In this second and concluding part of our interview, Kayin State Chief Minister Nan Khin Htwe Myint discusses the drug menace besetting the state and the government’s efforts to address it. She also discusses the controversial Shwa Mya Sandi housing project in Myawady and the plight of people who have been displaced by conflict in the state. Here are excerpts:
The Myanmar Times, 2 days ago
Local prices of commodities like fuel have weakened on the back of the sliding value of the US dollar against the Myanmar kyat following an agreement to temporarily suspend any new tariffs on goods traded between the US and China .
The Myanmar Times, 4 days ago
The 2019 Interim Census will collect population data from all parts of the country, even areas not under Myanmar government control, said U Nyi Nyi, acting director general of the Department of Population.
The Myanmar Times, 5 days ago
Many people know the name ‘Moulmein’ from the poem ‘Mandalay’ by Rudyard Kipling. Looking over the town from the ‘old Moulmein Pagoda’, the young bard of the British Empire depicts an English soldier being seduced by the “tinkly temple-bells” and pining for a “neater, sweeter maiden in a cleaner, greener land”.
The Myanmar Times, 6 days ago
SIR - I felt disheartened to read your article “Impoverished Chin sees little progress in drawing investment” printed on November 29, fearing that it is doomed to remain in a quagmire of inactivity and wasted potential.
The Myanmar Times, 7 days ago
Predicted: People and Culture
Daw Hay Mar, a trader, can only shake her head when talking about the high expenses she incurred in constructing a storage building and workers quarters because of poor workmanship.
The Myanmar Times, 8 days ago
Myanmar’s expected integration with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the beginning of next year will translate into an upgrade in the regulatory environment, attracting further regional investments, a leading Singapore group said on the sidelines of a recent forum.
The Myanmar Times, 9 days ago
The most senior Japanese business leader in Myanmar urged the government to recognise how liberalisation, efficient bureaucracy and reliable power supply allowed Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to attract considerable investments. He also warned that current restrictions placed on foreign firms in the retail and wholesale sector are already “the maximum” but commended the ministry’s reform efforts.
The Myanmar Times, 10 days ago
The 13th Pyin Oo Lwin flower festival will feature over 200,000 flowering plants, according to U Wai Myo Aung, project manager of the National Kandawgyi Gardens in Mandalay Region, where the event will be held.
The Myanmar Times, 11 days ago
Predicted: People and Culture
The Prevention of Violence against Women bill drafted in 2013 may be enacted next year, U Soe Aung deputy minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, said.
The Myanmar Times, 12 days ago