shan where 72% of the national cultivation took place. 21% was cultivated in East Shan State. In North Shan State cultivation continued to decrease and reached a negligible level. In Kayah State, which was surveyed for first time this year, only a few hectares could be found. In 2006, there was also some limited cultivation in Kachin accounting for 5% of the total opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar. The most remarkable change was recorded in Special Region 2 (Wa), where there was no opium poppy cultivation this year, while in 2005 this region represented 30% of the national opium poppy cultivation. Opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar has been decreasing continuously over the last years. Since 1998, the year of the United Nations Special Session on Drugs, the area under opium poppy decreased by 83% from 130,000 ha to 21,500 ha. Since 2002, the year of the first joint GoUM /UNODC survey, opium poppy cultivation fell by 73%.Opium yield and production The weighted national average opium yield for 2006 was estimated at 14.6 kg/ha (against 9.5 kg/ha in 2005). Yields ranged from only 8.9 kg/ha in East Shan State over 16.6 kg/ha in South Shan State up to 21.4 kg/ha on the best irrigated fields in Kachin State. In general, weather conditions were favourable for opium production (sufficient and timely rainfall). In addition, irrigation of opium poppy fields and multistage cropping contributed to yield increases. The considerable yield increase in 2006 offset the decrease in the cultivation area. In 2006, the potential production of opium remained with 315 metric tons almost at the level of 2005 (312 metric tons). The survey results show that the largest increase in production took place in South Shan State. Overall opium production in Myanmar has decreased by 75% since 1998 but the downward trend of recent years has come to a halt due to the production increases in East and South Shan State in 2006..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Format/size: pdf (5.32MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 October 2006
ML > Drugs > Drugs and Burma > Drugs and Burma: UN System > UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) > UNODC (formerly UNDCP and ODCCP) (English)
Drugs > Drugs and Burma > Burma: opium and heroin


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 7 September 2006
Date of publication: 07 September 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Brazil; Sooner completion of irrigation facilities ensures faster imsplementation of development projects - Secretary-1 inspects Myogyi nultipurpost dam project; Foreign Minister sends felicitations to Brazil. Appointment of Ambassador agreed on; F&R Minister sends employees in Mandalay; Myanmar, Japan officials hold talks on trade and investment; Tasks for preser5vation of cultural heritage inspected; 3rd CAEXPO, 3rd CABIS at end of October in Nanning, PRC; Meeting on the Environment in progress; Information Minister receives foreign guests; Danations invited for building of Sasana Zatika Mosoeyein Taikthit in Kayan; Myanmar Non-formal Education Chornicle in circulationl 12th ASEAN Land Transport Working Group Meeting held; New generation engineers to share experience; Legal affairs discussed; Commander, CEC members attend inauguration on Nondwin (3) Dam in Sagaing Township; Health Minister inspects Tatkon Township Hospital..."PERSPECTIVES":"Do extensive research and produce potent traditional medicines"...FEATURE:"Long-term challenge of the 21st Century"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (10MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 October 2006
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2006


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 29 August 2006
Date of publication: 29 August 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS:Secretary-1 receives UN-Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF; Commander attends physic nut plantation, medical fund donation ceremonies in Dala Township; Paukkaung Township USDA holds Anual General Meeting; Secretariat Member attends ceremonies to set up education funds for schools in Meiktila, Taungtha; Minister inspects irrigation facilities in Mandalay; families of Supreme Court put fingerlings into farms; Training course on trainers for the increasing awareness of RH through IEC and BCC intreventions held; MWAF holds talks in Kyaukse; NPED Minister attends ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting; Minister receives guests; Minister inspects sub-power stations, offices of township GADs; Religious Affairs Ministry holds meeting to organize pilgrimage to India, Nepeal; Sitt Thwe magazine curculation; MMPA requests to donate old film journals, magazines on Myanma film; Lt-Gen Ye Myint visits rubber, teak, perennial crops plantations in Myitkyina; 21t gem and jade sales for 2006 launched; New Format NLM;25 quit NLD in Mawlamyinegyun..."PERSPECTIVES":"Work harder for rural development"...FEATURE:"Theory of vaalue"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterpsie, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (10.5 MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 September 2006
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Full, original versions of "The New Light of Myanmar", "Kyemon" and "Myanmar Alin" > "The New Light of Myanmar" 2006


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 27 August 2006
Date of publication: 27 August 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS:Funds for treatment of cancer for children established; Lashio Myoma market being upgraded; Shan State (East) to grow green gram extensively; Installation of electric meters inspected in Mawlamyine; Inter-Ministry Table Tennis tourney commences; Officials of MMPA meet video entrepreneurs; Yangon Division Sipervisory Committee for Ensuring Secure and Smooth Transport holds meeting; Sittway Sub-Printing House holds Waso robes offering ceremony; Commander-in-Chief (Air)'s Championship Shield Boxing Tournament held; Education Minister inspects university and schools; No 2 BEHS in Sangyong Township holds annual meeting; Performing Arts Competitions of Directorate of PRPW continue; Myogyi dam to irrigate 30,000 acres of farmland; SWRR Minister inspects fire stations; Site for construction of Kyitaungkan sub-power station, Ahlon power station inspected; MWJA holds power reading session; Exceeding targets of Ministry of Finance and Revenue coordinated; Myanmar delegation leaves for Indonesia; First Nay Pyi Taw Command Commander's shield soccer tourney ends; Commander tours Ye Township in Mon State; Pangsan (Pangkham) and Mongla on road to development..."PERSPECTIVES":"Nurturing human resources for border areas"...FEATURE:"Prospering Kontaung village"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (11 MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 September 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 10 August 2006
Date of publication: 10 August 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Thai Supreme Commander and wife conclude visit; SWRR Minister receives UNICEF Resident Representative; Myanmar delegation leaves for Pakistan; UMFCCI General Secretary receives foreign guests; Mya Ayeya market ship on departure for Mandalay 15 Aug; Desks, stationery donated to BEPSs in Hlinthaya Township; Course on Forest Research Skills opens; Public Health in Emergency Core Disseminator Training opens; Thai guests visit Shwedagon Pagoda, Abhaya Labha Muni Buddha Image; Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation inspects dams, water puimping stations; Energy Planning Department, Petronas sign MoI; Prizes presented to outstanding townships for increased family income; Minister to attend BIMSTEC meeting; Government striving for advancement of education and health sectors to develop human resources; Kandawgyi National Gardens extension needs SPDC approval..."PERSPECTIVES":"Raise the monentum of industrial development"...FEATURE:"Hilly region national races enjoy travelling by train in comfort"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (10.20 MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 August 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 July 2006
Date of publication: 30 July 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe felicitates King of Morocco; Hydel Power Projects not imaginary ones but they are being implemented practically...; Remarkable progress witnessed in tourism industry; Tree planting ceremony held at Development Degree College (Yangon); Lt-Gen Ye Myint looks into irrigation facilities in Pakokku District; Registration of vehicles explained; Lt-Gen Maung Bo inspects development of agriculture in Mon State; Deputy Attorney-General leaves for Indonesia; All citizens duty bound to strive for emergence of modern and developed discipline-flourishing democratic nation - Secretary-1 addresses meeting (5/2006) of National Convention Convening Commission; Matriculation Examination results announced; Results of remote areas to be broadcast..."POEM":"Tune In To THeir Media"("Render murky what is clear - Play up again what's been settled...")..."PERSPECTIVES":"Strive for further development of border areas"...
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (10.7 MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 29 July 2006
Date of publication: 29 July 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: State Peace and Development Council Chairman Senior General Than Shwe accepts credentials of Ambassador of the Slovak Republic; Nay Pyi Taw-Yangon ASia Express Bus Lien launched; Respects to be paid to faculty members of YUM-1; MJWA's Central Executive Committee meets; Lt-Gen Ye Myint inspects development tasks, irrigation facilities in Saw, Pauk Townships; Border areas enjoying significant increase in the living standard; Opening of station hospitals reflect fruits of peace and stability of the region; NLD on collision course harmful to the country and the people; Five schools benefited from USDA's donation; Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, accepts credentials of Ambassador of New Zeland; Government rendering assistance for extending cultication of promising crops in border regions for food sufficiency; Prime Minister sends congratulatory message to Poland..."PERSPECTIVES":"Chin State to become tea state of the nation"...FEATURE:"Discussion of pensioners(7)"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (10.4 MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 15 July 2006
Date of publication: 15 July 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Cash and kind provided to needy and disabled children of Yangon East District; Commander, CEC member attend opening of Hanlin Model Village of Wetlet Township; Work coordination meeting on organ transplant held; SPED Director-General meets Myanmar archery team; Hockey pitch with artifical lawns to be built; Ministry of Rail Transportation holds Waso robes offering ceremony; Appointment of Ambassador agreed on; Myanmar delegation attends Myanmar-Lao Bilateral Consulations in Vientiane; Supreme Court holds Waso robe offering ceremony; Waso robes offered to Sayadaws; Technical seminar on Pedrollo pumps; Fourth conference of MWJA recounted in Zigon Township; Korean trade mission meets Myanmar entrepreneurs; Officials inspects Tuyintaung Hill greening task; Chinese guest calls on Electric Power (2) Minister; Course No 15/2006 in Basic Diplomatic Skills concludes; Stationery donated to nunneries; Precautionary measures taken in flooded areas; Hindi traditional poem recitation ceremony held; Warning for travellers; Industry-1 Minister looks into No 1 Brick Factory Project (Nay Pyi Taw); People need to be aware of dangers of neo-colonialists who use method of enslavement through neo-colinialism - USDA Secretariat Member inspects regional development tasks in Pale Township..."PERSPECTIVES":"Irrigation facilities boosting national economy"...FEATURE:"What does US transformational diplomacy imply?"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (8.94 MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 July 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 29 June 2006
Date of publication: 29 June 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than meets local people in Thandaung; Cash and kind donated to primary schools in Bogale; District-to-district road under construction in Mandalay Division; Commander inspects development tasks in Hinthada District; Coord Meeting of law officers held; Work Committee for Organizing Myanmar Women's day holds meeting; Basic education curriculum to be upgraded; Home Affairs Minister meets with employee in Bago; Commander inspects cultivation of physic nit plants in Taungnyo Station; Mayor inspects sanitation, upgrading roads in downtown Yangon; Thriving mango, physit nut plantations, progress of dam project inspected un Yaksawk; Waso robes to be offered at Saddhammaramthi meditation centres; 5,000 sets of clothing donated to nuns; UMFCCUI holds meetings with Indian delegations; Irrigation facilities, undertakings for meeting target production of crops inspected in Magway Division; Sales of jade lots spiraling upward..."PERSPECTIVES":"Build more roads and bridges for higher socio-economic status of people"...FEATURE:"Myanmar did not become democratic due to early restoration of independence by the British!"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (10 MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 July 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 18 June 2006
Date of publication: 18 June 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: NCC Commission will scrutinize papers presented by NCC Work Committee for laying detailed basic principles at coming National Convention; Commander meets departmental in Pungpakyem; Workshop on census of family and young people for 2004 held; Health education talks held at Mayangon BEHS No3; Vice-Mayor inspects tax-free markets; YMBA opens Abhidmamma course; Organizing under-12 painting contest of ASEAN and Japan discussed; Industry-1 Minister visits Natmauk; Physic nut plant growing ceremony held in Lewe; SMS Shootout 2006 Contest to be held; Mandalay Mayor inspects developments of Mandalay city; Basic Computer Course, GPS Short Course open; MMPO to provide cash assistance; Lt-Gen Ye Myint inspects irrigation facilities, physic nut farms in MyaungU District; Only with improvement of productivity, will Rakhine State enjoy economic development with higher per capital income..."PERSPECTIVES":"Make lasting peace for greater progress"...FEATURE:"KNU could not be Kayin People"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (4.43 MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 June 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 June 2006
Date of publication: 03 June 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe accepts credentials of Brunei Ambassador; World No-Tobacco Day ceremony held in Yangon East District; Thitsa Yeiktha Road put into service in Yankin Township; Cash assistance, exercise books provided; Ceremony to share merits for second Shwethingan offering to Okkalapa Pagoda held; Cultivation of physic nut plants, irrigation facility inspected in Thaton; MEd, BEd, Teachership Courses open at UDNR; Shweli Hydel Power project inspected; Coord meeting opn Secure and Smooth Transport takes place; Physic nut plants growing ceremony held in NyaungU; Officials urged to well understand project aims; Basic English PRoficiency, Computer Courses open; Senior General Than Shwe accepts credentials of Ambassafdor of Singapore..."PERSPECTIVES":"Serve public interests through literature"...FEATURE:"Books...libraries...knowledge"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (10.03 MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 June 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 14 May 2006
Date of publication: 14 May 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Irrigation facilities projects inspected in Thaton; Ceremony to mark World Red Cross Day of Shan State (East) held; World Red Cross Day celebrated in Kachin State; Matters related to ensuring smooth and secure transport coordinated; Title-recipient monks, nuns in Sagaing Division honoured; Growing of physic nut paunched in Hopong; Central Command grows 300 acres pf physic nut plants; Cyclist killed in explosion in PEnwegon; Division MCWSC Chairperson meets Hmawby Township MCWA members; Mandalay Mayor inspects sanitation work, physic nut and honey orange plantations; Semifinals of Golden Challenges held; Commander inspects regional development in Hsenwi Township; Relief supplies for disaster victims in Pyapon..."PERSPECTIVES":"Towards hypertension"...FEATURE:"Discussion of pensioners-14"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (5.38 MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 May 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 23 March 2006
Date of publication: 23 March 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Protect the nation and its people; Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Pakistan; Prime Minister General Soe Win on inspection tour of factories and irrigation facilities in Mandalay Division; Disciplinary Committee for Maha THingan Festival holds meeting; Foreign Minister felicitates Pakistani counterpart; MWAF president meets Shan State (North) WAO members; 514 lots of jade sold through tender; Prime Minister felicitates Pakistani counterpart; 184 Tatmadaw government-built dams irrigation 2,587,000 acres - Yenew multi-purpose dam commissioned in Kyauktaga Township..."POEM":"Summer art of March"("When summer starts, and everything's dry...")..."PERSPECTIVES":"Manufacture quality items to win customer satisfaction"...FEATURES:"Honouring the Tatmadaw"; "Human Rights" or sugar-coated US poison (4)"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.8 MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 April 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 20 March 2006
Date of publication: 20 March 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Prime Minister General Soe Win attends ceremony to hoist Shwehtidaw atop Yantaingaung Pagoda, conscreation ceremony in Lashio; Meeting on smooth and secure transport held; Timber extraction inspected; 51 gem lots sold at 43rd Myanma Gems Emporium; 61st Anniversary Armed Forces Day Commemorative Exhibition 26 march-4 April; 49th Buddha Pujaniya of Shwephonepwint Pagoda concludes; Chinese journalists tour downtown Yangon; NPE Managing Director receives Chinese Hournalist delegation; MWJA Chairman host dinner in honour of Chinese journalist delegation; MWAF donates cash to Thanlyin Township Hospital; Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs leaves for Egypt; Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Thein Sein attends opening ceremony of new building of Myanmar Banks Association; Commander inspects irrigation facilities in Thanlyin..."PERSPECTIVES":"Collectively expedite anti-drug campaigns"...FEATURE:"Hegemony of US exploiting human rights"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (8.8 MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 March 2006
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Title: Dammed by Burma's Generals -- The Karenni Experience with Hydropower Development, from Lawpita to the Salween
Date of publication: 14 March 2006
Description/subject: " Threatened with plans by Burma’s generals to dam the Salween River and submerge vast tracts of their homelands, the Karenni are releasing a new report today which exposes the parallels between the devastating impacts of Burma’s first large scale hydropower project, built in their state, and those of the planned Salween dams. The report highlights the destructive mix of development and military rule in Burma. The report by the Karenni Development Research Group (KDRG), Dammed by Burma’s Generals, chronicles the impacts of the Lawpita hydropower project since the early 1960s. Promised abundant electricity and irrigation, the local population instead suffered from forced displacement, water shortages, increased militarization, human rights abuses, and thousands of landmines planted to secure the project. Most of the power was sent directly to Rangoon; still today 80% of the Karenni are without electricity. One of four dams planned for the Salween, the Weigyi Dam, will flood over 640 square kilometers in Karenni State, submerging an area three times the size of the Lawpita reservoir. The report details how twenty-eight towns and villages, including a historical capital of the Karenni, will be inundated, impacting approximately 30,000 people. An entire tribe – the Yintalai, who now number a mere 1,000 – will permanently lose all their homelands. Irreversible environmental damage will be caused by inundation of forests internationally recognized for their outstanding biodiversity. Under an agreement signed in December 2005 between Thailand and Burma’s regime, construction on the Salween dams is slated to begin in 2007. With likely investment from China, the dams will provide electricity for Thailand and revenue for the ruling military regime. As Pascal Khoo Thwe, the Karenni author of From the Land of Green Ghosts says in his foreword to the report: “There is no better way to destroy a country than by the combined power of bulldozers and guns.” Civil war continues in Karenni State, leaving an estimated one third of the population internally displaced and over 22,000 Karenni refugees registered in camps in Thailand. If the Salween dams go ahead, many of these people will never be able to return home. The report urges that the Salween dam projects be scrapped. As KDRG researcher Aung Ngeh states: “We know from bitter experience what hydropower development means under a military dictatorship. It is not about electricity or irrigation for the people. It is about subjugation and control. The Salween dams will mean more soldiers, more landmines, and the gradual annihilation of our people.”"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karenni Development Research Group
Format/size: pdf (2.64MB) 80 pages
Date of entry/update: 14 March 2006
ML > Human Rights > Discrimination > Race or Ethnicity: Discrimination based on > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations > Racial or ethnic discrimination in Burma: reports of violations against specific groups > Discrimination against the Karenni (Kayah)
Water > Water bodies (global. regional) > Human activities in, on and around Burma's water bodies > Threats to Burma's water bodies and their communities > Dams and other hydropower projects in Burma/Myanmar


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 4 March 2006
Date of publication: 04 March 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Lt-Gen Ye Myint oversees health, irrigation facilities in Budalin, MOnywa; MWAF provides assistance to students; Tourists Maps Myanmar comes out; Myanmar women to enter U-19 qualifier; Kanbawza, Energy take three points more each; Discussion of annual meeting of MWAF clarified; Commander tours Thandwe, Taungup Townships; Outstanding students honoured in Myitkyina; Information Deputy Minister inspects departmental works in Pathein; National Sanitation Week opened in Kengtung; Yangon Division Sangha Nayaka Committee meets; Second Time National Immunization Day launched in Myeik; MRTV-4, related channels available in Mandalay, nearby townships; {rpgress of rail transportation sector made in Bago Division, Mon Sate; Lt-Gen Maung Bo on tour around Mon State; USDA youths to scale Mt Phonkan..."PERSPECTIVES":"For development of agricultiral sector"...FEATURE:"Thutaswezon literary awards"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (3.8 MB)
Date of entry/update: 12 March 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 1 March 2006
Date of publication: 01 March 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law takes into consideratoin gender sensitives and child friendly approaches; Curriculum Vitae of His Excellency Dr Susilo Bamband Yudhoyino, President of the Republic of Indonesia; Information Minister receives guests; Country Coordination Mechanism Meeting held; Central committee, work committees, and State/Division, District, Township committees for anti-trafficking in persons formed; National Seminar on Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law commences; Minister inspects bridge construction; Minister meets USDA members; Lt-Gen Ye Myint inspects Ayeyawady Bridge (Yadanabon) - Sagaing Division to put 500,000 acres under physic nut plants; Government has so far spent more than K 1,200,000 m on 183 irrigation facilities across the nation - Yinnyein Sluice Gate in Paung Township, Mon State, opened..."PERSPECTIVES":"Actively take part in national sanitation work"...FEATURE:"Developing Shan State(North)"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.9 MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 March 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 26 February 2006
Date of publication: 26 February 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Development facilities inspected in Lwemway; Enghth teahership diploma presentation held in Pathein Education College; 22 acres of physic nut trown near Mawlamyine airport; Commander Ma-Gen Ohn Myint attends growing physic nut plants and ceremony to honour victorious weightlifters; SHAN State (North) WAO holds Annual meeting; Knowledge Bank Paper-reading Session of MWJA held; Arrangements being made to conduct Dhamma doctorate course for turning out PhD holders; 14th Myanma Tatmadaw Medical Conference winds up; Australian eye specialist gives free treatment to eye patients; Sowing of physic nut seeds, opening of school building held in Monywa; Coord meeting on smooth and secure transport held; Yangon Division and Yangon West District WAOs meet; Paddy husk-powered station opened in Paukkaung Township; Irrigation facilities, physic nut plantations inspected in Magway Division; Cash donated to fund of Shwehsandaw Pagoda in Toungoo; Commander oversees progress of regional development in Thanlyin, Kyauktan Townships..."PERSPECTIVES":"For factories and mills to run in full capacity"...FEATURE:"To be able to enjoy longevity"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.7 MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 March 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 25 February 2006
Date of publication: 25 February 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Kuwait; Development facilities in Myaung Township inspected; Commander looks into irrigation facilities, thricing physic nut plantations; International Conference on Computer Applications 2006 opens; FM sends felicitations to Kuwaiti counterpart; Leaf and tree fossils found in Bahin region; Tasks carried out for upgrading of Mandalay City; Information Minister receives Nepalese Ambassador, Malaysian guests; Workshop on the Capacity Enhancement: Conference Planning and Management for Mid-level Diplomats concludes; Progress of mining work in Shan State inspected; Identity cards for marticulation students; Physic nut cultivation course opens; Capitals presented for tasks of promoting family income; Road upgrading, tax free markets inspected; Workshop on research & report writing concludes; UMFCCI, ITOCHU Corporation, hold talks; Myanmar's U Tun Hla Aung to act as Match Commissioner; First aid kits for SOcial Welfare Dept; Deputy FM signs Book of Condolences for demist of former Singaporean Prime Minister; Myanmar, Korean entrepreneurs meet; Prime Minister General Soe Win sends felicitations to Kuwait; Western Command Commander participates in physic nut cultivation in An; Ceremony of sowing physic nut seeds held in Myeik District; Energy, MAPT take wins over opponents..."PERSPECTIVES":"Strive to be equipped with nationalistic fervour"...FEATURE:"Mutual help between people and police"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.7 MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 March 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 17 February 2006
Date of publication: 17 February 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Indonesian President to pay state visit to Myanmar; Tarred road opened in Chanmyathazi Township; Commander inspects physic nut plantations in Shan State (North); Bahan Township MCWA presents prizes to winners; Chinese, Myanmar entrepreneurs to enhance bilateral cooperation; Teachers training on nursery opens; Myanmar delegation arrivee back; Appointment of Norwegian Ambassador agreed on; Ceremony to lay Gyobyu water pipeline, donate blood held un North Okklapa; Educative talk on health given; Myanmar delegation arrives back from Thailand; 16th 47-member Plenary Meeting of Fifth State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee on 6-7 March; Wellwishers invited for Sangha meeting; Progress of artesian wells, physic nut nurseries inspected in Ayadaw; 59th Anniversary Union Day Exhibition concludes; Minister inspects dredging of Yangon River; Functions of factories, mills supervised in Mon State; Myanmar produces bio-diesel from physic nut; Development market, roads put into service in KAnbalu; Commander oversees thriving physic nut plantations, irrigation facilities; River water pumping project, cultivation of physic nut plant inspected in Magway..."PERSPECTIVES:"Work in concert for perpetual existence of the Union"...FEATURE:"Sixtieth Anniversary of Myanma Radio"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.6 MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 12 February 2006
Date of publication: 12 February 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: It is important for all of us to nurture Union Spirit regardless of the place we are residing...; Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing attend fifth Buddha Pujaniya of Lawka Chantha Abhaya Labha Muni Buddha Image; Work C-ord meeting on smooth and secure transport held; Gravel roads put into service in Nyaungdon, Maubin; Lt-Gen Myint Swe hosts dinner in honour of Union Day delegates; Irrigation facilities, physic nut nurseries inspected; Minister inspects saw mills in industrial zone; Myanma Music Asiayon responsible for preserving and promoting national cultural heritage; Mon State witnesses sustained progress; Myanmar produces bio-diesel from physic nut; Union Day delegates and cultural troupes visit National Museum and Defence Services Museum; Union Flag conveyed from Haikkyi to Kyimyindine; Prime Minister attends merit-sharing ceremony for building of Sasana Rakkhita Monastery in Kengtawng, Mongnai Township, Shan State (South)..."PERSPECTIVES":"Strive for national development through unity"...FEATURE:"Towards everlasting Union Spirit"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (2.1 MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 10 February 2006
Date of publication: 10 February 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Live more unitedly and work more collaboratively than before; Prime Minister General Sow Ein and wife to pay official visit to PRC; National solidarity fundamental to non-disintegration of the Union...-Lt-Gen Thein Sein meets with Union Day delegates; Medical students visit Early-Childhood Development Centre; 59th Anniversary Union Day Exhibition; Union Day delegates and cultural troupes visit Union Day Exhibition; Dagon Overpass put into service on Alanpya Pagoda Road; Booths, shops opened at Gyobyu Sports Ground; Construction of approach railroad a Thanlwin Bridge (Mawlamyine) inspected; Kayin State witnesses sustained progress in the time of Tatmadaw government; Irrigation facilities in Kyaungin, Kanma Townships inspected; Dinner hosted to Union Day delegates by Ministers'families; Union flag arrives Dagon Myothit (South) Township..."POEM":"Strength of the Union"("You and I, I and you - Blood-brothers, true reletives...")..."PERSPECTIVES":""...FEATURE:"March with unity towards modern and developed nation"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.6 MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 February 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 January 2006
Date of publication: 30 January 2006
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Prime Minister General Soe Win on inspection tour of irrigation facilities, greening tasks in Magway, Mandalay Divisions; Loading rice, pulses and beans inspected; Occupying strategic position Myanmar has to take great care in laying down policies on national defence, security and military affairs; As soilders are born of the people, they have to ensure security and serve public interest; 48 detaled basic principles and 29 paras should be adopted; Tatmadaw has right to independently administer all affairs concerning the force; Social Welfare sector witnesses sustained progress; YZG centenary peacefully concludes; Commander Brig-Gen Hla Htay Win on tour of three townships..."PERSPECTIVES":"Help maintain factories and mills for durability"...FEATURE:"Executive structure and essence of the future State (1)"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.48 MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 January 2006
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Title: SPDC road construction plans creating problems for civilians
Date of publication: 27 January 2006
Description/subject: "In the opinion of one KHRG field researcher, “The SPDC’s road construction plans are related to the Salween dam project.” The dam itself, however, is partly a weapon to extend the regime’s control. The SPDC and its predecessors have tried to military crush all resistance in the Karen hills for over 50 years already without success, so ‘development projects’ like roads and dams are a new tactic for penetrating areas where resistance forces are strong and forcing villagers out of the hills to settle in state-controlled areas. The first to suffer from the road construction are the villagers living under SPDC control, who have to secure the road construction, carry loads, act as messengers and provide food and materials. Many will also have their fields or irrigation systems destroyed and their livelihoods undermined. Then will come the effects on displaced villagers living beyond SPDC control, whose mobility and security will be threatened by the roads and increased militarisation, undermining their food security, physical security, and their children’s access to education. The SPDC forces would like these people to go and live under their control, but the villagers know that if they stay under SPDC control they will have to do forced labour as porters, carrying loads, and as messengers, and will face extortion and looting of their money, livestock and belongings. There is some speculation that the dam project itself, by threatening the territory and supply lines of resistance forces, could also lead to intensified armed conflict, and villagers in the area would be the first to suffer from this. Dozens of villages and huge areas of forest and farmland would be inundated, most likely with no compensation offered to villagers except the option of moving to an SPDC-controlled village where they would be landless labourers, regularly exploited for forced labour. The future is therefore very uncertain for the thousands of Karen villagers living in this region."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group Orders Reports (KHRG #2006-B1)
Format/size: pdf (338 KB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.khrg.org/khrg2006/khrg06b1.html
Date of entry/update: 28 January 2006
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Internal armed conflict > Internal armed conflict in Burma > Armed conflict, development and investment


