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Title: "The Myanmar Times", December 22 - 28, 2008 Volume 23, No. 450
Date of publication: 28 December 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: ASEAN marks ‘momentous’ day as charter is launched » Myanmar shares ‘extraordinary’ biodiversity of Mekong: WWF » Europe, US boost Myanmar aid as UN calls for food assistance » Vocational school teaches new skills to disabled students » Updated directory aims to improve tourism industry » Fire victims to get K370m in claims » Red Cross holds logistics meeting » UN raises AIDS awareness among its own workers » SEAFDEC demonstrates new fishing equipment at MFF » UNICEF holds seminar on vulnerable kids » Asia fights to stem loss of cultural treasures » Flower photos wanted » National Sports Complex to host equestrian competition » Naga festival offers unique experience » Myanmar hits bullseye in archery event...BUSINESS: Prepaid GSM phone cards uplift mobile phone markets » Pharmaceutical costs down as crude oil dips » Muse trade fair opened » School building unveiled in Yenanchaung township » Gamone Pwint Kabar Aye open » Investment potential in North Dagon township
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 December 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", December 15 - 21, 2008 Volume 23, No. 449
Date of publication: 21 December 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Thai team offers free ear treatment » UK official urges donors to ‘scale up’ aid to Myanmar » Communications leap as first phone cards go on sale » MSN distributes stoves in delta » Quiz tests youth AIDS knowledge » Big wheel offers S’pore view » Long-awaited ASEAN Charter comes to life in Jakarta this week » UN to issue U Thant stamp » MFF to introduce new fish » Pagoda under repair » Singapore promotes image as Asia’s premier education hub » Ngwe Saung to host Kayin fest » S’pore kicks off tropical Xmas » International airlines face holiday crunch » MNS to grow trees in coastal regions » India to supply tsunami info to Myanmar » Headphones and music a bad combination for hearing...BUSINESS: Generator sales spike upwards in Yangon » Betel nut prices plunge » Oil price falls not yet in evidence for consumers » Demand for downtown’s golden oldies still strong » Luxury property sales drop » Construction firms adopt low-risk strategies for now » Rice exports set to resume soon: official » Rewriting the checklist
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 December 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", December 8 - 14, 2008 Volume 23, No. 448
Date of publication: 14 December 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: NGO repairs shelters for delta elderly » Airline service varied during Bangkok crisis » India, Myanmar cut deal to trade in euros and Singaporean dollars » ASEAN summit postponed until March » Drug addicts find salvation in methadone » HIV patients find encouragement on World AIDS Day » Saudi Arabia helps local Hajj pilgrims » Airport debacle shows need for crisis centre » Prawn course opens in delta » Children of Japanese war dead donate » Japan provides $375,000 to Myanmar » Rubber products course scheduled for this month » Salt farmers battling to rebuild livelihoods » Mudfish king calls pilgrims » Guardian spirits and pickled scorpions...BUSINESS: Gold association takes up office to hammer out price » Shift of focus likely for fisheries » Financial winds and auctions drive car prices down in Mandalay » Ukrainian fertiliser on its way » Prepaid SIM cards out December 12 » Wireless internet for Mandalay » Developers forced onto the back foot by financial crisis » Retail rental space tight in the busy downtown area » Just a little bit different in Thingangyun
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 December 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", December 1 - 7, 2008 Volume 23, No. 447
Date of publication: 07 December 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Ayeyarwady dolphin returns home after year in Sagaing Div » As winter nears, officials urge farmers to stay alert for bird flu » Donor nations gather in Yangon for Nargis roundtable » Gold leaf donated to Shwedagon » NGOs fight to stem the tide of HIV in Lashio » BKK airport closures cause travel backlog in Yangon » Ratana Metta seeks to expand work » ASEAN considers delay of summit » Big bellies herald health hazards, say medical experts » MRCS starts work program » Winter delayed in lower Myanmar » ASEAN book showcases art by students from Myanmar » Happy World hosts marionettes » SKorea promotes new plant genetics » Defined-e aims to cut a niche into busy marke...BUSINESS: Nation still relies on medical imports » Tripartite group moves to regulate export payments » Fisheries sector braces for impact of meltdown » Saudi Arabia offers to buy poultry » Forests not being replaced » Yangon’s RE prices hold fast » MES to offer workplace training for engineers
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 December 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 24-30, 2008 Volume 23, No. 446
Date of publication: 30 November 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Soe Myat Min double sinks Indonesia » Myanmar and Bangladesh to continue talks on bay debacle » Company offers new wireless net service » High-quality bikes come to Mandalay » Travel industry needs weather awareness » Cool weather? Must be time for exercise » Buddhist exams scheduled in delta » MCC exhibits at WTM » EU calls for fast talks with ASEAN » Banks give loans to delta salt producers » Thailand ratifies ASEAN charter » Can Lashio draw tourists to Shan State? » Malaysia showcases home-stay program » Cool weather? Must be time for exercise » KMA takes over Bagan Hotel » Turning the tourism trickle into a flood » Myanmar to host professional golf t’ment...BUSINESS: Financial crisis will have impact: business community » Highway bus fares reduced » Low commodity prices hit exporters » Gold market fluctuates sharply » Price of beauty not too high for some Myanmar » FMI sets up new model delta village » Outer ’hoods find willing buyers » ‘Zawgyi’ project to get underway in 2009
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 November 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 17-23, 2008 Volume 23, No. 445
Date of publication: 23 November 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Iranian FM visits Myanmar to strengthen bilateral ties » ASEAN working to strengthen newly forged links between Myanmar and UN » BIMSTEC moves forward on trade pact » Taunggyi hot air balloons thrill crowds » ASEAN charter awaits approval from Thailand » Delta residents determined to return to normal lives » Eggs free of melamine » Toilet expert calls for better hygiene » Shwedagon hosts annual weaving contest » Do not fiddle with CNG rigs, the government warns » Hninzigone to hold charity fair next month » Group donates water » Thailand donates to National Museum » Ancient site to host festival » Bagan locals hope for tourist influx » Local firm developing a chat rival for G-talk » Myanmar held by Bangladesh in 0-0 draw » Myanmar’s traditional boxers thrash Thai fighters in Yangon » Tway Mashaung delivers another KO...BUSINESS: Hours dry up for overseas workers » FMI to boost vehicle production in 2009 » Myanmar’s nail producers smashing the competition » Book vendors look to boost sluggish sales » Government trading body to set prices every week » Fisheries exports remain stable » MES releases its pamphlets detailing storm-proof building » First ‘interlocking system’ school handed over by MES
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 22 November 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 10-16, 2008 Volume 23, No. 444
