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Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 20 - 26, 2006 (Volume 18, No. 343)
Date of publication: 26 November 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Forests rethink could earn nation $1b » Film shoots excite spectators, bore actors » Just cause to protect shrinking resource » After Gambari visit, some hope new start is underway » Local IT firm develops Myanmar-language SMS » Drivers ignore seatbelts at their peril, say experts » South Korea OKs direct flights to Yangon » MMU offers new courses » Qatar wants local workers » Heritage structure still serves railway system » Dr warns of bad beauty treatments » Industrial chemistry dept to mark 40th anniversary » Gamers keep violence virtual » National Day marked at school ceremony » Yangon-Twante cruise service launched » Trafficking meeting held in China » Myanmar sea turtles struggle against extinction » Private sector steps in to fill gaps in internet service » Myanmar internet use soars to 300,000 » Myanmar through to AFC U19 Champs » Shooter Maung Kyu confirms Asiad bid...BUSINESS: » Australian group enters oil and gas sector » Three-wheeler prepares to rev up local car market » Pun Hlaing hospital waits for profits » OPEC gives edible oil sector big loan boost » FPB profits rise as loans pay off » India wary of Myanmar pulse imports » Eight Myanmar companies bid for gold mine
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 13 - 19, 2006 (Volume 18, No. 342)
Date of publication: 19 November 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: UN envoy assesses key issues in Myanmar » Robe-weavers race to finish at Shwedagon » Chinese Buddhist organises K100m donation for monks » Journals lure readers with healthcare info » Illegal trade hit hard by crackdown, says govt » Health officials meet to boost fight against tuberculosis » Anti-porn software introduced » Tea-making competition to be held » Education promises hard for students to decipher » Laotian PM visits Myanmar » Hydropower projects expected to double electricity output in 2009 » Myanmar fitness fans flock to health clubs » Inya boat race draws young sailors » Publishers look to postal service to boost distribution » UNESCO listing would boost tourism: experts » Murder suspect caught with help from family » Surgeons’ conference draws more than 200 » Cervical cancer a growing risk in Myanmar » Volunteer dentists treat patients in Pakokku » Sugarcane farmers expect higher prices from government-run mills » Nail-biting finish for Myanmar archers...BUSINESS: FMI profits beat the business blues » Myanmar Economic Holdings buys out Berger paint factory » Calendar sales about to hit full swing » Govt hopes for IMF, ADB loans » IRD raises Yangon tax target to K300 billion » Pyinmana’s thriving rental market stuns locals » Market look
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 6 - 12, 2006 (Volume 18, No. 341)
Date of publication: 12 November 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Myanmar looks to China for inves tment and political cooperation, says FM » Summit leaders reiterate plan for $3 trillion free trade zone » Yangon to get emergency hotline » Raging inferno guts popular BME II disco » Workshop highlights prevalence of violence against children » Labs to be upgraded » Bus service a boon to Pyinmana transportation » First private bus line in Yangon launched » Immunisation plan finalised » Government denies activist was tortured » Red Cross partners discuss plans » TV program seeks Myanmar idols » Young Yangonites frustrated with job search » Local job seekers say going to Malaysia worth the risk » Farmers exceed monsoon paddy plantation target » Rain damages Mandalay Palace Wall » Farm awards mark World Food Day » Maritime students enjoy more job opportunities » Hospital awarded Japanese grant » Taskforce to prevent child exploitation » Myanmar may soon be a cocoa exporter » Dr warns about obesity in Myanmar...BUSINESS: Privatisations offer risk and reward » Massive jade auction draws record numbers » Power plant to be ready in December » Sri Lankan trade links to be set up, says official » Electricity prices no worry when supplies are steady: businesses » Bamboo price bump » Thailand tops Myanmar FDI list » Myanmar traders report brisk sales at China-ASEAN Expo » Thurein Yeik Mon developer allows monthly payments
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 340)
Date of publication: 05 November 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Chinese army chief visits Myanmar » China in spotlight as it hosts ASEAN summit » Nay Pyi Taw marks UN Day » Weaving, mischief celebrated during Tazaungdaing » Lost at sea: The true story of survival on a desert island » Air Bagan announces international flights » UN praises bird flu effort » Toothpaste guidelines established » Rubber harvesting system to increase local production » Horse riding contest to be held in Bagan » Buddhist canon inscriptions now on interactive DVD » Sri Lankan pilgrims tour local Buddhist sites » Malaysia attracts IT businesses » Traditional weddings victim of convenience » Kandawgyi Park to expand free music show program » In Myanmar, athletes keep the faith » Myanmar wushu team strikes gold...BUSINESS: Time to branch out from wood: govt » Private sector ups share to 90pc of GDP » Maungdaw export zone to be operated by fisheries group » Pearl group pushes for tax cut » SMEs key to growth, says Japanese expert » MGE expects $75m from gem auction » Miners say relaxed import rules will develop industry » Developers learn to cope with changing market » Economists hail hydropower plans
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 23 - 29, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 339)
Date of publication: 29 October 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Floods cause havoc, but tourism to be unaffected » New hotels coming for high season » ASEAN applies for UN status as observer » Full of excitement, our kids embrace meditation as a life enhancer » China-ASEAN summit promotes bilateral ties » Contract farming to boost exports » Women cope better with stress than men: experts » Myanmar solo cyclist wants to ride across ASEAN nations » Domestic help – do you trust yours? » KOICA donates to ministry » Bird lovers meet to talk conservation » Astrologers plan to join fight against disease » Dolphins can draw tourists » Acupuncture still rare in Myanmar » Kandawgyi a blissful place for health » Worshippers warned to beware of thieves at pagodas » Myanmar selects women weightlifters » Myanmar track team not going to Doha...BUSINESS: Fish for export may be priced to dollar » Myanmar set for $7b trade year » Employers now responsible for paying expat staff's income tax » Govt opens onshore blocks to foreign oil companies » Banks told to focus on loans to traders » Govt to privatise Myanmar’s biggest gold mine for first time
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 16 - 22, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 338)