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 28 December 2005
Date of publication: 28 December 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: President of Uzbekistan sends felicitations to Senior General Than Shwe; Lt-Gen Kyaw Win inspects sales of fuel, supply of power in Mandalay Division; UMEFHL sells 246 gem lots, 199 jade lots; Commander makes inspection trip to Thanlyin, Kyauktan; Ministry of Forestry holds coord meeting; Independence and sovereignty regained through united strength - Myanmar now on track for modernization; UDNR trainees sntertained with Anyeint; The 5th meeting of Committee of experts,officials of BIMSTEC held; Yangon Division Cooperatives Society holds meeting; Lt-Gen Tin Aye visits UMEHL jade gem sales; Union Spirit vital role in building peaceful, modern and developed nation..."PERSPECTIVES":"Participate in implementation of Road Map"...FEATURE:"Pade Dam will guarantree a year-round supply of irrigation water"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 January 2006
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 December 2005
Date of publication: 03 December 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Thanks to irrigation facilities, Sagaing Division has been able to produce 50 million to 60 million baskets of paddy in surplus annually; Commander, Minister inspect construction of museum for 3,000-ton jade; Agriculture sector witnesses sustained progress; Fourth annual meeting of MMMEA held; Collective participation in successful realization of seven-point Road Map is correct endeavour for serving national interest; Convening of National Convention clarified to resident representatives of UN agencies, military attaches..."PERSPECTIVES":"Be endowed with patriotism and Union Spirit"...FEATURE:"The lofty aim, the concern of entire national people"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.55 MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 December 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 26 November 2005
Date of publication: 26 November 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: The future nation will come into shape soon if all requirements have been fulfilled and the State, the people and the Tatmadaw make collaborative endeavours; Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation back from FAO Conference; K 2m donated to funds of treatment for eye patients; Health sector witnesses sustained progress; Minister for Sports leaves fr SEA Games; o 3 Alon Wharf put into service in Ahlon; 85th Anniversary National Day 2005 ceremonies held..."POEM":"Let's choose those who can join hands" ("Your interese, his interest, towfold - To obtain in equality...")..."PERSPECTIVES":"Strive in unison for success of seven-point Road Map"...FEATURE:"National education promotion: safeguard nation from falling under colonialist domination"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.5 MB)
Date of entry/update: 28 November 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 28 October 2005
Date of publication: 28 October 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to Czech Republic; Prizes presented to oustanding farmers in Ayeyawady Division; Kyauknaga Dam in Myaung Township inaugurated - Commander thanks USDA members for their contributions; Foreign Minister sends message of felicitations to Czech Republic; Spare parts, machine parts to be manufactured domestically; Coord meeting for paying respects to literati; Education sector witnesses sustained progress - Development of basic education in the time of Tatmadaw Government; 13th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions continue; Educative talks given to girl students; MWAF organizes educative talks; Bangladesh beat China youth 3-1 Myanmar trounce Indua 11-0 - Grand Royal '05 Challenge Cup commences; Prime Minister sends message of felicitations to Czech Republic; Remarkable progress witnessed in Cocokyun TOwnship - Commander Lt-Gen Myint Swe on inspection tour of development in Cocokyun Township; With better transport, Maunghtaung model village in Budalin Township developing in all aspects..."PERSPECTIVEES":"Make best use of irrigation"...FEATURES:"Perpetration endangering not only Myanmar but also international community"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.5 MB)
Date of entry/update: 29 October 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 1 October 2005
Date of publication: 01 October 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Senior General felicitates Chinese President; Senior General sends felicitations to Nigeria; Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations Cyprus; Buld the nation with self-reliant endeavours - Entire national people are to be imbued with national strength to create brithter future; Vice-Senior General Maung Aye sends felicitations to Chinses Vice-President; Industry-1 Minister inspects factories in Hline, Shwepyitha Townships; Foreign Minister felicitates Chinese counterpart; Foreign Minister sends felicitations to Cyprus; Chinese Ambassador calls on Information Minister; Trainess of journalism Course visit Myanma Alin Daily; Doh Kyeywa Journal comes out; Teachers are to constantly nurture students as well as themselves as they are required to pursue a life-long learning; Commander inspects irrigation facilites, agricultural tasks in Paung, Thaton; Religious Affairs Minister receives Bangladeshi Ambassador; Prime Minister sends felicitations to Chinese counterpart; Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Thein Seing and wife attend reception to mark 56th Foundation Anniversary of PRC; No of traffic accidents brought down in Yangon..."POEMS":"Care for the Old" ("High tech and advance sciences - Slow down tha aging process..."); "To Vaclav Havel and Desmond Tu Tu" (The clear still water - Won't set murky, even of you throw stone in it...")..."PERSPECTIVES":"Strive for emergence of discipline-flourishing democratic nation"...FEATURES:"Care of older persons"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.2 MB)
Date of entry/update: 01 October 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 24 September 2005
Date of publication: 24 September 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Guest of Vice-Senior General Maung Aye Supreme Commander of Toyal Thai Armed Forces General Chaisit Shinawatra concludes visit; Myanmar's relentless efforts on narcotic drug...; Appointment of Ambassador agreed on; USDA Secreatry-General receives ambassador and Charges d'Affaires of foreign mission in Myanmar; CSSTB Chamrman meets Indian Ambassador; Information Minister receives Korean artistes delegation; C-in-C (Air)'s Shield Track and Field competition held; Facilities of water supply inspected in Salingyi, Yinmabin, Pale Township; UMFCCI delegation leaves for Thiland; IT & Electronic Fair to be held; Ongoing Yangon Airport Extension Project inspected; SWRR Minister receives Chinese, Indian Ambassadors; Yangon Mayor receives Bangladeshi Ambassador; Trainees of Journalism Course visit MRTV; Irrigation fecilities inspected in Mandalay, Magway Divisions; Meeting of Central Committee for Organizing Mid-Year Gems Emporium held; Mines Minister receives Chinese Ambassador; MWAF holds talks on cultivating partriotism and nationalism; Donations of wellwishers handed over to MWAF; Culture Minister meets Indian ambassador; Korean artistes arrive on study visit; Minister for Information receives Myanmar Affairs Researcher of Britain; Prime Minister sends message of congratulation to Japanese PM; Paddy husk-fired generator launched in Apaukwa Village of Kyauktaw Township - Education, health, social affairs & economy of locals improved; Rural library opened in Myaungbew Village MraukU Township - Specialists provising health care services to local people - Round-table talsk held for rural development; ..."POEM":"Beauty of Union as seen today" ("Those who accet are satisfied - Those who help are happy...")..."PERSPECTIVES":"Strive for better rural heath care services"...FEATURES:"Myanmar Tradational Cultural Performing Arts Competitions to be held in line with seven lofty objectives"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (8.2 MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 September 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 18 September 2005
Date of publication: 18 September 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Better foundations for development of national economic life and socio-economic life emerged due to peace and stability in the country-Myitnge Bridge in Singaing inaugurated; Male Nattaung Dam will irrigate 10,000 acres of farmland in Sungu Township and supply drinking water to local people- Lt-Gen Ye Myint inspects regional development in Sagain, Mandalay Divisions; Secretariat Member meets with secretaties, executives of Baham, Tamway, Pebedan USDA; USDA CEC members Mayor, Vice-Mayor inspect regional development in Kawhmu; Commander and Mayor inspect sanitation works in Yangon City; Garudhamma Day (Full moon day of Tawthalin) ceremony held;MWAF Vice-President receives UN-IAP Coordinator; NCCWC Chairman leaves for LPDR; Deputy Attorney-General leaves for Vietnam; Bangladeshi delegation leaves for home; Paloktok journal presents prizes to winner at pre-primaty school painting contest; In the time of SPDC Government, Tatmadaw and people have been carrying out development tasks; Well-qualified intelectuals, intelligentsia must be nurtured in building a modern, developed and discipline-flourishing democratic nation; Living conditions of national people improved significantly- All local people to strive for regional development..."PERSPECTIVES":"Expanding oil and gas exploration...FEATURES:"From favourable conditions of peace, stability and development to discipline-flourishing nation"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enrterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.5 MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 4 September 2005
Date of publication: 04 September 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Arrangements being made to put 5,000 arces of land under monsoon paddy in NyaungU Township - Officials urged to plant trees in 3,000 arces in Chauk Township - Lt-Gen Ye Myint inspects River Water Pumping Projects in Mandalay,Magway Divisions; Health Minister leaves for Sri Lanka; AGM of Cooperatives Bank Ltd held; Akhwint Alan Journal introduced; Commander, Minister go on inspection of irrigation networks in Sagaing Division; Yangon Command Commander; Mayor inspect beautifying tasks in the city; Commander meets service personel, businessmen, social organizations in Kachin State; Ministry of Transport presents prizes to oustanding students, athlets; Energy Ministry holds honorary title presentation ceremony; No 2 Mobile Public Relations Unit wins championshop trophy; Prizes presented to winning teams of Yangon Command; Development, argiculture work inspected in Indaw township; Commander attends tree planting ceremony; Ayeyawady Division PDC Chairman's Tradational Boxing Tournament ends; Myanmar U-23 Team reaches semifinal; Priority being given to uplift of health standard of people - Carry out nutrition development tasks in harmony with other health care services; Notes of agreements in implementation of Upper Paunglaung Hydel Power Projects inked; Rules for Armed Forces Day commemorative poem contest announced..."PERSPECTIVES":"Strive for development of electric power sector...FEATURES:"Education for All for long-term development"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.2 MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 September 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 3 September 2005
Date of publication: 03 September 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Head of State Senior General Than Shwe gives guidance on implementing hydro electric power projects based on resources of nation- 10 hydel power projects being implemented throughout the country; Nutrition Week activities launched in Kengtung; Expanding of Yangon airport supervised; Mine Minister receives Chairman of Ivanhoe Ltd; The contract is to supply 230 kva cables and necessary equipment for construction of sub-power stations worth US$ 45.849 million to Yeywa Hydel Power Project; Entries invited to Military and Marching song Contests to mark 61th Anniversary Armed Forces Day; Performing arts and magic competitions go on; Site for construction of monastic education school inspected in Muse; Special course for doctors cincludes; Bago Division stands at second position in the country for cultication of 3.6m arces of monsoon paddy - Conclusion ceremony of ploughing for early monsoon paddy cultication held in Bado Division (West); Irrigation facilities inspected in sagaing Division; Temporary power cut on 4 September; MWAF President back from PRC; Commander sinpects agricultural tasks in Myaungmya District; Nutrition week launched in Mon State; Strive with might and main for carrying out agriculture and livestock breeding tasks - Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than tours Pyay, Thayawady; More tours for local tourists; Myanmar U-17 team cruises into final with 2-1 win over Laotians..."PERSPECTIVES":"Towards industrial development"..."POEM":"Want to question you, BBC" ("You brew concoctions - Intending to destroy Myanmar's existing tranquillity...")...FEATURES:"Mangrove Conservation"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (8.1 MB)
Date of entry/update: 03 September 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 14 August 2005
Date of publication: 14 August 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: New buildings of basic education schools handed over in Dagon Myothit (South), (Seikkan) Townships; Irrigation facilities inspected in Mandalay Division; Outstanding students of staff under Ministry of Industry-1 honoured; Repaved and concrete streets put into service in Hline, Mayangon Townships; Home Affairs Minister receives ICRC Resident Representatives; Foreign Minister receives credentials of UNHCR RR; Minister Brig-Gen Ohn Myint receives Chinese guests; Myarmar, China sign agreement on nickel exploration and feasibility study; Deputy Minister attends 6th Global Conference on Health Promotion in Bangkok; Nyein Chan Thaya Kwin Bus Terminal opened; Ongoing project for upgrading of Yangon City inspected; Agricultural and construction tasks in Lashio inspected; Commander attends tree planting ceremony at West Yangon University; Computer skills contests to be held; Vice-Mayor tours Shwepyitha, Hmawby Townships; 309 gem lots, 412 jade lots sold at 19th Gems and Jade Sales; 6th Sport Minister’s Cup ISD (Novice) football tournament 2005 held in Mandalay; Futsal instructor course, Futsal referee course conclude; Myanmar sail into semifinal in AFF U-20 Youth Championship; Prizes presented to winners in 12th Friendly Golf Tourney of SAM..."PERSPECTIVES":"Strive for exceeding crop cultivation targets"...FEATURES:"Moeyungyi Sluice Gate"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.2 MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 12 August 2005
Date of publication: 12 August 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Myanmar and International Studies Course No 9 of Union Solidarity and Development Association opened; Mass meeting took place in Haka, Chin State; U Tin Oo Lwin appointed Ambassador to Sri Lanka; U Win Myint presents credentials to Singaporean President; U Myo Lwin presents credentials to President of ROK; Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than on inspection tour of Kangyidaunt Township; Dams and cultivation of irrigated crops in Sagaing Division inspected; Higher education level Performing Arts Competitions held in Yangon Division; Committee for Printing and Distribution of School Textbooks meets; Outstanding students in Natogyi Tsp honoured; MYANMAR GAZETTE; Wellwishers invited to renovate Bagan ancient pagodas; 19th gems and jade sales continue; Tailoring course of MMCWA concludes; 320 drug-related cases exposed in July; 3rd Japan Cup Judo Championship for 2005 commences; Myanmar team on track to semifinal with a 2-1 victory over Malaysia..."PERSPECTIVES":"Boosting paddy production integral to national economic development"...FEATURES:"Performing Arts Competitions that help raise national prestige"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myammar)
Format/size: pdf (1.7 MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 August 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 29 July 2005
Date of publication: 29 July 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: State Peace and Development Council Chairman Senior General Than Shwe receives Chinese Foreign Minister and party; Prime Minister receives Chinese Foreign Minister; Tatmadaw implementing seven-point Road Map to systematically hand over the State power to the people; receives Thai guests; PRC Foreign Minister concludes visit; Irrigation facilities inspected in Pyawbwe, Thazi; Minister visits private poultry farms in Taunggyi; Monsoon paddy cultivation concludes in Yangon North District; Nyaungdon oil and gas field produces 98 million cubic feet of natural gas daily; MYANMAR GAZETTE; Commander and Minister discuss regional development matters; English Course for Hockey Umpires and Coaches opened..."PERSPECTIVES":"Crush internal and external destructive elements as common enemy"...FEATURE:"East is East and West is West"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise,Ministry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.5 MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 August 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 15 June 2005
Date of publication: 15 June 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Marle Nattaung dam to irrigate 10,000 acres in PyinOo Lwin District Minister inspects orchid culturein Mandalay Division; Government investing heavily in industrial zone upgrading project Minister for Industry-1 inspects marble slab factory, Mandalay Industrial Zone; Mass campaign on DHF control launched; 55th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Myanmar & PRC marked; State/division auditors meet; Ministry of Transport offers alms to members of Sangha of State Pariyatti Sasana University (Yangon); Minister inspects auto exchanges in Bago Division (West); Minister for Health inspects extension of Bago General Hospital; Minister receives Alternate Executive Director; Forestry Minister inspects saw mills in Bago, Mandalay Divisions; Measures taken for keeping Yangon City clean and pleasant; Self-reliant libraries opened in Thaton Township; Needy students get textbooks; Paper-reading session on Tsunami; Mayor, Vice-Mayor inspect construction of Hanthawady Golf Driving Range; Myanmar traditional cultural performing arts course ends; D-G inspects IPRD offices; MCEA provides cash assistance to members; Clerical courses opened; Myanmar beat Philippines in Asian Women’s Football Qualifier; Commander-in-Chief (Navy)’s Cup Football Championship ends..."PERSPECTIVES":"Stamp out destructive acts, refute rumours with security awareness"...FEATURE:"Rumours, the tool of terrorist destructionists"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise,Ministry of Informaiton,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.2 MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 14 June 2005
Date of publication: 14 June 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Commander and Yangon Mayor open new tube-well in YGH compound; Minister inspects No 1 Copper Mine in Salingyi; Commander-in-Chief (Navy) tours Mali Island, Kyunsu Township in Taninthayi Division; Yeywa hydel-power project inspected; Construction of National Library under way; Irrigation and agricultural facilities inspected in Mandalay Division; Home Affairs Minister meets departmental heads, social organizations in Bago and Hlegu townships; F&R Minister meets service personnel of ministry; Minister inspects industries in Bago Division (West); Construction Minister tours Shan State (South); Work coordination meeting of Yangon Division PDC held; USDA Secretary-General tours Kanyutkwin, Meiktila Townships; British Ambassador donates blood; Jade and Gems Special Sale in June; Tentatively selected archers to participate in XXIII SEA Games encouraged; Deck cadet course concludes; Doekyayywa Journal Vol-2 No 12 comes out; Myanmar youth golf team wins third prize in ASEAN Junior Golf Championship..."PERSPECTIVES":"People's cooperation,key to prevention of destructive acts"...FEATURE:"Thanbaung Pulp Plant, the pride of Ayeyawady Division"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise,Ministry of Informaiton,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.4 MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 June 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " 30 May 2005
Date of publication: 30 May 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: Industry-1 Minister inspects Pakokku Textiles Factory (Project); Energy Minister checks maintenance of Pyay-Seiktha gas pipes; Over K 50 billion invested in factories in Hlinethaya Industrial Zone Commander inspects import-substitute products, export items of factories; Preliminary conference of Ayeyawady Division WVO (2005) held; Pun Hlaing International Hospital inaugurated; Title recipient Sayadaw honoured; Commander attends sapling planting ceremony in Bago Station, inspects Irrigation facilities of Lagunbyin Dam; Dry day inspection teams discharge duties; CECmember of USDA Brig-Gen Than Htay attends opening ceremony of Kywetalin BEHS (Branch); Paper reading session on health held; Kyauktada Township school enrolment day ceremony held; Merits shared for completion of Wainayya Thukha Dhammayon; Self-reliant village libraries put into service in Mudon Township; Symposium held at Traders Hotel; Myanmar baseball delegation leaves for Switzerland..."PERSPECTIVES":"Enhance socio-economic life of rural people through better transport"...FEATURE:"World No-Tobacco Day 2005: Health professionals against tobacco"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals enterprise,Ministry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.2 MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2005
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Title: Papun District: Forced Labour, Looting and Road Construction in SPDC-Controlled Areas
Date of publication: 20 May 2005
Description/subject: "Villagers in Papun District who live under the control of nearby SPDC army camps are reporting that this year they are doing less forced labour as porters because convict porters are being brought in, and less forced labour repairing roads because much of this work is being done by SPDC soldiers - but that forced labour as unarmed sentries, Army camp servants, logging for the DKBA, and particularly cutting thatch and bamboo to build and repair SPDC and DKBA army camps, are still taking enough of their time to jeopardise their livelihoods. Worse yet, SPDC soldiers doing road work are destroying the villagers' fields and irrigation systems, putting this year's rice crop under serious threat. This has made the villagers deeply angry and frustrated, but any attempts to protest have been met with threats and gun-barrels. With the SPDC now beginning work on new roads and Army camps to secure the construction of massive dams on the Salween River, this situation is only likely to worsen in the near future..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG #2005-F5)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2005
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Human Rights > Labour Rights > Labour rights: reports of violations in Burma > Forced Labour > Non-ILO Reports on forced labour, including forced portering, in Karen (Kayin) State