Date of publication: 16 November 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Financial crisis dominates regional meeting in Hanoi » A delta village recovers from disaster » Myanmar rejects ‘wrongful demands’ » Delta housing still a concern » More cooperation needed on food supplies » DPS distributes new tourist maps » Farmers welcome fertiliser donation » Boat donation helps Ayeyarwady fishermen » Archaeologists shed new light on old Sri Ksetra » Rain to continue through November » Recent rain a boon to delta villagers » Government eyes live mythum as major export » New tourism directories coming » Ngwe Saung wants beach photographs » Thanakha museum to open in Bagan » MPT looks for more foreign investment at ICT week » Sports Ministry pushes hockey as national game » Grand Royal Challenge Cup 2008 to be held in Yangon...BUSINESS: FMI subsidiary signs biofuel deal » Fisheries a hit at CAEXPO » Long-finned eel values slither upwards » Profits continue for FMI » Cement sales hit the skids » Architects push for aesthetics » Boom times in Yangon as world tightens belt » Welcome to the jungle in Insein tsp
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 November 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", November 3-9, 2008 Volume 23, No. 443
Date of publication: 09 November 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Funding remains major concern for UN » Yangonites recount memories of Nargis » IOM starts psychosocial program » Sri Lankan Buddhist coordinates delta construction project » Origami attracts kids of all ages » Agriculture students attend training in Israel » APSC offers scholarships for postgrad study » Singapore organises mental health course » Shwedagon renovations underway » Flood map underway » Publishers still selling rare works » Meinmahlakyun Sanctuary on road to recovery from cyclone » New restaurant to open on Inya Road » Ngapali hoteliers seek more reliable flights » Thai travel campaign launched » Travel sector aims to draw Japanese tourists » Brazilian charity side battles Myanmar...BUSINESS: YCDC opens up suburbs to more billboards » Sino-Myanmar bilateral trade jumps 60 percent » Tender market in Maungdaw planned » ICT exhibition kicks off at Tatmadaw Hall » Additional underwriting found by country’s insurer » Beans and pulses exports to India to hit 100,000, Nov » Expert tips trade to hit $11b in 2008-09 » Recent building collapses leave buyers cautious » Executive housing demand skyrockets
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 November 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2008, Volume 23, No. 442
Date of publication: 02 November 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Charter ratified, ASEAN enters ‘new era’ » NGO workers keep restaurants busy » East Asia sets aside $80b for financial crisis » Official warns of melamine bowls » Myanmar hosts tourism meeting » Summit to move? » Diabetes rate increases among children » MMC run marked by a day of sweat » Factories fill demand for water filters » FAO talks about food supplies » Kahtein offered to Mogok centre » Former addicts warn against drug use » Moe Hnyin: Oasis of calm amid storm » Myanmar rowers clinch two golds at Asian Beach Games » Cyclist Aung Phyo surprises coach with bronze in Thailand...BUSINESS: Soy milk sales jump after scandals » Fertiliser added to importable items list » CAEXPO underway » Turning recycling into big business » National Library moves to new location in Yankin township
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 30 October 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", October 20-26, 2008, Volume 23, No. 441
Date of publication: 26 October 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Director scoops up int’l film award » UNDP aims to reduce disaster risk » ASEM meet to focus on financial crisis » UNICEF trains volunteers in delta » Dhamma Joti meditation centre underway in Hlegu » Expert talks post-harvest tech » Dolphin discovery good news for WCS » Ag school sends students back to the farm » ASEAN forms tourism boards » DOF to survey Rakhine State marine life » Tourists relish challenge of independent travel » Buddha donation scheme » Pirates free sailors » Migrant workers fear for jobs in global crisis » Group donates drinking water to pagoda visitors » Orchid festival planned for Inle » Media trip...BUSINESS: New beehives aid buzzing honey makers » A banking crisis in Myanmar? Not likely this time » Retail options add to condo appeal » Myanmar to export second batch of live goats to Malaysia » Location’s the key for Pearl Condos
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 October 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", October 13-19, 2008, Volume 22, No. 440
Date of publication: 19 October 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Breastfeeding avoids risks of tainted milk powder: experts » Nargis programs short on funds: UN » Building collapse injuries two people » Visit opens new chapter in relations, says Bangladesh » Yangon markets dump tainted milk powder brands » Course examines Buddha’s teachings on natural law » Indonesia to ratify ASEAN charter » Public awareness about disabled people must be raised, experts say » Abhidhamma course opens » Wheel of Dhamma rolls at Insein prison » Nine Chinese dairy products are banned » Pagodas ready for pilgrimage season » National Museum calls for donations » Forgotten hill station beckons tourists » Ngwe Saung plans feast of fun for beachgoers » Myanmar Wushu team looks to foreign coach for more gold » ICF to assist local canoeists in 2012 London Olympics quest...BUSINESS: ‘Unique’ local property market insulated from worst of the global meltdown » MOGE signs Vietnam deal » Old Indian road to get new lease of life » Shelter comp winners announced » Make a grand statement in Thaketa tsp » Developers announce discounts to boost post-Lent prop sales
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 October 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", October 6-12, 2008, Volume 22, No. 439
Date of publication: 12 October 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: FM wants end to sanctions, pledges ‘free, fair’ elections » Tourism industry ‘deserves a break,’ say travel writers » UN SG expected to visit Thailand » DOF compiles Nargis recovery book » Vane for Mumbai pagoda dedicated » Rubber farmers warned against using untested clone seeds » ASEAN to crack down on antique smuggling » Tripartite group echoes call for help » Mrauk Oo waits for time in spotlight » S N Goenka documentary in production » Remote shrine attracts pilgrims » Alzheimer’s disease remains a mystery » Flower festival expands » Back in time: Exploring Inwa by horse cart » Two local weeklies temporarily banned » Passing a few hours in sleepy town of Salay » Delta ready to welcome tourists again » Ngwe Saung airport underway » Murder on the mouse pad: FoxConn Cup... BUSINESS: Bank, exporters gamble on higher prices » Rice exports to Bangladesh set to resume following talks » Bayintnaung launches E-information system » Nargis-hit rice fields replanted, says FAO » New environmental council targets chemical industry » Min Dhamma condo sales begin » Interior decorators wait for Thadingyut » Large but plain family home
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 25 October 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", September 29 - October 5, 2008, Volume 22, No. 438
Date of publication: 05 October 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Myanmar’s e-sport gamers aim to take world by storm » Gov’t bans imports of all dairy products » For rice, high quality better than high yield, says agri expert » Bomb blast injures seven bystanders » Sailors feared lost as ship capsizes » Former Sri Lanka president dies » Major supermarkets in Yangon drop China-made milk powder » Hydropower plant nearly ready to produce electricity » MMC to organise fundraising events » ASEAN exhibit opens in Yangon » MRCS finalises delta recovery plan » Students broaden their horizons at Mandalay school » Local hotels prepare for tourist season » Fines boosted for vehicle infractions » Bay of Bengal Resort earns energy award » Local puppet troupe on overseas excursion » Yangonites strive to improve their lives » Airline to resume Chiang Mai flights....BUSINESS: March of the soft-shell crabs continues unabated » Imported milk powder banned from market » Fisheries bodies begin drawing guidelines for a better industry » CNG conversions grind to a halt » India to provide $4m for industrial zone work training » ICT groups to hold competitions in Oct » Interior deco biz shows promise » What would you pay for seclusion?
