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Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 24-30, 2007, Volume 20, No. 398
Date of publication: 30 December 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Tourism brings opportunities to Ngwe Saung » Nation’s first cyber city takes shape » Yangon growing into ‘megacity’ » Saudi govt may assist Myanmar » India pledges economic support for Myanmar » KOICA donates medical equipment » Muslims from Myanmar head to Mecca » Christmas carols ring through Yangon » Vehicles with fake licences charged » Lone monk preserves temple in Kolkata » MES holds conference » Eels and crabs returned to nature for conservation » Shrimp farmers deny damage to beaches » Korean language benefits locals: embassy official » Red Cross to hold training for teachers » Mawlamyine hotels in high demand » Special deals at beach, lake resorts...BUSINESS: Crab association on track as export target appoaches » Engineering society opens energy centre » Firm aims for the stars with sand exports to Singapore » Astral ‘excited’ about palm oil in Myanmar » India to build IT centre in Yangon » Kaba Aye condos set for early 2008 opening » First shopping centre opening in Mawlamyine » Zeyar Myine housing project in Mawlamyine now 60pc complete.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 31 December 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 17-23, 2007, Volume 20, No. 397
Date of publication: 23 December 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Elephants carry weight of tourists on their backs » Ngwe Saung aims to temper growth with good planning » Resort hotel hosts holiday trekking competition » Recorded sermons keep message of Buddhism alive » DMH educates about acid rain » NGO starts HIV treatments » DVDs fuel drop in film production » Mandalay hosts disaster training » Chatter’s choice: English versus mangled Myanmar » MMU students make their way in the world » Football campaign ends with silver medal...BUSINESS: Competition cuts profits for vehicle makers » Parboiled rice returning to the market soon » Toyo plans to produce new product » Ruili trade fair to promote China-Myanmar border commerce » MoU signed with Seoul on workers » Tax reduction boosts property market » Suburban-style detached three bedroom family house for K 68 million.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 31 December 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 10-16, 2007, Volume 20, No. 396
Date of publication: 16 December 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Committee begins work on drafting new constitution » Tourism up despite slow start to season » Local transformers exported to Africa » Beachgoers flock back to Ngwe Saung » India moves to reopen Stilwell Road by 2010 » Fewer apply for Buddhist examination » Interim UN coordinator named » Vehicle horn penalties increased » MAA plans new artist contest » Hospital holds charity fair » New sign language dictionary launched » Pioneering journo still hungers for news » Socioeconomic effects of bird flu control researched » Marine insurance compensation paid » Rare manuscripts on display » Trafficking MOU one step closer » Lab tests start for standard guide to medicinal herbs » Forum assesses monsoon forecasts » DOF plans crab conservation workshop » Singapore calls for applications for scholarship program » MOSA schedules meeting » Trucks to use new bridge » Kids demonstrate taekwondo skills » Swiftlet bird nests collected for export » Ninth general practitioners conference scheduled for Bago » Lee Kuan Yew Scholarships awarded...BUSINESS: Rubber producers urged to lift quality » Lead prices defy gravity to pressure battery producers » Glass safety on the way up.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 31 December 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" December 3-9, 2007, Volume 20, No. 395
Date of publication: 09 December 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Colourful elephant parade attracts stampede of art fans » At last! Yangon taxies get meters » Yangon Zoo animal cages renovated » PM in Cambodia » Drug admin boosts manpower » Craft sales benefit the needy » New traditional medicine course opens » Animals to be surveyed in Tanintharyi » Malaysian ambassador to Myanmar approved » Myanmar joins FAO aquaculture discussion » Tsunami workshop held » Course helps farmers get more from their crops » Bago, Yangon host HIV education fairs » Festivals return to Pyin Oo Lwin » Course focuses on child soldiers » Exams rescheduled » Artist roams delta for scenes of beauty » Eelers must register » Nonprofit libraries survive on member fees, donations » Volunteers add artistic touch to pagoda » Lack of surnames a ‘time-honoured’ tradition...BUSINESS: First Private Bank plans expansion » Cheap and versatile, plywood furniture builds a solid future » Bamboo blind workers face the machines » FPB sees deposits rise 56pc » Vague job titles creating confusion » Oil sector dominates Myanmar investments » Café banks on bold design.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 31 December 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 26-December 2, 2007, Volume 20, No. 394