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 17 March 2005
Date of publication: 17 March 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Ireland; 2. NC delegates, wellwishers donate K 14.3m hailing 60th Anniversary Armed Forces Day; 3. Meetings of NC delegate groups held; 4. Prime Minister Lt-Gen Soe Win sends felicitations to his counterpart of Ireland; 5. Lt-Gen Maung Bo tours Myeik, Kyunsu Townships; 6. Alleged forced recruitment of soldiers especially child conscriptions are based on false information; 7. Lt-Gen Maung Bo attends opening of multimedia classrooms of BEMS in Myeik; 8. Lt-Gen Maung Bo inspects regional development tasks in Bokpyin, Taninthayi Division; 9. Foreign Minister sends felicitations to his counterpart of Ireland; 10. Minister meets Singaporean Sayadaw; 11. Government and KNU in direct contact Progress has been made in the discussions between officials concerned and KNU delegates; 12. An evidence of Ywet Sit’s SURA insurgent group on producing and trafficking narcotic drugs; 13. Commander, USDA Secretariat Member tour Kachin State; 14. Armed Forces Day comemmorative booths inspected; 15. Task for sufficient supply of drinking water inspected; 16. Tatmadawmen of parade columns entertained; 17. Cash and kind donated to MMCWA; 18. Prize winners announced; 19. Talks on general knowledge of MWAF held; 20. Exhibition booths inspected; 21. Myanmar youth win over host Brunei 6-0; 22. 27th Inter-State/Division Golf Championship continues; 23. Inter-State/Division Golf Championship 2005 opens..."PERSPETVIES": "Strive for earlier completion of irrigation projects"(page 2)...
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise,Ministry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 March 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 14 March 2005
Date of publication: 14 March 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Khabaung dam project will irrigate 100,000 acres of farmland and power plant project can generate 30 megawatts Senior General Than Shwe inspects Khabaung Multipurpose Dam Project, Thandaung Hill Station; 2. Lt-Gen Maung Bo inspects development tasks in Khamaukgyi Township; 3. Lt-Gen Ye Myint on tour of Myitkyina; 4. Malaysian delegation arrives; 5. Senior General Than Shwe offers rice, edible oil, alms to Sayadaws of monasteries in Toungoo; 6. Tatmadawmen of military columns entertained; 7. Dry Day Supervisory Committee makes inspection; 8. Culture Minister oversees maintenance tasks of ancient stupas in Bangan NyaungU; 9. Armed Forces Day commemorative computer quiz continues; 10. Deputy Minister inspects CNG filling stations; 11. Yenangyoung Industrial Zone, small loan services inspected; 12. NC delegates visit pagodas, churches in Yangon City; 13. Winners of Yangon Command military band, volleyball team honoured..."PERSPECTIVES": " Work in concert to bring about equitable development across the nation"(page 2)...FEATURE:"Proper use of knowledge for lifelong prosperity"(page 7)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise,Ministry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 March 2005
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Title: Military government dismissed 9600 employees of MAI
Date of publication: 08 March 2005
Description/subject: March 8, 2005: "Military government SPDC dismissed 9600 employees of Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MAI) after the government degrading of management and some dismissed employees dissatisfied to the possess, according to a manager of Township Myanmar Agricultural Service (MAS)..."
Author/creator: Mi Mon Kyae
Language: English
Source/publisher: Independent Mon News Agency
Format/size: html (10K)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 15 February 2005
Date of publication: 15 February 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Walk straight on the way with full Union Spirit; 2. PM receives UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser; 3. Minister inspects irrigation facilities in Bago; 4. Preparations for National Convention inspected; 5. Kyaukme Dist hails Union Day, supports National Convention; 6. More National Convention delegates arrive; 7. Minister, Commander inspect Pathein Airport; 8. Ceremony to honour Union Day and to support National Convention held in Kunlong; 9. Ministry of Industry-1 conducts courses; 10. Minister inspects drilling of parade companies of Fire Brigade; 11. Hkamti District holds rally in honour of Union Day, support of NC; 12. Laukkai hails Union Day, supports National Convention; 13. Development tasks inspected in Taikkyi, Hmawby; 14. Union Day delegates tour downtown Yangon; 15. K 1.5m for Buddhist monastery in Paris; 16. Union Day Exhibition continues; 17. New line of diabetic medicine introduced..."PERSPECTIVES": "Strive for industrial development"(page 2)...FEATURE:"National Convention laying foundation of democratic nation"(page 7)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise,Ministry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf(1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 28 January 2005
Date of publication: 28 January 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. President of Uzbekistan sends felicitations; 2. Lt-Gen Kyaw Win inspects sales of fuel; 3. Lt-Gen Tin Aye visits UMEHL jade, gem sales; 4. Fourth Myanmar ICT; 5. UMEHL sells 246 gem lots, 199 jade lots; 6. Union Spirit plays vital role in building peaceful; 7. The 5th meeting of Committee of experts/officials; 8. Bodh Gaya pilgrimages by chartered flight; 9. Independence and sovereignty regained through united strength Myanmar; 10. Ministry of Forestry holds coord meeting; 11. Minister visits Zeebingyi BEHS; 12. Irrigation facilities in Aunglan, Myanaung inspected; 13. UDNR trainees entertained with Anyeint; 14. Myanmar Gazette; 15. Commander makes inspection trip in Thanlyin, Kyauktan; 16. UDNR trainees continue excursion in Yangon; 17. Yangon Division Cooperatives Society holds meeting; 18. Steps for control of dengue haemorrhage fever discussed; 19. Annual meeting of MRCS held..."PERSPECTIVES" : "Participate in implementation of Road Map"(page 2)...FEATURE: "Pade Dam will guarantee a year-round supply of irrigation water(page 7)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise,Minjistry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf(1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 31 January 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 24 January 2005
Date of publication: 24 January 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Earnest and sustained efforts exerted for using ICT in education; 2. Secretary-1 meets Vice-Chairman of Kachin State; 3. NPED Ministry holds coord meeting; 4. Two mily commands; 5. Hotels and Tourism Minister leaves for Malaysia; 6. Work coordination meeting of LBVD, LFDPE held; 7. Gratis class opened in Twantay Township; 8. Progress of agriculture and livestock; 9. Fourth Myanmar ICT Week 2005 teeming with visitors; 10. Over 1m fish released into Toe River in Dedaye; 11. Kalewa-Mawlaik Motor Road; 12. Self-reliant village library opens in Pyapon; 13. Rural and urban development carried out in Sagaing Division; 14. Landscaping of Bago Yoma under way; 15. 42nd ISD Tennis Tournament commences; 16. Irrigation Department D-G’s Cup Golf Tournament held..."PERSPECTIVES": "Add momentum to health researches"(page 2)...FEATURE: "University of Tradational Medicine"(page 7)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise,Ministry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf(1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 24 January 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 22 January 2005
Date of publication: 22 January 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Agriculture, irrigation facilities inspected in Ayeyawady Division; 2. 42nd Myanma Gems Emporium to be held in March; 3. Preparations for MICT Week-2005 inspected; 4. Military Band Competition continues; 5. Hotels & Tourism Deputy Minister receives guests; 6. Rules on Armed Forces Day; 7. Construction Ministry holds coord meeting; 8. Myanma Cooperatives centenary commemorative Bagan; 9. Rural and urban development tasks carried out in Bago; 10. Plantations for greening Bago mountain range; 11. Weinlaung tarred road commissioned into service in Tangyan; 12. School building handed over in Yamethin; 13. Cash donated to funds of Home; 14. Aunglan Township gets tubewell; 15. 250 copies of journals donated to Kawlin Township IPRD; 16. Kalaw Station Road put back into service; 17. Zaw Paing Oo stands first in Air Bagan; 18. Prizes presented to winners in First Inter-Department..."PERSPECTIVES": "Strive for national development upholding State's objectives"(page2)...
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise,Ministry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf(1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 22 January 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 19 January 2005
Date of publication: 19 January 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Turkish Premier sends felicitations to Prime Minister Lt-Gen Soe Win; 2. Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation inspects No 11 Sugar Mill in Paukkhaung Township; 3. Minister for Industry-1 meets MD of M/S ACE Industry Inc of Korea; 4. F & R Ministry sponsors Inter-Department Volleyball Tourney; 5. Forestry Minister attends inauguration of Saw Mill in Shwepyitha; 6. 42nd Myanma Gems Emporium to be held in March; 7. Defence Services (Army, Navy and Air) Military Band Competition continues; 8. Mayor meets Ambassador of Singapore; 9. Encephalogram donated to Mandalay Hospital; 10. Theravada Missionary Course No 15 to be opened on 7 February; 11. Rules for Armed Forces Day commemorative poem contest announced; 12. Armed Forces Day commemorative professional level article contest to be held; 13. F & R Ministry continues work coord meeting; 14. Certified Public Accountant Course (Part 1) No 26 concludes; 15. Opening of fresh water fish garden coordinated; 16. Officer inspects water supply projects..."PERSPECCTIVES": "Take an active part in national endeavours"(page 2)...FEATURE:"Make integrated efforts for speedy emergence of discipline-flourishing democracy"(page 7)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC(News and Periodicals Enterprise,Ministry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf(1.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 20 January 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 18 January 2005
Date of publication: 18 January 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Extension of Hkamti Airport runway; 2. Lt-Gen Ye Myint meets departmental officials; 3. Minister inspects irrigation of Kantin Bilin Dam; 4. Military band contest goes on; 5. Ministers inspect earthquake and tidal wave-hit regions; 6. ASEAN+3 agri statistics meeting 24-28 Jan; 7. National Convention Convening Management Committee meets; 8. F&R Ministry holds meeting; 9. Government providing machinery for main industrial zones; 10. Minister tours Hinthada, Zalun; 11. Ministry of Construction holds coord meeting; 12. Construction of wharf inspected in Tharkayta Township; 13. Books donated by renowned professor’s daughter; 14. Ministry of Rail Transportation; 15. Kyaukse University conducting 12 courses; 16. Minister stresses work facilitation; 17. Vice-Mayor inspects tax-free market; 18. Arrangements to visit places of interest in Myanmar; 19. Closing date for entries of military song; 20. Myanmar Health Research Congress continues; 21. Sports instructors course opens..."PERSPECTIVES": "Strive for national development and strengthen national unity"(page 2)...FEATURE:"Discussion of pensioners-3(continued from yesterday)"(page 7)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise,Ministry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf(1.1MB)
Date of entry/update: 18 January 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 16 January 2005
Date of publication: 16 January 2005
Description/subject: DMOESTIC NEWS: 1. Foreign Heads of State send felicitations to Senior General Than Shwe; 2. Education sector seeing unprecedented progress More and more students eager to study education, knowledge, science, technology; 3. Measures for development of Myanma gems industry coordinated; 4. Lt-Gen Kyaw Win views participation of students in essay and poem competitions; 5. CNG filling station opens in Mingaladon; 6. Secretary-1 receives PRC guests; 7. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei felicitates Prime Minister Lt-Gen Soe Win; 8. Notes on Combating Transnational Crime and Maintaining Social Order in Border Areas signed; 9. Bangladeshi, Indian Ministers leave; 10. Leading Committee for All-round Renovation of Shwephonepwint Pagoda meets; 11. Dhamma Desanas to be delivered at Eindawya Pagoda Pujaniya; 12. Military Band Competition commences; 13. Progress of irrigation facilities inspected at Thittetkon Diversion Dam in Myittha; 14. ICT Week 2005 to conduct competitions; 15. Annual meeting of MOSA held; 16. Commander, mayor inspect modernization tasks in Yangon; 17. Bhamo Vocational Training School for Women opens; 18. NCCWC holds Co-ord meeting; 19. Knowledge Bank Paper-reading Session held..."PERSPECTIVES": "Health stuff and people go hand in hand for provision of public health care"(page 2)...FEATURE:"Ratification of State Constitution through Referendum"(page 7)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise,Ministry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf(6.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 January 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 10 January 2005
Date of publication: 10 January 2005
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Senior General Than Shwe enjoys Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) Golf Tournament; 2. Dinner hosted to victorious sports teams of Yangon Command; 3. USDA Secretariat member meets USDA members in three townships; 4. Shwethingan to be offered to Maha Wizaya Pagoda; 5. Delivering of sermons commences for construction of monastery in France; 6. Fish breeding camps inspected in Maubin; 7. Site for No 4 Fertilizer Plant checked in Hmawby; 8. Commander attends opening of laterite road, cash donation ceremony; 9. Agricultural, development tasks in Yangon East District looked into; 10. Independence Day Exhibition continues; 11. Doha-Yangon-Doha scheduled flight services inaugurated; 12. Roads, bridges opened to mark 57th Anniversary Independence Day; 13. Dahkyaing Creek Bridge opens; 14. Functions of Archaeology Department inspected in Pyay, Mindon; 15. Myanma Cooperatives Centenary Products Show and Festival continues; 16. Fifth Annual Research Seminar of Agriculturist Group on third day..."PERSPECTIVES": "More irrigation facilities for adequate water supply" (page 2)...FEATURE: "Thriving private-run coffee farms in PyinOoLwin"(page 7)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise,Ministry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf(1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 13 January 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 December 2004
Date of publication: 30 December 2004
Description/subject: DOMESTICS NEWS: 1. Strength and prowess of Myanmar is glorious in history; 2. Government to generate 2,000 more megawatts during five-year plan-Thanks to Mone Creek Multipurpose Dam, dry Pwintbyu plain can now increase irrigated areas; 3. Progress to be made in cultivation of rubber in Shwegyin region Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than tours Skwegyin, Kawa Townships; 4. USDA Patron Senior General Than Shwe highlights safeguarding national solidarity to further strengthen it Mon State USDA meets on implementation of objectives, future tasks and plans; 5. Vietnamese goodwill delegation concludes visit; 6. Upgrading of banking services coordinated; 7. Road construction inspected; 8. Gold entrepreneurs association’s meeting to be held at Summit Parkview; 9. Let's march for the Salute; 10. MMCWA donates milk powder to child nurseries; 11. ICT Exhibition to be staged in Mandalay..."PERSPECTIVES": "For constant development and modernization of tradational medicines" (page 2)..."FEATURE": "Patriotic workers in te anti-colonialists struggle" (page 9)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information,Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.9MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 January 2005
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 26 November 2004
Date of publication: 26 November 2004
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS:(1)Vice-Senior General Maung Aye receives Pakistani Defence Attachés; (2)Measures for holding World Buddhist Summit coordinated; (3) 5,311 more prisoners to be released; (4)Agriculture & Irrigation continues inspection tour of Bago Division<International Relation>:(1)Korean Products Show 2004 starts; (2)Myanmar finance delegation leaves for People Republic of China..."PERSPECTIVES": "Fullmoon day of Tazaungmon-a day to do meritorious deeds"(Page 2)...FEATURE: "From Mandalay to Bagan on board the Shwe keinnari:continued from Nov 25th 2004 edition"(page 7)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News & Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 December 2004
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Title: Agriculture authorities forced farmers to grow subsidiary crops
Date of publication: 20 November 2004
Description/subject: "Mudon Township agriculture authorities forced farmers to grow subsidiary crops on farms irrigated by the Win-Pha-None Dam, according to villagers in the area. “A group of township agriculture authorities came to the villages and gathered villagers to grow subsidiary crops such as rice and beans,” a villager said. According to Nai Jorn, a reporter, villagers are dissatisfied with authorities because they were forced to grow crops in previous years and received no benefits for growing them..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Independent Mon News Agency (Mon State)
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 24 December 2004
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Sustainable Development > Rural development in Burma/Myanmar


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 11 November 2004
Date of publication: 11 November 2004
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: . Myogyi Dam will supply water for Greening of Meiktila Plain; 2. Ayeyawady Division targets to cultivate 3.6 million acres of monsoon paddy and 1.43 million acres of summer paddy; 3. Dipavali Day reception held; 4. Japanese Ambassador calls on Chief Justice; 5. Commander views harvesting and winnowing in Khayon Village in Kyaikmaraw Township; 6. Fourth estate will lose original aim if press freedom has negative effects on national interest; 7. Secretary-General meets USDA members; 8. Minister inspects Maubin Paper Mill; 9. Drilling of natural gas starts at Well No Shwe-2; 10. USDA CEC Member tours Shan State (East); 11. Commander inspects agricultural tasks in Nyaungshwe township; 12. Minister inspects power generation through use of bio gas; 13. Rural road repaired in Taikkyi Township; 14. Wellwishers invited for sinking tube-wells; 15. Rules for Armed Forces Day commemorative poem contest announced; 16. AIDS Control Work Committee meets; 17. CSSTB holds 16th Kathina; 18. Minister inspects basic education high schools in Amarapura Township; 19. Yangon Command wins C-in-C’s Shield in Tatmadaw Judo & Acrobatics Contest; 20. Myanmar to host ASEAN Optimist Championship... "PERSPECTIVES": "Speedy implementation of bilateral agreements between Myanmar and India" (Page 2)... FEATURES: "Mone Creek Multipurpose Dam Project for irrigation and power generation" (Page 7); "Activities for rural knowledge banks" (Page 11).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 11 November 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 13 October 2004
Date of publication: 13 October 2004
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Active participation of related ministries, local authorities in implementing factory project (Thabaung) stressed - Prime Minister inspects 200-ton pulp mill project (Thabaung); 2. Development of township depends on efficiency and perseverance of officials playing leading role in the area - Prime Minister calls on departmental officials to make field trips down to rural areas to fulfil requirements; 3. Mingaladon Township BEHS No 1 gets multimedia teaching centre; 4. Secretary-2 attends fertilizing of Hsinshweli paddy with pollen in Shan State (North); 5. Secretary-2 underscores two main important tasks for perpetuation of Union; 6. Lt-Gen Ye Myint inspects construction of Taungyay Dam in Kyaukpadaung Township; 7. Lt-Gen Ye Myint inspects tasks being carried out to irrigate Meiktila plain; 8. Work Committee for Ensuring Emergence of Myanmar Copyright meets; 9. Coord meeting to give lectures to Myanmar entrepreneurs held; 10. Information Minister receives Israeli Ambassador; 11. Information Minister receives Malaysian guests; 12. Malaysians explain MEASAT-3:A satellite; 13. Minister receives Japanese Ambassador; 14. Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs leaves for Singapore; 15. Alternate chairmen of National Convention plenary session meet; 16. Mid-year Myanma Gems Emporium to be held; 17. State/Division participants to 12th Performing Arts Competitions arrive; 18. Opening ceremony of 12th Performing Arts Competitions to be telecast live; 19. UNODC confirms steady reduction in opium cultivation in Myanmar; 20. 2004 Myanmar Opium Survey-Results at a Glance ... "PERSPECTIVES": "Bring honour to the nation through sports". (page 2)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 November 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 12 October 2004
Date of publication: 12 October 2004
Description/subject: DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Chairman of State Peace and Development Council Senior General Than Shwe sends message of felicitations to Spain; 2. Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt sends message of felicitations to Spanish counterpart; 3. Mon Creek Multipurpose Dam project to irrigate 108,000 acres and generate 75 megawatts - Secretary-1 inspects Mon Creek Multipurpose Dam Project in Magway Division; 4. Teaching aids donated to Htantabin BEHS - Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Soe Win attends donation ceremony; 5. Development work in Kokogyun Township inspected; 6. State/Division participants in Performing Arts Competitions arrive; 7. Minister receives Australian Ambassador; 8. Commerce Minister receives Ambassador of Singapore; 9. Minister attends 4th ASEAN Rural Development and Poverty Eradication Meeting; 10. Myanmar delegation arrives back; 11. New Shwehtidaw to be hoisted atop SoonU Ponnyashin Pagoda; 12. Victorious Finance and Revenue football team arrives back; 13. Myanmar Canoe team bags eight gold in fifth SEA Canoe Race... "PERSPECTIVES": "Work steadfastly towards eternal existence of the Union"... FEATURE: "Will it let itself sink in the quagmire because of extreme ego?" (page 2)DOMESTIC NEWS:
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 05 November 2004
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Title: Environmental concerns an issue as dam projects continue
Date of publication: 03 October 2004
Description/subject: "‘ONE month, one dam,’ a slogan often repeated by the Department of Irrigation, is an indication of its zeal for projects aimed mainly at benefiting the agricultural sector. The completion of each new dam is a milestone for a country as dependent upon agriculture as Myanmar. It is a sign of development and a herald of prosperity. Between 1989 and 2003, the government built 160 dams at a cost of K70 billion. Another 29 dams are planned for completion between 2004 and 2007, the most powerful of which will be the Yeywa Dam in Mandalay Division, which will generate 700 megawatts of power. Most dam projects are planned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation. The Department of Irrigation says water from dams irrigates about 2.1 million acres of farmland. The Myanma Electric Power Enterprise under the Ministry of Electric Power has also been involved in building dams..."
Author/creator: Ba Saing
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Times
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 October 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 29 September 2004
Date of publication: 29 September 2004
Description/subject: "Garavo ca, reverence; this is the way to auspiciousness"... DOMESTIC NEWS: * Chinese Theravada Buddhist monk, disciples present K 125 million; * Shwehtidaw hoisted atop Maha Sakkja Muni Buddha Image Gandakuti Tazaung of Kyaunggyi Taik Monastery; * Ministry of Education holds conferences annually with scholars and teachers, makes reviews of previous tasks, coordinates future plans; * Thaphanseik Dam to irrigate 500,000 acres of crops through two other dams, to generate 117.2 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually; * Ministers inspect Yangon Airport; * New Nyaungdon oil well produces 5.016 million cu-ft of natural gas, 48 barrels of condensate per day; * MPT introduces Security Code Numbering system; * Course on money laundering control opens; * Winners announced; * Han Golf Masters Tour... "PERSPECTIVES": "Taninthayi Division to be State’s edible oil bowl"... FEATURE: "For whom does the US extend its economic sanctions on Myanmar?" (Page 7).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 October 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 27 September 2004
Date of publication: 27 September 2004
Description/subject: "Appamado ca dhammesu, to be diligent in laws; this is the way to auspiciousness"... DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Potent medicines can be produced for six major common diseases - Work coordination meeting 1/2004 of committee for production of medicines for six major diseases held; 2. Prime Minister attends coord meeting of All-round Upgrading of Yangon City Kandawgyi Gardens and Zoo (Yangon); 3. Prime Minister addresses coord meeting to host Fourth World Buddhist Summit; 4. Provisions provided to monasteries, nunneries in Yangon West and East Districts; 5. Efforts being made for development of private industrial sector - Secretary-1 addresses coord meeting on establishment of modern iron product factories; 6. Salingyi Dam inaugurated to irrigate 600 acres of farmlands and to supply drinking water; 7. Taninthayi Division plans to grow 500,000 acres of oil palm, 200,000 acres of rubber, 26,000 acres of pepper - Lt-Gen Maung Bo inspects agriculture, construction tasks in Myeik; 8. Dry Day inspection teams check Tatmadaw, departmental vehicles; 9. Purpose of observing World Heart Day is to disseminate knowledge of how to live a healthy life - Health Minister addresses World Heart Day ceremony; 10. MPT introduces Security Code Numbering system; 11. Foreign Minister leaves for UN General Assembly; 12. Yangon Command Commander sees off Indian guests... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strive for development of border areas and national races through national solidarity" (Page 2)... FEATURE: "Global scholars do not accept economic sanctions on Myanmar" (Page 7)... POEM: "Beware—they’re digging up old wounds" (Page 15).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.5MB)
Date of entry/update: 02 October 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 24 August 2004
Date of publication: 24 August 2004
Description/subject: "Subhasita ca ya vaca, to have words well spoken; this is the way to auspiciousness"... DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Ukraine; 2. PM General Khin Nyunt sends felicitations to Ukraine; 3. Secretary-1 attends presentation of modern teaching equipment for Kyimyindine BEHS-5 - Almost every school nationwide facilitated with multimedia classrooms; 4. Symposium on Preservation of Cultural Heritage commences; 5. Agriculture, irrigation facilities in Yangon, Bago Divisions inspected; 6. USDA basic oragnziational multiplier course opened; 7. Course in basic diplomatic skills opened; 8. Work co-ordination meeting held; 9. Refresher Course for judges opens; 10. Commander inspects progress of Vegetable and Poultry Farming Special Zone; 11. Mayor inspects repair of roads; 12. Military and marching song competitions to mark 60th Anniversary Armed Forces Day to be held; 13. Cash donations invited for Maha Rattha Samaggi Pagoda; 14. Dr Daw Khin Win Shwe attends opening ceremony of Youth Forum; 15. Provost Company-1 women’s & men’s teams emerge champions in Commander’s Shield Volleyball Tourney... "PERSPECTIVES": "Strive to uplift the education standard" (Page 2)... FEATURE: "High-yield Shweyinaye paddy strain" — 2 (Page 11) ... POEM: "Myanmar Spirit" (Page 2).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 August 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 16 August 2004
Date of publication: 16 August 2004
Description/subject: "Sippaañ ca, to acquire skills in sciences; this is the way to auspiciousness"... DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Agriculture being boosted on account of adequate supply of irrigation water; 2. Prime Minister hoists Shwehtidaw atop Shweyaungdaw Pagoda in ancient Beikthanoe City; 3. Prime Minister inspects all-round renovation of Shwedagon Pagoda; 4. Tatmadaw families donate cash and kind to monasteries, nunneries; 5. Myanmar, Belgian doctors jointly perform cardiac operations; 6. Paddy transplanting contest held in Kyaukse; 7. Mid-Year Gem Empo in Oct; 8. New library, school building opened; 9. Ambassador U Kyi Thein accredited to Iran; 10. Pakistani delegation arrives; 11. Rave Myanmar Snooker Junior Championship on 16-22 Aug; 12. Dinner hosted to Canadian volleyball team... "PERSPECTIVES": "Regional development through cooperation between service personnel and people" (Page 2)... FEATURES: "Endeavours for greening environments in arid zone of the nation" (Page 7); "Radio Free Asia—an objective observation" (Page 10).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Date of entry/update: 17 August 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 8 August 2004
Date of publication: 08 August 2004
Description/subject: "Bahusaccañ ca, to have immensity of knowledge; this is the way to auspiciousness"... DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Senior General Than Shwe and wife Daw Kyaing Kyaing attend fifth Waso robes offering ceremony of Tatmadaw families at Five Nikaya Pitakat Thonbon Monastery; 2. PM attends ceremony to honour Professor Dr Ashin Paññajota; 3. Prime Minister hands over two ancient Buddha images Ministry of Culture; 4. Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt receives Thai Minister; 5. Myanmar, Thailand sign energy contracts, MoU; 6. Sanitation tasks carried out in Yangon; 7. National policy lectured; 8. Article, essay and poster competitions to mark International Literacy Day and UN Literacy Decade 14, 22 Aug; 9. Win Hlaing, Khin Soe Htay secure first prize each in cycling race; 10. ASEAN Food Festival held... "PERSPECTIVES": "Boost yield of crops through effective use of irrigation facilities" (Page 2)... FEATURES: "Endeavours to supply electricity" (Page 7); "A historical milestone leading the nation to a new age"—7 (Page 10).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 08 August 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 July 2004
Date of publication: 30 July 2004
Description/subject: "Attasammapanidhi ca, to establish oneself rightfully; this is the way to auspiciousness"... DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Senior General Than Shwe sends message of sympathy to PRC President; 2. Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Moroccan King; 3. Vice-Senior General Maung Aye sends message of sympathy to Chinese Vice-President; 4. Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt sends message of sympathy to PRC counterpart; 5. Regional development undertakings in Mandalay Division inspected; 6. Lt-Gen Ye Myint looks into building of transport facilities in Mandalay Div; 7. New Air Line to be launched; 8. Regional HRD programmes to be introduced nationwide; 9. Commander attends opening of direct paddy seeding competition; 10. USDA Secretariat member tours Sagaing Division; 11. Patient with locked jaws successfully operated in Myanmar; 12. Some towns on Ayeyawady face floods; 13. Waterways for vessels at Nawaday Bridge changed; 14. Myanmar Gazette; 15. Dhammacakka Pavattana Sutta recitation ceremony held; 16. Information Ministry holds Waso robe-offering ceremony; 17. Blood donors invited; 18. Malaysian guest leaves; 19. Indo-Myanmar Joint Task Force meets; 20. Talks on MWAF held; 21. ASEAN Food Festival to be held; 22. UMFCCI golf tourney held; 23. Latest entry date for cycling race... "PERSPECTIVES": "Build straight and strong pillar of judiciary" (Page 2)... FEATURES: "Irrigation facilities that benefit the people"; "The efficiency of Myanmar womenfolk" (Page 10).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 July 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 18 July 2004
Date of publication: 18 July 2004
Description/subject: "Puja ca pujaneyyanam, to honour those worthy of honour; this is the way to auspiciousness"... DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Secretary-1 inspects Hlaingthaya Industrial Zone; 2. Secretary-2 inspects factories, workshops under supervision of MWVO in Shwepyitha Industrial Zone; 3. Visiting Chief of Army of Malaysia General Dato' Seri Mohd Azumi bin Mohamed concludes visit; 4. Vietnamese delegation calls on Minister for SWRR; 5. Lt-Gen Ye Myint tours Mingin, Kani townships in Sagaing Division; 6. Lt-Gen Ye Myint inspects development of health, education, construction in Monywa; 7. Minister for PBANRDA attends closing ceremony of training courses; 8. Minister tours Mandalay, Nawnghkio, Kyaukme, Hsipaw, Lashio; 9. Commander, Industry-2 Minister meet officials of Monywa Industrial Zone; 10. Commander inspects paddy cultivation in Taikkyi Township; 11. Commander tours Hmawby, Taikkyi townships; 12. Plenary Meeting of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee ends; 13. MWAF Vice-Prisident meets Vietnamese delegation; 14. ISD Karatedo Tourney on 26-28 July; 15. Chess Tournament concludes; 16. National Basketball C'ship continues... "PERSPECTIVES": "Better lives through better transportation" (Page 2)... FEATURES: "Irrigation facilities that benefit rural areasa and the whole nation" (Page 7) "A historical milestone leading the nation to a new age - Pt. 3 (Page 11)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (3.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 19 July 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 26 June 2004
Date of publication: 26 June 2004
Description/subject: "Nibbanasacchikiriya ca, to realize the Nirvana; this is the way to auspiciousness"... DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Prime Minister previews Jade and Gems Special Sales 2004; 2. Prime Minister oversees renovation works at Maha Pasana Cave; 3. Political parties submit proposals to Plenary Session of National Convention; 4. Thabin artistes entertain NC delegates; 5. Khawa Dam opened in Padaung Township, Bago Division, to irrigate 2,000 acres; Altogether 161 dams and reservoirs have been built across the country; 6. Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than inspects development tasks in Thayawady District; 7. Lt-Gen Maung Bo attends ceremony to lay cornerstone for main building of Dawei University; 8. As human trafficking can harm Myanmar’s tradition of preserving race, endeavours to curb it has been launched as national task; 9. Development of JV airlines discussed; 10. Banking course for assistant managers of MEB concludes; 11. Minister receives Chinese guests; 12. China (Chongqing, Sichuan) Export Commodities Exhibition (2004) on 29 June; 13. OTT MCWA branch opens pre-primary school; 14. Message from UN Secretary-General Mr Kofi Annan on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking “Drugs: Treatment Works”; 15. Message from CCDAC Chairman Minister for Home Affairs Col Tin Hlaing on occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking..."PERSPECTIVES": "Towards drug-free nation through public cooperation" (Page 2)...FEATURES: "New and fast developments throughout Myanmar - Border and rural area developments"... SLOGANS: "The National Convention is the concern of all our national races"; "With hands linked firm around the National Convention".
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 06 July 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 25 June 2004
Date of publication: 25 June 2004
Description/subject: "Nibbanasacchikiriya ca, to realize the Nirvana; this is the way to auspiciousness"... DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to President of Republic of Croatia; 2. Lt-Gen Maung Bo inspects Dawei-Myeik Road in Dawei District; 3. Delegates of political parties submit proposals to Plenary Session of National Convention; 4. NC delegates entertained with films; 5. BEHS No 2 in Dawei, Taninthayi Division, gets multimedia classrooms; 6. Coord meeting on monsoon paddy cultivation, irrigation for summer paddy held; 7. Commander's Shield Sepak Takraw Tournament opens; 8. Victorious athletes honoured; 9. Agreements on Communications Project Phase-2 signed; 10. Jade & Gems Special Sale 26 June—3 July; 11. Tree-planting ceremony; 12. Educative talks on women's affairs held... "PERSPECTIVES": "Towards human resource development" (Page 2)... SLOGANS: "The National Convention is the concern of all our national races"; "With hands linked firm around the National Convention".
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (2.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 26 April 2004
Date of publication: 26 April 2004
Description/subject: "Garavo ca, reverence; this is the way to auspiciousness1"... DOMESTIC NEWS: Daw Kyaing Kyaing attends ceremony to enshrine religious objects into Maha Saddhammaramsi Shwe Ceti - Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt hoists Htidaw atop the pagoda; Prime Minister pays obeisance to Agga Maha Pandita KanU Zaytawun Sayadaw; Prime Minister attends meeting to coordinate Htidaw-hoisting of Thabbyinnyu Stupa; Prime Minister inspects construction of water treatment plant in Botahtaung Township; Irrigation facilities inspected in Salingyi, Budalin, Ayadaw Townships in Sagaing Division; Symposium on diabetes & cardiology; Sanitation tasks carried out in Yangon City; Dry day inspection teams check vehicles; Prime Minister attends dinner to mark 14th Annual Conference of MMCWA; MMCWA continues its 14th conference; Lt-Gen Aung Htwe hosts dinner in honour of Bangladeshi goodwill delegation; MTF President's Trophy Tennis Tournament opened... "PERSPECTIVES": "Towards successful implementation of social welfare tasks" (Page 2)... ARTICLE: "To understand the truth" (Page 7).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Date of entry/update: 26 April 2004
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 11, No. 211, April 5 - 11 , 2004
Date of publication: 11 April 2004
Description/subject: Historic journey begins May 17: MYANMAR begins an historic journey towards implementing its road map for a transition to democracy next month when the National Convention begins meeting to draft a new constitution. In an announcement broadcast on national television and radio last Tuesday evening, the government said the convention would reconvene in Yangon on Monday, May 17.The announcement was made by Secretary-2 of the State Peace and Development Council, Lieutenant-General Thein Sein, who also chairs the National Convention Convening Commission... Thinking Aloud talks to U Tin Htut Oo, the director general of the Agricultural Planning Department under Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation... Senior General Than Shwe stresses need to build stronger defence capability: THE Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services, Senior General Than Shwe, highlighted the importance of strengthening the country’s defence capability in a speech at a ceremony marking Armed Forces Day on March 27... Vietnam’s FM visits for talks on ASEM membership issue: THE Vietnamese Foreign Minister, Mr Nguyen Dy Nien, visited Yangon last Wednesday as a part of regional tour to discuss the admission of Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos to the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) forum... Britain’s development agency to appoint representative in Yangon: The position is to be filled by a DFID adviser on poverty, Mr Rurik Marsden, the program manager of the department’s Bangkok-based Southeast Asia office, Mr Phil Marker, told Myanmar Times in an email message last Wednesday... NICA sends artists to Bangkok, Phnom Penh; Thingyan classic endures; Local galleries work to give arts industry a boost; Women in the workplace IV; Myanmar to play in Davis Cup: MYANMAR’s Davis Cup tennis team will be hoping to get one step closer to playing the competition’s elite this week, as they do battle in Asia-Oceania Zone Group IV in Jordan... EU donates €2m for WFP activities in Rakhine State: THE European Union donated €2 million (about US$ 2.5 million) to the United Nations World Food Program last month to support its activities helping people in northern Rakhine State... Collaboration on ICT essential,says e-national taskforce leader: COLLABORATION between government authorities and the private sector is required to further develop Myan-mar’s information and communication technology sector, Brigadier-General Thein Zaw, the chair of the e-National Taskforce, said last week... PM hails formation of women’s group: THE establishment of the Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation is a milestone in the development of women’s affairs, the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, told the first plenary meeting of delegates from the organisation in Yangon late last month... Workshop discusses food security, forests: MORE than 10 non-government organisations met in Bagan earlier this month to discuss environmental issues linked to the food security of people living in rural areas... Thuwanna Housing project to be completed by August next year: Five of Yangon’s leading construction companies have collaborated to develop the site between Thanthumar Road and Nga Moe Yeik Creek – Tet Lann Construction Group, Tosta Group Ltd, Asia Express (Yangon) Company Ltd, Dagon International Ltd and Yuzana Construction Group Company Ltd... Property software targets big builders: MALAYSIAN software designed for use by the construction industry has been introduced to Myanmar for the first time, the programs’ distributor said last week. The two software packages – Property Plus and Contract Plus – are the first of their kind, according to Mastech Company Ltd, the distributing company that launched the software at Yangon’s MICT Park at the end of March.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006
RR > News - Private sector publications produced under censorship restrictions > Weekly magazines > "[The] Myanmar Times" > "The Myanmar Times" (English) 2004