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 October 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times", September 22 - 28, 2008, Volume 22, No. 437
Date of publication: 28 September 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Thadingyut lantern sales heating up » Travel groups brainstorm on ways to revive tourism sector » Negotiations underway for kidnapped sailors » Myanmar seeks fertiliser, seeds after cyclone: IRRI » MRCS helps villagers on road to self-sufficiency » Daw Aung San Suu Kyi asks for meetings with liaison minister » Gulf countries to invest in ASEAN agriculture » Food safety watchdog on hunt for contaminated milk powder in Myanmar » MAI to lease aircraft from Jetstar » Rebel arrested in bombing: state media » MRCS gets donations » FM departs for United Nations General Assembly meeting » HIV patient recounts life with sadness and regret » Exhibit to raise funds for elderly » Umbrella donation ceremony for Global Pagoda scheduled » Foreign media taken to see tourist sites » IWT names boat havens » Deaf school gets grant to build gymnasium » Mystery Zillion aims to beat English-language barrier » Computer organisations to celebrate their anniversary...BUSINESS: Fish prices rebound in September » Fresh FDI boost for energy and mining sectors » Myanmar, India sign hydro deal » Govt action stabilises peanut oil prices » Third Thai-Myanmar pipeline will boost local employment » CAEXPO to be an investor’s paradise » Govt wants steel factory » Developers spend up a lot to earn public recognition » Preparation the key say MES members » No frills living in South Okkalapa
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 September 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 15 - 21, 2008, Volume 22, No. 436
Date of publication: 21 September 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Singapore seeks local students » Ayeyarwady fishers ask for bigger boats » NGO targets elderly in delta with US $ 1 million project » Travel agent offers delta tours » FAO to distribute more agricultural inputs to the delta » Daw May Shin dies in Mandalay » Pilgrimage tour season starts this month with new attractive packages » Plans made for bird flu project » Japan foundation provides humanitarian assistance » Camera traps capture photos of predators » Malaysia hosts tourism familiarisation program » More trade with Japan depends on logistics: JETRO » Business must have licenses for public tv viewing » Balloons over Bagan offers weeklong trips » Elderly photographers asked to submit work » Meditation courses gain popularity among youth » Fern research launched » Job, e-commerce sites coming » Road to Mandalay suspends service for a year...BUSINESS: Fish farmers plan to inject new life into their industry » Imphal deal to boost Indian border trade » Indian oil association proposes land hire deal » Fisheries exports falling short » Tax cuts add more interest to high-end market: agents » Buddhist centre underway near Bagan, says Eden » Monastic school planned for Dedaye » An exec decision in Bahan.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 September 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 8 - 14, 2008, Volume 22, No. 435
Date of publication: 14 September 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Nationwide construction boom fuels increased demand for raw materials » Small-scale livestock farmers feel the pinch » Govt ‘gave best help in cyclone’: WHO » Meteorology Dept: Monsoon to end by Oct » Company successfully breeds Aussie crayfish, seeks commercial viability » UNICEF looks to divert water shortages » Expert warns on lower back pain » Giant catfish shun Kyaung Taw Yar » Revenue Department weighs tax changes » MMA’s youth program opens doors and raises health awareness » Inle Lake headlines new campaign to woo foreign tourists » Yangon Buddhist Academy issues first degrees as private institute » Dhaka proposes road links with Thailand through Myanmar » Muslims celebrate the start of Ramadan » Mandalay Hill inscription riddle solved: Researcher » Japanese animation seminar set for Sept 19 » Myanmar-Thai fibre optic cable ready for trials: MPT » Pitaka DVD-Rom released...BUSINESS: Hybrid seeds sales rise 30pc » No completion date set for comms trading network » MLF crowing over chicken export interest » Location’s the key when selling pancakes » Apple prices set to drop as Chinese stock hits markets » Rate respite for foreign renters » Duplex project to begin Sep » New condos for downtown
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 09 September 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" September 1 - 7, 2008 , Volume 22, No. 434
Date of publication: 07 September 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: FEC rate rise brings good news to many » Nay Pyi Taw traffic lights baffle residents » Progress on free trade with giant neighbours edges forward » Gold donated for icon repairs » Buddhist ethics offer balance for life and tradition » Drought resistant potato needed » Gambari’s visit continues dialogue with government » More electricity soon as Shweli hydro plant feeds national grid » Carpenters represent nation at skills comp » Coins make first appearance since ‘99 » Experts emphasise importance of breastfeeding after Nargis » Nargis art auction » Action Aid delivers dignity and help » Mogok Sayardaw doco in Oct » More land devoted to coffee planting » Parents, teachers fight television addiction » Bloggers descend on MI-T...BUSINESS: Marine navigation sales strong after Cyclone Nargis » Kuwait thrashes out farming deal » Car sales slowing: traders » CMP sector driving Myanmar-Japan trade » Goat exports to begin September » Croc farm owner appeals for sales license approval » Myanmar snap up S’pore HDBs » MES shelter competition underway
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 07 September 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 25 - 31, 2008, Volume 22, No. 433
Date of publication: 31 August 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: UN special envoy Gambari concludes visit » A learning experience with monks at Sagaing Hill » NGOs strive to help child survivors » Myanmar faces seafarer shortage » South Dagon water project nears end » Sagaing Fault surveyed to prepare for future quakes » Three reported dead in China » Restaurant to hold charity bazaar for cyclone victims » Expert warns of TB risk posed by untreated milk » Photo exhibition raises money » Hope fades slowly for cyclone missing » Delta boat project nears completion » Artist receives ASEAN award » MRCS meets to assess Nargis work » Nay Pyi Taw rentals require permission » Aged home holds nursing course » Game comp set for September » Mobile show draws big crowds...BUSINESS: Extend the companies for rehabilitation » MP4 players prove tricky for consumers » Construction of third gas pipeline set to begin » Bus advertising takes off in Yangon » Experts push for cyclone- resistant building standards » A unique approach to converting a house into a home » Great house in the outer ‘burbs'
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: hrml
Date of entry/update: 07 September 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 18 - 24, 2008, Volume 22, No. 432
Date of publication: 24 August 2008