Date of publication: 02 December 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » PM reiterates vow to promote democracy » ASEAN enters into a new period, a new era - Ong » Doctors lauded for efforts to prevent blindness » Traditional therapy can cause infections, says doctor » Mid-year pearl auction ‘one of the best’, official » Students look to aikido for good health and self-defence » ISY shows its international colours » Fish injectors face penalties » Charity group donates equipment to hospital » Bangkok hospital targets Myanmar for int’l emergency helicopter service » Yangon motorcycle penalties increased » K6.5m in insurance comp paid » Traffic police focus enforcement efforts on privately owned cars » India gives loan for hydro plant » Doctors urged to keep learning » Amusement park to open in Pyin Oo Lwin » Scholarship website goes bilingual » Contests to be held for visually impaired people » Bangladesh resumes rice imports from Myanmar after long break » Japanese arts exhibited » Belle Resort readying for December opening » Learning to dive proves a rewarding challenge...BUSINESS: New electronic dictionary taps into growing China ties » Factories urged to invest in fire prevention » YCDC set to revamp billboard regulations » Fisheries trading zone unlikely to meet December target » Fisheries products worth $100 million sitting on ice » Foreign help for private hydro projects » Thanlyin plots soon to be released » Eye-catching home in Hlaing township.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 31 December 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 19-25, 2007, Volume 20, No. 393
Date of publication: 25 November 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: ASEAN single market faces obstacles: analysts » Gambari stresses need for ‘sustained engagement’ between Myanmar and UN » Visiting human rights rep welcomes govt cooperation » Student earns ASEAN award » Cold days ahead for Myanmar » Full reservoirs to boost hydropower » MLF warns of winter bird flu » Mountaineers aim high in Chin State » Truck inspections increase in Yangon » Chinese author wins Asian literary prize » Three-stage project brings more water to city » Traders Hotel gives blood » First Yangon bus directory published » Twante ceramic centre opening soon » Insurance unpopular » EMS to expand delivery services » Ornamental fish sales exceed expectation » Ringtones boom, but who’s benefiting? » Uurgh! Busting a gut for gold » Pole vaulters tipped for hard landing » Boat teams pulling for gold in Pattaya » Fight nights resume...BUSINESS: B’desh offers fertiliser for gas » Yangon bus earnings pick up pace » Car prices reverse down from lofty plateau » Chinese firm takes 51pc of Tasang hydropower project » Edible oil dealers told to help farmers » $300m gem sale in full swing » Financial services reach 19pc » New site puts homes online » Interior decorators see market expand » Workplace safety ‘weak’: govt body
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 12-18, 2007, Volume 20, No. 392
Date of publication: 18 November 2007
Description/subject: NEWS ITEMS: Signs of progress on political impasse » UN envoy will return to Myanmar within weeks » Myanmar poised for reconsolidation » U Tay Za denounces US sanctions » HIV rate down but funding issues loom » 7.2m kids get polio vaccines » PM makes first round of overseas tours » Religious mags struggle against publishing tide » Achievements of scholars recognised » Astrology school opens health clinic » Twante installs rice husk power plant » MFF plans 9th annual meeting » Trafficking training held » Work starts on Fire Brigade movie » Official warns of fire dangers » Dam project on pace for 2009 » NGO stresses collaboration on overcoming barriers for disabled » Keep small objects out of orifices, says doctor » Bone TB on the rise in Myanmar » A world of unexplored treks in the Golden Land » ‘IT caravan’ to visit Shan State expo...BUSINESS: Gems and timber stand out at CAEXPO » Goat exports likely to start soon: MLF » FPJVC shares see rare rise » Jade sale starts Wed » Japan turns to Myanmar for software programmers » Fisheries officials urge greater effort » PTTEP pushes ahead in Myanmar » Cyber city’s centrepiece nears completion » Dept invites offers for Yangon estate.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 November 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" November 5-11, 2007, Volume 20, No. 391
Date of publication: 11 November 2007
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Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 31 December 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2007 (Volume 20. No. 390)
Date of publication: 04 November 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Lt-Gen Thein Sein is new PM » Guarded optimism as Govt takes more open stance on UN » Doctors perform kidney transplant surgery » U Aung Kyi meets Daw Aung San Suu Kyi » Retired official keen on ASEAN » Writer closes in on literary award » Power lines installed » Merchants show little interest in export promotion centre » Yangon fashion shops to expand » YCDC works to keep trash off streets » IDE continues water project » First online MBA to be offered this year » Domestic airlines change schedules » CME training resumes » Job satisfaction not tied to money, say happy workers » Course covers food’s medicinal effects » Locals learn to classify chemicals » Checkpoints help trains run on time » Lazy lifestyles cause rise in diabetes in Myanmar » Bay of Bengal fish to be surveyed » Daytripping in Pyin Oo Lwin » Mountain biking adventure in Shan State » Will Myanmar miss the .asia bonanza?...BUSINESS: Stumbling up the corporate food chain » Jade warehouses to be ready for sale » Rattan coffee table collects award » Traders bet big on CAEXPO » MFSL shopping for ships to expand Asian destinations » Will Myanmar miss the .asia bonanza? » Sturdy flat fails to capture imagination.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 01 November 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 22-28, 2007, (Volume 20, No. 389)
