Friday, January 25, 2013

Suu Kyi sets off to Hawaii, Seoul to receive peace awards

24 Jan 2013

Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi departed from Yangon International 
Airport on Thursday morning on a trip to Hawaii and Seoul 
where she will deliver speeches and accept awards.

Myitsone Dam project expected to resume in 2015, says CPI

24 Jan 2013

While construction work at the Myitsone Dam has been completely suspended, 
Chinese contractor CPI expressed hope that it will resume again 
after Thein Sein’s tenure as Burma’s President expires in 2015.

Rangoon to Get New Housing Project

24 Jan 2013

RANGOON — Plans are afoot to build a new housing project on a 220-acre 
plot of land in eastern Rangoon’s Dagon Seikan Township.

Transport authority to deploy more police to deal with traffic scourge

23 Jan 2013

The Public Transport Authority (PTA) in Rangoon has revealed a plan 
to tackle the looming traffic calamity in the city by deploying 
more policemen to seven of its busiest intersections.

Kachin Towns Reel From Blackout

The power outage could continue until fighting between the Burmese military 
and Kachin rebels stops.
Hundreds of thousands of residents in the capital and surrounding areas 
of northern Burma’s Kachin state have gone without power for a month 
amid fighting between government forces and rebel troops, 
according to sources in the area.

Child soldiers still recruited in Myanmar: group

24 Jan 2013

Child soldiers are still being recruited in Myanmar despite the nation's recent political reforms, 
an advocacy group said Wednesday, as it urged better monitoring of the powerful military.