Description/subject: NEWS ISSUES: Residents of Bago displaced by floods » Psychosocial care helps victims regain their sense of normality » Religious buildings still need repairs » Sri Lanka donates relief goods » NGO-funded fishery project to start soon » Local named top travel expert by US magazine » Rats destroy crops » Compensation paid for Nargis damage: K3.3b » Aid agencies advised to use bank transfers » Scholarships available for Myanmar students » MCWA spreads the word on breastfeeding » Cold storage facility opens » New permit system offers more opportunities to work in Japan » MRTV-4 airs free ads » Universities to get wireless internet access » Exploring rural Monywa by motorbike » Tourism operators face tough times in Mandalay » Tourism reps attend travel fair in Japan...BUSINESS: Millers’ association seeks funding for long-term loans » Chinese-made mills flood market » Eel exports normal despite cyclone, says fisheries dept » PTTEP expect to sign gas sale agreement » Deal reached with North Korea on rubber exports » CAEXPO to boost food exports » Property tax simplified, says revenue official » Life after Nargis better, for some
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 August 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 11 - 17, 2008, Volume 22, No. 431
Date of publication: 17 August 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Kuwaiti PM visits Myanmar » INGO experts rely on local knowledge » Beverage company sponsors eye care » Rights envoy sees progress » Gov’t marks 41st ASEAN Day, from Nay Pyi Taw » Yangon bus committee publishes mag » Learning lessons from disaster » Astrologer’s funeral draws thousands of mourners » Shipment of Saudi rice docks in Yangon » Abhidhamma course to be taught in English » Bird flu control project planned » NICCO aids Ayeyarwady Delta households » Philanthropist brings HIV education to villages » New orchid species recorded » MFF to open foreign aid account » New film history book nearly ready » Groups plan mangrove survey » WIPO offers course on intellectual property » Company donates organic fertiliser » MAI leases Fokker » Chinese visa process unaffected by Olympics...BUSINESS: Oils not well in lube market » Advertisers take a proven route to sales » Construction salvage thriving » Beans and pulses exports driven by Indian demand » Sitagu academy’s convocation hall open early next year
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 August 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" August 4 - 10 , 2008, Volume 22, No. 430
Date of publication: 10 August 2008
Description/subject: NEWS ITEMS: MRCS office seeks to reunite families » Delta villagers keen to work but lack necessary resources » Travel sector sees chance to create golden era for tourism » FAO fights bird flu » Drug index published » Arsenic not a serious problem in delta: official » Special bus lines popular for passengers seeking comfort » Dedaye farmers get new tillers » Private-sector company seeks investors for 10-year teak plan » Malaria no cause for concern in the delta » Thailand donates to monks’ hospital » Deaf children benefit from acupuncture » Delta mangroves to be planted » Narcotics training resumes this month » Govt warns of disease passed through urine » Festival brings noise and colour to Taungbyone » Deadline for Japanese test looms » Choices aplenty for mobile phone users » Training courses aim to produce skilled hotel staff » No delays in approvals of visas, says government » Photo contest to be held in September...BUSINESS: China signs nickel PSC » Boat builder to treble production » Work underway at Abhidhamma institute » JICA plans aquaculture project for Ayeyarwady, Bago divisions » A1 on track for low-cost housing » Survivors get eco-friendly homes » Shipping container costs plummet in July » Work underway at Abhidhamma institute » Suzuki to add new model to line up
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 08 August 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 28 - August 3, 2008 Volume 22, No. 429
Date of publication: 03 August 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Myanmar signs ASEAN charter at FM meeting in Singapore » Aid work opens ‘positive door’ for UN, Myanmar cooperation » Delta fishermen enjoy big catch » FAO projects target 150,000 households in the delta » Arsenic risk high in Sumatra, Myanmar, Cambodia: study » Kidney transplants give patients new lease on life » Scholarships offered for Nargis orphan victims » Student from delta wins scholarship to study engineering in Singapore » Myanmar translation of war memoir published » MFF gets US$10m for delta fisheries » Govt imports 20 Chinese trains » Multinational chinlon team wows Mandalay » Buddhist exams scheduled » Meditation can help treat mental diseases, say experts » Myanmar hopes to attract off-season tourists... BUSINESS: India challenges for rohu export market » International aid donated for fishing industry ‘negligible’: FAO » Yangon airport completes runway extension » Digital television take-up slower than expected » FISCA to invest $2 million in Yadanabon cyber city » Middle East labour exploitation continues » MCEA ups delta housing to 8000 by Sept » Cyclone shelter competition.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 August 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 21-27, 2008 Vol. 22, No. 428
Date of publication: 27 July 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Relatives best for orphaned kids: UNICEF » Disabled people get help in delta » Families wait for missing members » Mushroom growers urged to look abroad to increase earnings » FAO issues new funding appeal » MRCS reuniting families » MCS gives loans to rebuild Twante pottery industry » Singapore education fair held in Yangon » Management changes at The Myanmar Times » Musicians to perform in France » A golden harvest: the summer paddy » Myanmar Red Cross Society sends psychology team to delta » Tourism industry's guide shortage » Power tilling slowly accepted by farmers » India to fund $6m local IT project...BUSINESS: Pharma imports jump 10pc » Fishery exports to return to normal: DOF » US lawmakers ease pressure on Chevron » Cosmetics distributors see a bright future in Myanmar » Fuel prices hit shrimp farming » Donations help delta rebuilding » MES offers technology for low-cost homes at Dedaye » September start date for Dagon condo » Young architect with big ambitions » Comfortable living in South Okkalapa for those on a budget.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 July 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 14-20, 2008 Vol. 22, No. 427
Date of publication: 20 July 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Shwedagon Pagoda marks the start of Buddhist Lent this week » Although far away those touched by Myanmar find ways to show generosity » $500m aid needed: UN » Robes sales jump unexpectedly during off-season » Songwriters invited to lend their talents to ASEAN anthem contest » Effort made to curb human trafficking » Medecins Sans Frontieres caters to urgent needs of delta residents » More housing needed: PM » Full ratification of ASEAN charter expected in August » More blood donors needed: NBC » MMC holds annual general meeting » Boat donations raise fishermen’s hopes for quick return to work » No increase in dengue from Nargis: official » Storm insurance surges » MFF assessment of delta fishery sector completed » Pagoda umbrella sales set to surge » Germany offers scholarships for post-grad students » Golfers help cyclone victims...BUSINESS: Motorcycle market revved up » Storm rubs out 20,000 acres: MRPPA » Function trumps form for CDMA users » Long road back for industrial recovery » CAEXPO gives Myanmar handicrafts room to shine » Rentals brisk in lead up to Waso » Tet Lann to build 130 low cost houses » Cyclone shelter plans coming » Tasteful two bedroom Bahan house
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" July 7-13, 2008, Vol. 22, No. 426