Date of publication: 28 October 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Gambari continues tour to promote Myanmar dialogue » Reform pace picks up as Govt names drafting team » Deputy FM visits China » Lantern shops rise to holiday occasion » 24/7 internet services restored » Odd weather blamed on climate change » Yangon-HK flight launched as airlines scale back » ASEAN journalists on brief tour of Myanmar » Taw Win adds taxis to fleet » World Food Day ceremony held » No plans for Dhaka flights: local airlines » Fairy light sales soar » Kids respect elders but have fun at Thadingyut » Tour companies look to pilgrims for salvation » Hotels aim to attract locals with deals » Natural disaster insurance sales increase » Expert warns of crooked schools » Myanma Insurance uses dollars » MRCS adds townships to project coverage » Honesty pays for workers » DOF seeks to eradicate fish injections » Private centre offers scholarships for poor » Boxes of traditional medicines to be distributed nationwide » Phone access doubled » Beach resorts entice holidaymakers with Thadingyut deals » Official warns against phony traditional medicine practioners » Writer to establish school for orphans...BUSINESS: Gem industry will shine on, say traders » CNOOC firm on Myanmar prospects » Insurance on cargo close to paying off » SECOND SHOP OPENS AT NAY PYI TAW RETAIL CENTRE: » Businesses reach out through e-shopping » Trade expert warns of missed opportunities with ASEAN » Factories to get 24hr power ‘by March’ » Bus routes helping drive new markets » Brick prices firm until Jan: traders.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 October 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 15-21, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 388 )
Date of publication: 21 October 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: After long illness PM passes away » Govt expresses regret at UN Security Council statement, vows to push ahead with roadmap » Travel companies optimistic about tourism » Work continues on gas pipeline » No ban on visas: govt » Northern Shan State thrives on industrial crops » New fish species named for local » MFF, DOF to survey flooded delta areas » Crikey! Crocodile farm plans expansion » Diesel locomotives handed over to MR » Pyin Oo Lwin bus launched » Myanmar researcher attends tree meeting » Mandalay aglow with lantern sales » Workshop explores HIV patterns among migrants » Beach gets bus service » Gambling on a typhoon holiday...BUSINESS: Pearl export earnings to jump 20pc this year: MPE » Traders plan banking alternatives » German giant Bosch eyes Myanmar market » Industrial dehumidifier sales on the rise » Crab dealers to assert control with Myawaddy trading zone » Beans and pulses prices fall as Indian harvests rebound » Developers cut prices to kickstart sales » Custom-made furniture building a bigger market » Govt warns sand suppliers.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 October 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" October 8-14, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 387 )
Date of publication: 14 October 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: FM pledges cooperation with United Nations » Breakthrough move for dialogue » Myanmar ICRC worker freed in Afghanistan » Airlines announce updated flight schedules » Villagers make chairs to supplement income » Yangon markets adjust to curfew » Restaurants reduce working hours » Govt cannot fight cyber crime alone: official » Pathein wholesale centre planned » Rehab manual updated...BUSINESS: Yangon gold rush winding down » Ayeyarwady traders to form export group » Party on as hotels cut rates » Factories allowed nightshifts » Ngwe Saung shuttle service starts » Saving our wooden heritage » Iron gates keep high status locked down » 21st Century mall to open next month » Cheap rooms to be made available in Nay Pyi Taw » Myanmar’s tallest building to open in style early 2008 » Fully furnished – and the lights stay on
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 12 October 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 24-30, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 385 )
Date of publication: 30 September 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Yadanabon Cyber City slated for soft opening this month » Shwedaung blends faith with development » Trafficking victims share tales of woe » MCM launches NOW! fashion journal » ASEAN integration unlike EU: Singapore » Yangon’s air to be monitored throughout 2008 » Three million national ID cards issued » Sewing courses open for HIV women » Myanmar arrests 262 suspected drug dealers » Travellers on historic journey visit Myanmar » Rice husk power plant project underway » Classic novels find few readers » Reaching out to cataract patients » Air Mandalay offers Chiang Mai deal » First IVF twins expected in November » Government announoces its view on protests » Yangon gets new fire station » Taungoo hotel coming soon » ASEAN arts awards planned for Bangkok » Lab technicians get TB training » Educational bird flu talks target farmers, public » Child groups expand activities » High speeds boost web use in Pyinmana » LCD screens clear winners » U20s ‘well prepared’ for Vietnam tourney » Golfer Zaw Moe out to strike it right...BUSINESS: Yoma Bank insists money safe » Thanaka sales spread overseas » Local website starts business news service » Warehouses, hotel to assist giant Yangon jade auctions » Ocean catch up 25 percent » B’desh seeks bids for gas exploration » Tax cuts lure people back to property market.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 30 September 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 17-23, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 384 )