Date of publication: 22 October 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: National Convention resumes with rebuke of UN Security Council » High hopes for new disease fund » Flooding ravages central Myanmar » Opium growth down 34pc » Thai FM pledges support » Sales of jade accessories increasing » Myanmar off money laundering black list » Faster passenger boat to ply Yangon and Laputta this year » Symposium explores nurses' role in disasters » Park wages war against plastic litter » UNFPA happy with health movie » Daewoo survey team saves local fishermen » Efficient police force essential, says PM » Funeral group remains independent » Star poet falls » Homes for the aged under strain from growing elderly population » Online job search sites aid overseas workers » Music studios encouraged to get licence » Centre for disabled orphans opened » Red Cross working to prevent disease » Japan provides $150,000 » Tour guides key to improving tourism » National Park to exhibit 500,000 flowering plants...BUSINESS: Gem traders form association » Cement prices set to soften » MOGE to raise oil production » Bangladesh to invest in new industrial zone: report » Myanmar economy to grow » Electricity supplies to last longer as late rains fuel power plants » Third of all trading licences not being used » Precast concrete gaining ground
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 9 - 15, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 337)
Date of publication: 15 October 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Once an apex of royal culture, Mandalay experiences a rebirth » National Convention resumes tomorrow » Farmers wait for laws on fertiliser to be clarified » Special licences hoped to help rare dolphins » Pyin Oo Lwin goes online with info site » Fines for drivers with tinted windows » Now it’s called Parkroyal » Japanese visitors show passion for harp music » Symposium calls for chitin papers » Officials learn about diplomacy » Airport expansion to be complete in early '07 » Thai travel fair suffers slump » Rain likely to persist until end of December » Myanmar, East Timor establish relations » Korean Film Festival coming to Yangon in October » Scientists face tribulation in research trip » Zoo lion forges alliance with grey kitten » More women using surgery to ensure auspicious births » Landmark summit marks 15 years of ASEAN-China bonding » Meditation school to open London centre » Second futsal tourney draws over 200 teams » Sponsored team beaten to the punch... BUSINESS: Mango exports soft despite glut » Govt lifts ban on secondhand machinery imports after 18yrs » Face your fears and add value, MGE tells timid jade workers » Govt prepares to sell K2 billion of imports » Businesses urged to invest in ethanol crops » Export boom for Myanmar manpower » Myanmar to begin new round of gas sale talks: India source » Still room for startups at Hlaing Tharyar » Cheaper rentals most sought after: realtors » YCDC seeks tenders for City Golf Hotel » Market Look
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 2 - 8, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 336)
Date of publication: 08 October 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Security Council action is ‘unjust’, says FM » Travellers overwhelmed on opening day » Gas pipeline repaired » Foundation to open cancer centre in Nay Pyi Taw » MOSA launches first journal aimed at sailors » Sidewalk laminating business struggles in high-tech world » Book fair marks festival » Red Cross trained on child protection » Lantern makers gear up for Thadingyut » Laptop culture slowly seeping into Myanmar » Vaccination campaign targets measles » Dockyard business in decline » Thanakha business proves a boon to central Myanmar » Singapore scholarships awarded » Riverside town comes to grips with changes » Three arrested in Thanlyin murder » Village loses joy as young leave for work » Saya Zawgyi’s hometown to mark his 100th birthday » Myanmar writers win IOC award » Minkovski renews U17 coach contract » FIFA to help female football in Myanmar » Myanmar women draw Australia... BUSINESS: Tasang power project draws nearer » Myanmar businesses unfazed by Thai strife » TV sales slump on low supply » Myanmar set for record trade surplus » Govt inspecting all containers » Myanmar to host Five Nations Trade Fair » An industrial zone ‘perfect from every angle’
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Sept 25 - Oct 1, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 335)
Date of publication: 01 October 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Myanmar blasts UN Security Council vote » Conservationists feel bliss of volunteer work » After coup, Thai military vows to restore democracy in a year » Coup expected to have little impact on tourism » Myanma Airways goes international » Police bust traffickers » Seminar on copyright law » ASEAN to promote travel to Buddhist cultural sites » ADB offers HIV/AIDS grants » Sports medicine course boosts athletic standards » Travel expert tells guides to present culture with care » October start for pilgrimage tours » Orphan adoptions increase in Yangon » Dr warns of skin dangers » Clean schools healthier for children » High enrolment for Buddhist exam » Mandalay to host national art exhibit » VCD marks 50th anniversary of landmark motorcycle trip » Road to Olympics starts with India » Myanmar volleyball team proud to be U-20 » Rowing races to fill squad vacancies ... BUSINESS: MGE gears up for biggest jade sale yet » Local can factory would benefit all, say canned food producers » Govt seeks investors for brick factories in Nay Pyi Taw » Matpe prices soar as Indian crops ruined » Mingalardon counts on urban squeeze
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 18 - 24, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 334)
Date of publication: 24 September 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Thai army chief visits Nay Pyi Taw for drug trade talks » At 114 years of age, she still enjoys a cheroot » Airlines prepare to fly from new Bangkok airport » Leaders say Asia-Europe meetings give momentum to Asian integration » India, Myanmar discuss border security issues » MFF to issue fishery export certificates » YMBA library collects books » Medical team treats Mogok » Photo business suffering from lab and studio glut » Flood-resistant GM rice to be tested in Myanmar » Rangers risk life and limb to save mangroves » Agri journal wants fruit photographs » Yangon police awarded for anti-crime efforts » Writer charts path of Myanmar publishing » Nursing programs attracting more students » IWT a boon to Chindwin towns » Myanmar monasteries in US struggle for relevance » Movie Day coming soon » ADB calls for essays » Blood donating ceremonies save lives one unit at a time » Myanmar lashes out at AFC age testing...BUSINESS: China soaks up Myanmar watermelons » Govt issues deadline for unclaimed containers » Hutgyi power plant moves downstream to raise output » Share market slow to take off » Cooking oil prices slip down as new peanut harvests arrive » Thai port sees swift rise in regional trade » Realtors hail Nay Pyi Taw land plan » Low-cost housing, but returns to match
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 11 - 17, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 333)