Date of publication: 13 July 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Healthcare for delta women and children a priority for UNICEF » Aid agencies call for more international assistance » How lending schemes can help the poor » Banking on grants to help recovery » Sri Lankan doctors return home » UNFPA provides grant for maternal care » Trust between UN and govt best way forward » Students sought for internships » Buddhist tracts give comfort to survivors » Coconut artist relies on talent over technique » Foreign tourists donate to Cyclone Nargis victims » Unregistered cars to be impounded » Local education agent wins Singapore award » JICA to support Myanmar’s small-scale fishery sector » DOF builds boats for fishermen » MPPA distributes paddy seeds to farmers in Pyapon...BUSINESS: Trade volume jumps 10 percent » Skilled worker shortage in Bogale » FDI funnelled into oil and gas sectors » Electronics sales up but not back to normal » The humble tube television is under threat, or is it? » Biz group gives loans to farmers, fishermen » Vista electronic dictionaries to hit shelves in July » Piracy continues to reign » Architects launch ‘Project Shelter’ for delta » MCEA says 6000 houses by August
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 12 July 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 30-July 6, 2008, Vol. 22, No. 425
Date of publication: 06 July 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Child care specialists seek alternatives for Nargis orphans » Humanitarian assistance still needed: ASEAN team » Tears in delta as Indonesian medics depart » Weather forecast language to be simplified » MRCS lauds Kachin branch » Livelihood loans for Nargis victims » Turkish NGO raises donations by SMS » India loans $84m for electricity infrastructure upgrades » Pyay hotel celebrates grand opening » Sri Lanka company gives relief goods » Yangon increases motorbike penalty » UMFCCI helps rice mills » Russian donors eye investment » Novices receive inheritance of Buddha » Radio to broadcast astrology » Company aims for Wikipedia with fonts » Industry votes ‘yes’ on homegrown software...BUSINESS: Fertiliser sales likely to rise in coming weeks » Daewoo inks huge natural gas deal » GP ups production » MLFD Bank announces huge profit jump » Expo to promote fisheries exports » More people take on Microsoft-certified exams » Developers say lift rule change good news » Construction continues as rents drop in capital
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 03 July 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 23-29, 2008 , Volume 22, No. 424
Date of publication: 29 June 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: UNDP programs focus on dignity of survivors » Donated cash gives survivors options » FAO assessment shows more aid needed » New schools built on donations » Bogale kids return to classroom » Local doctor digs deep in Labutta » Monsoon brings strong winds » Life story of famous monk told on DVD » Photographer rues theft of work » UN tackles dengue threat in Myanmar » Storm survivor hopes for unlikely family reunion » Teams assess storm damage to fisheries » Home gives three lakhs » Mogok landslide kills 11 » Damaged piers under repair » Water and wine at Peik Chin Myaung cave...BUSINESS: Agricultural machinery market thriving » Rice price drops but sales remain cool » Hire purchasing system to revive fishing industry » Bank gives out agri loans in delta region » Food companies to attend CAEXPO » Japan drives demand for seaweed » Low cost housing plans awaiting donors » Flashy architecture spreads in Yangon
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 June 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 16-22, 2008 , Volume 22, No. 423
Date of publication: 22 June 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Fatigue poses challenge for aid workers » Media companies help storm victim » YESB: K5b spent on power line repair in Yangon » ASEAN team starts survey of delta » Ice cream seller tastes sweet success from local tourists » Even in Mingun, vendors affected by cyclone » Fish supplies nearly normal in Yangon: officials » Delta farmers get help buying tillers » Turkey contributes $1m to cyclone relief » Disease specialist issues dengue warning as monsoon gains strength » Officials act to stop illegal adoptions » NGO plans micro-finance project for farmers » Doctor issues eye care warning » Ministry calls for donations for clergy » LCD TVs installed in buses » Local photographer attends exchange program in Japan » WCS publishes forestry book » Newly introduced CDMA system drives demand for handsets...BUSINESS: Sharp increase in demand for beans and pulses » Delta faces shortage of skilled workers » MPT says private ISPs by year’s end » Timber firms extend China reach » Fisheries exports slowly returning » Fame aiming for energy award » Low cost housing build starts » Contemporary touches in Mayangone house.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 9-15, 2008, Volume 22, No. 422
Date of publication: 15 June 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: A month passes and cyclone survivors shed tears for their dead » $260m now raised as UN efforts gain further impetus » Food pipeline flowing: WFP » No danger of disease from fish, say officials » German NGO accelerates aid efforts » Relief efforts staving off outbreaks of disease, for now » Red Cross volunteers on front line of emergency work » K3b in insurance claims » Indonesian medics arrive in Yangon » Ratana Metta teaches Buddhist ideals to underprivileged kids » Day-care network expanded in delta » Monsoon extends across Myanmar » Two years on, smoking habits unchanged » Water companies fail purity tests » Tour guides take dolphin course » Disaster management program localised » New hotel to open in mid-June » Nation honours top athletes for 2007...BUSINESS: Cooking oil prices decrease as Yangon supply improves » Htoo Trading targets $2m rehabilitation » MFF plan to rebuild the fisheries » Gold prices slowly dropping » Delta top priority: construction firms.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 June 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" June 2-8, 2008, Volume 22, No. 421
Date of publication: 08 June 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Relief flows as UN teams accelerate aid work » ‘Mission of hope’ chance for a new beginning » Saudis send machinery » TV gangster drops his act to carry rice to storm victims in the delta » Japanese group donates to MMA » Pyapon fights to control diarrhoea » UNICEF wages wide-ranging campaign to safeguard children » Official gives lesson in charcoal water filters » MOSA donates nearly half its funds » Donors asked to stop using Red Cross emblem » Kids traumatised by disaster » French aid arrives » Govt rushes to help rice farmers » International help needed to get rice planted...BUSINESS: Consumers keeping close eye on the rice market » Agriculture sector suffers massive losses from cyclone, government says » Used car sales buck Nargis trend » ASEAN business award goes to Myanmar » Two local companies provide boat for free use » Effort to rehabilitate delta gains pace » Yangon gets animal feed.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 June 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 26 - June 1, 2008, Volume 21, No. 420
Date of publication: 01 June 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: ‘All aid workers’ can come: Sen-Gen » Relief workers allowed into Myanmar » Space-age foods save lives » FAO calls for $10m aid from international community » NGOs create safe havens for children orphaned by storm » UN to send 220,000 condoms to Myanmar » WFP overcomes logistics hurdles » Mandalay traffic stops to remember cyclone victims » Weather service upgrade proposed » Swedes train local doctors » South Korea contributes $100,000 aid » Cambodian pilgrims donate to victims » Govt says ‘no shortage of rice’ » Schools will open on June 2 » SPA devotes all resources to recovery » ‘We cannot let the momentum die’ » Huge insurance payouts expected from Nargis » Myanmar Times family gives blood for cyclone victims » Japan aids cyclone victims » Expert warns of monsoon diseases » Insurance co upgrades service with IT project » Local novelist raises environmental issues » Trainings seek to empower women » Committee awaits OK for bus line...BUSINESS: Billboarders count cyclone costs » Gem industry to boost China trade » Buyers pick LPG over charcoal » Nargis website and help centres » Hlaing Tharyar IZ rebuilding underway