Date of publication: 23 September 2007
Description/subject: News Topics: YCDC set to implement new garbage collection system » College to offer first journalism degree » China endorses drive for democracy » Development gap troubles ASEAN » Ramadan fast begins in Myanmar » Language classes offered » Thai princess donates seeds to schools » Japanese IT company recruits staff for new Yangon branch » Fire occurs near petrol station » 24-hour power expected to end in November » Beach resorts offer promotional packages » Local wins language award » Myanmar aims for 100pc literacy » MORE TRANSPORT OPTIONS FOR YANGON » Monks urged to up HIV prevention efforts » MES invites members to apply for grants » Women workers sign of development? » SKorean surveyors visit Myanmar » Yangon septic system burdened by rapidly growing population » Hotels raise HR standards » Refrigeration problems ruining vaccines, say pharmaceutical experts » Pyin Oo Lwin to host flower festival » Seminar looks at ways to prevent lead poisoning » Watch this space: Adverts to come » E-library introduces user fees...BUSINESS: » Golden Land gears up for launch » High-end market brings work home » Gem industry not fazed by increase in fuel costs » Rice millers seek contacts at CAEXPO » India plans to slow down imports of pulses » Chinese printers roll in as billboards continue to » Furnished home caters to formal tastes
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 September 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 10-16, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 383 )
Date of publication: 16 September 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Next step on roadmap is to draft constitution » Property tax slashed in bid to boost real estate sector » Monsoon on retreat from Myanmar this month » UN special envoy expected to visit Myanmar next month » Govt responds to Pakokku unrest » Highway buses banned from downtown » Orphanage cares for HIV-infected children » Book fair shows rare patriotic volumes » Air Bagan launches Singapore service » Police official calls for more parking » Parami tests new bus route » MAMS plans snakebite control project » New tourist boat to ply Mandalay-Bagan route » Acidity in rainwater nears dangerous levels » Officials update life skills curricula for secondary schools » Twin elephants born in Katha » Education fair draws Singapore schools » Mandalay workshop aimed at estimating HIV prevalence » Ngwe Saung gears up for tourist season » Night owls find bargains in Bamaw » Local bloggers get place of their own » MYANMAR WEATHER OPENING TEST » Kickboxing faces up to threats of modern age » Women weightlifters aiming high at world champs...BUSINESS: Loi Hein plans big beverage push abroad » Auditors plead for cooperation when doing govt’s tax bidding » Fish farmers work to keep exports afloat after flooding » Govt to grant new offshore gas blocks » Rising world lead prices zap local battery market » Hutgyi dam put on hold » APEC losing billions to murky trade deals » NDagon swells with new arrivals » New condos planned for downtown.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 September 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 3-9, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 382 )
Date of publication: 09 September 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Thai army chief pays two-day visit to Myanmar » Myanmar’s first IVF baby born in Taungoo » YCDC to improve city drains to reduce flooding problems » PM’s Colombo visit marks ‘new chapter’ in Myanmar – Sri Lanka relations » Gloomy skies thwart eclipse viewers » Myanmar Times contributing editor passes away » MMC to attend Japan travel fair » UNICEF trains teachers » Fertilisers: friend or foe to farmers? » Myanmar Times price rises » Malaysian caravan faces trials on long journey back home » Fisheries sector warns against overexploitation of eel resources » Domestic airfares for locals raised » Institute teaches Buddhist canon in English language » Child-friendly teaching methods promoted » Energy plan assessed » MRCS holds disaster management meeting » Japan assists Kayah State schools » Buddhist centre to open in Mon » Education advisers debate safety of SE Asian cities » More locals seeking healthcare in S’pore » Indawgyi Lake fish survey completed » China universities seek students from Myanmar » Flashy phones enter local fashion » Myanmar extends digital phone networks » More foreign airlines seek Myanmar link » Myanmar goes out fighting » Under-17s fall at group stage » Women get chance to shine on home turf » From rice farmer to king of the ring » Cueists line up world title shot... BUSINESS: MGE seeing green as jade sales soar » Furniture makers latch on to idea of regional brand » Daewoo returns to electronics market » Big plans for biofuel exports » UMFCCI seeks ties in Sri Lanka » India still in running for massive Myanmar gas reserves: official » Low-cost housing project awaits takeoff » Labour of love keeps family on the move
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Aug. 27 - Sept. 2, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 381)