Date of publication: 17 September 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Centrepoint Towers to reshape Yangon » Historic win sparks hope for new era » Local astrologers pledge allegiance to Pluto » Surveys for new hydro plants now underway » BIMSTEC agrees on tourism promo plan » Engineers highlight earthquake dangers » Police fine for tinted windows » Cardiologists visit Yangon » Readers look to book fairs to find bargains » Project introduces libraries in a box » FAO funds bird flu control program » Government plans to launch SEC » Bus travel insurance » Myanmar temple provides a home away from home » U Tun Thura Thet: a Singapore success » U of Yangon smoke free » Visitors study local health programs » MMPO encourages subtitled movies » Red Cross produces three TV spots » Digs date Dagaung to Pyu period » Sayadaw to lead US retreat » Pilgrimage insurance hits Mandalay » Travel grants offered to agriculture scholars...BUSINESS: Assoc aiming for bigger slice of regional fruit and veggie market » Thailand recruits Myanmar workers » Improved electricity supplies saving businesses and households money » Architect scopes new horizons at home » Law proposes tax-free FDI » Myanmar joins ASEAN roadshow » Market reforms lead to Bayintnaung boom » Warehouse demand rises as electricity boosts production
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 4 - 10, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 332)
Date of publication: 10 September 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Centrepoint Towers to reshape Yangon » Historic win sparks hope for new era » Local astrologers pledge allegiance to Pluto » Surveys for new hydro plants now underway » BIMSTEC agrees on tourism promo plan » Engineers highlight earthquake dangers » Police fine for tinted windows » Cardiologists visit Yangon » Readers look to book fairs to find bargains » Project introduces libraries in a box » FAO funds bird flu control program » Government plans to launch SEC » Bus travel insurance » Myanmar temple provides a home away from home » U Tun Thura Thet: a Singapore success » U of Yangon smoke free » Visitors study local health programs » MMPO encourages subtitled movies » Red Cross produces three TV spots » Digs date Dagaung to Pyu period » Sayadaw to lead US retreat » Pilgrimage insurance hits Mandalay » Travel grants offered to agriculture scholars...BUSINESS: Assoc aiming for bigger slice of regional fruit and veggie market » Thailand recruits Myanmar workers » Improved electricity supplies saving businesses and households money » Architect scopes new horizons at home » Law proposes tax-free FDI » Myanmar joins ASEAN roadshow » Market reforms lead to Bayintnaung boom » Warehouse demand rises as electricity boosts production
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Aug 28 - Sept 3, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 331)
Date of publication: 03 September 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: ASEAN will hasten integration to avoid losing its relevance » 135mm deluge brings flooding » Japan, Asia agree to study trade bloc » Tickets to BKK, take your pick from $80 to $250 » Asia fights resurgent malaria » Paper highlights 'palace of Myanmar literature' » Local software company develops national language computer fonts » MAJA hold speech contest » DKBA called on to focus on agriculture » Plans for Myanmar’s biggest dam project nearing completion » Bronze Age theory gets boost » ASEAN announce new media art competition » EWC offers fellowships » New orchid garden coming to Kandawgyi in 2007 » S’pore plaza offers comforts of home for Myanmar community » Students in Singapore face challenges » Experts warn of pesticide misuse dangers » India calls on Myanmar to reopen Stilwell Road » Bogyoke Market changes schedule » Polio campaign focuses on Pyin Oo Lwin area » Info-Tech to Nay Pyi Taw » GPS hope to produce healthy lifestyle VCD » School of Fine Arts teachers to show work » Lisu rock engravings photographed...BUSINESS: A call for help as SMEs outgrow law » Gem sellers warned not to fail at auctions » Dept bans inferior fish exports » Govt allots land for national investors in Nay Pyi Taw » IRD rejecting most firms’ figures » Flurry of new private bank branches » Daewoo seeks rights to deepwater block » Local traders not exploiting low tariffs » US signs ASEAN trade pact » Signs of good buying on Mindama Rd
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 21 - 27, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 330)
Date of publication: 27 August 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: $436m in drugs torched in year’s fourth burning » Free trade closer after BIMSTEC meet » 424 July drug arrests » A novice, but our lady wins Asia rally » National Library sale elicits mixed reactions » Govt denies SSA rumour » GP records standardised » MSA provides prawn course » England aquarium breeds Myanmar’s smallest fish » Little chance of tsunami: survey » Japan gives $3m grant to Myanmar » Sidewalk shop sells old money that “tells history” » ASEAN six to end electronics tariffs » HIV patients face multiple challenges » Insurance for fishermen introduced » SEARCA holds photo contest » Illegal wild animal sales on the rise » In Yangon, unusual pets are all the rage » Police crack down on sex VCDs » UN: Breast milk saves babies » Physic nut goals expanded » GPs not following malaria procedures: survey...BUSINESS: Apartment prices soar in busy Hledan » Flooding in India drives up demand for beans and pulses » Company exports first rice-husk generators » Foundries flounder in race to secure costly raw materials » Contracts given for work at Myawaddy trade zone » Govt cancels companies’ registrations » ASEAN furniture makers wary of Chinese expansion » Miners call on govt to help embattled industry
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 14 - 20, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 329)
Date of publication: 20 August 2006
Description/subject: BUSINESS TOPICS: Philippines FM visits Myanmar » Thai Supreme Commander General visits Myanmar » Malaysia offers visa-on-arrival to Myanmar » Thailand closes in on Myanmar energy deals » Myanmar declares its firm opposition to nuclear weapons » ASEAN's 39th anniversary marked » Myanmar gets 500 wheelchairs » South Korean education centre opens » MMPE orders new equipment » MMPO to keep member records » Public helps solve crimes: police » MRC provides psychosocial support training » MCA holds cooking competition » Sermons of Guinness monk headed for MP3 » Chasing dreams: what role do parents play? » MWEA marks 11th anniversary » Reviews influence book choices, readers say » Myanmar hosts acid rain meeting » Stars volunteer time for school attendance video » Eclipse will bless Africa, astrologers say » Special Olympics go national...BUSINESS: Gem cutters between rock and a hard place » Thais aim to capture market share with Myawaddy zone » Rice traders accused of hoarding » Computer retailers hope for supplies this week » Myaung Dagar plots go on sale » ‘Stolen land’ slowing down construction » City’s arteries hold solid investments » Realtors take first step to forming official association
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 7 - 13, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 328)
Date of publication: 13 August 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Are shiny new taxis sign of great things to come? » New low-cost airline targets Myanmar passengers » Tigers to reclaim jungle under WCS plan » National Convention '75pc complete' » The oversized wonders of Mingun » Women shoot for status in photography » Astrologer sees new beginning ‘after February’ » India abandons plans to build gas pipeline across Bangladesh » U of Yangon offers social work course » ASEAN academics discuss agriculture » Curry contest allays flu fear » KOICA finishes volunteer IT project » In Myanmar, mobile phones are status symbols » New arthropod discovered in Myanmar » Nay Pyi Taw dairy cow zone to be established » Posh shoppers demand posh produce » UMFCCI relocates » New Mandalay to Bagan river cruise to launch » Flood danger remains, but not on Ayeyarwady » Environmental groups agree on cooperation » All Myanmar to get ADSL in 2006: govt » Mobile internet service launched...BUSINESS: Discount rice shops cut price by third » Signs of oil and gas in deeper seas » Myanmar to discuss revival of Silk Route to Bangladesh » Used car sales up in July » Govt denies border trade suffering » Open up to foreigners, say realtors » Lifestyle rules in planned communities