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 May 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" May 19-25, 2008 Volume 21, No. 419
Date of publication: 25 May 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Relief pace quickens » Public shows true heart after disaster » Deadly power of ‘delicate daffodil’ » Warning over fake fundraising emails » This is about saving lives » Trees cleared from most Yangon parks » Refugees find help in Myaungmya » YCDC aims to re-green Yangon within a year » Nearly half of storm victims children, say aid agencies » Team gives survival gear » IWT to look after passenger safety » Doctor overcomes fear of snakes to help » Liposuction finds fans among the insecure » Yangon Airways to resume Thandwe flights » Thanbyuzayat residents get free eye care » Rules for registered internet cafés announced » Myanmar Engineering Society courses » New ISP set for May launch date...BUSINESS: Survey on 3rd Thai pipeline due in June » Bronze iron sales steam up » Micro-credit project for Nargis victims » New MCPA course » Myanmar to participate in 5th China-ASEAN Expo » Temporary storage demand strong.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Volume 21, Nos. 413, 417, 418
Date of publication: 22 May 2008
Description/subject: These issues are not on the MT website. I do not know if they appeared in hard copy - Librarian
Source/publisher: OBL
Date of entry/update: 21 May 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" April 28- May 4, 2008 Volume 21, No. 416
Date of publication: 04 May 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Historic referendum next week » Student group blamed for bombs » Asian gender voices heard at Malaysia meeting » MAI stops BKK flights » MFVP holds organic fruit workshop » Literary patron U Ohn Pe dies » Myanmar says it is free from bird flu » Veggie magazine takes root » IT exam training offered in Pathein » Fire walk tests Hindu faith » Myanmar projects picked for ASEAN Energy Awards » Christion youths atted Thingyan Camps » MRCS calls for contest entries » DOF protects fishery resources » Rabies on rise » Getting to Thanbyuzayat half the fun » Shwemawdaw Pagoda welcomes in the New Year... BUSINESS: Fisheries earnings up but shadows loom » Pandals again prove to be a tricky business » Commodity prices retreat after Thingyan » Workgroup Co opens test centre in Yangon » Software industry facing skilled labour challenge » ‘Green’ resort advances in capital » Fancy-free living in Kyeemyindain.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 30 April 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" April 14-20, 2008, Volume 21, No. 414
Date of publication: 20 April 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Referendum set to hold on May 10 » Myanmar inks trade deal in India » Renowned journalist Ludu Daw Amar dies » ASEAN finance ministers seek to head off food crisis » Seminar tackles child-sex tourism » Trafficking MoU one step closer » Kites fill the sky over Yangon » MPS gives talk on photo copyrights » Wholesale fish market proposed » Young editors introduce new tech/fashion journal » Myanma Insurance pays fire comp » Security boosted for buses » Young golf star pins hope to PGA tour ...BUSINESS: Convenience driving laptop sales » Nation to greatly expand transit trade channels » Traders push for exchange centres » Fisheries export target raised » Fisheries body aims for value-added export future » MFF continue reform of offices » Top photographer realises a dream
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 April 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 31-April 6, 2008, Volume 21, No. 412
Date of publication: 06 April 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: 'Our ultimate aim is to hand over the state power to the people’ » Developers urged to finish projects on time » UN raises alarm on AIDS threat in Asia » New zoo opens in capital Nay Pyi Taw » Thousands attend ICT exhibition » India funds project for trade route » Myanmar, other Mekong countries aim to grow closer at Laos regional summit » Coconut tea set wins art prize » Strand one of the best » Transformer sparks fire » Myanmar signs MoU on Southeast Asian literacy » Young students pursue careers in the arts » SKorean scholarships » Arts, drama schools hold graduation ceremony » Metered taxis come to Nay Pyi Taw » Charity group donates blood machine to hospital » Library honours famous writer » Native catfish named » South Dagon water supply improved » MCC to train poor kids » Summer holiday courses keep children learning...BUSINESS: Govt to boost border trade » Developers urged to finish projects on time » Microwaves unloved by shoppers » Livestock export market set for careful expansion » Stunning new offices for Pahtama Group » War Ta Yar nears completion.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 April 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 24-30, 2008 Volume 21, No. 411
Date of publication: 30 March 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Myanmar, UN coordinate on development » Mandalay gets FM station » NGO sponsors monastic school » Taxi owners urged to meet meter deadline » Potters head south to boost income » Helmet rule for capital » Monks given titles » Japan provides grant » MT reporter whacked by bus conductors » Cruise ship brings 600 tourists to Myanmar » Accounting has growing appeal for students » Yangon Airport tightens security for hand luggage » Plans made for new poultry markets » Fire extinguishers compulsory for buses » Govt tackles river erosion » Lobster farming tested in Twante » From pilot to accidental entrepreneur » Sharks endangered by taste for delicacy » Lure of beaches hinges on keeping environment clean » Customs retain ML title in photo finish...BUSINESS: Freshwater shrimp profits continue » Kachin hydropower study due in December » Shin Sat signs US$5m contract with MPT » Myanmar Constitution to protect businesses » Fruit production needs boost » Govt looks to ASEAN models to boost national trade volumes » Architect focuses on inner beauty
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 March 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 17-23, 2008 Volume 21, No. 410
Date of publication: 23 March 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: ‘Phenomenal’ response to Myanmar Times art competition » New Thai PM’s first visit ends with investment protection agreement » Parents feel the stress of matriculation » Govt promises ‘free and fair’ voting in elections » DOF bans sale of fish farms » Training centre for disabled kids opens » Taungoo’s first resort hotel to open in April » Tiger survival depends on ecotourism: expert » Wildlife course takes shape » Myanmar Brewery donates to charity » China-ASEAN delegation to visit Myanmar » World Water Day observed » MES calls for energy projects » Bus fire causes K1b in damage » Youngsters dedicated to beautifying Myanmar » School health program expands » Japanese speech contest scheduled » YIEC hopes for higher enrolment » Fees axed at Nay Pyi Taw park » Puppeteers invited to attend overseas festivals » Mon State hosts mass ordination » YCDC improves roadways, eases congestion » Myanmar Unicode developer team wins ICT 'Oscar' » Army goes AWOL from Myanmar League...BUSINESS: Email-capable SMS system now available » Feasibility survey to develop deep-sea port underway » UMFCCI to build HQ in Nay Pyi Taw » Motion picture organisation to build indoor sets » Weak dollar tests fisheries sector » Pharmaceutical body to destroy expired drugs » Mawlamyine shopping mall opens » YCDC forces smelters out of Yangon.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 19 March 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 10-16, 2008, Volume 21, No. 409
