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  • October 25, 2014

    Cobra Gold to resume in 2015

    ... Prime Minister and coup leader Prayut Chan-o-cha and President Barack Obama are scheduled to attend the Asean Summit in Myanmar's new capital Nay Pyi Taw on November 12-13. The Thai and US leaders are expected to sit next to each other under the seating arrangement. Despite US disapproval of the takeover...

    Politics
  • October 22, 2014

    Myanmar has been ready for Ebola since August, health ministry says

    ..., though none have been detected so far. Any patient suspected of being infected with the virus will be transferred to hospitals in Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw or Yangon that are best equipped for treating infectious diseases. Health workers nationwide are also handing out pamphlets explaining the disease and...

    Aec
  • October 22, 2014

    Man arrested for solo protest in Nay Pyi Taw

    Phyo Wai Kyaw was arrested while carrying a placard near the statue of independence leader General Aung San, demanding the dismissal of a judge from a district court and elimination of court bribery. "I didn't want to stage a protest in this council area ruled by the president," said Phyo Wai Kyaw...

    Aec
  • October 22, 2014

    Tourist arrivals on track to hit 3 million, minister says

    ... Mandalay. If the growth rate continues the need for more hotel rooms will also continue to rise, Htay Aung said, adding that arrivals to Nay Pyi Taw had surged this year as Myanmar chairs Asean for the first time. "The number of tourists visiting Nay Pyi Taw by air was 62,126 between January and October...

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  • October 20, 2014

    Thai company inks agreement to develop Myanmar's largest power plant

    The signing ceremony, held on Thursday at the Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, marked an important milestone for the Myanmar power sector, with several cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and government officials present along with company officials from GEP. Speaking at the ceremony, Electric Power Minister...

    Aec
  • October 20, 2014

    Dawei residents up in arms over coal-mining project

    In an objection letter dated October 17, they told the director at the Ministry of Mines in Nay Pyi Taw that the two companies did not inform local residents of the project's advantages and disadvantages before they started the operations since the beginning of 2011. The companies have been accused of having...

    Business
  • October 20, 2014

    Telenor to restrict number of SIM cards at mobile shops

    The telecom operator began sales of its mobile SIM cards on September 27 in Mandalay and on October 3 in Nay Pyi Taw. Sales in Yangon will begin from October 20. "We have signed a contract with Telenor. I think initially they'll restrict the supply, but later they are likely to supply us as much as we want...

    Aec
  • October 20, 2014

    First Hilton luxury hotel opened in Nay Pyi Taw

    ... of the international brand Hilton Hotel to Myanmar. Now, international hotels like the Kempinski Hotel and Royal Park Hotel have been opened in Nay Pyi Taw," Minister of Hotels and Tourism Htay Aung said during the hotel's opening ceremony. The Hilton Nay Pyi Taw is located on 100 acres of land, with an investment...

    Aec
  • October 18, 2014

    Thai firm secures solar plant development in Myanmar

    The signing ceremony, held on Thursday at the Grand Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, marked an important milestone for the Myanmar power sector, with several cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and government officials present along with company officials from GEP. Speaking at the ceremony, Electric Power Minister...

    Business
  • October 17, 2014

    Massive jade, gem sale underway in Nay Pyi Taw

    A total of 341 companies, including 230 private companies, will sell 6,892 jade lots through an open tender system, it said. In addition, 22 gem companies will put 160 gem lots up for sale. Fourteen profit-sharing companies from Mandalay's Mogok area (also known as "Ruby Land") will sell 72 gem lots...

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