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 31 - August 6, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 327)
Date of publication: 06 August 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Architects apprehensive over building spree around Shwedagon Pagoda » ASEAN visa exemption one step closer after KL meeting » Industrial sector aims for 19pc share of GDP » Taxis with set fares hit Yangon » Major electric power project launched » Canada-bound ship with Myanmar crew flounders off Alaskan coast » Myanmar invited to attend ASEM meeting » Malaysian university expands to Myanmar » Local NGO to open healthcare centres » Trains: the coolest way to get to class » China trade team comes to Myanmar » Wire theives warned » EU funds disease fight » Monsoon soaks vendors » Musicians seek ways to outfox video pirates » Health training for govt factories » Yangon hospital to start offering eye operations » In new-wave barbershops, it’s no girls allowed » Slow sales for package tours to Taungpyone fest » Workshop seeks tsunami solutions » Nationwide oral health survey to be conducted...BUSINESS: Thailand joins A-1 gas bidding » Govt extends trade freedoms » Local tyres in short supply » Privatisations raise govt K15 billion » Banks claim a solid recovery » Foodstuffs Association established » High export demand for beans and pulses » Rubbing shoulders with the Man » Market look
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 24 -30, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 326)
Date of publication: 30 July 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Drugs burned, weapons handed over in Shan State ceremony » ASEAN visas, global security on agenda at ministers’ meeting » Scriptures preserved on brass » Thai AirAsia to launch flights » Japan promotes Myanmar tourism » Green light for private pharmaceuticals? » Govt aims for 16m acres of paddy » Local musicians invited to China » MMPO wants short films » New seismic map planned » Company offers bartending courses » Study abroad ticket to good life for students » Local guide joins international association » World Buddhist Summit book published » Odd-looking critter returned to owner » Newborn care pilot program launched » Doctors perform plastic surgery » Deeper waters improve Bhamo trade » Govt works to establish laws regulating GMOs...BUSINESS: Bringing home the eel market » Importers get extra month to collect » Passing on delivery costs » Myaung Dagar ready for investors » Bangladesh border trade zone planned » Electricity supplies get boost from YESB plan » Businesses seek tax write-off » Choosing sides in Yankin pays off » Condo owners urged to unite
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 17 - 23, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 325)
Date of publication: 23 July 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: US travel agents tour Myanmar » Nighttime carnage on the roads of Yangon » Report highlights benefits, challenges of ASEAN EC » Lent arrives » Heavy downpours drench Myanmar » WTO expert advises ministries on international trade » State bank expands services » New bus routes launched » Stars come out for celebrity photographer » Computer parts in short supply in Mandalay » Chaungtha offers low monsoon hotel rates » Taunggyi hosts potato workshop » Farmers get phones » Internet opens new frontiers for deaf students » Govt breeds endangered salamanders » Water project to be completed in 2007 » Anti-trafficking police units to be established » Business leaders to pay for new power stations » Razor wire sales spike in Yangon » Veterinarians warn pet owners of rabies threat » MP4 players echo MP3 sales boom...BUSINESS: Japan mulls shift to Myanmar labour » Jade sales climb on China ride » India pushing for more border trade » Uphill battle getting workers to send money home legally » Making physic nuts usable » Yuzana opens oil refinery » The Future of Yangon » In Mandalay, it’s all about who you know
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 10 - 16, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 324)
Date of publication: 16 July 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: For Tokyo immigrants, a life in the shadows » For one elated girl Singapore scholarship a gift of a lifetime » Tourist sector hungry for regional ties » UNDP urges Asian nations to focus on agriculture » Gem auction sees record jade sales » Yangon power boost » Traders welcome cargo service but want more » ACMECS meeting » IT centre opens in Mandalay » Biweekly testing hits public schools » Girl from Nay Pyi Taw crowned Miss Mandalay » Govt promotes walking exercise » Publisher to launch online Buddhist library » India to invest $100m in new Sittwe port » NGOs call for sustainably managed tropical forests » Internet use up in Mandalay » Rural families seek a better life in Yangon » MMPO grants aid to students » NGO provides free tuition to students » Preschool enrolment up in Yangon » Parents make careful education choices » Traffic rules exhibition coming in November...BUSINESS: Govt goodbyes gas for hydropower » Timber loans resume after closure fears » Trade surplus with Japan grows » Rice husks: energy to burn? » Finding grace in rising Pyin Oo Lwin » Agents seek association to save reps
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 3 - 9, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 323)
Date of publication: 09 July 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Government torches $150m of drugs » Sanctions impeding our develop-ment, says FM » Public urged to take drug threat seriously » UN calls for leadership in drug war » Myanmar energy project wins ASEAN award » Survey counts 58 Ayeyarwady dolphins » Seed law to be finalised soon » JICA to hold photo contest » Mobile phone application biz thrives near post office » Myanmar hosts Red Cross forum » Parents weigh benefits of overseas study » CNG plan saving fuel » Yangon River cruise launched » UN holds child rights training » Tour operators promote monsoon packages » Coastal villages to get disaster class » Singapore seeks tourism employees » Proud potters carry on family tradition » Friendship Program participants return » Mushrooms sprout in Myanmar » Medical equipment donated...BUSINESS: Asian Highway network gathers speed » China to help build Thanlwin station » Bamboo: a clean-air cash crop? » Teashops score with World Cup » Govt assures privitisation here to stay » OK factory gets K 100m » Patchy market bucks tradition of quiet Lent » Market look
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 19 - 25, 2006 (Volume 17, No. 321)