Date of publication: 16 March 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Healthy lifestyles important for safe blood » Craftsmen carve huge pagoda drum » Govt vows nothing will delay its political reform » YCDC to relocate city’s main poultry market » Five dead in rare Yangon shooting » No booze as students cram for their exams » MMPO calls for cleaner films » Fish book underway » Myanmar officials depart for computer training in Seoul » Journalism scholarships offered for locals » Yadanarbon Market to be razed, rebuilt » Shwedagon Tabaung festival » UNFPA rep lauds govt role in HIV fight » Lift regulation changed » Phaungpyin landslide forces relocations » Fishing village solves its own water problem » Japan provides laboratory grant » Yadanapon Teleport seeks specialists » MRTV-4 team to film in India » Researchers collect seismic data » Japan provides grant for hospital » Cooking competition held » Harvard wants climate papers » In search of shade in the home of umbrellas, Pathein...BUSINESS: Soft-shell crab farms to be expanded in Yangon Division » Mass-produced recycled lead to hit market » Trade delegation bound for Turkey » Myanmar Info-tech reports loss again » Rice boss urges use of paddy dryers » JETRO to expand technical assistance program to protect environment » New City Mart to open in Lanmadaw township » Spartan house better suited to business
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 14 March 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" March 3-9, 2008 , Volume 21, No. 408
Date of publication: 09 March 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Government enacts new law detailing voting procedures for May referendum » Info-Tech to list unlicensed internet cafés » Wild elephants elude MTE, private trappers » Inferno guts Mandalay’s biggest market » Shwedagon hosts blood donation » Yangon nuns get free healthcare » Comp planned for airline mishap » High waves slam into Rakhine State » Hearing-impaired students face challenges » Earthquake monitoring seminar held » Chinlon players demonstrate skills » New orchids found in Pyin Oo Lwin » Seminar highlights education opportunities in Japan » Eyecare specialists visit » Fish expert finds new species in Myanmar » Ornamental fish market to open » Local art heads to Bangkok » MMPO offers film courses this month » Car rally to pass through Myanmar » Free clinic opens » Japan provides grant for hospital » Heading upstream to Bhamo » E-sportsmen do battle at DotA Championship » Defending champion stung by surprise defeat » King of the Ring to fight again next week...BUSINESS: Myawaddy trading zone to open on Armed Forces Day » Banks to allow Sing dollar accounts » Jap firm hands over pearl booty » Furniture and timber fair to be held in early March » Myanmar to attend Asia Health Care 2008 » UMFCCI opens training to all » Investors look to hot Singapore market » Capital Hyper Mart to open at Dawbon in mid March » India drug firms eye Myanmar.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 05 March 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Feb. 25 - March 2, 2008, Volume 21, No. 407
Date of publication: 02 March 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Trade experts urge agriculture reform » ‘Goodwill’ vital for htamane » Four bombs explode in eastern Shan State » Aircraft overruns runway in Putao » FAO plans to provide market info to farmers » Sign language course » German profs lecture in Yangon » Entrepreneur makes island of dreams a reality » Libraries get book donations » Clairvoyants give conflicting signals » Trees to be removed from river » Artists contribute to HIV education » Exam centre gets award » Hoteliers fishing for tourists at Ngwe Saung » Victims of bus crash compensated » New curricula for 2008-2009 » Local Hindus to celebrate Shiva festival in Lashio next month » Bloody draw at Kandawgyi Park » Race for Myanmar League title heats up » Gold medallist sees Taekwondo as art...BUSINESS: Semi-precious stones sales up » Goats to ship out in March » Indian company to explore in Myanmar inland block » Fish production to fall, say farmers » Drilling at M-10 block » Fish fillets headed for Russia » Condominium sales unflattering against apartments.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 18-24, 2008, Volume 21, No. 406
Date of publication: 24 February 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Road map accelerated as Govt announces referendum, election » Deaf students find solace in meditation » Tourism vital for Bagan’s ancient industry » Big crowd attends ceremony marking Union Day » Salmon, trout farms on way under department’s plan » Embassy hosts first function » Award winner hopes to be an inspiration » Agencies confident on Malaysia jobs » Motorcycle taxis taking off in Mandalay » Local orthopaedic care improving » Yangonites mull summer school » Local villager tells of trafficking ordeal » Strange potions on road to Bago » Japan provides grant for education » Program seeks Myanmar students » Forum to focus on development » More hotel rooms sought in capital » Only a hop, skip and jump away from Yangon » Festival celebrates Buddha's left footprint » Animated feature out in June » Home Affairs claim first win » Friday is fight night at Kandawgyi...BUSINESS: Low-cost housing plots on sale in Hlaing Tharyar » Eel prices up but catches down » Myanmar-Japan trade increases by 33 percent » Oil firms reach agreement on asset swap » Camera prices slide in Yangon » FAO offers cash support to dairy project » Children’s Hospital extended » Classic views from Bahan house.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 11-17, 2008, Volume 21, No. 405
Date of publication: 17 February 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Government announces May constitutional referendum » Incoming Thai govt pledges new policy for Myanmar » Doctors promote physical rehab » New Buddha nearing completion in Bago » Yangon welcomes Chinese Year of the Rat » Bird flu is still a potential threat » X-ray vehicles donated to Yangon hospital » India, Myanmar trade diplomatic visits » Insurance paid for bus accident » Sayadaw promotes blood donations » Thailand aims to become Asia’s leader in education » Yangon dog show packs in a crowd » Air Mandalay changes flight schedule » Minister urges public to eat more meat and less rice » Myanmar fishermen rescued after three months at sea » Chinese medicine wins local fans » Good nutrition should be a lifelong pursuit: doctors » Japan gives grant to expand monastic schools » Zine focuses on photography » Mobile dictionary hits stores » City’s home of hustle and bustle » Positive view of Myanmar tourism » Commerce edge Kanbawza in league thriller » Team selected for billiards Championships...BUSINESS: February again proves a boom time for florists » E-Trade Myanmar launches prepaid SMS cards » Thai-Myanmar hydropower projects put on hold » Rivals release new SMS software » Bicycle market remains flat » Seasonal demand forces cement prices upward » High-end property prices likely to rise this year.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 February 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" February 4-10, 2008, Volume 21, No. 404