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 27 March 2004
Date of publication: 27 March 2004
Description/subject: "Danañ ca, generosity; this is the way to auspiciousness"... DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. Myanmar Convention Centre opens in Yangon; 2. Prime Minister hands over ancient Buddha image to Ministry of Culture; 3. Lt-Gen Maung Bo fixes golden bolt at frame of Thanlwin Bridge (Mawlamyine); 4. Lt-Gen Ye Myint inspects development of Mawlaik; 5. Lt-Gen Khin Maung Than meets Tatmadawmen, local people in Taungup; 6. Lt-Gen Aung Htwe inspects development tasks in Tangyan, Lashio; 7. Chief of Armed Forces Training Lt-Gen Kyaw Win attends ceremony to present prizes to booths to mark 59th Anniversary Armed Forces Day; 8. Lt-Gen Kyaw Win attends opening of display on works of 59th Anniversary Armed Forces Day Commemorative Literature and Art Competition; 9. Roads, bridges in Bago, Ayeyawady and Magway Divisions, Rakhine State inspected; 10. Measures for ensuring secure and smooth transport coordinated; 11. Cash donated for renovation of Shwephonepwint Pagoda; 12. 92 tourists arrive in NyaungU; 13. Myo Min Aung secures Tiger Golf C'ship trophy in Amateur Open ... "PERSPECTIVES": "The Tatmadaw in perpetual service of the State and the people" (Page 2) ... ARTICLES: "Nation-building tasks carried out by the Tatmadaw and the people"; " Hailing the 59th Anniversary Armed Forces Day: Roads built by the people and the Tatmadaw"; "Bridges built or being built by the Tatmadaw"; "Railroads constructed by the people and the Tatmataw"; "Irrigation facilities constructed by the people and the Tatmadaw " "Upholding Our Three Main National Causes" (Pages 8+9); "Noble-hearted Tatmadaw" (Page 9) ... POEM: "The past, the present and the future of the Tatmadaw" ("...Ever smiling, Noble-hearted Tatmadaw") (Page 11)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 23 March 2004
Date of publication: 23 March 2004
Description/subject: "Matapitu upatthanam, to serve thy parents; this is the way to auspiciousness"... DOMESTIC NEWS: The Tatmadaw has to keep abreast of the times; State Peace and Development Council Chairman Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Pakistan; Paunglin Dam (support dam to Ngamoeyeik Reservoir) opened to irrigate farmland in Hlegu Township and supply water to Yangon; All citizens responsible for making efforts for regional peace and tranquillity, strengthening national solidarity and perpetuation of the Union; Secretary-1 inspects Shwesayay hydro-electric power project site; Coord Meeting on collection of road, bridge tolls held; Prime Minister attends ceremony to honour Sayadaw Bhaddanta Osadhabhivamsa; National Convention Convening Management Committee meets; Quiz on knowledge at Armed Forces Day Exhibition; Armed Forces Day Exhibition to be held; Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar General Khin Nyunt sends felicitations to Pakistan; Armed Forces Day Exhibition to be held; Committee for holding plenary meeting of state and division organizations for women's affairs meets; Committee for holding plenary meeting of state and division organizations for women's affairs meets... ... "PERSPECTIVES": "Let's work in concert with Government for noble cause" (Page 2) ... ARTICLES: "Bagan-Kyaukpadaung Railroad Project jointly implemented by the Tatmadaw and the people"; "Weather, Climate and Water in the Information Age" "The Tatmadaw: that the people love" (Pages 8+9)... SLOGANS: "Tatmadaw always striving for development of the nation in the interests of the people"; "The Tatmadaw, endeavouring to meet the aim with strong determination" "; "The Tatmadaw (Armed Forces) in perpetual service of the people"... POEM: "Sacrificing, daring Myanmar citizen"
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 23 March 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 15 March 2004
Date of publication: 15 March 2004
Description/subject: "Subhasita ca ya vaca, to have words well spoken; this is the way to auspiciousness" ... DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. A Loyal Tatmadaw; 2. General Thura Shwe Mann attends opening of runway of Pathein Airport; 3. Archaeological works inspected in Mandalay, Bago Divisions; 4. Irrigation facilities inspected in Mon State; 5. Industry-1 Minister inspects factories in Mandalay, Sagaing Divisions; 6. Tatmadaw and departmental cars checked on Dry Day; 7. Commander inspects development tasks in Kayan Township; 8. Construction of school buildings inspected; 9. JAT Course concludes at UDNR; 10. UDNR holds 13th Convocation 11. Functions of UDNR coordinated; 12. UDNR Council meets; 13. Title recipient Sayadaw honoured; 14. Training course concludes; 15. Seminar on HIV prevention to be held; 16. Trials of Asian Sepak Takraw invitational tourney held; 17. 804 gem merchants arrive... "PERSPECTIVES": "Potable water supply in rural areas" (Page 2)... ARTICLE: "Joint efforts of the Tatmadaw and the people in carrying out nation-building tasks" (Page 7); "Men of noble hearts" (Pages 8+9)... POEM: "Our Tatmadaw" (Page 9).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (2MB)
Date of entry/update: 15 March 2004
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 9 March 2004
Date of publication: 09 March 2004
Description/subject: "Sippaañ ca, to acquire skill in sciences; this is the way to auspiciousness" ... DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. 95th birthday of Myingyan Sayadaw celebrated 2. Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt receives Japanese guests 3. Prime Minister receives foreign guests 4. F & R Minister receives guests 5. Thai minister and party conclude visit 6. Lt-Gen Tin Aye attends cash-donation ceremony for 59th Anniversary Armed Force Day Parade 7. Lt-Gen Ye Myint inspects extension of irrigated area of Thittetgon Diversion Weir in TadaU Township 8. Minister inspects soap factory 9. Minister inspects computerized banking system 10. FAO to disseminate advanced technologies on dairy products production in Myanmar 11. MPT opens courses 12. Evidence confirms ancient Tagaung city situated on west bank of Ayeyawady 13. Advocacy and Training Workshop on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMCT) of HIV opened 14. International Women's Day observed 15. Secretary-2 sees off Tatmadaw football and volleyball teams 16. Victorious footballers of YCDC honoured... "PERSPECTIVES": "To boost production for higher living standard" (Page 2)... ARTICLE: "My defective heart — myocardial infarct — that needs treatment abroad" (Page 7).
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (2.2MB)
Date of entry/update: 09 March 2004
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Title: Rich Periphery, Poor Center: Myanmar's Rural Economy
Date of publication: March 2004
Description/subject: Abstract: "This paper looks at the case of Myanmar in order to investigate the behavior and welfare of rural households in an economy under transition from a planned to a market system. Myanmar's case is particularly interesting because of the country's unique attempt to preserve a policy of intervention in land transactions and marketing institutions. A sample household survey that we conducted in 2001, covering more than 500 households in eight villages with diverse agro-ecological environments, revealed two paradoxes. First, income levels are higher in villages far from the center than in villages located in regions under the tight control of the central authorities. Second, farmers and villages that emphasize a paddy-based, irrigated cropping system have lower farming incomes than those that do not. The reason for these paradoxes are the distortions created by agricultural policies that restrict land use and the marketing of agricultural produce. Because of these distortions, the transition to a market economy in Myanmar since the late 1980s is only a partial one. The partial transition, which initially led to an increase in output and income from agriculture, revealed its limit in the survey period."...There are 2 versions of this paper. The one placed as the main URL, which also has a later publication date, seems to be longer, though it is about 30K smaller.
Author/creator: Ikuko Okamoto, Kyosuke Kurita, Takashi Kurosaki and Koichi Fujita
Language: English
Source/publisher: IDE ( Institute of Developing Economies) Discussion Paper No. 23
Format/size: pdf (213K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.econ.yale.edu/conference/neudc03/papers/1d-kurosaki.pdf
Date of entry/update: 05 December 2003
ML > Economy > Economy: general, analytical, statistical > Economy: general, analytical, statistical (various sources)
Agriculture > Irrigation
Agriculture > Crops > Rice
Sustainable Development > Rural development in Burma/Myanmar
Agriculture > Agricultural policy
Food Security > Food Security in Burma/Myanmar > Policies leading to food insecurity in Burma


Title: TPDC and Irrigation officials ordered each household to uproot maize plants
Date of publication: 07 January 2004
Description/subject: "Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) members and irrigation officials of Mudon township, Mon State forced the local villagers to uproot the maize plants in the farm land near Sat-Thwe village grown by a group of local villagers due to not being their liking. These TPDC members and irrigation officials blamed the village head man and farmers for using irrigated water in growing maize instead of rice on their trip to Sat-Thwe village on January 3..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Independent Mon News Agency (IMNA)
Format/size: html (8K)
Date of entry/update: 12 January 2004
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Title: TPDC and Irrigation officials ordered each household to uproot maize plants
Date of publication: 07 January 2004
Description/subject: Township Peace and Development Council (TPDC) members and irrigation officials of Mudon township, Mon State forced the local villagers to uproot the maize plants in the farm land near Sat-Thwe village grown by local villagers due to not being their liking. For more detail read in the attached file.
Language: Burmese
Source/publisher: Independent Mon News Agency (IMNA)
Format/size: jpeg (87K)
Date of entry/update: 28 January 2004
ML > Non-Burman and non-Buddhist groups > Ethnic groups in Burma (cultural, political) > Single Groups > Mon newsletters and news services > Independent Mon News Agency (IMNA)


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" 30 December 2003
Date of publication: 30 December 2003
Description/subject: "Tapo ca, ascetic practices; this is the way to auspiciousness"...DOMESTIC NEWS: 1. New train introduced to circular rail system; 2. Industry-1 Minister inspects factories and plants in Ayeyawady, Magway and Bago Divisions; 3. Work Committee for All-round renovation of Kandawgyi Garden and Yangon Zoological Gardens meets; 4. Pathien Home for Aged marks anniversary; 5. General banking training course for officers concludes; 6. Quality control of cement plants coordinated; 7. MICB (upper Myanmar) inspected; 8. Coord meeting of CIFHC commences; 9. MIFFA moved to new address; 10. Concert to mark School Family Day opened; 11. Prizes presented for basic education school level band contest; 12. Laboratory equipment donated; 13. Industry-1 Minister receives Laotian Minister; 14. Laotian minister visits Shwedagon Pagoda, National Museum; 15. Laotian I & C Minister calls on Culture Minister; 16. Information Minister receives guests; 17. Commander's Trophy Volleyball Tournament ends; 18. Myanmar disabled athletes; 19. Shan State (South) PDC Chairman's Trophy soccer; 20. Marijuana and heroin seized in Mayangon, Muse...FEATURES: Irrigation - lists of dams and irrigation facilities built; achievements in civil aviation.
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodicals Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (2.4MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 December 2003
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Title: Case study on Land Degradation of Dry Zone of Myanmar
Date of publication: 15 December 2003
Description/subject: "According to the current land utilization, about 11 million hectares or 16% of the total land area is under cultivation. Since a total of about 18 million hectares is estimated as suitable for agricultural purposes, some 7 million hectares of new land can be brought under crop cultivation and livestock farming. In bringing new land under agricultural use, it is important that the use of scientific techniques of land evaluation and land use planning be made mandatory to ensure the suitability and optimum use of land. In agricultural planning, land evaluation sets up a link between the basic survey of resources and the making of decisions on land use. As part of land use planning, the Land Resources Information System is vital to ensure that environmentally valuable lands are not encroached upon and that adverse environmental impacts can be avoided. To ensure conservation of the resource base, the effective programmes should be designed to address the following constraints in agriculture; * Low productivity due to agro climatic conditions; * Low productivity due to water shortage; * Low productivity due to soil degradation, irrigation induced water logging and salinity in dry zone... A number of agricultural research stations and centres are presently carried out research on plant varieties, crop patterns, irrigation techniques, water storage techniques and soil analysis. The programmes and activities of those centres should be reviewed to ascertain their effectiveness and to assist in the formulation of new programmes that can address key productivity constraints... CONTENTS: 1. Topography; 2. Climate; 3. Land Utilization; 4. Soils in Dry Zone; 5. Land cover; 6. Generation of Slope Maps, Erosion Susceptibility Maps; 7. Regenaration Mapping; 8. Land Degradation, Environmental Conditions And Socio-Economic Impacts; 9. Conclusions.
Language: English
Source/publisher: FAO
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 17 August 2010
ML > Agriculture > Agricultural Land


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 191, November 10 - 16, 2003
Date of publication: 16 November 2003
Description/subject: $1 billion in trade the vision for enhanced ties with India: A VISIT by the Indian Vice President, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, has resulted in a further strengthening of bilateral ties, with both sides pledging to increase cooperation in trade, transportation, education, defence and the fight against terrorism.A highlight of last week’s visit was a decision in principle by India to provide a US$57 million loan to upgrade the 800-kilometre rail link between Yangon and Mandalay.On another issue involving the transport sector, the two sides also agreed to ensure progress in implementing a transnational highway linking Myanmar, India and Thailand, which will be the subject of a ministerial meeting in New Delhi next month... Full access for Pinheiro during a whirlwind week for rapporteur: THE United Nations special human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, Mr Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, has praised the cooperation he received from the government during a visit to Yangon last week... Bagan summit this week: THE prime ministers of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos meet in Bagan on November 12 for a summit at which they are expected to sign a declaration on an economic development strategy.The strategy, aimed at increasing competitiveness... Good prices essential for rice crop, says minister: THE MINISTER for Agriculture and Irrigation, Major-General Nyunt Tin, last week stressed the importance of ensuring that paddy farmers receive good prices from the coming monsoon crop harvest so that rice production is not affected next year... Theatrical production to depict life at royal court: A LAVISH theatrical production that depicts court life during the last Myanmar dynasty opens at the National Theatre in Mandalay on November 15.The production, which shows how members of the Konbaung dynasty... Growth in IT sector ensures high enrollments at training: MYANMAR has been making rapid progress in recent years in the development of information technology, which is playing an increasingly important role in the development of the economy.The emerging IT sector is aiding economic development through the crucial role it plays as a tool for training and upgrading human resources, or capacity building... YCDC plans to expand garbage collection fleet: YANGON City Development Committee is planning to expand its garbage collection service following a decision to buy 25 specialised vehicles from China by the end of the current fiscal year... On-line training a first for non-formal education sector: The Myanmar Education Research Bureau launches a training program later this month for more than 3000 people who will be involved in a national campaign aimed at increasing adult literacy rates... Official praises standards in performing arts contest: AN official at the Ministry of Culture has praised the talents of young people who participated in the 11th Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition that ended in Yangon on October 31... India-Myanmar trade to increase: TRADE between India and Myanmar has the potential to increase substantially, the Indian Vice-President, Mr Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, and representatives of business groups said last week... One-stop shop for building materials: ONE of the biggest construction companies in Myanmar is planning to establish a one-stop-shop for building materials and household products, a company spokesman announced last week... Property market on the slide: WHEN it comes to property we know this for sure: There are millions to be made in the never ending cycle of booms and busts. And there are millions to be lost as well.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 189, October 27 - November 2 , 2003
Date of publication: 02 November 2003
Description/subject: Traditional performing arts competition attracts record entries: A RECORD number of contestants are participating in the Eleventh Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition being held in Yangon until October 31, an official from the Ministry of Culture said last week.The competition attracted 2445 contestants this year, an increase of about 86 per cent since the event was launched in 1993.“The first Myanmar Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competition had 284 contestants, but year by year the quantity, as well as the quality, has increased,” the official said... Sanctions and isolation are a ‘lose-lose’ strategy for all USA must adopt fresh approach - Govt: THE government has called on the United States to put aside its “self defeating” policies on Myanmar and adopt a fresh approach aimed at improving bilateral relations... 43-member team for convention: THE State Peace and Development Council has reconstituted a 43-member management committee to assist the work of the National Convention Convening Commission, which has the task of drafting a constitution... New TV channel planned for MRTV: THE government plans to launch a satellite-based television channel early next year in collaboration with Myanmar Forever June company, its managing director, Dr Thein Myint, said last week... Software product to go on show at Swiss event: A MYANMAR company has won an award for an innovative software product that will be displayed at an information and communications technology exhibition in Switzerland in December... Grouping strengthens trade ties with China, India and Japan: BALI, Indonesia – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations last Wednesday signed wide-ranging deals with China, Japan and India in an attempt to transform economic competitors into partners and to keep the regional peace... Interviews under way for agricultural census: INTERVIEWS have begun with more than four million farmers as part of the biggest and most comprehensive agricultural census since Myanmar gained independence in 1948... Minister highlights nation’s potential for rice production: MYANMAR was fortunate to have the potential to increase rice production to meet increasing demand in the region, the Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Major-General Nyunt Tun, said earlier this month... Prime Minister outlines teachers’ national role: THE Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, has called on teachers to play a leading role in the emergence of Myanmar as a modern, democratic state. General Khin Nyunt made the call in an address to a ceremony at the Diamond Jubilee Hall on Pyay Road on October 5, World Teachers’ Day... MICTDC’s initial public offering to raise K500m: MYANMAR Information and Communication Technology Development Corporation Limited, a Myanmar public company, will make its first public offering this month with the release of 500,000 shares for sale at K1000 a share... Candle sales boom as people celebrate festival of lights: SALES of candles boomed last week ahead of Thadingyut, the annual festival of lights, which was celebrated this year from October 9 to 11. Candles play an integral part of celebrations associated with the festival, one of the most important events on Myanmar’s Buddhist calendar... The challenge of accommodating 100,000 newcomers a year: YANGON’S construction sector is going to be under pressure to build more high-rise residential blocks to help accommodate a fast-growing urban population, according to a senior government official.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 January 2006
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 187, October 13 - 19, 2003
Date of publication: 19 October 2003
Description/subject: Myanmar wins praise at ASEAN summit. Statement welcomes ‘positive developments’: MYANMAR’S plan for a transition to democracy was praised by the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at their summit on the Indonesian island of Bali last week.In a statement issued after the summit on October 7, the ASEAN leaders “welcomed the recent positive developments in Myanmar and the Government’s pledge to bring about a transition to democracy through dialogue and reconciliation.”It said the road map for the transition to democracy, unveiled on August 30 by the Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, was “a pragmatic approach and deserves understanding and support.”... Government expresses thanks: THE government has thanked its fellow members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for supporting its road map to restore democracy and expressed its thanks during the grouping’s summit on the Indonesian island of Bali last week... India to host talks on international highway: THE foreign ministers of Myanmar, India and Thailand are due to meet in New Delhi in December to discuss plans to build a highway linking the three countries, an Indian newspaper reported last week... Airlines prepare for influx of tourists: INTERNATIONAL and domestic airlines have begun amending their schedules to cater for increased demand during the tourist high season from October 1 to April 30.The changes include the introduction by Thai International Airlines of a service that will fly four times a week between Yangon and Chiang Mai from November 30... A Shopper’s Paradise: OVER the last decade large shopping centres, often incorporating a supermarket as a drawcard, are attracting more and more shoppers away from the open bazaars... The genesis of a shopping centre: THERE are many different ways of laying out a shopping centre: some just build the centre, partition the spaces into different sizes for shops and rent them out; while the majority of the centres run their own shops and reallocate a portion of the space to famous brands... Grouping strengthens trade ties with China, India and Japan: BALI, Indonesia – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations last Wednesday signed wide-ranging deals with China, Japan and India in an attempt to transform economic competitors into partners and to keep the regional peace... Interviews under way for agricultural census: INTERVIEWS have begun with more than four million farmers as part of the biggest and most comprehensive agricultural census since Myanmar gained independence in 1948... Minister highlights nation’s potential for rice production: MYANMAR was fortunate to have the potential to increase rice production to meet increasing demand in the region, the Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Major-General Nyunt Tun, said earlier this month... Prime Minister outlines teachers’ national role: THE Prime Minister, General Khin Nyunt, has called on teachers to play a leading role in the emergence of Myanmar as a modern, democratic state. General Khin Nyunt made the call in an address to a ceremony at the Diamond Jubilee Hall on Pyay Road on October 5, World Teachers’ Day... MICTDC’s initial public offering to raise K500m: MYANMAR Information and Communication Technology Development Corporation Limited, a Myanmar public company, will make its first public offering this month with the release of 500,000 shares for sale at K1000 a share... Candle sales boom as people celebrate festival of lights: SALES of candles boomed last week ahead of Thadingyut, the annual festival of lights, which was celebrated this year from October 9 to 11. Candles play an integral part of celebrations associated with the festival, one of the most important events on Myanmar’s Buddhist calendar... The challenge of accommodating 100,000 newcomers a year: YANGON’S construction sector is going to be under pressure to build more high-rise residential blocks to help accommodate a fast-growing urban population, according to a senior government official.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 January 2006
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Title: Rangoon Seminar on Rice Sector Policy: How will this be implemented?
Date of publication: 06 October 2003
Description/subject: Rangoon, 6 Oct - "The 'Seminar on the Rice Sector Policy: Neighbouring Countries Experiences' was jointly organized by the Burmese Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization at a hotel in Rangoon on 3 October, according to the daily Myanmar Alin. In the seminar Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Maj-Gen Nyunt Tin said the government put into motion a new rice policy to boost the yield and trading of rice. He also stressed that it is important to learn the rice sector policies and experiences of neighbouring countries..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Alin via Narinjara News
Format/size: html (7K)
Date of entry/update: 18 October 2003
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 10, No. 182, September 8 -14 , 2003
Date of publication: 14 September 2003
Description/subject: The Myeik Archipelago: ADAM Frost,sailor,adventurer and conservationist is passionate about the island-studded Myeik Archipelago, in the Andaman Sea off south-eastern Myanmar.“I’ve sailed all around Southeast Asia and I think the archipelago is the most beautiful place I’ve been,” he declares.It is an area that Mr Frost and his brother, Graham, know intimately.“We’ve spent many years in Mergui Archipelago,” he says, using the common English term for the region. “We know where the most beautiful islands are, we know where the prettiest places are.”... Withdrawal from Yadana field not an option says oil giant: THE American energy giant, Unocal, said last week it had no plan to withdraw from Myanmar despite being urged to do so by two state government officials in the United States.Unocal made the announcement on its website on September 3, a day after the request was made by the Californian Treasurer, Mr Phil Angelides, and his New York counterpart, Mr Alan Hevisi... Govt dismisses US claims of Suu Kyi hunger strike as ‘spin doctors at work’: THE government has dismissed claims by the United States that the secretary general of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, is on a hunger strike, describing them as “another glaring example of spin doctors at work.”... Big moment approaches for agricultural census: THE Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation is finalising preparations for the largest and most comprehensive agricultural census to be conducted since independence in 1948.The agricultural census, the third in 50 years, will begin next month and is expected to take 45 days to complete... Donation of books benefits adult literacy skills program: STUDENTS from 13 schools in Yangon last week donated thousands of books to the Myanmar Education Research Bureau for its... Big crowds tipped for trade fair: ABOUT 40,000 people are expected to visit a four-day trade fair that opened in Yangon on September 5, say the organisers of the... • Call to Western powers on National Convention • Work begins on farm sector study • Language test numbers rise • Alternative music pioneer dies at 25 of liver disease • A second chance for an education • Model project for students • MAS launches project to encourage use of cheap fertiliser alternative • Silverware industry has high hopes for a gleaming future • YMBA prepares for centenary celebrations • Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries launches journal... Reproductive health forum; Environment group welcomes moves to tackle air pollution; Operations a first for NGO; Health survey raises anaemia awareness; Billboard advertising slumps as new restrictions imposed; • Japan ties ‘could be improved’ • Sluggish construction sector causes demand for skilled labour to decline • Trade dispute arbitration system needed • Work resumes on US$117 project.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 January 2006
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Title: Trading Away the Future: The Mekong Power Grid
Date of publication: 20 June 2003
Description/subject: September 25, 2006 International River’s briefing paper outlines threats arising from the Mekong Power Grid scheme, proposed by the ADB, that would facilitate the construction of numerous hydropower schemes in Laos, Burma, and China’s Yunnan province to feed the power–hungry cities of Thailand and Vietnam. The briefing paper identifies alternative sustainable solutions that would satisfy the region’s energy needs, including the promotion of renewable energy technologies and the adoption of energy efficiency measures...."A quiet threat is brewing in the Mekong region. The Asian Development Bank and the World Bank are planning a regional power grid and electricity trading system that would undermine the fragile Mekong River ecosystem that millions depend on for their livelihoods and survival. Over 60 million people depend on the Mekong’s muddy waters for fish, irrigation, drinking water and many other critical human needs. The river is a symbol of life and fertility, considered the lifeblood of mainland Southeast Asia. But for institutions like the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank, the river is a tempting resource that must be exploited. Their plans to create a regional power grid would lay the groundwork for an ambitious program of hydropower development. Power from some of the most controversial dam projects in China, Burma and Laos would be transmitted through the grid to the energy-hungry cities of Thailand and Vietnam. The ADB, World Bank and other institutions are eagerly promoting the regional power grid despite mounting evidence against hydropower. Internationally, hydropower projects have caused tremendous social and environmental problems and have often failed to produce as much power as predicted. In the Mekong region, many projects built during the last decade have left a legacy of damaged livelihoods, cultures and ecosystems in their wake. This devastation will increase if the Mekong power grid goes forward. This paper outlines the threats posed by the regional power grid, the poor experience with hydropower in the basin, and opportunities for sustainably and equitably meeting the region’s energy needs..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Rivers
Format/size: pdf (626.47K)
Date of entry/update: 15 July 2003
ML > Economy > Infrastructure > Energy > Electrical Power: Production and Use > Hydro-electricity > Dams and rivers - articles, reports, resources
Water > Water bodies (global. regional) > Human activities in, on and around Burma's water bodies > Threats to Burma's water bodies and their communities > Dams and other hydropower projects in Burma/Myanmar