Date of publication: 02 September 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Dockyard eyes private involvement » Flood help arrives from Red Cross » Dengue fever ‘in public’s hands’ » ASEAN ‘yes’ to nuclear safety network » Ministry tests reveal tainted bottled water » Plans laid for Yangon townships’ upgrades » Car rally passes through Myanmar » Myanma Insurance pays out » Electricity towers under repair in Kayin State » Shan Yoma offers visas-on-arrival » Farmers add to skills with food processing » Doctor knows best when it comes to drug use: official » Hotel management grads told to set high tourism standards » Mawlamyine resort underway » Local wins LCCIEB fellowship » Floral group starts orchid preservation project » Shwe Hti residents wait for phone service » Fungal infections bloom in monsoon » Marathon journey to Hakha ends in mountain hideaway » Blog culture spreads in Myanmar » Myanmar make Merdeka semifinals » Drugged-up fighters to take a fall » Cyclists demand respect at rare SEA Games showing... BUSINESS: IPO signals major rice shake-up » Sesame prices fall as new crops hit market » Energy seminars to start Sept 1 » Plans for $7m rice husk power plant edge forward » Myanmar, Thailand discuss joint venture gas pipeline » Awarding of wharf contract imminent » Garment industry told to own up to FDI » Talking tough pays off for housing dept
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 20 - 26, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 380)
Date of publication: 26 August 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Myanmar, Vietnam sign MOU on oil, gas » Myriad of challenges to develop e-tourism » Tournament raises K5m for charity » Expired drugs destroyed in Yangon » JICA project to educate farmers » IMT to get new on-ship simulator » Two die in factory fire » MWD hopes to show free football again soon » Higher global oil prices drive up the cost of fuel » Bus fares raised as the price of fuel changes » Injury survey aims to reduce accident rates » Aphyauk fights to stop flooding » MBCA urges HIV awareness » Orphanage keys on educating kids » Hospital waste management needs upgrading, say experts » Ovaltine donated to health clinics » MFF approaching objectives: chairman » Ostrich chicks born in Myanmar for first time » Kids taught about Buddhism through art and music » Malaysia Airlines offers low airfares for Yangon-KL route » More testing blood before marriage » Bore pile tech course to open » Breakdowns and flat tyres on the journey to Hakha » Tourists warm to Bhamo’s charms...BUSINESS: » Shopping centre to fill market void » China lands major gas deal: India » Tourist arrivals rise as hotels upgrade facilities » Prawn production soars as industry expands fast » Trade triples through Bhamo » Zaykabar takes swing at Asia’s golf tourists.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 6 - 12, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 378)
Date of publication: 12 August 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: ASEAN FMs follow progress of National Convention » 27 nations gather in Manila to usher in ‘new golden age for Asia and the world’ » Govt, UN to cooperate on aid projects » Southeast Asia moves closer to integration » More poultry culled in bird flu fight » 5.5 quake strikes » CNG drivers required to show clean traffic record » Fish farmers worry about August rain » New private business school opens in Yangon » Smoking banned at Shwedagon » Project helps deaf participate in society » MAI offers holiday packages » Hospital resources strained by dengue fever outbreak » Strand Hotel named one of the world’s best » Enviros meet to save vultures in Myanmar » FREDA marks 10 years of conservation work » BEHS plans to add new curricula for 2008-2009 » SEAFDEC offers Myanmar survey » Women pin hopes on weight loss shortcut » Asian Youth Fellowship applications open » Parkroyal changes hands » NGO provides water to central Myanmar » Students steer towards S’pore tourism training » Digital age opens door to voyeurs...BUSINESS: MFSL steers business online » SKorea calls on govt for labour » Architect sees future, says it’s green » Myanmar-language GPS on its way » Too much trade for state alone, says MFSL » Mingalar vendors complain over phone bill discrepancies » Onduline sheeting arrives in Myanmar.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 30 - August 5, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 377)
Date of publication: 05 August 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: * Monsoon rain shines on local farmers: “We are getting rain in areas of the country that usually see little rainfall, including Mandalay, Magwe and Sagaing divisions,” said Dr Tun Winn, the manager of the Myanmar Rice Research Centre under MAS. “This means the country will produce more crops this year. * US sanctions policy a failure: Daley: “We can’t escape the conclusion that our policies have simply not moved Myanmar in the right direction nor do they have any reasonable prospect of doing so” * HIV support group arranges Waso donation: DAW San San, 45, was overwhelmed with emotion and tears filled her eyes. She said she could not express her happiness at having the unexpected opportunity to donate Waso robes to monks at a monastery in Yangon last week. * Fish farms weather storms in early July: “Most shrimp farms are not in danger right now but we would like to be informed if high water is to be released from dams, or we would like to suggest that they do it during low tide,” * Vietnam PM plans ASEAN tour: Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will visit five Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar and Brunei – next month, the government said last Thursday. * Reward offered to accident witnesses: “Anyone who informs the police when they see someone breaking traffic rules will get a reward equal to eight percent of the fine,” said an official from the committee. * Fines increase for ticketless train riders: FINES went up earlier this month for passengers who ride the trains on Yangon’s Circular Line without buying tickets. The fines are now K1000 for adults and K500 for children under the age of 10, up from the previous penalty of K100 for everyone. * FDA expansion aimed at fighting