Date of publication: 10 February 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Rare winter rain falls on Yangon » Meditation course for teens opens » Resting with Buddha » Shwedagon Pagoda sees fluctuating visitor numbers » New taxi fares change » Myanmar’s women say they want to see more teamwork in marriage » Plans made for Sanitation Week » MCC hosts Mr and Miss Myanmar » Chaungtha aims for cleaner environment » Ngwe Saung Beach to open info centre » MWD launches digital channels » Pagoda hosts Tabodwe festival » Scholarships offered for local students » Disabled centre opens » Total Kids take their dramatic roles seriously » Fishermen jailed for poison use » Pastry chef brings European taste to Yangon » New seismographs coming to Myanmar » Scholarships offered to Asia-Pacific students » Historic Bago landmark attracts bat lovers » Locals donate to Mumbai pagoda » Astrology summit coming » Cactus plants popular for brightening Yangon interiors » Air Mandalay holiday packages...BUSINESS: Private rice exports get go ahead » Malaysian team discusses livestock prospects » Indonesia offers to buy 1 million tonnes of beans from Myanmar » Pharmaceutical group to visit India » Fisheries export earnings tipped to rise » Govt calls tender for Mya Thida housing project » YCDC warns of lifetime bans for dodgy building contractors.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 28 - February 3, 2008 , Volume 21, No. 403
Date of publication: 03 February 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Traditional toys win hearts of rural children » Yangon real estate tipped to boom in 2008 » Buses get mobile phones » YCDC to conduct food inspections at stores » Early to rise, early to bed: the life of a rubber tapper » New rice varieties » BKK hospital introduces services to Myanmar » JICA reforms training program » Int’l teams survey rare bird » Grant roundup » Deadline nigh for photography contest » MFF honours scholars » Entrepreneur dedicated to art of delicious living » Fish to be tagged in bid to conserve resources » Tourism directory sets new standard for local guidebooks » Death Railway haunts jungles of Mon State » Seamen returned to Yangon » Is wireless Yangon’s next big thing? ... BUSINESS: Vehicle prices on downward slope » Retailers say LCD television sales on the rise » Webcam sales on the up » Organic aquaculture project moving on » Real estate agents expect strong gains in 2008 » Careful design is essential for Yangon’s new health clinics » A big space in a top downtown location
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 21-27, 2008, Volume 21, No. 402
Date of publication: 21 January 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Snake charmers court danger to entertain » Japan gives $1.79m to Myanmar » Bombing attacks rock Myanmar » MMC participates in ASEAN Travel Forum » How to approach astrologers: As a means or as an end? » Locals learn farming in Israel » WFP expands aid » MBC holds book fair » Myanmar can benefit from Arava training: agriculturalist » GPs reluctant to follow malaria procedures » MAI resumes flights to Bangkok » Nat’l Herbal park opens in Nay Pyi Taw » Tun Foundation gives book awards » Yangon hosts ceramics workshop » Study reveals bird flu risk in rural regions » Comprehensive changes at The Myanmar Times » Lost dolphin returned to river » Himalayan griffons seen in Yangon » Underwater wonderland awaits divers in the Myeik Archipelago » Myanmar residences offering special deals... BUSINESS: Governor’s House rebuilt in Pyin Oo Lwin » K3b boost for beans and pulses exporters » Oil and gas service firms expect a boom in 2008 » Livestock exports to start ‘soon’ » MSA looks abroad for future » Optical company aiming to recruit more staff for Mingalardon plant » Cross-border road to be completed in March » Chan Thar Construction begins apartment sales » Relaxed bungalow in Bahan tsp.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 14-20, 2008., Volume 21, No. 401
Date of publication: 20 January 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Gold leaf donors attain 100yrs of service » Welcome! The age of taxi meters makes it to the streets of Yangon » FM tours India » Kayin hold 44th New Year celebration » SAM to hold charity fair at Inya Lake » U Aung Kyi and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meet » New ASEAN SG takes office » Bomb kills woman » Two volcanoes erupt in Rakhine State » Himalayan griffons arrive at Yangon zoo » KOICA assesses projects » Honesty is the best policy on visa applications: US embassy » Villages near Twante see the light » Bus drivers face lifetime bans » DOF plans public awareness program to end illegal fishing » Dentist warns against infections » EXCEL project plans to expand » Health research congress meets » Student medals in science Olympiad » Tamil harvest festival celebrated in Yangon » Agronomist endorses multiple crop growth » Nay Pyi Taw hosts school day » Japan invites contest entries » Building honours U Hla Tun » Pet show planned for this month » Air Bagan brings SKorea to Myanmar » Audience bemoans drawn boxing fights » Customs marches on...BUSINESS: Government planning to change fuel import procedures » More gas diverted for nation » Profit from transit trade, say economists » Oils well for crop development project, says director » Onion prices on downward slope » Legal experts call for trademark act » Myanmar to auction off national library » French interior designer has his hands full » Development gets closer to formal trade zone status
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" January 7-13, 2008., Volume 20, No. 400
Date of publication: 13 January 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: Nation marks 60 years of indepen - dence » ASEAN airlines introduce air pass » MFF committee selected by vote » ASEAN schools tour stops in Myanmar » Blood donors awarded » Government hikes satellite television fees » Red Cross reviews TB project » Australians invest in media project in Phnom Penh » Red Cross holds training » Fewer locals find work in Malaysia » MFF office planned » New version of Zawgyi font released » Use internet to find work: ambassador » Library to honour life of Dr Hla Pe » Actress thrives on achievement » Scholarships offered for Asian researchers » Commerce invades Defence in 4-0 drubbing » Young golfers to play ASEAN junior event...BUSINESS: FMI says K30 billion needed to develop Ayeyarwady Division biofuel plantation » Authorities introduce banking cheques » Retailers say warranties not always honoured » Production to increase as Suzuki’s permit renewed for 10 years » Office rents remain stable in 2007 » Organisers say fisheries fair was a success » Hazardous asbestos is on the way out » Beamless curved roof structure is first of its kind in Myanmar.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2008


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Dec. 31 - Jan. 6, 2008., Volume 20, No. 399
Date of publication: 06 January 2008
Description/subject: NEWS TOPICS: » Cinemas to upgrade in bid to attract bigger audiences » Government’s roadmap moves forward » China Southern Airlines opens Yangon office » YCDC rushes to complete road repairs » Psychological tests growing in popularity » MAI resumes BKK AND KL flights » Library expert named as advisor for international university » HIV VCD shoot wraps up » MWJA awards outstanding students » Elephants train for 50m footrace » FMI says profits up 19pc in 2006-07 » Dengue still a danger, doctors warn » Seminar postponed » Myanmar participates in value chain conference » Time management skills help get the job done » ISO standards needed to be taken » Falopa keen to build stronger Myanmar side in year ahead...BUSINESS: Fisheries minister announces export target of US$1 billion » Higher global prices hurt flour millers » Twinza Oil acquires two onshore blocks, Thailand » Fast food industry’s uphill battle for customers » Chinese-Myanmar economic ties continue to strengthen » Pun Hlaing Hospital cuts back on spending » New shop houses near ‘ASEAN railway station’ » Modern ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ kitchens for the new wealthy.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 11 February 2008