A group of senior former international peacemakers has said a key demand of ethnic armed groups in ongoing ceasefire talks is unrealistic.
Some enjoy living on the waterfront. There’s a cool and relaxing breeze and an impressive vista to show off to your friends. This week’s home in Yankin Township is perfect…
As mountains of rubbish pile up on Yangon’s streets, residents and environmentalists take it upon themselves to get the problem cleaned up.
After a nearly 20 year hiatus, the Myanmar National sports tournament began last week in Naypyitaw.
Gem traders are opposing plans to move the country’s largest gem market out of downtown Mandalay.
In an historic move, Google Translate has added “Burmese” to its portfolio, enabling the easy online translation of Myanmar language into other tongues and back.
Ecotourism is set to receive a boost as the government prepares to finalise a plan to link tourism with conservation.
Under a four-year development plan, villagers are to raise fish in their paddy fields. The measure, promoted by the Department of Fisheries and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is expected to raise farmers’ incomes, and could reduce the use of pesticides.
The first distribution of fish took place in summer paddy fields in Bago Region on February 9.
JICA and the department started the Small-scale Aquaculture Extension for the Promotion of Livelihood of Rural Communities in Myanmar project (SEAP) in 2009 and will complete it in 2012.
Five townships in Ayeyarwady and Bago regions and Kayin State will raise fish in small ponds. “This is the first time I’ve raised fish in my paddy fields. Earlier this year, JICA told us we could earn an extra K50,000 an acre by farming fish,” said U Htwar Sein, 56, from Kyun Pin Kauk village in Bago Region.
“They’ve given me the fish. I’ve grown 15 acres of summer paddy this year. Let’s wait and see what the harvest brings,” he said.
Candidates in Yangon municipal elections begin campaign activities but find residents know little...01 December 2014