Title: New Body to control rice sales and production?
Date of publication: 12 June 2003
Description/subject: Sittwe, 12th June 03: The recent formation of a powerful Rice Control Committee in Burma has raised high concern among the rice growers in Rakhine State in the western part of Burma. The Committee, led by the General Secretary 2 of the State Peace and Development Council junta of Burma, is composed of Minister 1 of the Ministry of Industries, State Minister of Trade and Commerce, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, two representatives from the Association of the Owners of Business Houses, two representatives from the Merchants Association, and two representatives from the Rice Mill Owners Association, according to sources in the agricultural department. Considered as the central committee for control and manipulation of the dealings in rice including export, the newly formed Rice Control Committee has already been dubbed as the newer version of the old rice procurement committees by the growers of rice in the state..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Narinjara news
Format/size: html (6K)
Date of entry/update: 13 June 2003
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 8, No. 156, March 3 - 9, 2003
Date of publication: 09 March 2003
Description/subject: Ditch illusion of quick solution - Pinheiro: THE United Nations special human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, Mr Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, has urged the international community to abandon the "illusion of quick solution" and assist Myanmar in its transition...‘Win, win if work together on drugs’: In a joint move teams from Myanmar and the USA will complete today (March 3) a survey on opium poppy production in Shan State – with a call from the Government urging the US to join more fully in the war against narcotics... Opium output halved: PRODUCTION of opium has halved in Myanmar since 1996, said the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) in its 2002 annual report released last Wednesday... Nouveau riche jump at condo lifestyle: Living in style, owning a prestigious property in an exclusive township (suburb) and being seen as having all the right "toys" is the dream for all Myanmars who have fared well in the business sphere over the past decade... Anti-US sentiment grows: WITH A US-led war on Iraq seeming inevitable, the number of protesters across the world trying to stop, or at least stall, United States President George Bush, grows daily...Plan for new sewage treatment plant: PLANS to build a new sewage treatment plant in Yangon are well underway, according to sources close to the Yangon City Development Committee... FIFA funds work on Mandalay stadium: RENOVATION of a Mandalay football stadium using financial assistance from the Federation of International Football Associations was nearing completion last week... Computerised graphic design courses boom: ENROLMENTS in computer graphic design courses are booming because of the popularity of graphic production in the Myanmar media world... China presents rubber export market: MYANMAR Perennial Crops Enterprise believes that rubber production has very good potential in the local export market... Call for Wushu in Olympics: A Chinese delegation led by sport minister Mr Li Zhijian arrived in Yangon last week for a four-day visit to observe the high standard of Wushu in Myanmar, to increase cooperation between the two countries in the sport, and to help the Chinese push to make wushu an Olympic sport... Popular dictionary reprinted: A POPULAR English-Myanmar dictionary has been reprinted and distributed for the second time... Bangladeshi Prime Minister to visit: THE Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Begum Khaleda Zia, is due to visit Myanmar this month, a diplomatic source said... Ministry offers course in rubber production: A TRAINING course conducted by the Ministry of Agricultural and Irrigation in early March will help create greater interest in rubber production, said a superintendent of the Development Centre for Rubber Technology... Motorcycles encroach on Mandalay bicycle market: BICYCLE sales decreased slightly in Mandalay this year due to an increase in the sales of motorcycles and used bicycles, according to market sources... Export market for health products?: A JAPANESE official has urged Myanmar producers of dietary supplements and natural health products to work with international organisations to seek international markets for their products...Buckwheat to Japan via China: MYANMAR exported 50 tons of buckwheat to Japan last week through China, according to an official from the Japan International Co-operation Agency which helped initiate the cultivation of the opium substitute crop in Shan State... Lead poisoning survey reveals that battery workers face higher risks: WITH the increasing numbers of cars on the road, the incidents of lead poisoning in battery workers could also increase, survey results have revealed... Anti-retroviral drug trials to begin: A HOLLAND-based non-government organisation, Artsen Zonder Grenzen (AZG), is preparing to launch a program that will benefit the AIDS patients, in the advanced stages of the disease... Media must fight HIV/AIDS bias: AN OFFICIAL from the National AIDS Program (NAP) of the Ministry of Health has urged the media to play a greater role in helping eliminate the irrational fears about HIV-AIDS...Japanese funding for Myanmar movie: A JAPANESE film producer and director Koji Shino will recommence production of a US$26 million World War II epic movie called Thway (Blood) after a five-year delay... Film screened to accolades: A MYANMAR film, titled Myself, Others, Men and Women, was screened two weeks ago at the World Film Festival held in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia... Myanmar publishes first sign language dictionary: THE FIRST Myanmar sign language dictionary will be published before the end of the year according to Daw Khin San Yee, the principal of the School for the Deaf in Mandalay...Call for public cooperation to help prevent house fires: THE dry season is coming bringing with it a call for public co-operation to help reduce the incidence of house fires, a prominent officer from the Fire Services Department told Myanmar Times last week... Nurses take care of AIDS orphans: THE Myanmar Nurses Association has embarked on a program for adolescent health care and the care of AIDS affected children in a southern Shan State community...Seminar highlights security risks: MYANMAR businesses should be aware of the security problems faced when taking their entire computer networks online, a seminar was told last week... IT centres flourish in Mandalay: MORE computer training centres are opening for Mandalay schoolchildren during the summer holidays, according to U Thein Htut, President of the Mandalay Computer Scientists Association... Assistants need more training: SALES assistants in many Yangon stores need to be trained to offer better service and hospitality to customers, according to U Thein Shwe, the managing director of La Pyayt Wun Plaza...Women in the workplace - Interviews by Wai Phyo Myint and May Thin Tun...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 January 2006
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 8, No. 146, December 16 - 22 , 2002
Date of publication: 22 December 2002
Description/subject: Support at highest level shown for Tuesday Club: A SENIOR minister has praised the role of a club established by private investors to foster better understanding with key members of the government and its ministries... We’ll beat opium, amphetamine vows S1 as poppy harvest dives: OPIUM production was at its lowest level in 14 years, Secretary 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, General Khin Nyunt, said last week... Night flights proposed to move more travellers: THE Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has proposed the introduction of night flights to increase the carrying capacity of the three domestic carriers... Rain will not affect paddy harvest, assures agriculture agency official: RAIN during the past six weeks would not affect the paddy harvest because of precautionary measures taken by farmers, a senior official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation said last week... Govt dismisses claim by Thai army officer: THE government has dismissed an accusation by a senior Thai army officer that Myanmar soldiers were involved in making methamphetamine pills and smuggling them into Thailand... Sales soar for Christmas decorations: THE approach of one of the most important events on the Christian calendar has triggered a surge in sales of Christmas decorations, retailers and wholesalers said last week... US plans more aid to four Asean members: THE United States would support development in Myanmar and the three other newer members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as part of a plan to expand cooperation with the regional grouping, a senior Bush administration official said last week... Dearth of sports medicine specialists in Myanmar: MYANMAR needs more sport medicine specialists, the chief medical officer at the Department of Sport and Physical Education, Dr Thein Nyunt, said last week... Govt puts more diesel on market: THE government has increased the amount of diesel available for sale in a move aimed at bringing down the price of commodities and travel costs through lower transport expenses, a Ministry of Energy official said last week... Photo contests: PROMINENT photographers are hesitant to participate in contests because of a requirement that they surrender their negatives to sponsors of the events, regardless of whether they win a prize, an article in Living Color magazine said... Workshop earns praise from education official: AN Asia-Pacific workshop which ended in Yangon last week had enabled Myanmar to strengthen relations with specialists in the non-formal education sector throughout the region, a senior education official said... Nation nears polio-free certification: MYANMAR is heading for an important health care milestone when it is expected to be certified free of polio next February... Universities reach agreement to collaborate on agricultural studies, research projects: UNIVERSITIES in Myanmar and Australia which specialise in agricultural studies are to strengthen relations under an agreement which provides for the development of joint study and research programs, and academic and student exchanges. .. Mayor’s canteens plea: The City Mayor, U Ko Lay, has called for greater efforts by basic educational schools throughout Yangon to ensure that hygienic, nutritious food is available at their canteens... Market festival: TRADITIONAL Myanmar snacks will be a feature of a New Year festival at one of Yangon’s main commercial centres and tourist attractions, Bogyoke Aung San Market. More than 20 types of snacks will be on sale in the main building of the market during the five-day festival... Cooperatives Dept fair: A TRADE fair being held by the Department of Cooperatives early next year is aimed at securing more markets for import substitution products. The fair will feature about 200 booths, with about half each from the private sector and cooperatives associations from throughout the country... A tele-conference first: STUDENTS at Magwe Institute of Medicine will begin receiving instruction from lecturers in Yangon next year through a tele-conference link which provides for two-way communication. The link, the first of its kind in Myanmar, was devised as a solution to providing enough qualified lecturers at the campus, which is about 300 miles north of Yangon... 23 duped in Shanghai scam: AUTHORITIES in China’s eastern city of Shanghai have detained a man suspected of swindling several hundred thousand yuan from people promised jobs in Myanmar, state media and officials said last week... Reporting fires can save lives: A GOVERNMENT official has urged the public to quickly alert the authorities when fires occur to minimise the threat to lives and property... Applications increase for gardening courses: COURSES in gardening and landscaping are a good way of raising public awareness in the importance of environmental issues, says the president of the Myanmar Floriculturist Association, U Nyunt Pe... S Korea to provide training: SOUTH Korea has decided to provide more training to Myanmar health care professionals in diagnostic therapy for tuberculosis and the production of hepatitis B vaccine... December deluge a rare event: THE downpour that drenched Yangon last week was unusual, said a senior meteorologist... Asian countries need help to curb money laundering: REGIONAL countries need the latest expertise and equipment to effectively investigate the laundering of funds earned from illegal activities, a senior police officer said earlier this month... Meeting backs marketing plan for regional railway: A MEETING in Yangon last week agreed that an intensive marketing campaign was needed to attract investors for a proposed US$2.5 billion railway link between Singapore and Kunming in China.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 January 2006
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol.6, No. 119, June 10 - 16, 2002
Date of publication: 16 June 2002
Description/subject: Millions of children lose their birthright: AN estimated 50 million babies were not registered at their birth in 2000, denying them an official identity, nationality and name, a new UN report has warned... Massive 3000 ton jade boulder a gift to Myanmar government: THE PA-O National Peace group has donated a massive 3000-ton jade boulder, discovered two years ago, to the government late last month... Shock as gunmen slay 3 students in Thai schoolbus attack: THAILAND last Wednesday stepped up a manhunt for three mystery gunmen who killed three children when they ambushed a schoolbus as the country was left reeling with shock at the attack... Seizure of illegal timber a blow to illicit trading: ILLEGAL lumber and timber products were seized in several towns of Myanmar in the latest operation to curb illicit timber extraction and trading, a State-owned paper reported last week... SURA rebels face all-out attack: THE United Shan Revolutionary Army came under heavy attack by Myanmar troops last week, after Myanmar military said last Tuesday that it was to launch an offensive to recapture military outposts in Shan state seized by SURA last month... Up in flames - 290t of poppy: IN a show of its determination to tackle opium growing in the northern part of Myanmar the government last week destroyed a massive 290 tons of opium poppy seed in Shan State and immediately called for acknowledgement from the Bush Administration for its drug eradication program... Key witness reported news of coup threat: THE key prosecution witness in the treason case against former leader U Ne Win’s relatives said last Wednesday the accused revealed their plot to overthrow the government directly to him... No anti-trust law in the jungle: SOME un-named hands were monopolising the pepper market in the Rakhine State, wrote a regular columnist of Myanma Dana Business magazine... Myanmar War Veterans’ Organisation: IN AN expansion of the program launched by the Myanmar War Veteran’s Organisation (MWVO) last August, the relatives of war veterans and serving Myanmar soldiers are now allowed to take overseas job opportunities in Malaysia... Police forge anti-terrorism agreement: ASEAN police chiefs forged an agreement last Thursday to combat terrorism and crackdown on a raft of transnational crimes including money laundering, drugs and human trafficking... Donations for seamen: MYANMAR veteran merchant seamen, members of Myanmar Overseas Seafarers Association (MOSA), and a seaman agent company donated some Kyat 2.6 million for the welfare of Myanmar merchant seamen last Thursday at Department of Marine Administration... International secretarial diploma course: THE FIRST internationally recognised secretarial diploma course will be conducted at Myanmar Computer Company Limited (MCC) and Yangon Institute of Economics in June... 9 members of NLD released: MYANMAR’S government said last Wednesday it had freed nine jailed members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD)... Seminar planned on eco-tourism: A NATIONAL Seminar on Sustainable Development of Eco-tourism’ will be held at the Lacquer Wares Institute in Bagan on June 26... Palm oil expellers and refineries urgently required in Taninthayi: OIL EXPELLERS and refineries are urgently required as the oil palm trees in some of the cultivated areas in southern Taninthayi Division have started to yield bunches ready to be extracted, an official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation said... Missions offer free language classes: In Myanmar, the number of youths who wish to learn a foreign language, especially English, is growing year by year and they are relying more and more on Buddhist missions... Myanmar-Japan alumni form official association: MYANMAR Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA) was officially established late last month. MAJA comprises former Myanmar scholarship students who had studied in Japan... Kandawgyi National Garden flourishes: One of Myanmar’s growing number of eco-tourism companies is promoting Kandawgyi National Garden situated in Pyin-Oo-Lwin, 44 miles Northeast of Mandalay, a company spokesperson said... Push for Asean nations to hasten abolition of tariff barriers: SOUTHEAST Asian nations should advance their 2010 deadline for dismantling all tariff barriers to cope with rising competition for investments, Asean secretary-general Rodolfo Severino proposed last Wednesday... East-West Economic Corridor a step closer: SOUTHEAST Asian countries dream of roads and railways that could span the region, efficiently moving people and goods, as they build a free-trade area that could encompass China within the next 10 years, and perhaps even India as well... MFI awarded gold trophy for quality: Myanma Foodstuff Industries of the Ministry of Industry-1 was chosen to receive this year’s International Trophy for Quality from the Trade Leaders’ Club... Training centre for the blind expands: THE construction of two new buildings at a training centre for the blind has been completed and they are due to open this month to assist with life-skill training.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 January 2006
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 115, May 13 - 19 , 2002
Date of publication: 13 May 2002
Description/subject: A collector’s gift to the nation: DURING the 20 years that U Tin Maung Aye has been collecting Myanmar antiquities he has acquired some fine examples of the nation’s cultural heritage... China’s improving air safety record marred by second crash in a month: A SECOND fatal crash by a Chinese airline in less than a month may deal a blow to confidence in China’s improving air safety record at a sensitive time, analysts said last Wednesday... Yangon court resumes case against family of U Ne Win: SPECIAL tribunals appointed to hear charges against a son-in-law and three grandsons of former president U Ne Win have been adjourned to May 15 after the four defendants said they were yet to appoint lawyers...Y Nation progresses towardsunity and reconciliation: IN A major step towards national reconciliation, the government has lifted restrictions on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi after 19 months of being confined to her lakeside home on University Avenue... Vietnam leader’s visit boosts bilateral ties: A VISIT to Myanmar last week by the President of Vietnam, Mr Tran Duc Luong, was hailed as a "new landmark" in bilateral relations... Agriculture dominates Minister’s China trip: COOPERATION in a range of agricultural ventures was discussed during a visit to China by a six-member delegation led by the Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Maj-Gen Nyunt Tin... Government intervention sees gold prices plummet: GOVERNMENT intervention in the gold market has resulted in a big fall in the price of the precious metal... Thai shops get help against superstores: THE Thai government plans to set up an advocacy body to help retailers resist fierce competition from foreign superstores that now control 40 per cent of the domestic market... UN agency ups AIDS budget: THE United Nations Children’s Fund plans to spend US$2.5 million on HIV-AIDS awareness and prevention activities in Myanmar this year, an increase of $1 million on its earlier proposed budget... Seven companies working to upgrade Yangon-Mandalay Union Highway: THE Public Works Department says smooth progress is being made by the seven private companies chosen to improve 372 miles of the 440-mile Yangon-Mandalay Union Highway... Shrimp farm project a 7.1 tonne success: THE Department of Fisheries has hailed the success of an environmentally friendly shrimp culture project at its farm at Kyauktan in Yangon Division... The road to success: An entrepreneur in Rakhine State, U Hla Myint, says taking one step after another has been one of his main strategies for success... Competition in exercise book market is good news for consumers: AS the long summer holiday draws to an end, the makers and distributors of school exercise books are preparing for their busiest time of the year... Surrender ceremony: THE 85 members of a separatist group which operated in Rakhine State surrendered to the authorities earlier this month, a government statement said... KNU attacks pipelines: THE government says the Karen National Union was responsible for two recent acts of sabotage which damaged pipelines supplying gas to a government cement factory at Myainggalay in Kayin State.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 114, May 6 - 12 , 2002
Date of publication: 12 May 2002
Description/subject: Bangkok calls for timely solutions to border issues: LAST month’s visit to Thailand by Gen Maung Aye, the Vice Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council has prompted reaction from Thai business people and government officials... World Cup, promotions send TV sales soaring: SALES of televisions have risen sharply in recent months because of special promotional campaigns and the prospect of watching the World Cup... Look outwards, Goh tells Asean: SINGAPORE Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has expressed impatience over the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for being slow in building trade links outside the regional bloc... Hotels score points with football fans: HOTELS in Yangon are finalising preparations to provide customers with live coverage of World Cup tournament matches in South Korea and Japan... Scores sign on for internet service: BAGAN Cybertech is celebrating a successful launch to its internet and intranet service... Thailand visit hailed as a ‘great success’: THE Government says a visit to Thailand late last month by the Vice Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Gen Maung Aye, was a "great success."... Pharmaceuticals firms urged to raise output: A DEPUTY Minister of Health, Professor Dr Mya Oo, has urged pharmaceutical companies to boost production... Ocean research ship pays visit from India: A RESEARCH ship from India visited Yangon last week as part of a joint India-Myanmar oceanographic survey project launched nine years ago... Increased plantings and higher yields create optimistic outlook for key crops: THE Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation says rice production for the 12 months to March 2003 is expected to exceed 14 million tonnes, an increase of about one million tonnes over the previous year... Business people from China form chamber to promote cooperation: YANGON-BASED business people from China have formed an organisation to promote cooperation among members and enhance relations with the Myanmar business community... MWEA urged to improve the lot of women: SECRETARY 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt, has urged the Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs Association to speed up its efforts to improve the social and economic well being of women... Red Cross meet discusses disaster planning: TRAINING in first aid was essential for communities in areas prone to natural... Motivating English language students the key to success: ENSURING that students remain motivated is essential for successfully teaching a foreign language, a conference in Yangon has been told... $1.2m in gem and jade sales expected: SALES totalling about US$1.2 million are expected from a four-day gem and jade emporium which begins in Yangon on May 14... Kyaukse sees $1.7m factory commissioned: PRODUCTION of sewing machines is due to start this month at a US$1.7 million factory in Mandalay Division built with loan funds from the Indian government... Myanmar Overseas Seafarers’ Assoc. inaugurated: AN organisation formed late last month to protect the interests of merchant seamen expects to attract more than 30,000 members, a government official has predicted... Maritime & Aerospace Uni’s seek enrolments: THE selection of students and academic staff for Myanmar’s new Maritime University and Aerospace Engineering University has begun, in readiness for the institutions’ launch in August... Expatriate Pakistanis cast vote in plebiscite: MORE than 100 people from Yangon’s Pakistani community were able to vote last week in a referendum on President Gen Pervez Musharraf’s political future, a diplomatic source said... Yangon mountaineering team conquer 10,450 Lonkrumadin: A MOUNTAINEERING team battled raging torrents and food and water shortages during a successful attempt to climb a snow-capped peak in Kachin State near the border with India last month.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006
RR > News - Private sector publications produced under censorship restrictions > Weekly magazines > "[The] Myanmar Times" > "The Myanmar Times" (English) 2002


