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  • May 29, 2015

    Airlines rely on local customers

    ... and Bagan. The monsoon season will continue until September. With the declining number of tourists, Asian Wings started linking Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw this month. "We are mainly flying for Myanmar travellers in the low season. We introduced the Nay Pyi Taw flights because government officials fly between...

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  • May 27, 2015

    Ruling party foresees no landslide victory, but winning still likely

    ... will win the election," senior party adviser Aung Thaung told Reuters in a rare interview at the USDPโ s monumental headquarters in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw. Analysts said that the USDP has the incumbentโ s advantage, with hundreds of legislators and cosy ties with Myanmarโ s government and bureaucracy...

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  • May 25, 2015

    US pressure for more reforms

    ... rights of all minority groups and human rights concerns. On Thursday, he met with President Thein Sein and other senior government ministers in Nay Pyi Taw, where they discussed humanitarian assistance for illegal migrants and boat people in the Andaman Sea and the Strait of Malacca. According to the...

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  • May 25, 2015

    UN and world community must help Asean nations cope with crisis: NSC chief

    ... Son since the mid-1980s. Tens of thousands have been resettled in third countries over the past decade, while Thailand is engaging the government in Nay Pyi Taw and the UN refugee agency about plans to eventually repatriate those still in the border camps. The Rohingya issue is complicated because Myanmar...

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  • May 23, 2015

    Ecotourism management strategy launched

    The policies are part of the Myanmar Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy, launched in Nay Pyi Taw this week, said a report by Global New Light of Myanmar. The strategy was developed with technical collaboration from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and supported...

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  • May 23, 2015

    Next six-party talk expected in late May

    ... National League of Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi and ethnic minority representative Dr Aye Maung. The talk took place at the presidential residence in Nay Pyi Taw on April 10. Aung San Suu Kyi recently told media: "I don't see high commitment to the talk. [I] do want to continue the talks." Dr Aye Maung...

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  • May 22, 2015

    World Bank loans US$400m for rural development

    ... service charge of 0.75 per cent needing to be paid, Khin Zaw told a press conference at the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, Nay Pyi Taw, on May 16. The project is currently being implemented across 15 townships with a US$80 million grant from the World Bank. "One township per...

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  • May 22, 2015

    Pressure on Myanmar to deal with migrants

    ALL ROADS lead to Myanmar as ministers from Asean countries and a senior official from the United States head to Nay Pyi Taw for intensive diplomatic talks to find a solution to the migrants exodus to Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, four suspects wanted in connection with the alleged trafficking of migrants turned...

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  • May 21, 2015

    Malaysia, Indonesia agree on temporary migrant shelters

    ... Foreign Minister Thant Kyaw told his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai yesterday that his government would send representatives to the meeting. Nay Pyi Taw has softened its stance after receiving strong criticism for refusing to join the coming Bangkok meeting and responding negatively to the Rohingya crisis...

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  • May 20, 2015

    YCDC to build six new street-crossing bridges in Yangon

    YCDC officials said some of the bridges will include escalators, and the project is estimated to cost Ks 1.5 billion. The number of the escalator-bridges will depend on the availability of funds. YCDC will try its best not to obstruct traffic during construction. Three bridges will be built on Pyay...

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