toxic products: “The FDA currently has only 100 staff, which is not enough to carry out strict monitoring processes to ensure the safety of the 50 million people in Myanmar,” he said. “In comparison, Thailand’s FDA has more than 1000 staff to monitor products there.” * Publisher of The Myanmar Times to launch lifestyle journal for women: “I’m happy to announce that the Press Scrutiny and Registration Division has given us formal approval. We have a dedicated, disciplined team at MCM involved in this project, which will allow the company to train key staff in publishing management skills,” * Course fills management gap at hotels: THE Myanmar Hoteliers Association (MHA) is offering a course in middle management from July 23 to August 17 to help fill managerial gaps in Myanmar’s hotel industry. * Thingangyun to host five-day festival: A MARKET festival jointly organised by the Yangon City Development Committee and Ruby House Exhibition, Advertising and Trading Company will be held at Nga Moe Yeik market in Thingangyun township from August 3 to 7. * Teashop business on upswing in Pyinmana: TEASHOPS in Pyinmana have experienced an upsurge in business since Myanmar’s administrative capital moved to nearby Nay Pyi Taw in November 2005, local residents and businesspeople said last week. *Japan to host ASEAN Tourism Fair: “We are now working hard on rehearsals so we can present marionette demonstrations and traditional dances at the fair,” * MRCS reveals future plans at council meeting: THE Myanmar Red Cross Society discussed plans for future trainings and other programs at its 61st Central Council Meeting held at Yangon’s University of Nursing on July 14 and 15. * Astrology design book to be published soon: “These horoscope floral arabesques are part of Myanmar’s cultural heritage,” she said. “They show scenes from the life of the Buddha, horoscopes of kings and queens of Myanmar and celestial maps depicting the zodiac.” * Kayah projects get aid: THE Japanese government has provided nearly US$120,000 under its grassroots grant assistance scheme for two humanitarian assistance projects in Kayah State. * Domestic autos take over Mandalay streets: JEEPS, mini-trucks and light trucks manufactured in Myanmar using high-quality imported parts are becoming an increasingly common sight on the streets of Mandalay due to their low prices. Domestic vehicle production started in Myanmar in 2000. * Japanese speech contest announced: During the contest, which will be held from 9am to 1:30pm, each participant will deliver a four- to five- minute speech, after which he or she will face two minutes of questioning by the judges on the speech topic. * GPs get training in diseases: THE Myanmar Medical Association is planning to provide training in basic health information about the country’s three main diseases – HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria – to general practitioners at six townships. * Students flock to low-cost home sciences schools: THE School of Home Science run by the Department of Social Welfare provides an inexpensive option for people who want to learn vocational skills such as sewing or baking, said Daw Tin Tin Aye, the principal of the school. * Locals hope for good jobs Singapore: “Job agencies send you to a laboratory to have tests run on the blood, urine and heart for problems like hepatitis B, HIV and sexually transmitted diseases” * Ngwe Saung car service coming soon: “Our company already has enough cars to run the service so I thought it would be a good idea even if other companies are not interested in running similar services,” * Myanmar U20s will shine at ASEAN champs, says coach: MYANMAR’S national under-20 coach, U Sann Win, said last week he was sure the team would make it to at least the semifinals of the ASEAN U20 Championships, which kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, this week...BUSINESS: * Fisheries factories divided over exclusive power plan: LESS than half of fisheries factories in Yangon want to participate in a government plan to give them exclusive power supplies that are designed to help the industry maintain production over the dry summer months when blackouts are common, according to the Myanmar Fishery Federation. * Pretty fish sales hit a bump: “Another thing is there are few direct flights to foreign cities from our country. As ornamental fish have to be exported live, they need to be sent by direct flights in order to cut back on transport times,” * B’deshi sets sights on Myanmar gas: “A consortium comprising private sector entrepreneurs is ready to import gas from Rakhine in Myanmar. I don’t want to wait for donors’ suggestions or their money,” Syed Mahmudul Huq told bdnews24.com. * MMA expands youth training programs: THE Myanmar Medical Association is planning to offer courses later this year to provide life skills training and health education to young people at Taungoo in Bago Division and Pathein in Ayeyarwady Division. * B’desh eyes deep-sea port near Myanmar: Bangladesh has zeroed in on Sonadia Island in the Bay of Bengal to develop its first deep-sea port, which, if given the green light, will be in direct competition with a Myanmar deep-sea port planned for Maday Island in Rakhine State. * Landscapers see signs of Yangon makeover: “When I was young, landscaping was very rare in Myanmar and most people weren’t familiar with what it entailed. But after 1989, when construction began picking up again, the YCDC (Yangon City Development Committee) helped spread the idea of landscaping through a number of parks and gardens across the city,” * Sakura office space, going up: “We charge US$14 to $15 per square metre on a monthly basis for the ground floor to 12. “But we will charge a little bit more for the extended 13 to 19 floors, which will be $16 to $19 per square metre,