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 108, March 25 - 31, 2002
Date of publication: 31 March 2002
Description/subject: Determination sees doctor’s orphanage dream come true: AN ORPHANAGE which can accommodate up to 100 children has opened in Yangon thanks to the generosity of the partners in the Yadana gas project and the determination of a French woman to ease the plight of the homeless. The US$170,000 orphanage at Mingaladon, about 15 miles from downtown Yangon, was funded mainly by the TotalFinaElf Exploration and Production Myanmar company. But the opening of the Yadana Foster Home last week was the realisation of a dream for Dr Dominique Viallard, a driving force behind the project, whose partner is the company’s general manager...MPT targets 100,000 users in GSM launch: THE long-awaited launch of a GSM (Global System for Mobile) network has taken place, paving the way for the release of 100,000 handset licences in Yangon and Mandalay... Breakthrough on ILO liaison officer: THE Government and the International Labour Organisation have reached agreement on appointing an ILO Liaison Officer in Myanmar not later than June... UN envoy Razali postpones visit: THE UN special envoy to Myanmar, Mr Razali Ismail, was was due to arrive in Yangon on March 19 for a four-day visit, on what would have been his seventh mission since being appointed to the position in April 2000... Coup plot: More evidence unveiled: THE Government has revealed that more than 70 walkie talkie radios and bullet proof vests were among equipment seized from a military officer involved in the coup attempt by the son-in-law and three grandsons of former president, U Ne Win... Government accuses rebels of plotting smear campaign: THE Government last week accused a Shan insurgent group of plotting a smear campaign against it in collusion with the Thai military... Physios need bigger role, says specialist: A SINGAPORE specialist says Myanmar physiotherapists should be playing a greater role in helping to rehabilitate stroke patients... Massive fire destroys MAPT headquarters: OFFICIALS say tens of millions of kyat in damage was caused by a huge fire which engulfed the head office of Myanma Agricultural Produce Trading in downtown Yangon on Sunday, March 17. Locally-built train due in service next month while production of 10-ton trucks increases: A SECOND locally-designed and built train is expected to go into service early next month, Myanmar Railways said last week... Minister announces 16 per cent rise in Myanmar tourist arrivals: AN increasing number of tourists are travelling to Myanmar through border checkpoints, according to figures released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism... Indigenous tigers face extinction: naturalist: URGENT action was needed to conserve Myanmar’s tiger population, an American naturalist has told a meeting in Yangon... Kato’s resignation won’t affect Shan crop substitution project: A CLOSE political ally of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and strong supporter of Myanmar’s buckwheat project has resigned from Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. .. New Israeli ambassador keen to promote trade, agriculture ties: THE newly-appointed Israeli ambassador, Mr Yaacov Avrahamy, is keen to expand opportunities for trade and investment...Foundation welcomes labour ward changes: A SINGAPORE gynaecolo-gist has welcomed the increasing use of equipment in Myanmar’s hospital delivery wards... Myanmar trade urged to value-add gemstones: MYANMAR has been urged to add-value to gems to increase earnings from exports... MPT to double public phone booths in city: MYANMA Posts and Telecommunications plans to install up to another 500 public telephone booths in Yangon in the coming months, bringing the total in the capital to about 1000... Bird exhibition aims to promote conservation: NEARLY 1000 different species are on show at Myanmar’s first bird exhibition at the Ministry of Forestry on Bayintnaung Road, Insein Township...New dam in Bago Division A K2063 million dam which will enable about 30,000 acres to be irrigated was due to be officially opened in Gyobingauk Township in Bago Division on March 24...Seafarers to band together: A MERCHANT seamen’s association to be formed in April will strengthen the bargaining power of seafarers when they negotiate with foreign shipping companies, U Soe Win, the director general of the Department of Marine Administration said...New Myanmar map released THE Design Printing Services company has released the eighth edition of its popular Tourist Map of Myanmar...Bangladeshi mission in Yangon THE Bangladesh Commerce Minister, Mr Amir Chowdhury, is leading a 41-member business delegation on a visit to Yangon this week which coincides with a trade fair being held by the Bangladesh embassy.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006
RR > News - Private sector publications produced under censorship restrictions > Weekly magazines > "[The] Myanmar Times" > "The Myanmar Times" (English) 2002


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 107, March 18 - 24, 2001 March 18 - 24, 2001
Date of publication: 24 March 2002
Description/subject: Coup plot thwarted: A son-in-law and three grandsons of former president U Ne Win were arrested after the government foiled a coup attempt...Illegal equipment seized: ILLEGAL communications devices were seized in the compound of a hotel linked to the detained relatives of U Ne Win, Maj-Gen Kyaw Win, the deputy chief of Military Intelligence told a media conference last Tuesday... Prices paid for medicinal herbs soar: THE price of many of Myanmar’s traditional herbal medicines has risen dramatically owing to rapid changes in the export and import market... YCDC to hold troupe dance contest: YANGON City Development Committee will award prizes totalling more than K7 million for traditional music and dance performances and a decorative vehicle competition to be held during the Thingyan festival next month... Pharmaceutical industry moves to form Asean trade association: The local pharmaceutical industry has welcomed a move to establish an Asean industrial association which could lead to lower prices for medicine in Myanmar... New rice bran oil mill to meet local demand: THE first rice bran oil mill for upper Myanmar is under construction to control the need for edible oil imports by fulfilling the domestic demand... Local maritime training courses under scrutiny: A BRITISH specialist spent about 10 days in Myanmar last month to ensure that training courses provided to seafarers conform to standards laid down by the International Maritime Organisation... Myanmar Theology Institute turns 75: THE Diamond Jubilee of Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT) was held from March 13 to March 16 last week on the Seminary Hill compound, Insein Township, about 8 miles from downtown... Myanma Gems Emporium sees record sales over US$20 million: ORGANISERS are delighted with the unexpectedly high sales at last week’s 39th Myanma Gems Emporium... Myanmar teak provides finish for luxury liner: A LUXURY ocean liner which began its maiden voyage last week has been fitted with about 3500 square metres of teak from Myanmar, according to a report in a Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet... Ministry pushes cluster dam projects: U Hla Kyaw, a director at Department of Agricultural Planning, told Myanmar Times last week that the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has so far built 57 cluster dams since 1982... UN: Release of detainees positive step: THE United Nations special envoy to Myanmar on human rights, Mr Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, has welcomed the government’s decision to release dozens of women from prisons in the past month, calling it a "positive step".
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006
RR > News - Private sector publications produced under censorship restrictions > Weekly magazines > "[The] Myanmar Times" > "The Myanmar Times" (English) 2002


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 102, February 11 - 17, 2002
Date of publication: 17 February 2002
Description/subject: Daewoo poised to launch gas venture: SOUTH Korean industrial giant Daewoo is expected to begin drilling operations for oil and gas at a reserve off Myanmar’s west coast by the end of this year, a senior government official said last week...Gems centre for Yangon: MYANMA Gems Enterprise plans to open what it says will be the country’s first sales centre to offer gems and jade throughout the year... Education a powerful weapon for helping the poor, conference told: EDUCATION and skills development are among the most powerful tools for reducing poverty, former Philippines president Fidel Ramos told a regional conference in Yangon last week... Rural development key to eradicating poverty: FM: RURAL development remained central to poverty eradication efforts in Myanmar, Foreign Minister U Win Aung told a regional conference in Yangon last week.,, Call for action on copyright laws: MEMBERS of the legal profession have called for copyright laws to be updated and more resources devoted to protecting intellectual property... Thai FM’s visit paves way for closer business links: MYANMAR and Thailand have paved the way for increased bilateral trade and investment by signing an agreement on avoiding double taxation... Envoy urges action on investment: MYANMAR has enormous potential for economic development because of its natural and human resources, the South Korean ambassador, Mr Chung Jung-gum, said last week... Karaoke craze sends local video industry soaring: THE rapid growth in the popularity of karaoke has contributed to a boom in Myanmar’s video industry... Merchants groups urged for cotton and sugarcane: COORDINATION is essential for the long-term development of the cotton and sugarcane industries, the Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Major-General Nyunt Tin, has told a meeting of farmers and traders... Indian software firm offers e-banking solution: TAKING advantage of recent developments in Myanmar’s information technology sector, a foreign computer company has held a seminar to introduce its banking software to local bankers... Strong demand forces MICT Park expansion: EXPANSION plans for Myanmar Information Communication Technology Park in Yangon are moving ahead quickly due to strong demand from the IT sector... Jaggery enjoys sweet success on China market: STEADILY growing demand in China for Myanmar jaggery (palm sugar) has resulted in prices rising by more than 600 per cent over the past three years... Jute industry welcomes jump in export demand: A JUTE industry official has welcomed a surge in demand for the product from China... Ethics and money: Dr Daw Myint Myint Khin, a retired medical specialist, expressed her opinion about making money from pharmaceuticals... Free trade zone backed at Bangladesh meeting: INCREASED cooperation among China, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar – including a potential free trade zone – could invigorate the regional economy, officials and experts said at the start of a conference in Dhaka last week... Resort island retreat for Asean foreign ministers: THAILAND will host a two-day retreat for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) foreign ministers in the resort island of Phuket on February 20-21, officials said last Thursday.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 February 2006
RR > News - Private sector publications produced under censorship restrictions > Weekly magazines > "[The] Myanmar Times" > "The Myanmar Times" (English) 2002


Title: Effects of Increasing Cropping Intensity on Rice Production in Myanmar
Date of publication: 11 January 2002
Description/subject: Keywords: Cropping systems, field survey, nutrient use efficiency, rice diseases. "Rice (Oryza sativa L.) growing under irrigated (28%), rainfed (70%) and upland (2%) conditions is by far the most important staple for Myanmar�s 48 million people of which 75% directly depend on farming. Following the Land Utilisation and Tenancy Acts (1953) the number of farmers with large holdings has substantially decreased and today�s average farm size equals 2 ha with a paddy yield of merely 2.8 t ha-1. As a result of rising internal demand due to population increases, the quantity of rice Myanmar exported to neighbouring countries steadily declined despite increased efforts to intensify rice production by the introduction of early-maturing, N-responsive, non-photosensitive, semidwarf cultivars. Double and triple cropping systems of rice, as increasingly practised throughout Southeast Asia, require optimum control of water and nutrients both of which are major impediments to higher rice yields in Myanmar where annual average inputs of mineral fertilisers amount to only 17.8 kg ha-1..."
Author/creator: Soe Soe Thein, Tin Aye Aye Naing, M. Finckh, A. Buerkert
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Symposium: Sustaining Food Security and Managing Natural Resources in Southeast Asia - Challenges for the 21st Century
Format/size: pdf (47K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003
ML > Agriculture > Crops > Rice


Title: THE ART AND CULTURE OF BURMA - Chapter 4: The Post Pagan Period.Part 1 - 14th To 20th Centuries
Date of publication: 2002
Description/subject: B. The Ava Period c. 1287 –1752 AD 1.Introduction "The city of Ava was established in 1364 at the confluence of the Irrawaddy and the Myitnge rivers, a site of considerable economic importance because it was the gateway to the vast irrigated rice fields of Kyaukse that lay south of the Irrawaddy and were drained by the Myitnge. Kyaukse had been first settled and developed by the Burmese prior to the Pagan Period. Since it was the economic base for upper Burma as well as the Burmese homeland, control of this area was of particular concern to the Burmese kings. Consequently, many of the post Pagan capitols in Upper Burma were located in this area on either side of the major westward bend of the Irrawaddy. Importantly, the Sagaign hills, just northwest of the bend, became an important location for monastic communities, a great center of Buddhist learning that also offered the possibility of sanctuary to townsmen in case of attack..."
Author/creator: Richard M. Cooler
Language: English
Source/publisher: Northern Illinois University
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www.seasite.niu.edu/burmese/Cooler/BurmaArt_TOC.htm (Table of Contents)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003
ML > Archaeology > Archaeology - Ava (Inwa)


Title: Historical Geography of Burma: Creation of enduring patterns in the Pyu period
Date of publication: October 2001
Description/subject: "Pyu civilization flourished during most of the first millennium AD at an urban and complex level, and three patterns established by the Pyu were to leave major imprints on the historical geography of Burma that endured until the late nineteenth century, when the colonial conquest transformed the country demographically and economically. Firstly, the Pyu preferred settlement in the Dry Zone, particularly in the valleys of the tributaries of Burma's greatest rivers; secondly, there was development of a repertoire of Pyu irrigation works operating on a variety of scales and firmly imbedded in social structures as well as in these particular environments and economies; and thirdly, at a time of dominance of Mahayana sects in Indian Buddhism, the Pyus adopted Theravada Buddhism, thereby striking a note that has reverberated in Burma ever since..."
Author/creator: Janice Stargardt
Language: English
Source/publisher: Newsletter, Issue 25, International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003
ML > Archaeology > Archaeology - Pyu
Agriculture > Irrigation


Title: Report of the World Commission on Dams
Date of publication: November 2000
Description/subject: Introductory Pages - PDF (823k) Chair’s Preface Commissioners’ Foreword Table of Contents List of Tables List of Figures List of Boxes Acknowledgements Acronyms and Abbreviations Executive Summary - PDF (142k) Chapter 1: Water, Development and Large Dams - PDF (1,358k) Water and Development Development and Large Dams Large Dams as Instruments of Development Problems Associated with Large Dams Understanding the Large Dams Debate Fulfilling the WCD Mandate – Process and Methodology PART I: THE WCD GLOBAL REVIEW OF LARGE DAMS Chapter 2: Technical, Financial and Economic Performance - PDF (603k) Structure and Methodology Construction Costs and Schedules Irrigation Dams Hydropower Dams Water Supply Dams Flood Control Dams Multi-Purpose Dams Physical Sustainability Issues Findings and Lessons Chapter 3: Ecosystems and Large Dams: Environmental Performance - PDF (571k) Terresterial Ecosystems and Biodiversity Greenhouse Gas Emissions Downstream Aquatic Ecosystems and Biodiversity Floodplain Ecosystems Fisheries Ecosystem Enhancement Cumulative Impacts Anticipating and Responding to Ecosystem Impacts Findings and Lessons Chapter 4: People and Large Dams: Social Performance - PDF (914k) Socio-Economic Impacts through the Project and Planning Cycle Displacement of People and Livelihoods Indigenous Peoples Downstream Livelihoods Gender Cultural Heritage Human Health Equity and the Distribution of Costs and Benefits Findings and Lessons Chapter 5: Options for Water and Energy Resources - PDF (621k) Development Agriculture and Irrigation Energy and Electricity Water Supply Integrated Flood Management Findings and Lessons Chapter 6: Decision-Making, Planning and Institutions - PDF (419k) Decision-Making and the Political Economy of Large Dams Role of Foreign Assistance Planning and Evaluation Compliance Findings and Lessons PART II: THE WAY FORWARD Chapter 7: Enhancing Human Development: Rights, Risks and Negotiated Outcomes - PDF (417k) From Global Review to Future Practise Sustainable Human Development – A Global Framework Trends and Challenges in Applying the New Development Framework Rights and Risks – an Improved Tool for Decision-Making Negotiated Agreements on the Basis of Rights and Risks Conclusion Chapter 8: Strategic Priorities – A New Policy Framework for the Development of Water and Energy Resources - PDF (687k) Gaining Public Acceptance Comprehensive Options Assessment Addressing Existing Dams Sustaining Rivers and Livelihoods Recognising Entitlements and Sharing Benefits Ensuring Compliance Sharing Rivers for Peace, Development and Security Chapter 9: Criteria and Guidelines – Applying the Strategic Priorities - PDF (507k) Five Key Decision Points: The WCD Criteria A Special Case: Dams in the Pipeline A Set of Guidelines for Good Practice Chapter 10: Beyond the Commission- An Agenda for Change - PDF (150k) Strategic Entry Points for Follow-up Taking the Initiative – Institutional Responses Continuing the Dialogue A Call to Action A Comment - Medha Patkar - PDF (86k) ANNEXES I Bibliography PDF (124k) II Glossary PDF (125k) III WCD Work Programme – Approach and Methodology PDF (128k) IV Reports in the WCD Knowledge Base PDF (131k) V Dams, Water and Energy – A Statistical Profile PDF (196k) VI United Nations Declarations PDF (153k) VII Members of the World Commission on Dams PDF (118k) VIII A Profile of the WCD Secretariat PDF (60k) INDEX - PDF (80k) Inter-chapter photocollages from the book - PDF (3,507k)
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Commission on Dams
Format/size: pdf -- Main report, 7.159MB; Annexes, 990K
Date of entry/update: 21 July 2004
ML > Water > Water bodies (global. regional) > Human activities on/in water-bodies > Dams and other hydropower projects (global, regional)


Title: SALWEEN WATCH UPDATE Vol. 8
Date of publication: October 2000
Description/subject: 1. CONTROVERSY DOGS BURMA’S SALWEEN DAM; 2. ARMY WIPING OUT POPULATION IN THE FLOOD AREA OF THE DAM PROJECT, SAY VILLAGERS; 3. WAS APPLYING FOR LOGGING CONCESSION IN THE SALWEEN DAM AREA; 4. CHINA EXIMBANK HELPS FUND MYANMAR POWER STATION; 5. JAPAN AND PLANS FOR THE TASANG DAM ON BURMA’S SALWEEN RIVER; 6. IRRIGATION DAM CAUSES DISPOSSESSION OF MONS; 7. PAK MOOL COST MORE THAN IT'S WORTH.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Salween Watch
Format/size: html (131K)
Date of entry/update: 24 May 2003
ML > Economy > Infrastructure > Energy > Electrical Power: Production and Use > Hydro-electricity > Dams and rivers - Salween Watch


Title: NLD Statement 15/99
Date of publication: 26 January 1999
Description/subject: "In Mindon township of Magwe Division, (since 1996), though the digging of irrigation canals was done by contract, because of shortage of funds, the people of the area were forced to dig 200-500 pits per village at the rate of Kyats 70 per pit. Not having the expertise themselves, they had to hire others at the rate of Kyats 200. We have received this information..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: National League for Democracy (NLD)
Format/size: pdf (37K)
Date of entry/update: 18 May 2009
ML > National League for Democracy (NLD) > NLD Statements (English) > NLD Statements (English) 1999


Title: Upland Agriculture, Myanmar
Date of publication: 1999
Description/subject: "Myanmar is the largest Asian mainland country excluding India and China. Its land area is 676 577 sq. km divided into seven states and seven divisions. The population is estimated at 46 million, of whom 75% live in rural areas. Agriculture dominates the economy constituting 36% of the GDP in 1998 and 35% of export earnings. There is great potential for expansion of arable land. In 1998 only 12 million of the available 18 million hectares were cultivated. Rice, beans, pulses and sugar cane are the principal crops. Rice alone accounts for 25% of the GDP in Myanmar. The per capita GDP is 220 USD (in 1995) and makes Myanmar one of the Least Developed Countries. But the country has substantial human resources and economic potential including underdeveloped arable lands, resources to expand irrigation and energy supply capacity as well as natural gas, marine resources and mineral wealth...Of all the GMS countries Myanmar has the greatest potential to expand its agricultural production area. There is also great potential for increasing exports of field and horticultural crops. The policy framework encourages foreign investment in the sector and promotes export-driven agricultural sector growth. This creates an enabling environment for diversifying and intensifying agricultural production, which is of benefit to the remote watershed development initiatives of concern to us. Major issues to consider in planning an upland development initiative relate to access to support services in the agricultural as well as social sectors. Access to production inputs (seed, fertilisers, livestock, machinery, etc.), and rural services such as credit, markets and agricultural extension vary and have a significant impact on the development potential of a community..."
Author/creator: Eija Pehu
Language: English
Source/publisher: Regional Environmental Technical Assistance 5771 Poverty Reduction & Environmental Management in Remote Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Watersheds Project (Phase I).
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003
ML > Agriculture > Agriculture in Burma/Myanmar: general and research


Title: Myanmar: Aquatic Resources
Date of publication: 1999
Description/subject: Geography and population� Climate and water resources: Climate; River basins and water resources; Lakes and dams; Water withdrawal� Irrigation and drainage development� Institutional environment� . Trends in water resources management� . Main sources of information.
Language: English
Source/publisher: FAO
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 August 2004
ML > Water > Water resources of Burma/Myanmar


Title: An Economic Assessment of the Myanmar Rice Sector: Current Developments and Prospects
Date of publication: February 1998
Description/subject: ARKANSAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION Division of Agriculture University of Arkansas February 1998 Research Bulletin 958 2.0 STATUS OF AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT: IN MYANMAR; 2.1 Natural Resources of Myanmar; 2.2 Social and Economic Conditions in Myanmar; 2.3 General Overview of Rice Sector Development; 2.3.1 Historical Development of Rice Production; 2.3.2 Current Development of Rice Production; 3.0 RICE POLICY IN MYANMAR: 3.1 British Colonial Policy, 1885-1948; 3.2 Post-Independence Policy, 1948-1962; 3.3 Socialist Republic Government Policy, 1962-1988; 3.4 State Law and Order Restoration Council, 1988 to Present; 4.0 DESCRIPTION OF RICE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS IN MYANMAR: 4.1 Methods of Rice Cultivation; 4.2 Rice Variety Use and Production Constraints; 4.3 Risks in Deep-Water Rice Farming; 4.4 Problems in Input Supply. 5.0 RICE MARKETING IN MYANMAR: 5.1 Farm Marketing; 5.2 Rice Milling; 5.3 Transport and Storage; 5.4 Production Costs and Marketing Margins; 5.5 Rice Consumption; 5.6 Rice Exports. 6.0 CAPACITY OF LAND AND WATER RESOURCES TO INCREASE RICE PRODUCTION: 6.1 Capacity of Land Resources to Increase Rice Production; 6.2 Capacity of Water Resources to Increase Rice Production; 6.3 Importance of Developing Irrigation. 7.0 COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE OF MYANMAR RICE PRODUCTION: 7.1 Production Response to New Technology; 7.2 Constraints to Increase Technology Use in Rice Production; 7.3 Rice Supply Cost; 7.3.1 Farm Gate Cost; 7.3.2 FOB Export Cost. 8.0 PROJECTIONS FOR THE FUTURE: 8.1 Factors Determining Growth of Rice Production; 8.2 Evidence of Possible Short-Term Increased Production ; 8.3 Outlook for Myanmar Export Market...
Author/creator: Kenneth B. Young, Gail L. Cramer and Eric J. Wailes
Language: English
Source/publisher: Division of Agriculture University of Arkansas
Format/size: pdf (382K) 88 pages
Alternate URLs: http://arkansasagnews.uark.edu/958.pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003
ML > Agriculture > Crops > Rice
Agriculture > Irrigation


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 22 December 1997
Date of publication: 22 December 1997
Description/subject: (1) Secretary-l inspects construction of main road, renovation of Shwedagon Pagoda (2) Secretary-2 looks into construction of Aung Zeya Bridge (3) Minister for Foreign Affairs leaves to attend ASEAN Environmental Affairs Ministerial Meeting (4) Military Code of Conduct Written and Oral Exams (5) Factories under Ministry of Industry-1 inspected (6) Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation oversees dam projects in Sagaing Division (7) Minister inspects Zaungtu Hydro-electric Power Project
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (76K)
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2009
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Text versions of news items from "The New Light of Myanmar" > Text versions of news items from "The New Light of Myanmar" 1997 (OBL archive)


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 15 December 1997
Date of publication: 15 December 1997
Description/subject: (1) Families of Tatmadaw, well-wishers offer robes, dry rations to Sarthintaiks in Shwepyitha Township (2) Minister for Transport inspects wharves at Yangon Port (3) Minister for Commerce discusses new paddy purchase systems in Kungyangon, Twantay (4) Appointment of Ambassador of Austria agreed (5) Advanced Training Course 1/97 for Skilled Construction Workers for dispatch to Singapore opens (6) Cornerstone laid for construction of three-storey Thathanayanthi Kyaungsaung (7) Myanmar second in Chiangmai World Women's Weightlifting C'ship (8) Minister for Electric Power inspects installation of new transformers (9) Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation tours Shan State, Mandalay Division
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (15K)
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2009
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Text versions of news items from "The New Light of Myanmar" > Text versions of news items from "The New Light of Myanmar" 1997 (OBL archive)


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 13 December 1997
Date of publication: 13 December 1997
Description/subject: (1) Donations invited for International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University Project (2) Yangon International Airport Extension Project in progress (3) Enforcing to obey the laws and discipline is safeguarding human society (4) Ministers inspect factories in Dagon Myothit (South) Industrial Zone (5) Minister meets GAD officers (6) Minister for Health receives Ambassadors of Israel, Singapore (7) Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation receives Ambassador of Russian Federation (8) Savings at Myanma Economic Bank reach nearly K 60b (9) Minister for Industry-1 inspects Towel Factories of Myanma Textile Enterprise (10) MD of MOA Travels & Tours calls on Minister for H & T (11) $ 1,000 for MMCWA (12) 326 drug-related cases exposed in October (13) Heroin seized in Muse
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (85K)
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2009
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Text versions of news items from "The New Light of Myanmar" > Text versions of news items from "The New Light of Myanmar" 1997 (OBL archive)


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 12 December 1997
Date of publication: 12 December 1997
Description/subject: (1) Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Republic of Kenya (2) Secretary-1 receives nationalities leaders of Special Region 2 in Shan State (3) Minister for Health receives officials of Japan Committee Vaccines for the World's Children (4) All service personnel must work with firm conviction, goodwill for promotion of race, their region and country Must be exemplary in observing laws and principles, avoid corruption, work without ego (5) K 29.3 million for renovation of northern stairway of Shwedagon Pagoda (6) New dams being built to boost irrigated areas (7) Minister for Foreign Affairs arrives back from Thailand (8) Housing & Building '97 at Tatmadaw Convention Centre (9) Myayeiknyo magazine available
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (84K)
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2009
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > Text versions of news items from "The New Light of Myanmar" > Text versions of news items from "The New Light of Myanmar" 1997 (OBL archive)


Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 25 November 1997
Date of publication: 25 November 1997
Description/subject: (1) Efforts urged for perpetual existence of Myoma national spirit (2) Japan-Myanmar Friendship Association's donation for restoration of Bagan pagodas transferred to Culture Ministry (3) Secretary-l inspects renovation of Shwedagon Pagoda (4) Minister for Energy inspects Letpando, Kyaukkhwet Oilfilelds (5) Commerce Minister explains new paddy purchase system (6) Families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy, Air), wellwishers offer dry rations to Shwemyine Thiri Nunnery Sarthintaik (7) Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation inspects unloading of heavy equipment (8) Minister inspects construction of staff quarters, training school (9) Chothe Orchid to export flowers to Japan (10) 49 Italian tourists arrive on three-day visit
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (85K)
Date of entry/update: 28 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar" (selection) 7 November 1997
Date of publication: 07 November 1997
Description/subject: (1) Secretary-l receives General Chetta Thanajaro, Commander-in-Chief (Army) of Royal Thai Army (2) Commander-in-Chief (Army) of Royal Thai Army arrives (3) Deputy Prime Minister receives President of Tokiwa Corporation (4) Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs tours Maubin (5) Forest-based industries set up to boost value-added exports (6) Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation to build 2,000-ton sugar mill near Tabuhla Diversion Weir (7) "Thallawady-3" double-decker starts serving on Chindwin River (9) Ministry honours medal winners in international rowing tournaments (10) Minister inspects Seikkan Township Industrial Zone, Dagon Myothit (South) (11) Minister for Hotels and Tourism receives MD of Eastern & Oriental Express Limited
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC
Format/size: pdf (72K)
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 30 October 1997
Date of publication: 30 October 1997
Description/subject: (1) Secretary-l receives DMJ Press Chief Editor (2) Secretary-2 welcomes Acting Chief of General Staff, Department of Lao People's Army (3) PRC Vice-Premier, delegation conclude visit (4) Myanmar and ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and International Studies exchange views (5) Thai Foreign Minister arrives (6) Full tree and all species utilization vital for development of forest-based industries (7) Industrial Zone Development Co Ltd opens in Dagon Myothit (South) (8) Myanma Shipyards transfers three steel-frame barges to Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (9) National Convention Convening Commission meets (10) MINA presents special hospital beds
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (30K)
Date of entry/update: 28 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 3 October 1997
Date of publication: 03 October 1997
Description/subject: (1) Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to President of the Federal Republic of Germany (2) Senior General Than Shwe inspects irrigation, oil and gas projects (3) General Maung Aye receives Defence Attaches of Embassy of ROK (4) Secretary-1 enjoys drama competition at National Theatre (5) Fifth Myanma Traditional Performing Arts Competitions ceremony opened (6) Secretary-l receives Ambassador of SRV (7) Minister meets officials, physicians (8) Education officials return from Thailand
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC (News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Information, Union of Myanmar)
Format/size: pdf (77K)
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 22 September, 1997
Date of publication: 22 September 1997
Description/subject: (1) Senior General Than Shwe tours oil, natural gas fields, industries, irrigation projects (2) Secretary-1 inspects Institute of Marine Technology (3) K 2m presented for success of Myanmar contingent in XIX SEA Games (4) Over 90,000 students participate in Eighth General Knowledge Contest on Tatmadaw (5) Subcommittees for holding of cooperative commodity market development and sale contract meets (6) School boy recounts experience of Get-together in Fukuoka
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC
Format/size: pdf (82K)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 1 September, 1997
Date of publication: 01 September 1997
Description/subject: (1) Secretary-1 attends cash donation ceremony for allround renovation of Shwedagon Pagoda (2) Foundation laid for construction of Sibinthayayay Bank Ltd, Lapyiwun Plaza (3) Secretary-l inspects University of Foreign Languages (4) Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation tours Shwebo Monywa Districts in Sagaing Division (5) Myanmar delegation leaves for Colombia (6) Myanmar, Bangladesh draw 2-2 in goodwill soccer match (7) MHI's No 6 factory inspected
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (80K)
Date of entry/update: 28 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 20 August 1997
Date of publication: 20 August 1997
Description/subject: (1) Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to President of Hungary (2) General Maung Aye inspects building of Taunggyi Shwenyaung Railroad (3) MIC Chairman receives MD or KerryInvestment Management (4) Minister for Industry-1 receives Ambassador of Bangladesh (5) Minister for Transport receives MD of Jaya Holdings Ltd (6) Minister for H & T receives MD of Moey Riverside Complex Co Ltd (7) Minister for A&I inspects irrigation projects in Magway Division (8) MCWA provides stipend to poor students in Pathein (9) Minister inspects Pinle Laymyit Bridge in Ayeyawady Division (10) Minister clarifies points to promote investments in Myanmar
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (79K)
Date of entry/update: 29 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 19 August 1997
Date of publication: 19 August 1997
Description/subject: (1) Secretary-1 receives State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Japan (2) Chief of Bureau of Special Operations, Chief of Staff (Army) receives Chief of Staff (Army) of the Armed Forces of Bangladesh (3) Chief of Staff (Army) of Armed Forces of Bangladesh arrives (4) Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation inspects Hline-tet Canning Factory (5) Construction projects in Kengtung looked into (6) National Convention Convening Commission meets (7) Myanmar delegation arrives back from Kunming (8) MIC Secretary receives Director of South-East Asia Division Ministry of Finance of France (9) Paddy cultivation, irrigation inspected in Pwintbyu Township (10) Pale Ekari Anyeint troupes of South-East Command arrive
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (77K)
Date of entry/update: 29 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 18 August 1997
Date of publication: 18 August 1997
Description/subject: (1) General Maung Aye attends ground-breaking, related ceremonies for Maha Kanbawza Pyi Nyein Aye Pagoda in Kunhing in southern Shan State (2) Curriculum development for World Theravada Buddhist Missionary University coordinated (3) MEC Chairman inspects primary schools in North and South Okkalapa Townships (4) Myanmar delegation leaves to attend Third Meeting of Myanmar-Thai Joint Border Committee (5) 1471st Prophet's Day observed (6) Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation on tour (7) Minister for Industry-2 tours MHI industries in Magway, Bago Divisions (8) Shwenyaung-Nawnghkio road to link southern and northern Shan State
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC
Format/size: pdf (77K)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 26 July 1997
Date of publication: 26 July 1997
Description/subject: (1) Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to President of Maldives (2) Secretary-1 receives member of House of Representatives of Japan (3) Deputy Prime Minister receives Chairman of Hyosung Group (4) Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation receives Minister of Trade of SRV (5) 20 members of armed groups exchange arms for peace 1-10 June (6) GAD personnel urged to crush internal, external destructionists (7) Minister for Commerce receives Austrian business delegation (8) Minister for Transport receives GM of Muhibbah Engineering Bhd, Comintel (M) Sdn Bhd (9) Deputy Minister gives counsel to Fukuoka-bound children (10) Kyat 500 banknotes will not be withdrawn
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC
Format/size: pdf (79K)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 21 July 1997
Date of publication: 21 July 1997
Description/subject: (1) Chairman of State Law and Order Restoration Council Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to Belgium (2) Htidaw hoisting ceremony of historic Kyaikdeisatoe Pagoda held in Yemon Tatmyo (3) Secretary-1 oversees construction of Music Asiayon Gitayeikmyon building (4) Minister inspects Irrigation Technology Development Training Centre in Bago (5) Secretary-1’s clarification recounted (6) Secretary 1 attends fourth Waso robe offering ceremony of Ministry of PBANRDA (7) Fukuoka-bound students go sightseeing (8) Company level combat training of MPF (9) Double-decker mishap near Maubin (10) 360 drug-related cases exposed in June
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (80K)
Date of entry/update: 29 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 7 June 1997
Date of publication: 07 June 1997
Description/subject: (1) Endeavours being made to foster discipline democracy system in the nation (2) 5,000 FECs donated towards funds for exploration of fossils in Pondaung region (3) CE Technology Group opens modern instrumentation, automation exhibition for higher education (4) Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation inspects export rubber in Myeik (5) Minister for Industry-2 receives Ambassador of Indonesia (6) Kyaukse People’s Hospital gets new building (7) Korean company officials call on Minister for H &T (8) Deputy Minister for Information receives Ambassador of LPDR
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (85K)
Date of entry/update: 29 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 7 May, 1997
Date of publication: 07 May 1997
Description/subject: (1) Senior General Than Shwe accepts credentials of Ambassador of India (2) Farmers urged to make efficient use of irrigated water for boosting agricultural production (3) Construction of Myoma Market inspected in Bago (4) MIC Secretary receives MMI Managing Director (5) No 3 Factory of MIHI inspected (6) Golden Landmark Construction Manager calls on Minister for H & T (7) Study group of Kayin State continues excursion (8) MIC Secretary receives Chief Rep of IT Trade
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC
Format/size: pdf (71K)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 3 May, 1997
Date of publication: 03 May 1997
Description/subject: (1) Senior General Than Shwe sends felicitations to President of the Republic of Poland (2) No need to be shaken, nation has stood on self-reliance basis since before sanctions (3) Sanctions will do US no good, nor will they affect Myanmar, says Secretary-1 (4) Secretary-1 receives LPDR Justice Minister (5) MIC Chairman receives Honorary Chairman of Hyundai Motor Company (6) Minister for Commerce inspects border trade posts in Shan State (7) Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation tours Mandalay Division (8) MIC Secretary receives Secretary of Jaingsu Province (9) 2nd Malaysian Products Exhibition-97 opens
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (75K)
Date of entry/update: 29 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 1 May, 1997
Date of publication: 01 May 1997
Description/subject: (1) Cornerstone laid for construction of buildings for Mingala Shopping Complex (2) New Yaw Creek No2 Yebya Diversion Weir to irrigate 2,200 acres (3) Deputy Prime Minister receives Ambassador of Italy (5) Minister for industry-1 Lt-Gen Sein Aung inspects factories in Mon, Kayin States (6) Farmers and nation enjoying benefits due to concerted efforts (7) Amphipithecus primate’s fossilized remains discovered from 40-million-year-old Pondaung Formation (8) Daewoo Chairman calls on Minister for Energy (9) Myanmar journalist delegation leaves for PRC (10) Students and youths of Kayin arrive for excursion (11) MMCWA sponsors talks, essay competitions
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC
Format/size: pdf (80K)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 19 April, 1997
Date of publication: 19 April 1997
Description/subject: (1) Projects in Magway Division to irrigate over 145,000 acres when complete (2) Myanmar welcomes participation of international organizations, welfare associations, public to help realize National Health Plan (3) Modern 12-building Myakantha Housing Estate in Kamayut Township outcome of hut-highrise building scheme (4) Minister for Forestry receives members of Study group (5) Myanmar, Vietnam defence soccer teams’ goodwill matches on 20,24 April
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC
Format/size: pdf (81K)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 18 April 1997
Date of publication: 18 April 1997
Description/subject: (1) Senior General Than Shwe inspects infrastructural improvements for nationwide development (2) K 30m five-storey building completed for Tipitaka Maha Gandayon Kyaungtaik in Mayangon Township (3) ‘1359 ME’ New Year Message sent by minister for Agriculture and Irrigation Lt-Gen Myint Aung to peasants (4) Ministry of Religious Affairs performs meritorious deeds
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (84K)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 5 April, 1997
Date of publication: 05 April 1997
Description/subject: (1) Mercantile Marine Cadet Course CD/24 concludes (2) National Health Committee Chairman inspects renovation of No 2 Military Hospital (3) K 500m Winphanon Dam in Mon State will irrigate 13,500 acres, produce more (4) Myanmar Posts & Telecommunications opens Mandalay-Loikaw digital microwave Link (5) Fossilized remains of primates discovered in central Myanmar (6) Working Group Meeting on WHD Country Profiles continues (7) Heroin seized in Momauk Township (8) Devotees help with work at Tooth Relic Pagoda (Mandalay) (9) Vice-President of FNCCI calls on Minister for Commerce
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (82K)
Date of entry/update: 31 March 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 22 March 1997
Date of publication: 22 March 1997
Description/subject: (1) Secretary-1 inspects restoration of pagodas, preservation of cultural heritage in Bagan-NyaungU (2) Newly inaugurated Kindat Diversion Dam to irrigate 500,000 acres of cultivated land in Sagaing Division (3) Minister inspects private-owned wood-based factories (4) Minister for Hotels and Tourism receives British citizen (5) Minister for Transport receives Director of Jardine Shipping Services (6) Lao National Defence soccer team concludes visit (7) Patron of Mon nationals Professor Dr Nai Pan Hla honoured (8) Maternal and Child Welfare Association signboard unveiled (9) Minister receives Executive Director of Baiyoke Kandawgyi Hotel Co Ltd (10) US war veterans call on Minister for Forestry (11) Yangon University holds 88th Convocation (12) Multiparty Democracy General Election Commission Announcement No 1349.
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (88K)
Date of entry/update: 01 April 2009
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Title: "The New Light of Myanmar " (selection) 15 March, 1997
Date of publication: 15 March 1997
Description/subject: (1) Government fulfilling food, clothing and shelter needs, arranging for livelihood of those exchanging arms for peace (2) Deputy Prime Ministers inspect hotel projects (3) Secretary-2 inspects Hline River (Insein) and Ngamoeyeik River (Parami) bridge project (4) Minister for Forestry inspects Ahlon Saw Mill 2, Division forest Department Director’s office (5) Thai delegation studies Yadana, Yetagun Natural Gas Projects in Taninthayi Division (6) Minister inspects irrigation facilities (7) Minister for NPED receives Asian Chemical Industry Study Team (8) 19th Working Group Meeting of RCA concludes
Language: English
Source/publisher: SLORC
Format/size: pdf (67K)
Date of entry/update: 25 March 2009
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Title: Temples and Rainfall in Ancient Pagan
Date of publication: 1997
Description/subject: This article examines unusual features of various religious buildings located at Pagan, such as below-ground monasteries and brick-lined water-catchment basins, to establish that low rainfall of less than 24 inches annually was a constant in the local climate throughout the Pagan period. Confirming this fact sheds light on the critical role the construction of religious structures played in linking the inadequately watered capital to outlying irrigated agricultural lands, thus ensuring the necessary provision of food to the city. As the population of Pagan grew, the need to increase food supplies from the outlying areas created an incentive for focusing the practice of the Merit Path to Salvation on the erection of still more religious buildings, thus creating the "forest of temples" seen at Pagan today.
Author/creator: Richard Cooler
Language: English
Source/publisher: Journal of Burma Studies Vol. 1 (1997)
Format/size: pdf (1.64MB)
Alternate URLs: http://www.niu.edu/burma/publications/jbs/vol1/index.shtml
Date of entry/update: 10 July 2010
ML > History > Economic history > Economic History: Agriculture
Archaeology > Archaeology - Pagan


Title: Irrigation O & M and system performance in Southeast Asia: an OED impact study
Date of publication: 27 June 1996
Description/subject: Operations Evaluation Study. "This report discusses six gravity irrigation schemes supported by the World Bank in the paddy lands of Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Its main objective is to assess: (i) the agro-economic impacts of these schemes at least five years after completion of the investment operations, and (ii) the influence of operation and maintenance (O & M) performance on the sustainability of those impacts. The finding that dominates the study has little to do with O & M. Offering poor economics and low incomes, these paddy irrigation schemes face an uncertain future. Improved O & M performance will not rescue them. In fact, the study finds that this causality is being reversed. As the uncompetitiveness of paddy farming drives the younger members off farms and the older members to stay behind and concentrate on basic subsistence crops, social capital will erode and O & M standards are likely to suffer. Based on the study of the six schemes, several recommendations have been made and grouped into the following general categories, then expanded on: (1) to sharpen the response to O & M failures; (2) to simplify the technology of infrastructure and operations; (3) to promote the transfer of management to farmers and their Water User Groups; and (4) to improve household earnings." Keywords: Gravity irrigation; Paddyland; Competitiveness; Agricultural productivity; Household income; Subsistence farming; Traditional farming; Farm management; Rural infrastructure; Agro-economic impacts; Operation & maintenance; Water user groups
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Bank
Format/size: Page, Text (609K), PDF (12415K)
Alternate URLs: http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/1996/06/27/000009265_3961214172549/Rendered/INDEX/multi_page.txt
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/servlet/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/1996/06/27/000009265_3961214172549/Rendered/PDF/multi_page.pdf
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003
ML > Economy > Economy: general, analytical, statistical > Analyses and programmes by international financial institutions etc. > The World Bank and Its Watchers
Agriculture > Irrigation


Title: Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategies for the Least Developed Countries of the Asia-Pacific Region: Myanmar
Date of publication: 1995
Description/subject: Conclusion and recommendations: Myanmar, like any other developing country, needs to have sectoral policies, objectives and strategies in agriculture, forestry and fisheries which are based on the present socio-economic, political and administrative situation. The three sectors should be monitored, supervised, evaluated and revised as necessary. The ministries concerned should issue documents that formalize the commitment and intent of the government in ensuring sustainable development of the resources for economic and environmental purposes. Surveys and studies which have not been previously or properly carried out (e.g., water demand in industries, soil sedimentation and rehabilitation) should now be undertaken systematically as part of short- and long-term plans; the results should be officially documented and published. With regard to environmental affairs in Myanmar, the concept is: "Everything possible is being done to prevent environmental degradation and make it a heritage that future generations can enjoy". Myanmar, although included among the least developed countries, is well endowed with natural resources for agriculture, forestry and fisheries. Modern technology and capital investment, coupled with a well-prepared plan and proper management, will lead to sustainable utilization of those resources. Priority should be given to self-sufficiency in food in order to contain domestic prices. When any surplus is exported, proper processing, packaging, storage and transportation are prerequisites to meeting international market requirements and standards. The suggested policies in this report, which have been discussed in detail to bring about better comprehension and serious consideration, could be used as a base to modify and improve and, if found feasible, officially adopted. All government policies on the three sectors must be well-defined, officially and legally documented, published and have theirnotification issued by the government. 74 KB
Author/creator: U Myint Thein, Director-General (Retd), Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Yangon)
Language: English
Source/publisher: UNESCAP
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003
ML > Environment (being reorganised and extended) > The environment of Burma/Myanmar > Laws and policies related to the environment of Burma/Myanmar > Policies designed to promote environmental sustainability in Burma/Myanmar
Agriculture > Irrigation
Agriculture > Sustainable agriculture


Title: BURMA PRESS SUMMARY Volume VI, No. 10, October 1992
Date of publication: October 1992
Description/subject: Table of Contents: POLITICAL CRISIS Slogans 2 Cartoons 2 Political Articles 3 Martial Law Signs Removed 4 Prisoners Released 4 Bangladesh Border Returnees 4 Doctor Refresher Course 4 New LORC Duties Assigned 5 NATIONAL CONVENTION Convening Commission Formed 5 Convention Preparations 6 Management Committee Formed 7 DIPLOMATIC Diplomatic Calls 8 New Ambassadors to Myanmar 9 Ten Thais Detained 10 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION Foreign Donations 10 Narcotics Aerial Photography 10 Colombo Plan Meeting 10 FOREIGN VISITORS International Agency Visitors 11 Business Visitors 11 Foreign Correspondents 11 Chinese Irrigation Delegation 11 Czechoslovak Trade Delegation 11 Laos Agriculture Minister 12 US State Department Official 12 MYANMAR DELEGATIONS Study Delegations 12 Delegations to Meetings & Events 13 Minister Abel to Korea & Philippines 13 Myanmar at the UNGA 13 Welfare Minister Visits China 15 Buddhist Peace Delegation 16 Delegations Return 16 MYANMAR GAZETTE Probationary Appointments 16 Appointments Confirmed 16 GOVERNMENT Township Zones Renamed 16 United Nations Day Message 16 Independence Day Committee 17 National Drug Law 17 MILITARY Insurgent Attacks 21 Insurgents Surrender 21 Terrorist Camp on Border 22 ECONOMIC Economic Articles 22 Construction & Other Projects 22 Transport 22 Dollars for Private Restaurants 22 Mid-year Gems Emporium 23 Tourists in Border Areas 23 Banking 23 Foreign TV Ads Solicited 23 Advertisements 23 Oil and Gas 24 Foreign Business Centre Planned 24 Border Area Development 24 Flour Mills Leased to Entrepreneurs 24 Foreign Currency Passbooks 24 Forestry 24 Housing 25 Power Interruptions 25 Tin Mining Contract 25 Rainfall in Yangon 25 HEALTH AIDS 25 Health Articles 26 Malaria 26 SPORTS Sports Articles 26 CULTURAL Literary and Cultural Articles 26 Folk Art Exhibition 27 Monastic Education 27 Relics 27 Dagon Myothit University 27 SLORC Literary Prizes 27 MISCELLANEOUS Crime News 28 Court News 28 Anti-Narcotics Activities 28 Obituaries 28 Marriage 29 Ferryboat Collision 29 Fire 29 Engagement 29 Earthquake 29 Castaways Returned 29
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Working People's Daily" via BPS
Format/size: pdf (131K)
Date of entry/update: 05 January 2006
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Title: BURMA PRESS SUMMARY Vol.II, No. 8-A, August (2) 1988
Date of publication: August 1988
Description/subject: Table of Contents:- POLITICAL CRISIS Rangoon Curfew Ordered 2 Schools Closed 2 Bo Ya Naing Interviewed 2 Sangha Appeals for Calm 2 Bo Taya Interviewed 2 Government Appeals for Calm 3 BSPP Central Committee Session 3 Pyithu Hluttaw Session 3 Moslem Appeal for Calm 5 Commission Formed 5 Health Minister Resigns 6 Dr. Maung Maung's Address 6 Extraordinary Meetings Called 7 Referendum Commission 7 Oppositionists Address Rallies 7 Students Organize 7 Mass Rally for Democracy 7 U Nu Founds Group 8 Sangha Organizes 8 DISTURBANCES AND PUBLIC ORDER Disturbances in Rangoon 8 Detainees Released 11 Disturbances outside Rangoon 11 Two-Way Security Traffic 14 False Rumors 15 DIPLOMATIC Indonesian Show Postponed 15 Japan Approves Referendum 15 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION Pagan Symposium Ends 15 Air Traffic Conference 16 Hotels Planned 16 FOREIGN VISITORS China Border Trade Agreement 16 BURMESE DELEGATIONS FAO Delegation 16 BURMA GAZETTE Appointments 16 Appointments Confirmed 16 Appointment and Transfer 17 GOVERNMENT War Veterans Meet 17 U Aye Ko in Charge 17 By-elections in Thaton 17 Passport Rules Eased 17 Multi-Party System Denounced 17 Newspapers Denationalized 18 MILITARY Bomb in Mandalay 18 British Trained Saboteurs 18 Insurgents Surrender 18 BCP Bandits Seized 18 KNU-Mon Insurgent Clashes 18 ECONOMIC Food Distribution 20 Public Pay Raised 20 Construction Expenditures 20 Foreign Exchange Accounts 20 Cooking Oil Arriving 20 New Pension Arrangements 20 Rice Prices Stabilized 20 Private Movie Theatres 21 Remittances from Seamen 21 Reconditioned Car Imports 21 Irrigation Statistics 21 Agricultural Inputs 21 Wholesaler Rules Eased 22 Co-Operative Statistics 22 Sawmills Returned to Owners 22 Private Contractors 22 Private Timber Cutters 22 Livestock Breeding Statistics 22 Timber Exports 22 Exhorbitant Prices 23 Rainfall in Rangoon 23 CULTURAL Konbaung Period Writers 23 Neolithic Axe Find Described 25 SPORTS Olympic Chairman Named 25 MISCELLANEOUS Crime News 26 Obituaries 26 Earthquakes 26 Fire in Rangoon 26 Motor Schooner Sinks 26 RECENT CHRONOLOGY...............26
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Working People's Daily" via BPS
Format/size: pdf (113K)
Date of entry/update: 01 January 2006
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Title: BURMA PRESS SUMMARY Vol.I, No. 7, October 1987
Date of publication: October 1987
Description/subject: Table of Contents" TEXT OF NE WIN'S SPEECH.......... 1 Ne Win's Address............. 1 FOREIGN RELATIONS:- Burmese Dance Troupe to China 4 Cultural Delegation Returns.. 4 World Bank Delegation Returns 4 Foreign Minister Returns..... 4 Youth Back from Japan........ 4 Journalists Back from USSR... 5 U.S. Storm Prediction Talk... 5 Norwegian Ambassador Calls... 5 Burmese UNESCO Delegation.... 5 San Yu Visits Europe......... 5 Chinese Football Team........ 6 BURMA GAZETTE:- GOVERNMENT:- Union Day Committee.......... 7 People's Police Force........ 7 Ne Win Tours Plants.......... 7 BSPP Central Committee Meets. 7 Pyithu Hluttaw Session....... 7 Council of Ministers Report.. 8 Council of State Report......10 Council of Justices Report...11 Council of Attorneys Report..12 People's Inspectors Report...13 Election Commission Report...14 Maritime Convention Report...14 Private Enterprises Bill.....14 Water & Irrigation Tax Bill..15 Hluttaw Questions & Replies..16 Elections Commission Chosen..16 MILITARY:- Insurgents Surrender.........17 KIA/BCP History..............17 Offensive Against KIA & BCP..18 KIA Lies.....................18 Shan Atrocities Denounced....18 History of KNU Insurgency....18 ECONOMIC:- Garbage Disposal.............19 Order to Peasants............19 Rail Service Resumed.........19 Meteorological Services......20 Private Wholesaler Payments..20 Private Enterprise Rules.....20 Wholesaler Revenue Payments..21 Wholesale Procedures Listed..21 Gems Emporium................22 Profits Tax Rules Amended....22 Rainfall in Rangoon..........22 CULTURAL:- School Reopenings............22 Sarpay Beikman Winners.......22 Folktale Paper Reading.......23 Exam Applications Extended...23 Padetha Dances...............23 Inle Lake Festival...........23 Technical Exams Set..........23 Ava Period Writers...........23 Archaeological Rewards.......24 Thadinkyut...................24 Thadinkyut Observed..........24 The Burmese Anyeint..........24 Kyaiktiyo Pilgrim Bus........25 National Literary Awards.....25 Burmese Puppetry.............26 Dana Described...............29 MISCELLANEOUS:- Crime News...................29 Marriages....................29 Ferryboat Sinks..............29 Sports Funds Needed..........29 BAC Air Crash................29 Obituaries...................30 LNG Tank Explodes............30
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Working People's Daily" via BPS
Format/size: pdf (122K)
Date of entry/update: 28 December 2005
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The Burma Press Summary" (1987-1996)