Date of publication: 25 June 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Former rebels speak of peaceful lives » Beauty is only skin deep for locals going under the knife » ‘We do not pose a threat to any country’ » Air Bagan to launch regional service » Local children send paintings to Bulgaria » World Cup SMS » Bank provides cattle loans » Tea growing boosted in Chin State » Small travel agencies struggle to compete » Computer college opens in Hpa-an » Pipeline feasibility study completed » Govt announces reshuffle » Aluminium sheeting scores big among Mandalay developers » IWT launches new Delta service » Sittaung bridge set to open early next year » Myanmar aims to attract more Spanish tourists » $200 million soft loan from China » Ceramic society seeks to boost Twante pottery industry » Red Cross provides recruiter training » Enviros welcome China timber ban...BUSINESS: Busy buses push bike sales up » Cyclone spurs new natural disaster insurance policies » Border trade in kyats helps tax earnings » Rubber output raised » India drops tariff on pulses to cool prices » Producer sees the future in HD » Suburban appeal dwindles as buyers stoke city sales » Pawn shops say interest down » Market look
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 12 - 18, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 320)
Date of publication: 18 June 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Law curbs smoking, but will it really clear the air? » Frank discussions needed about bird flu in Myanmar: ICRC » Local woman will compete in car rally » Marine science congress kicks off in Yangon » ASEAN not made to interfere: official » Myanmar to host acid deposition meeting » Medical experts say bird flu still poses danger to Myanmar » Tyres used for road construction » UN official recommends veterinary lab upgrades » New traffic education required for bus drivers » Beer, tea and pay TV » More traffic police near schools » Microsoft skills exams attracting more students » Traditional drama troupes fight to stay in public eye » Malaria training for general practitioners » Academics lauded for aiding development » Better children’s books needed » Drug treatment centre opens in Yangon » Wheelchairs given by can collectors...BUSINESS: Sales surge for electrical luxuries » Wood-based zone ‘ready this year’ » Exporters warn of closures if timber loans not resumed » Bean exports to rebound: traders » Central Bank moves HQ » Rice tech journal planned » Trishaws leave taxi profits in the dust » Corrugated iron sales hit bump » Broken promises leave condo owners fuming
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 5 - 11, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 319)
Date of publication: 11 June 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: New air policy hits at Myanmar workers » In Asia billions to tune in » Old Bago still packs surprises » Magazine names first literary award winners » Edible oil project to start soon » Foreign trade at record levels » Public fishery companies formed » Work leave law amended » China acts on illegal timber imports from Myanmar » China agrees to boost drug war assistance to Myanmar » Japan exchange program » Rattan crafts stay true to tradition and heritage » Bhamo traders seek stable river port » Environmental awareness to be promoted in schools » Blood donors travel from Mon State to save lives » Applicants sought for agriculture scholarships » Conference on forestry research » Deer adapted to human presence...BUSINESS: Dubai develops taste for tamarinds » Govt sets sights on tax dodgers » Lost in cyberspace with a broken backbone » India proposes new border checkpoint » Cooking oil prices slide from high » Gasifier work heating up » Demanding innovation: the market challenge » Soap makers look for edge » Exporters urged to consider new items » Shwe Mya Yar homes go on sale » Market look
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 29 - June 4, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 318)
Date of publication: 04 June 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Bangladesh, Myanmar talk about trade, border security » Clash of old and new reflected in women’s fashion » Nation loses internet access » Beach resorts on road to recovery from Cyclone Mala » Dial-up users to be charged in FEC » ASEANAPOL launched » Five years’ jail for monsoon road violations » Pilgrimage tours to India and Nepal more convenient » Myanmar fishers urged to attend China trade fair » Korean airline starts flights to Myanmar » Fish catch up since cyclone » Distressed seek comfort from astrologers » New mobile phone service to provide internet info » Playing to win » Penalties added to traffic rules survey » Dolphins sold for meat, survey finds » Cardiologist promotes hypertension awareness » TV inspires language lessons...BUSINESS: Inspectors place hopes on exports » Import, export licensing moving to Naypyidaw » Muse trade tax system changed » Monsoon sees truck sales pick up early as prices creep upward » Uniforms lean to ready-made trend » Rain brings flood of demand for footwear » UMFCCI makes early move to delayed building » Myanmar on laughing gas as buyers line up
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 27 - April 2, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 310)
Date of publication: 02 April 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Lake threatened by environmental dangers » Bird flu outbreak is under control, say FAO officials » No drop in tourism after bird flu scare » ASEAN free trade assessed » Gold cache found in Myaungmya » Mogok fights to save its water » India pipeline under discussion » Cinemas struggle to compete with pirated Indian films » Egypt, Myanmar strengthen ties » Public transport operators ask for more bus imports » Myanmar calls for UN trafficking org » Creative women breathe life into art world » Experts urge community care for mental illness » Computer ICT exam launched by MCC » YIEC touts accredited status » Heavy rainfall, cool temps predicted for Myanmar » Tremors no cause for concern...BUSINESS: Farming trends grow machinery sales » India has the right pill for Myanmar » IWT expands Mon State ferry service » Decoding the business evolution » Jade industry offered help to upgrade » Govt cracks down on illegal onion exports » Call to raise quality as new factories open » Gati predicts busy second year here » Yangon agents holding tight » Revamped Gamone Pwint opens to public
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 20 - 26, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 309)
Date of publication: 26 March 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Nationwide bird flu alert as first poultry deaths reported near Mandalay » India, Myanmar aim for $2b trade » Wait and see for Yangon business » Myanmar and India move closer to gas pipeline accord » IWT official calls for better service » Myanmar starts turtle conservation campaign » E-book company expands website » Private centre helps disabled children » Magazine fiction award launched » Railway link to Dagon University opens » MRTV-4 to introduce easier-to-use receiver » Wild croc nabbed in Yangon River » Workshop focuses on childhood development » Helping addicts quit drugs » Obesity becomes bigger problem in Myanmar » Locals cooperate in Natmataung conservation » A perfect day at Myeik’s first island resort » Internet providers urged to obey law » Seminars to strengthen IT industry...BUSINESS: Bangladesh firms move on Myanmar medicine market » Industrial zone plots go on sale » We have enough gas to last us 30 years: MOGE » Furniture in rattan sales revival » Copyright is not right to copy » Workshop first step to regional architect licence » Project targets middle-income buyers » Sand suppliers see shifting landscape » Are you an EQ boss?
