Friday, October 26, 2012

Sack of commander led to suspension of Wa road project

Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:00 S.H.A.N.

Removal of a wealthy Wa brigade commander in August had led to the suspension 
of the ambitious 4-lane highway project in Wa territory, according to sources 
from the Sino-Burmese border.

Message to the KNU – Unite for the Karen people


Karen community organizations, people and religious leaders in Burma have 
called for the Karen National Union (KNU) to resolve its internal conflict, 
unite and to continue its ongoing ‘peace-talks’ with the Burma’s government.

US officials to donate books to Burmese government

Thursday, 25 October 2012 14:44 Mizzima News
The program coordinator of the US Bureau of International Information, Dawn McCall, 
is meeting this week with senior Burmese officials in Naypyitaw and will participate 
in a book donation ceremony to the Parliamentary Library together 
with US Ambassador Derek Mitchell. 

Thauk Ye Khat Dam floods hit 40 villages


Flooding caused by the Thauk Ye Khat hydropower project in Toungoo Township, 
Bago has stopped local villagers trading. The dam project finished on 13 October 
and has since block the waterways in the Toungoo Township area.

Bridge completed for Burma-China energy pipeline

Thursday, 25 October 2012 14:31 Mizzima News
The Burma-China gas pipeline project is one step closer to fruition with 
the completion this week of a bridge across the Mekong River 
in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

On-arrival visas to be granted at Mandalay airport

Thursday, 25 October 2012 13:56 Khin Myo Thwe
Rangoon (Mizzima) – On-arrival visas will be available at Mandalay 
International Airport soon, according to officials.