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 23 - 29, 2007 (Volume 20, No. 376)
Date of publication: 29 July 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Nation marks anniversary of hero’s death » Last session of National Convention underway » ASEAN FMs focus on finalising charter » Yangon’s cleanest eateries revealed » Myanmar prepares to chair BIMSTEC » Parami to launch special bus route » IOM launches HIV education campaign » Fish release planned for Moyingyi » Maternal health is men’s issue: minister » FAO upgrades forest institute » IMT students get shipboard training » Prawn farming class offered » Giant ‘pilgrim fish’ disappear from river » Yangon woman dedicated to helping disabled » Rural residents urged to stay vigilant for malaria » Engineers invited to Cebu meeting » HIV project to expand to 50 townships » Local publishers consider adopting ISBN codes » Workshop finalises plan to fight TB » Local airline offers tours to Thailand » Kayin State reinforces fighting rep » Rowers head to world champs...BUSINESS NEWS: Govt-backed trading firm plans IPO » Bangladesh, Myanmar to sign deal on hydropower » Airports to issue trade licences in single day » Onion exports start again » Only 10pc of companies running: PM » MGE says jade sale biggest ever » Fishery exports falling short » Ministry too slick for oil frauds » Unlicensed rice millers to be reported » Property sector needs foreign spark: realtors » Curtains catch on as home essentials.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 16 - 22, 2007 (Volume 19, No. 375)
Date of publication: 22 July 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Elephants donated to Sri Lankan temple » Deputy FM visits Venezuela, Panama » National Convention ready for final session » Emotional scenes as fans farewell actor » Blind students shine in exams » Govt opposes UN membership for Taiwan » Deep-sea port planned at Kyaukphyu » Deluge leaves busy road under water » Dual line railway project on track for October finish » Flooding wreaks havoc at Hlegu, Bago » Economist calls for better understanding of tax laws » Food project to include conservation education » Demand soars for books on computers » Unlikely home puts gymnastics on the comeback trail » Training to focus on reproductive health » Yangon tornado survivors relive encounter with terror » Ceremony marks poet’s birthday » Tourist facilities planned for Shwedagon Pagoda » Careful planning essential for big functions at hotels » Air Bagan expands its fleet » Travel company offers Yangon tours » Traditional bags fall prey to fashion » Internet no barrier to Myanmar’s blind users ...BUSINESS: Local light truck makers warn of chop-shop dealers » Local sailors riding wave of demand » Exports to get lift from new shipping companies » PTTEP finds more gas in Mottama gulf » B’desh officials visit Myanmar to discuss hydropower options » Shwe Maik sends sand sample to Singapore » Myanmar to focus on tourism at trade fair » Better buses to run on new route » Yangon tours launched » S Korean firms seek to expand business ties » Architects’ plans seen to save money
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 9 - 15, 2007 (Volume 19, No. 374)
Date of publication: 15 July 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Tornado targets the uninsured » Unusual monsoon brings intense weather patterns » Govt rejects ICRC claims of rights abuses » Chess prodigy enjoys strong international debut » Official warns of global warming » Workshop develops youth HIV education materials » Japan embassy offers student advisory program » Myanmar team wows tourism trainers » Edible oil milling can provide fish feed: official » New hotel caters to diverse budgets » Elderly home clings to hope » Beloved French teacher dies at 68 » Official issues dengue warning for monsoon » Myanmar seamen conquering the ocean » More local businesses see benefits of setting up their own websites » Low-income families get inexpensive rice » 60 years on, love story endures » Does marriage add kilograms? » Gamers take control of IBC...BUSINESS: Myanmar rice to feed 100m » Fisheries factories offered 24hr power » Mining firm to raise tin output » Turkish investors offer lifeline to Myanmar garment industry » Freight forwarders see MoU benefits » SMEs urged to face free trade area challenge » Goat farms targeted in export drive.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 July 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 2 - 8, 2007 (Volume 19, No. 373)
Date of publication: 08 July 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Opium free status ‘almost’ a reality: UN » Tornado rips through six Yangon townships » UN envoy visits to discuss child protection » Thai-Myanmar group donates to hospital » Yangon Hash House Harriers complete 999th run » Betel chewers face health dangers » More gas needed for 24/7 power in Yangon » Power project 50pc complete » Tourism undampened by rain » Asians make up half of Myanmar arrivals » Yangon recreation centres attract more visitors » Supermarkets seek customers in Pyinmana » Enrolment in IT courses plummets » Monks learn computer skills » Wild birds: vector or victim of influenza? » Shrimp Association finally holds first annual meeting » MSA hosts biweekly talks » Retirees unprepared for future » Solar panel sales rise...BUSINESS: Eel prices increased to reach export targets » SKorean govt considers Myanmar for labour program » Myanmar invited to trade fair » Goldsmiths struggle to survive » Paddy dryer maker says go local » National logistics seminar planned for July .