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 13 - 19, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 308)
Date of publication: 19 March 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Myanmar welcomes first-ever visit by an Indian president » International Women’s Day marked by Yangon ceremonies » New lions, rhinos arrive in Yangon » Rabies issue tackled » For controversial expat, a ‘new chapter’ in life » Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery draws visitors to Mon State » Shoppers say bad customer service is bad for business » Orchids bloom in city of flowers » Seminar discusses human trafficking » New herbicides weed out unwanted plants » Sunflower harvest tops expectations » World’s biggest reclining Buddha nearing completion » One school’s formula for successful testing » MCIA launches new ICT programs » Ministry introduces new system for supplementary university exams » Few ripples as iPods land in Yangon shops » Cyber cafe deals net customers » Japanese film fest a big hit in Yangon » Opening their eyes to a world outside school...BUSINESS: Experts: $5b export target within reach » Petronas to further gas exploration » Thanakha creams spreading abroad » Men help boost high-brand cosmetic sales » Car traders chill out as sales cool » Pick-up sales give some relief » More CNG stations planned to meet growing demand » Always a place for swings and gates
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 6-12, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 307)
Date of publication: 12 March 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Bilateral ties strengthened after Indonesian visit » Hectic Yangon seeks mass transit solutions » Making Myanmar Asia’s top elephant habitat » Diplomats receive skills training » Film screened for underprivileged audience » UNFPA drafts Myanmar plan for 2007-2010 » In the capital, teashops make way for beer bars » Dawbon schools benefit from German aid » Gold leaf: A lucrative art » Red Cross TB program covers more ground » Blood donor screening improved » NC disease danger expected to rise » Behaviour change key to stopping AIDS » Area malaria ranking system to be updated » Earthquake map published » Net to cover all Myanmar » One-stop IT shop opens in Pyinmana...BUSINESS: Sunny days heat up umbrella sales » Ship jumpers leaving seamen out to dry » Japan group encourages Myanmar trainees » German group eyes investment » Government fish shops open in Pyinmana » Market hungry for local cars » Tax by yuan at Muse yet to impact: traders » State banks staying put » Industrial zones getting wired for market edge » Yangon constructions on firm ground –developer
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Feb. 27 - March 5, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 306)
Date of publication: 05 March 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Terror bombings breakthrough » Changing fortunes in the new capital » FAO library attracts wide array of students » Myanmar to attend ITB exhibition » Seeing Myanmar at 30km an hour » New nonfiction writing awards launched » Chinese tourism: A sleeping giant on the verge of waking » Writing workshop » New sports library » $110,000 from German NGO » Bangladesh medical show » Animal drug smuggling warning » Introduction of internet based TOEFL delayed » New bird species recorded » Training those in need » Online travel map » Does the dugong live here? » Bond of man central to dolphin survival » Coffee prices hit new high » Mandalay exhibit raises money for aging artists » Silver swan takes flight » Ma Khin Khin Swe: A pioneer in tourism and bastion of tradition » Laces look good despite tough market » Myanmar golfer K3 million the richer...BUSINESS: Sewing up the competition » Malaysian giant to build industrial zone » Promotions pushed to fight piracy » Jojoba will lubricate economy, says official » Pearls snapped up for $2 million » MRTV viewers liking what they see » Investors keen to enter tight hotel market » Boom times for real estate in Pyinmana » Hotels in a hurry to handle visitors
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 20 - 26, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 305)
Date of publication: 26 February 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » We’re here to help, not interfere, China reassures PM » UN seeks government under - standing » Indonesian president to visit Myanmar » Conference focuses on UN development goals » IWT to run special ferry service to pagoda festival » Bird flu response demonstrated » Bridge opens in Rakhine State » Indian president plans visit » First CD-ROM Myanmar language course released » Increase in summer paddy production expected this year » Analysts: Pyinmana move won’t stop Yangon growth » J curcus: Behind the seeds » Milk producers urged to test purity » New mobile phone services launched » ATF 2006 boosts profile of tourism in Myanmar » Schools promote gymnastics as an activity for child development » UN provides HIV/AIDS education to its employees » Working to sustain the elimination of leprosy...BUSINESS: Export ambitions bring factory south » Trade surplus climbs to US$1.1 billion » Soaring temperatures hoped to heat up sales of sunglasses » Pearl earnings announced » Passion for work recognised » Local cosmetic maker eyes new markets after big year » Investors rush to restaurants » Business trainers hope courses will fill country's management blanks » EISC resumes import, export licensing duties » Preserving Yangon’s crumbling heritage: Is it really worth it?
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 13 - 19, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 304)
Date of publication: 19 February 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Russian-Myanmar relations grow stronger » Earthquake frequency rockets 1500pc in past two years » Unknown actors get their chance » Ministries begin functioning in Pyinmana » Myanmar observes its first World Cancer Day » India to study alternate gas pipeline route » Mangrove reforestation project launched » Thai education exhibit highlights growth in foreign student numbers » Trafficking and HIV education program targets bus terminals » Call for energy cooperation » Myanmar women face the aftermath of hysterectomy » FAO seeks funds to expand projects » Singapore eye doctors visit Yangon » Australian Embassy gives bikes to UNFPA » Teachers asked to raise ethics » FIS opens ASEAN office in Yangon...BUSINESS: Florists are just loving the season » Tumbling tin prices trouble Myanmar miners » Appliance shoppers develop taste for Italian » Myawaddy trade zone up next » Foodstuffs group to consolidate industry » Computer courses forced to cope in competitive market » Ministry goes online to keep contact with traders » High-quality pearls head to auction
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 6 - 12, 2006 (Volume 16, No. 303)
Date of publication: 12 February 2006
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Government adjourns National Convention until later this year » ‘The tigers will come back if we protect them’ » Norway aids fight against trafficking » Myanmar archers set sights on gold » Traders urged to use euro for transactions » Progress expected on India-Myanmar pipeline » Welfare group visits patients » Zoo festival brings record high crowds » Doctors perform plastic surgery » Chinese volunteers come to Myanmar » New bridge to connect Mandalay and Sagaing » Yangon winter temps in flux » Penalties for hit and run drivers increase » Medical Association holds annual meeting » Identities in turmoil: Myanmar women facing the aftermath of hysterectomy » Tennis transfer helps Yangon to top...BUSINESS: Cities tipped for face lift » Myanmar mulls massive telecom proposal for 6000 call shops » Director steers towards industry’s top honour » Malaysia requires migrant workers to sit induction course for entry visa » X-rays to see safer trading » China gains edge in battle for Myanmar steel market » Ferries provide access to Yangon jobs » Simplicity the key in latest house fashions » Architects forced to learn the art of compromise
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 06 March 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 30 - February 5 (Volume 16, No. 302)
Date of publication: 05 February 2006