Title: The Burma Press Summary Vol. I, No. 1, April 1987
Date of publication: April 1987
Description/subject: BURMA PRESS SUMMARY Vol. I, No. 1, April, 1987. Table of Contents: Diplomatic -- p. 1 Foreign Relations -- p. 1 German Aid . . . . . . . . 1 Chinese Petroleum Visitor. 1 French Circus Troupe . . . 2 P.M. Visits Thailand . . . 2 W. German Rail Project . . 2 Burma Trade Delegation . . 2 Burma Info. Delegation . . 2 ADB Delegation . . . . . . 2 Korean Soccer Team . . . . 2 WFTU Representative . . . 2 Burma Gazette -- p. 3 Government -- p. 3 Ne Win Abroad . . . . . . 3 Sein Lwin Visit . . . . . 3 San Yu on Pyithu Hluttaw . 3 Aye Ko on Pyithu Hluttaw . 4 Maung Maung Kha Reports. . 5 Military -- p. 6 Pilots Graduate . . . . . 6 Opium Poppy Eradicated . . 6 Insurgents Surrender . . . 6 Cadets Graduate . . . . . 6 BCP & KIA Insurgents Lose. 6 Economic -- p. 7 Livestock Statistics . . . 7 Rail-Truck Service . . . . 7 GDP Rises . . . . . . . . 7 Jute Prices Increased . . 7 Agricultural Statistics . 7 Livestock Statistics . . . 7 Irrigation Projects . . . 7 Cultural -- p. 8 Sarpay Beikman Prize . . . 8 Literacy in Shan State . . 8 Illiteracy Irradicated . . 8 Burma Red Cross . . . . . 8 Thingyan . . . . . . . . . 8 Miscellaneous -- p. 8 Golfers Victorious . . . . 8 Gambler Arrested . . . . . 8 Report on Sale . . . . . . 9 Hole-in-One . . . . . . . 9 Riverboat Burns . . . . . 9 Flash Floods . . . . . . . 9 Marathoners Sweep Meet . . 9 U San Lin Dies . . . . . . 9
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Working People's Daily" via BPS
Format/size: pdf (53K)
Date of entry/update: 04 July 2005
RR > News - Media produced by the Government of Burma/Myanmar > "The Burma Press Summary" (1987-1996)


Title: Shan State Food Security Project
Description/subject: The Shan Plateau in eastern Myanmar is an extensive, mountainous upland ranging from 1000 to 2300 m in height. The area is undulating; areas that have been stripped of their natural forest are subject to severe erosion. The area covers the watersheds of four of Myanmar's most important reservoirs: Kinda, Inle, Paung Laung and Zawgyi. Erosion from the uplands threatens to clog these reservoirs with silt, endangering much of the country's hydropower production and irrigation water supplies for the lowlands. The main staple crop is rice, but many other crops are also grown, including wheat, maize, chili, cotton, potatoes, groundnuts, sesame, pulses, tea, tobacco and cabbages. The rainy season lasts from mid-April to mid- November. Farmers in Shan State face numerous problems. The soils are generally infertile, and crop and livestock yields are low. The area's isolation and lack of infrastructure make it difficult for farmers to sell any surplus produce at a profit. Landholdings are small, and population growth forces farmers to overexploit the natural resources: cutting more trees for fuelwood and clearing land on steep slopes for cultivation. This environmental degradation further reduces yields, reinforcing a vicious cycle of poverty.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Format/size: PDF (2243K) Excruciatingly long download for a short document
Alternate URLs: http://www.mamud.com/
Date of entry/update: 06 December 2010
ML > Economy > Multilateral Development Assistance > UNDP
Humanitarian Assistance to Burma/Myanmar > Humanitarian assistance > UN System humanitarian assistance


Title: Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI)
Description/subject: 3 sites for this ministry: last edited in 2010 (primary URL); 2004 and 2002 (Alternate URLs in these metadata). Tables, photos, statistics. Sections on: Location, Topogaphy, Climate, Rainfall, Land, Water, RuraL Population and Farm Families, General Agricultural situation, Inputs, Agro-base Industries, Export, NFIS Agri Statistice, Organisation of MOAI, Statistics. I couldn't get any of the site search engines to work.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI)
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://myanmargeneva.org/e-com/agri/expind/agri-index/myanmar.com/ministry/agriculture/default_1.html (2004)
http://www.modins.net/myanmarinfo/ministry/agriculture.htm (2002)
Date of entry/update: 16 December 2010
ML > Agriculture > Irrigation
Economy > Ministries etc.
Publications, ministries, embassies and other Government-related sites
Politics and Government > Public Administration (Burma) > Ministries
Agriculture > Agriculture in Burma/Myanmar: general and research


Title: Search results for irrigat* in OBL
Description/subject: 34 results
Language: English
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Maynmar Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 August 2004
ML > Agriculture > Irrigation


Title: Search results for irrigation Myanmar in Google
Description/subject: 32,000 results
Source/publisher: Google
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 August 2004
ML > Agriculture > Irrigation


Title: Results of a Google site-specific search of UNESCAP for irrigation Myanmar
Description/subject: 139 results for irrigation Myanmar site:unescap.org
Source/publisher: Google
Format/size: pdf, html
Date of entry/update: 18 August 2004
ML > Agriculture > Irrigation


Title: Search results of a Google site-specific search for irrigation Myanmar on the FAO site
Description/subject: 783 results for Google search irrigation Myanmar site:fao.org
Source/publisher: Google/FAO
Format/size: pdf, html
Date of entry/update: 18 August 2004
ML > Agriculture > Irrigation


Title: Search results of a site-specific Google search for irrigation Myanmar on the UNDP site.
Description/subject: 71 results for irrigation Myanmar site:undp.org
Source/publisher: Google/UNDP
Format/size: pdf, html
Date of entry/update: 18 August 2004
ML > Agriculture > Irrigation


Title: Statistical abstracts relating to British India. From 1840 to 1920
Description/subject: 8 files in digital book and Excel spreadsheet formats... The last file, for example, has data on: * No. 1.-Area and Population of British India and Native States (Census of 1911). * No. 2.-Variation in Population since 1891. * No. 3.-Density of the Population according to Natural and Administrative Divisions (Census of 1911). * No. 4.-Towns and Villages Classified by Population (Census of 1911). * No. 5.-Main Statistics for Cities (including Cantonments). * No. 6.-Population of Principal Towns (Census of 1911). (Names of Towns in Native States are in Italics.) * No. 7.-Distribution of Population according to Religion (Census of 1911). * No. 8.-Variation in Distribution of the Population by Religion (Census of 1911). * No. 9.-Distribution of Christians by Race and Denomination (Census of 1911). * No. 10.-Territorial Distribution of Christians according to Race (Census of 1911). * No. 11.-Distribution of Population by Main Provinces and States according to Sex, and Civil Condition (Census of 1911). * No. 12.-Distribution of Population according to Religion, Sex, and Civil Condition (Census of 1911). * No. 13.-Age, Sex and Civil Condition (Census of 1911). * No. 14.-Distribution of Population by main Provinces and States according to Residence, Age and Sex (Census of 1911). * No. 15.-Distribution of Population according to Religion and Education (Census of 1911). * No. 16.-Distribution of Population according to Residence and Education (Census of 1911). * No. 17.-Statistics of Chief Castes (Census of 1911). * No. 18.-Distribution of Population according to Occupation or Means of Livelihood (Census of 1911). * No. 19.-Classes, Sub-Classes, and Orders of Occupations of the Population. * No. 20.-Distribution of Population according to Language (Census of 1911). * No. 21.-Languages Chiefly Spoken in the British Provinces and Native States (Census of 1911). * No. 22.-Infirmities According to Residence (Census of 1911). * No. 23.-Infirmities According to Age (Census of 1911). * No. 24.-Number of Judicial Divisions, and Number of Officers Exercising Appellate or Original Jurisdiction, in British India on 31st December, 1919. * No. 25.-Number of Cases Decided in, and Receipts and Charges of, the Courts. * No. 26.-Number and Description of Civil Suits Instituted. * No. 27.-Number and Value of Civil Suits Instituted. * No. 28.-General Results of Trial of Civil and Revenue Cases in Courts of Original Jurisdiction.--Civil Suits. * No. 29.-General Results of Trial of Civil and Revenue Cases in Courts of Original Jurisdiction.--Miscellaneous Cases. * No. 30.-Civil Appellate Courts.--Appeals from Decrees. * No. 31.-Civil Appellate Courts.--Miscellaneous Appeals. * No. 32.-General Results of Trials of Criminal Cases. * No. 33.-General Results of Appeals and Revisions in Criminal Cases. * No. 34.-Punishments Inflicted in Criminal Cases. * No. 35.-Strength and Cost of Civil Police. * No. 36.-Principal Police Offences. * No. 37.-Number and Distribution of Prisoners. * No. 38.-Religion, Age, and State of Education of Convicts. * No. 39.-Sickness and Mortality among Prisoners. * No. 40.-Number of Convicts who had been Admitted Previously Convicted. * No. 41.-Expenditure incurred in Guarding and Maintaining Prisoners, exclusive of Cost of Building, Repairs, &c. * No. 42.-Convict Settlement of Port Blair. * No. 43.-Number and Description of Registered Documents, and Value of Property transferred. * No. 44.-General Statement of Gross Revenue and Expenditure, Charged against Revenue or Capital, with Annual Surplus or Deficit and Cash Balances (in India and England). * No. 45.-General Statement of the Gross Revenue in India and England; in � (15 Rupees = �1). * No. 46.-General Statement of the Gross Expenditure charged against Revenue in India and England; in � (15 Rupees=�). * No. 47.-Net Revenue and Expenditure; in � (15 Rupees = �1). * No. 48.-Amount of Land Revenue* and Charges. * No. 49.-Details of Land Revenue and Charges. * No. 50.-Amount of Opium Revenue and Charges. * No. 51.-Number of Chests of Bengal Opium sold for Export and issued to Excise and Medical Departments, and Number of Chests paying Duty in Bombay. * No. 52.-Amount of Salt Revenue and Charges. * No. 53.-Statement showing Consumption of Salt in India. * No. 54.-Amount of Stamp Revenue and Charges. * No. 55.-Details of Stamp Revenue. * No. 56.-Amount of Excise Revenue and Charges. * No. 57.-Details of Excise Revenue. * No. 58.-Amount of Customs Revenue and Charges. * No. 59.-Amount of Forest Revenue and Charges. * No. 60.-Details of Forest Revenue and Charges. * No. 61.-Amount of Provincial Rates and Charges. * No. 62.-Details of Provincial Rates. * No. 63.-Amount of Income Tax and Charges. * No. 64.-Details of Income Tax. * No. 65.-Refunds and Drawbacks. * No. 66.-Assignments and Compensations. * No. 67.-Expenditure on Famine Relief (excluding Outlay on Protective Railways and Irrigation Works). * No. 68.-Distribution of Expenditure on Famine Relief. * No. 69.-Expenditure in India and England on Construction of Protective Railway and Irrigation Works (charged against Famine Relief and Insurance). * No. 70.-Military Expenditure in India and England. * No. 71.-Distribution of Expenditure (charged against Revenue) and Receipts of the Government of India in England, in Sterling. * No. 72.-Ways and Means of the Home Government, in Sterling. * No. 73.-Burden of Taxation. * No. 74.-Statement of Expenditure on Railways, Irrigation, and other Public Works (chargeable to Revenue), by Provinces. * No. 75.-Expenditure on State Railways and Irrigation Works in India chargeable against Capital.* * No. 76.-Amount of Debt and of Other Obligations (with Interest thereon) of the Government of India at the close of each of the undermentioned Years in Rupees and Sterling. * No. 77.-Return of all Loans bearing Interest raised in India and England, chargeable on the Revenues of India, and outstanding on 31st March, 1921, with the date of the Termination of each Loan. * No. 78.-Sinking Funds created and the application thereof. * No. 79.-Prices of Principal Kinds of Indian Government Stock. * No. 80.-Government Promissory Notes enfaced for payment of Interest in London; in Rupees. * No. 81.-Loans and Advances by Government; Balances on 31st March of each year and Amount of Interest received. * No. 82.-Bank of Bengal Rates of Interest for Demand Loans on Government Paper. * No. 83.-Gold Standard Reserve. * No. 84.-Bills and Telegraphic Transfers drawn on India by the Secretary of State. * No. 84A.-Sterling Bills and Telegraphic Transfers drawn on London by the Government of India. * No. 85.-Cash Balances at the Treasuries and Agencies of the Government of India, at the close of each of the undermentioned Years; in Rupees and Sterling. * No. 86.-Value of Money Coined at the Calcutta and Bombay Mints. * No. 87.-Number and Value of Government Currency Notes of each Denomination in Circulation on 31st March in each Year. * No. 88.-Average Value of Government Currency Notes in Circulation throughout India; in thousands of Rupees. * No. 89.-Value of Note Circulation, and Amount of each Description of Reserve of the Paper Currency Department, and Net Receipts, on 31st March in each Year; in Rupees. * No. 90.-General Statistics of the Post Office of British India. * No. 91.-Estimated Number of Letters, Postcards, Newspapers, Parcels and Packets. * No. 92.-Total Number and Amount of Money Orders, with Annual Increase. * No. 93.-Receipts and Charges of the Post Office of British India. * No. 94.-Number of Post Office Savings Banks, Depositors and Amount (in rupees) of Deposits. * No. 95.-Progress of Banking Capital in India. * No. 96.-General Statistics of the Indo-European (Government of India) Telegraph Department. * No. 97.-General Statistics of Government Telegraphs in India. * No. 98.-Statistics of Messages by Government Telegraphs. * No. 99.-Population and Constitution of Municipalities, with Income and Expenditure. * No. 100.-Income of Municipalities.* * No. 101.-Expenditure of Municipalities.* * No. 102.-Income and Expenditure of District and Local Boards. * No. 103.-Number of Colleges and Schools in India* and Number of Male and Female Scholars. * No. 104.-Detailed Classification of Colleges and Schools in India,* and Number of Scholars attending them. * No. 105.-Number of Colleges and Schools, and of Scholars attending them during the Year 1919-20, by Provinces. * No. 106.-Number of Male and Female Scholars in Public and Private Institutions, by Provinces. * No. 107.-Number of University Graduates and Undergraduates in Art, Law, Medicine, Engineering, and Oriental Learning. * No. 108.-Results of University, College, and School Examinations in Jndia,* showing the Number who obtained Each Degree or Passed the Prescribed Tests. * No. 109.-Number of Public Institutions under Public and Private Management and of Private Institutions with Number of Scholars attending them. * No. 110.-Number of Public Educational Institutions in India under management of Government and Local Bodies and maintained by Indian States and under Private Management, also of Private Institutions; and Number, Race, and Creed of Scholars. * No. 111.-Expenditure on Education in each Province. * No. 112.-Distribution of Expenditure on Education. * No. 113.-Expenditure on Education in India.* * No. 114.-Number of Printing Presses at Work, and Number of Newspapers, Periodicals, and Books Published. * No. 115.-Number, Membership and Financial Position of Co-operative Societies. * No. 116.-Normal and Actual Rainfall according to Chief Political Divisions. * No. 117.-Agricultural Statistics of British India--Summary. * No. 118.-Area, Cultivated and Uncultivated, in 1919-20: in Acres. * No. 119.-Area under Irrigation in 1919-20; in Acres. * No. 120.-Area Surveyed and Assessed. * No. 121.-Crops under Cultivation in 1919-20: in Acres. * No. 122.-Number of Transfers of Land, and Area Transferred, in each Province in British India. * No. 123.-Area of Forest Lands, Outturn of Produce, and Revenue and Expenditure of Forest Department. * No. 124.-Railway Statistios.--Summary. * No. 125.-Mileage of Railway Lines in India open for Traffic at end of Year. * No. 126.-Number (in thousands) of Passengers (including Season Ticket-Holders) conveyed on the several Railway Systems in India. * No. 127.-Quantity of Goods and Minerals Conveyed by the several Railway Systems in India; in thousands of Tons. * No. 128.-Gross Earnings of the several Railway Systems in India. * No. 129.-Working Expenses of the several Railways in India. * No. 130.-Net Earnings of the several Railways in India. * No. 131.-Percentage of Working Expenses to Gross Earnings of the several Railway Systems in India. * No. 132.-Irrigation Works.--Principal * No. 133.-Value of the Total Trade. * No. 134.-Value of Imports of Private Merchandise into British India by Sea, distinguishing Countries whence Imported. * No. 135.-Value of Imports of Principal Articles of Private Merchandise into British India, by Sea, from Foreign Countries. * No. 136.-Quantity of Imports of Principal Articles of Private Merchandise into British India, by Sea, from Foreign Countries. * No. 137.-Value of Exports of Indian Produce and Manufactures from British India, by Sea, distinguishing Countries to which Exported. * No. 138.-Value of Exports of Principal Articles of Indian Produce and Manufactures from British India, by Sea, to Foreign Countries. * No. 139.-Quantity of Exports of Principal Articles of Indian Produce and Manufactures from British India, by Sea, to Foreign Countries. * No. 140.-Value of Exports of Foreign Merchandise (Re-Exports) from British India, by Sea, distinguishing Countries to which Exported. * No. 141.-Value and Quantity of Exports of Principal Articles of Foreign Merchandise (Re-Exports). * No. 142.-Value of Principal Government Stores Imported into British India, by Sea. * No. 143.-Value of Principal Government Stores (Indian and Foreign) Exported from British India, by Sea. * No. 144.-Value of Treasure Imported into British India by Sea, distinguishing Countries whence Imported; together with Total Quantity in Ounces. * No. 145.-Value of Treasure Exported from British India, by Sea, distinguishing Countries to which Exported; together with Total Quantity, in Ounces. * No. 146.-Distribution of Trade in Private Merchandise among the Provinces and Principal Ports. * No. 147.-Imports and Exports of Cotton Goods and Exports of Indian Raw Cotton. * No. 148.-Imports of Raw Silk and Silk Goods. * No. 149.-Imports of Wool Manufactures. * No. 150.-Imports of Apparel (excluding Hosiery and Boots and Shoes). * No. 151.-Imports of Metals. * No. 152.-Imports of Metal Manufactures. * No. 153.-Imports of Sugar. * No. 154.-Imports of Provisions. * No. 155.-Imports of Mineral Oil. * No. 156.-Exports of Jute, Raw and Manufactured. * No. 157.-Exports of Raw Wool. * No. 158.-Exports of Rice. * No. 159.-Exports of Wheat. * No. 160.-Exports of Barley. * No. 161.-Exports of Lac. * No. 162.-Exports of Seeds. * No. 163.-Exports of Indian Tea. * No. 164.-Exports of Opium. * No. 165.-Exports of Hides and Skins. * No. 166.-Value of Registered Imports into British India, by Land, distinguishing Countries, &c., whence Imported, and Provinces into which Imported. * No. 167.-Value of Registered Exports from British India, by Land, distinguishing Countries, &c., to which Exported, and Provinces from which Exported. * No. 168.-Principal Imports and Exports of Merchandise across the Land Frontier. * No. 169.-Trade of Aden. * No. 170.-Vessels Entered and Cleared, distinguishing Steamers and Sailing Vessels with Cargoes and in Ballast. * No. 171.-Number and Tonnage of Steam and Sailing Vessels which Entered with Cargoes or in Ballast from Foreign Countries, distinguishing Nationalities. * No. 172.-Number and Tonnage of Steam and Sailing Vessels which Cleared with Cargoes or in Ballast to Foreign Countries, distinguishing Nationalities. * No. 173.-Coasting Trade; Value of the Total Trade. * No. 174.-Total. Value of Private Merchandise (Indian and Foreign) and Treasure Imported into and Exported from Indian Ports (British and Foreign) in the several Provinces. * No. 175.-Ships Built at Indian Ports. * No. 176.-Ships First Registered at Indian Ports. * No. 177.-Detentions under the Merchandise Marks Act. * No. 178.-Port Trusts; No. of Members, Income, Expenditcre, and Debt. * No. 179.-Troops conveyed to and from India. * No. 180.-Established Strength of the Standing Army in India. * No. 181.-Ages of British Non-Commissioned Officers* and Men of all Arms serving in India on 1st October of each year. * No. 182.-Regiments and Detachments of all Arms Embarked for Service in India. * No. 183.-Regiments and Detachments of all Arms Disembarked from Service in India. * No. 184.-Past Services of British Troops in India Enlisted for Short Service on 1st October of each Year. * No. 185.-Terms of Engagement of British Troops* in India (excluding Regiments on Passage Out and Home) on 1st of October of each Year. * No. 186.-Sickness, Mortality, and Invaliding in British Army (excluding Officers). * No. 187.-Sickness and Mortality in Indian Army (excluding Officers). * No. 188.-Number of Coolie Emigrants embarked from Indian Ports to various Colonies under the Laws regulating Emigration. * No. 189.-Ports of Shipment and Provinces from which the Emigrants were drawn. * No. 190.-Abstract Statement of Births and Deaths in British India, and Ratio of Deaths according to Sex, Town or Country, Class, Cause, and Season. * No. 191.-Number of Births with Ratio per Mille, and of Deaths, Male and Female, with Ratios per Mille of Males and Females, and in Rural and Urban Districts, according to Provinces. * No. 192.-Number of Registered Deaths, according to Cause, and Ratios per 1,000 among the General Population. * No. 193.-Plague Mortality, British Provinces and Indian States. * No. 194.-Number of Primary and Re-vaccinations and of Successful Cases. * No. 195.-No. of State Public, Local Fund, and Private-Aided Hospitals and Dispensaries; No. of Patients; and Income and Expenditure. * No. 196.-Number of Lunatics. * No. 197.-Monthly Wages of Postal Runners and Postmen. (In Rupees and decimals of a Rupee.) * No. 198.-Monthly Wages (January) in a Woollen Mill in Northern India. (In Rupees and decimals of a Rupee.) * No. 199.-Wholesale Prices of Staple Articles of Export and Import; in Rupees. * No. 200.-Variations in the Wholesale Prices of the Staple Articles of Export and Import, the Prices in 1873 being taken to represent 100. * No. 201.-Average Wholesale Prices of Staple Commodities in India. * No. 202.-Average Annual Retail Prices Current of Salt in Bpitish India; in Rupees and decimals of a Rupee per Maund (one Maund = 82.286 lb.). * No. 203.-Average Annual Retail Prices Current of Food Grains in British India; in Rupees and decimals of a Rupee per Maund (one Maund = 82.286 lb.). * No. 204.-Index Numbers of Retail Prices of Food Grains in India (Prices of 1873=100). * No. 205.-Joint Stock Companies, Registered in British India: Class, Number, and Paid-up Capital. * No. 206.-Joint Stock Companies Registered in Each Province at the end of the Year. * No. 207.-Cotton and Jute Mills. * No. 208.-Factories and other Large Industries. * No. 209.-Factories inspected under the Factory Act. * No. 210.-Patents and Designs. * No. 211.-Production of Chief Minerals in British India and Indian States; Quantity and Value.
Language: English
Source/publisher: HMSO via Digital South Asia Library
Format/size: html, Excel
Date of entry/update: 17 April 2008
ML > History > Historical periods > British Colonial Period [1824-1948] > British Colonial Period: texts (official and quasi-official documents)


Title: Myanmar - Climate Change
Description/subject: Thematic profiles and systems: AQUASTAT country profile - The AQUASTAT country profiles describe the state of water resources and agricultural water use in the respective country. Special attention is given to the water resource, irrigation, and drainage sub-sectors... FAO-GeoNetwork - FAO-GeoNetwork is a web based Geographic Data and Information Management System. It enables easy access to local and distributed geospatial information catalogues and makes available, data, graphics and documents for immediate download. FAO-GeoNetwork holds approximately 5000 standardized metadata records for digital and paper maps, most of them at the global, continent and national level... Reports and statistical data: AQUASTAT country fact sheet - AQUASTAT Long-term average annual renewable water resources by country - Forest area statistics - From Forestry Country Profiles Forest health statistics - From Forestry Country Profiles Growing stock statistics - From Forestry Country Profiles
Language: English
Source/publisher: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2012
ML > Climate Change (in preparation) > Climate Change - Burma/Myanmar > Climate Change - Burma/Myanmar: Description and policy


Title: WWW Virtual Library - database index
Description/subject: "The World Wide Web Virtual Library was the first index of content on the World Wide Web and still operates as a directory of e-texts and information sources on the web. It was started by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of HTML and the World Wide Web itself, in 1991 at CERN in Geneva. Unlike commercial index sites, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert. It is sometimes informally referred to as the "WWWVL", the "Virtual Library" or just "the VL". The individual indices, or virtual libraries live on hundreds of different servers around the world. A set of index pages linking these individual libraries is maintained at http://vlib.org/, in Geneva only a few kilometres from where the VL began life. A mirror of this index is kept at East Anglia (UK). A VL specific search engine has operated for some years and is now (VLsearch) located on its own server at vlsearch.org. The central affairs of the Virtual Library are co-ordinated by an elected Council. A central index (the 'Catalog') is maintained and joint services provided by the Council on behalf of the association....".....Agriculture: Irrigation, Livestock, Poultry Science... The Arts: Art History, Classical Music, Theatre and Drama... Business and Economics: Finance, Marketing, Transportation... Communications and Media: Broadcasters, Publishers, Telecommunications... Computing and Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, Logic Programming... Education: Primary, Secondary, Tertiary... Engineering: Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical... Humanities and Humanistic Studies: History, Languages and Linguistics, Museums... Information and Libraries: Information Quality, Knowledge Management, Libraries... International Affairs: International Relations and Security, Sustainable Development... Law: Arbitration, Forensic Toxicology, Legal History... Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Biosciences, Earth Science, Medicine and Health, Physics... Recreation: Gardening, Recreation and Games, Sport... Regional Studies: African, Asian, Latin American, European... Social and Behavioural Sciences: Anthropology, Archaeology, Population and Development Studies... Society: Peoples, Religion, Gender Studies
Language: English etc.
Source/publisher: WWW VL
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 August 2012
RR > Searching and downloading - Burma and beyond - databases, search engines etc.