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 July 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 25 - July 1, 2007 (Volume 19, No. 372)
Date of publication: 01 July 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: For tiger crusader, Myanmar ‘too important to walk away from’ » A new regional dynamic takes shape » Final draft of tourism curriculum completed » Shwedagon Pagoda replicas proliferate overseas » Doctors tread fine line in drug company dealings » Jade sculpture not just for China anymore » Seminar on tourism’s real impact » Students win Turkey environmental prize » Myanma Insurance pays out flood compensation » Myanmar football chronicled » MMA extends malaria project by 11 townships » Student packs his pillow for Singapore » Chinese airline adds Yangon flights » South Korean tourist numbers back to normal » Scholarships offered » AIT considers opening Yangon campus » Students cheated by poor info » IT firm promises raft of services » Pyinmana hooked in to ADSL » Bodybuilders rule Quench contest » Nation’s best hailed in ceremony...BUSINESS: Govt extends tax stamp deadline » Commercial gas deposit found in M-9 block » Toothpaste market unaffected by bans on Chinese products » Brunei waives tax on Myanmar products » SKorea confident FTA will boost trade » Yangon property market strikes back » Realtors’ association nearing reality
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 July 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 18 - 24, 2007 (Volume 19, No. 371)
Date of publication: 24 June 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Govt calls upon ILO to reassess resolutions on Myanmar » Balanced tourism main topic at Malaysia meeting » Teens on edge as they await exam results » Are the skills of our managers being wasted? They think so » University cuts social work program » Private farming gives jobs to agriculture grads » Doctorates appointed as school principals » Myanmar students awarded scholarships » Student posters commemorate Blood Donor Day » Shyness main obstacle to learning English » Air Mandalay expands Chiang Mai flights » CSR Awards calls for project submissions » Train service extended » Yangon traffic fines payable at bank » More free clinics due to open in coming weeks » Yangon hashers celebrate 1000th run, 27th anniversary and countless cups of beer » Singapore school to close » Stranded vessel finally going home » Political obstacles on the road to riches » Physiotherapists struggle for a place in the healthcare industry » More women now behind the wheel in Yangon » Postcards build bonds among regional students » Sule Pagoda to charge foreigners admission » Weekend getaways: around Bagan » Gamble pays off for online lottery dealer...BUSINESS: Govt confirms plan to sell gas to China » Local rice prices starting to slide » Supermarkets lie at centre of retail facelift » Poultry farmers learn to live with risk » MPE hosts record pearl sale » Bago resort tipped for ASEAN prize.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 July 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 11 - 17 , 2007 (Volume 19, No. 370)
Date of publication: 17 June 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Last round for National Convention set to start on July 18 » Local doctor wins top WHO prize » Myanmar, China meet in show of mutual support » Japan provides grant for Shan State projects » Rice husks bring more power to Yangon area » Orphans getting adequate care: study » Asthma now common in Myanmar: Doctor » Eden Centre mulls workshop for disabled » Fertility centre to offer new treatment » At 87, local writer still going strong » Three-month fishing ban imposed by govt » US zoo breeds rare Myanmar turtle » Local environmentalist wins prize in Japan » Leaf deer at Kandawgyi » Medical experts warn of rising incidence of diseases in monsoon » Low airfares attract locals to Bangkok » Seminar aims to promote clean tourism industry » Health clinic infrastructure to be upgraded » Physically disabled fight social prejudice » Project collects irrigation information in Bago Division » Nakata thrills at Thuwunna...BUSINESS: No rest for MFF as exporters chase ambitious trade target » New consortium to shake up IT sector » Imported drug values rise as traders quote more accurate prices: assoc » Thailand to DNA test Myanmar logs » Demand for green tea overwhelms supply » Physic nuts to yield carbon credits? » Myanmar helps found ASEAN young entrepreneurs group » Assessment of key A3 gas field due in July » Architect finds freedom in work » Thailand plans Mae Sot metropolis
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 15 July 2007


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 4 - 10, 2007 (Volume 19, No. 369)
Date of publication: 10 June 2007
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Academy exposes students to ‘noble light’ of Buddhism » It’s official: 24-hour electricity by July » Govt readies itself for national census » ASEM ministers discuss Myanmar, global issues » Yangon gallery showcases art by local children » Monsoon season finally arrives in Yangon » UNODC proposes intelligence-sharing plan » Magazine awards creative writers » New bookstore aims to support literary community » Bagan artists use sand as their canvas » Recycling business sees high demand for resins » Myanmar library opens in Singapore » Bloggers plan book of online postings » K60 million paid to families of sailors » Foreign therapists train teachers of disabled » Youth raise funds for donation...BUSINESS: Govt dominates foreign trade as gas sales pump up exports » Govt willing to sell power to B’desh, says official » Cattle export zone planned for Myeik » Flower growers aim for international markets » Leaky homes: Bringing the outdoors in » Local high-end mobile market has new caller.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2007