Description/subject: Yangon Zoological Gardens celebrates 100th anniversary: THOUSANDS of visitors joined a five-day celebration marking the 100th anniversary of Yangon Zoological Gardens last week... UNICEF sets ambitious five-year program: THE United Nations Children’s Fund in Myanmar said it needed more than US$100 million to implement activities identified under its 2006-2010 country program to promote health, education and general well-being among children, said an official from the agency... Agreement will provide jobs for 30,000 Myanmar seamen: A COLLECTIVE agreement between the Myanmar Overseas Seafarers’ Association (MOSA) and National Chinese Seamen’s Union (NCSU) that is expected to be finalised in February will result in employment opportunities for more than 30,000 Myanmar seamen, the president of MOSA, Captain Min Sein, said... New bridge strengthens Myanmar-Thai relations: THE opening of a second bridge last week linking Tachilek in Shan State with Mae Sai in Thailand will help promote bilateral relations, officials from the two countries said... Pakokku Awards presented: VETERAN writer Daw Thein Saing, aged 92, took home the lifelong achievement prize earlier this month at the annual Pakokku U Ohn Pe Literary Awards, named after and funded by one of Myanmar’s most well- known authors... Myanmar signs ASEAN anti-crime agreement: MYANMAR signed an Association of Southeast Asian Nations treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters on January 17 in Kuala Lumpur, said a senior official with the Ministry of Home Affairs... FAO provides US$203,000 in assistance to Forest Department: THE United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation provided US$203,000 to the Ministry of Forestry last week as part of a regional technical cooperation project... No opium production in Wa region: survey: A JOINT survey conducted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and the government’s Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control has shown that opium poppy cultivation has ended in Wa Special Region-2 in Shan State... Turn towards straight hair puts dent in trendy pockets: AS fashions turn from perms and wavy hair to the straight locks donned by Asia’s celebrities, Yangon hairdressers are finding an increasing share of their business in offering hair straightening services... Thai-Myanmar industrial zones edge nearer as study completed: THE Myawaddy Industrial Zone came one step closer to reality: on January 20 when the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) presented the Myanmar Ministry of Industry (1) with its finalised feasibility study on developing economic and industrial zones along the Myanmar-Thai border... Developers build high-rises out of market reach: U MIN Sein isn’t happy. He has been involved in Myanmar’s construction industry for 10 years and has a reputable list of downtown projects behind his name. But low demand in the market is forcing developers to offer discounts and cash-back offers to entice hesitant buyers, he says... Photos retrace Buddha’s steps: The 189 photos, captured by amateur photographer U Than Zaw in India and Nepal, mostly document Buddhagaya, places considered holy because Buddha is believed to have stayed there... Stars remember the less fortunate: “Our musicians would like to give them the care and love that they having been missing since they were very young. That is why we had the charity bazaar at the Myanmar Convention Center"... Barbecue buffet nights delight at Manis: BARBECUE buffets are becoming increasingly popular among Yangon’s fine dining establishments during the dry months and the challenge is on for each restaurant to distinguish itself from the others... No culture clash as hip-hop hits Yangon: EIGHT-year-old Nyan Phyo, dressed in a baggy t-shirt and drooping pants, is watching a video CD of hip-hop album Bo Lu Pwe — the final competition and imitating the performance on screen with gusto...Thinking Aloud talks to Ms Joanna Hayter, the country representative of the Burnet Institute in Myanmar... Ayeyarwaddy transport sector flooded with passengers and cargo: THE demand for government transportation along the Ayeyarwaddy River has grown in the past five years, with passenger numbers up slightly but tonnage of goods increasing by more than 100 per cent during that period.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 15, No. 300, January 16 -22, 2006 (Volume 15, No. 300)
Date of publication: 22 January 2006
Description/subject: Whale skeleton to go on display: THE complete skeleton of a fin whale will be put on permanent display at Kandawgyi Park’s Freshwater Fish Garden, which will raise awareness of these big mammals and contribute to their conservation, an official from the Department of Fisheries said last week... PetroChina seeks Myanmar gas deal: A CHINESE oil company, PetroChina, signed a memorandum of understanding with the government’s Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise last month that could pave the way for the Beijing-based company to buy natural gas from the A1 block off the coast of Rakhine State, a Yangon-based energy expert told Myanmar Times last week... Bid to end illegal timber trade: THE Myanmar government is currently under negotiations with China to find ways to end the illegal extraction and trade of timber along the border between the two countries, the Minister of Forestry, Brigadier-General Thein Aung, said on January 5... Chindwin River lifeblood of upper Sagaing: WATER transportation on the Chindwin River, the second busiest inland waterway in Myanmar after the Ayeyar-waddy River, remains a vital means for people in the region to travel and transport goods... Myanmar Language Commission wins government honours: THE government conferred honours on members of the Myanmar Language Commission on Independence Day for outstanding contributions to the development of the Myanmar language... Ministry warns against abuse of drug import rules: THE Ministry of Commerce has warned pharmaceutical importers against selling drugs that are imported under the government’s free of charge (FOC) rules... MWJ A ssociation names winners of literary award: DAW Kyi Kyi Hla has been named the winner of the Dr Tin Shwe Literary Award for an English-language publication for her book A Myanmar Tapestry, which was published in 2004... Govt official encourages grassroots health research: THE Minister of Health, Dr Kyaw Myint, last week encouraged government health professionals to focus on community-based and clinical research projects, saying they can make an important contribution to achieving national development goals... Research on ancient cities to be presented: THOSE who are interested in history will have an opportunity to hear about research on ancient Myanmar cities like Dagaung, Hanlin, Vesali and Mrauk-Oo at a paper reading session to be held at the Yangon University Diamond Jubilee Hall on January 19 and 20... CNG conversions catching on: SEVENTY-TWO year-old bus operator U Tin Thein has more than half a century experience behind the wheel of Yangon buses and, after weighing up the options, has some straightforward advice for those new to the business: “You should start with a bus that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG).”... Used cars drop off shopping list: THE used-car market was slow and prices remained largely unchanged last week from mid-December, market sources at Hanthawaddy, the biggest car-trading zone in Yangon, said... Economy tipped for brighter year ahead: With the tough times of 2003 having had a lasting impact on many business sectors, sources from a range of industries say they expect 2006 to be the last year of a tiresome transitional journey towards a rosier economic picture... Shayi, sleekly blends old and new: STANDING inside her shop on Nawady Street, draped in a traditional Myanmar cotton dress over blue jeans, Ma Sann Bawk Rar epitomises the kind of style she has come to be known for as a designer... Celebrities hold fair to raise funds for orphaned girls: MYANMAR celebrities from the film and music industries will hold a fair at the Myanmar Convention Centre on January 22 to raise money for the needy. Strand's new executive chef elbows in on male territory: SOME may think that a woman chef, especially a highly skilled one, may find it hard to work in the very male dominated kitchen of one of Yangon’s most prestigious hotels, but so far Renee Mundheuk has fit in seamlessly.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 9 - 15, 2006 (Volume 15, No.299)
Date of publication: 15 January 2006
Description/subject: As the stars glitter, Mystery of Snow scoops Academy Awards: THE Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards Ceremony rarely passes by without the occurrence of at least one significant event or the setting of a new milestone that sets it apart from other years, and the 52nd annual ceremony, held on December 30, was no exception... Military engineers urged to maintain adaptability: THE Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Senior General Than Shwe, last month urged junior military engineers who were about to be commissioned to... WFP Myanmar highlights successes: THE head of the United Nations World Food Program in Myanmar, Mr Bhim Udas, has hailed governmental support that has enabled its staff to travel freely to the project areas to... BIMSTEC project promotes renewable energy for schools: The Minister of Energy, Brigadier-General Lun Thi, said in his opening address at the meeting that the project would promote sustainable energy use and would increase access to ... Protection zone for our dolphins: THE Department of Fisheries last month announced the establishment of a protected area for the rare Ayeyarwaddy dolphin in the upper reaches of the Ayeyarwaddy River... Women guides face extra challenges: “As a woman tour guide, I have faced a number of challenges, from people misunderstanding my job to my parents being worried because in the past being a tour guide was considered inappropriate for women... Senior General calls on youths to protect national independence: THE Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, warned against outside interference in the domestic affairs of Myanmar in a message to the nation on January 4, to mark the 58th anniversary of Independence Day... Synchronized swimming exhibited: THOSE who attended the gala celebration of the 102nd anniversary of the Kokkine Swimming Club on January 3 were also treated to an exhibition of synchronized swimming, a sport that is unfamiliar to most people in Myanmar... New Malaysian ambassador approved by government: The 52-year-old career diplomat is replacing Mr Cheah Sam Kip, who left Myanmar in September after completing a three-year posting, said a notice released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on December 28... Animal quarantine labs to be built near China border: THE Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department is planning to build two animal quarantine laboratories to help control transboundary animal diseases, an official from the department said last week... Sculpture sales slide as overseas orders drop: HANDICRAFT sculptors in Yangon said in December that sales have declined significantly during the past year, largely due to decreased demand from overseas buyers... Industrial sector urged to expand to boost economy: THE industrial sector has been urged by the Government to advance its position alongside other economic sectors, such as the agricultural and service sector, and play a more dominant role in Myanmar’s economic growth... Hundreds expected at gem and jade sale: MYANMAR’S largest gem and jade trading consortium, the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (UMEHL), will hold its 20th biannual sale at the Myanma Gem Enterprise headquarters on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road from January 16 to 19... Stars glitter at Academy Awards: JUST like at its Hollywood equivalent, fashion only just barely misses out on taking centre stage at the Myanmar film industry’s night of nights, the Academy Awards... City FM names the most popular musicians of 2005: HEARTTHROB singer R Zarni took out the award for the best selling modern music album of 2005, at the City FM music awards on January 1. R Zarni was also awarded most popular male singer at the ceremony held at the Myanmar Convention Centre... J's opens house for famed writer: J’S IRRAWADDY Dream and Bistro will hold an open house on Friday, January 13, in its newly refurbished garden setting to introduce writer Dr Donald Stadtner... She plays ball with the boys and beats them every time: THE little cane-ball bounces up and down for several minutes on the instep of a beautifully elongated right foot. It is then switched to the left foot, before being thrown up high in the air and rebounded off the head.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 21 January 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Dec 26 - January 1, 2006 (Vol. 15, No. 298,)
Date of publication: 01 January 2006
Description/subject: 37 million year old fossil find: A TEAM of Myanmar and French paleontologists has discovered fossilised primate bones and teeth in the Pondaung region of Magwe Division which are more than 37 million years old... Tsunami, National Convention among highlights of 2005: THE government and relief agencies confirmed early in the month that the tsunami which devastated coastal areas of countries around the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004 had only a minimal impact on Myanmar... European Commission to maintain aid levels: THE European Commission will maintain its level of humanitarian assistance to Myanmar next year, said the head of its newly-opened office in Yangon, Mr Bernard Delpuech. Police welcome public support for Crime Free Week campaign The Crime Free Week campaign, which includes tougher prevention and security measures, as well as educational programs... BIMSTEC on track for FTA deal: MYANMAR and its BIMSTEC partners agreed to sign a free trade area agreement by the middle of 2006 at a meeting of the regional grouping’s foreign ministers in Dhaka on December 19... Myanmar to sign ASEAN legal agreement: MYANMAR and Thailand plan to sign an Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters next month, a senior official with the Ministry of Home Affairs said last week... Printing industry must confront challenges from IT, says minister: THE printing and publishing industry should prepare for challenges resulting from the development of the nation’s information technology sector, the Information Minister, Brigadier-General Kyaw Hsan... Factory owners to be trained in workplace safety: SENIOR staff at factories in Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone will undergo training this week as part of an accident-free workplace campaign... Campaign for safe roads: THE Yangon Division Wireless and Traffic Police Force plans to launch an accident prevention campaign on January 1, said an official from the force... On level ground: Real estate market review 2005: THE property market in Myanmar remained steady in 2005, with none of the radical up and down changes that characterised 2004, said developers in Yangon... Local film industry feels the squeeze: “The situation has made producers cautious about launching new productions,” said U Su Wan, vice president of the Myanma Motion Picture Organisation... Trade officials urge pulses exporters to expand markets: BEANS and pulses exporters in Myanmar need to focus on expanding into lucrative new markets, such as those of Japan, Europe and the Middle East, trade officials said this month... Wrapping up Myanmar’s film industry for 2005: THE past year has been a mixed bag for the Myanmar film industry. Despite having several international success stories with films such as Chit chin Nge Pyaing (True Love), Mystery of Snow and Kyan Sit Min (King Kyan Sit), the number of films produced actually dropped as did the number of movie goers... Nandawun, a real haven for bookworms and culture lovers: NANDAWUN bookstore is not your typical bookshop. Over 1000 books displayed at the store are labeled strictly “not-for-sale”. That is because some of them date back to the 1800s... Hip hop artists belt it out at Alliance Française: MYANMAR’S up-and-coming hip-hoppers took to the stage at Alliance Française at a concert on December 16. Although the event was advertised as a ‘hip-hop concert’, some singers actually performed pop and rock tunes instead... A merry saXmas in Myanmar: GERMAN saxophonist Rudiger Klink first came to Myanmar four years ago. What was supposed to be a one-off stint turned into long-term love affair with the country and he has been coming back ever since.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 21 January 2006