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The third trainee is Naw Magnolia, 24, from Kayin State, for whom the apprenticeship has provided an opportunity to become financially independent. Before coming to Yangon, she helped her parents at home in Thandaunggyi Township. She supports them with the allowance she receives from Turquoise ...
Municipal staff in Ayeyarwaddy Region, Shan State, and Kayin State, for example, are using mobile app technology to review and input tax and licensing data in real time, producing more transparent tax bills that residents can trust. The data generated is also being used to guide reform of municipal taxes.

A villager in Hpa-an township in Kayin State has been sued by the Office of the Rural Road Department over a farm road repair disagreement. The accused was charged last week in Aeindu police station for damaging a public road, bridge, river, or channel under section 431 of the penal code. The crime is ...
In February, two relatively small ethnic armed groups agreed to join the government's Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), but much of that progress has been offset by renewed fighting in Kayin State, home of the Karen National Union, perhaps the most influential of the two groups to have signed the ...
The union and Kayin State governments seem to be on a collision course over a controversial coal-fired power plant project. By SU MYAT MON | FRONTIER. THE FATE OF a proposed coal-fired power plant in Kayin State remains in doubt, with government officials appearing to walk back comments from ...
Eighteen Myanmar workers arrived back home from Thailand as they were not able to obtain suitable jobs even though they were under a memorandum of understanding. “In Hpa-an, Kayin State, we signed an employment agreement with Carrier Worker Company on February 21. We left Myawady on April ...

According to the Ministry of Health and Sports, Myawady and Hpa-an townships in Kayin State will become part of the ASEAN project after Mawlamyine township in Mon State. The new project sites will see accelerated efforts in HIV prevention and enhancement of facilities. The new project sites will be ...
The expanded team explored caves near Mandalay, Hopong in Shan State, the Kayin State capital, Hpa-an, and in Kayah. Previously, only a few curious villagers and local government officials had joined MDCP expeditions. The increased interest in speleology was spurred by a course in caving arranged ...
On April 5, Saw O Moo, 42, of Kayin State's Ler Mu Plaw village and a MEAT team member providing emergency assistance to displaced villagers, was shot dead by Tatmadaw while on his way home. Saw O Moo was a leader of the Mutraw indigenous Karen community and actively advocated for ...
An aid group on Monday condemned the shooting death of one of its assistance team members by the Myanmar army in mountainous southeastern Myanmar's Kayin state, where fresh hostilities between the military and an ethnic armed group have recently flared despite a cease-fire agreement between ...
In April 2017, the Kayin State government (KSG) and TTCL signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed Hpa-An coal plant. In June 2017, 42 Kayin State-based civil society organisations and 130 other CSOs issued a statement opposing the project. In October ...
Kayin State's Government and Toyo Thailand Corporation Limited (TTCL) signed MoU to conduct a feasibility study to construct a coal-fired power plant in Wutgyi region near Hpa-an, Kayin State in April in 2017. Kayin State's Government and the TTCL signed the joint contract to hire 815 acres of the lands ...
EarthRights International also said that TTCL reportedly attempted to implement the Hpa-An project in Kayin State after having failed to do so in Ann Dinn, Mon State. The local communities in Ann Dinn strongly opposed this project. Around 5,000 people protested the project in 2015, and a result of this ...
Merger negotiations have already yielded some success in Kayin State, where several parties recently agreed to form the Kayin National Democratic Party. The new entity was formed by members of the Kayin Democratic Party, Kayin State Democracy and Development Party, the Kayin National Democratic ...
Most people who buy lottery tickets don't know how to check the winning numbers,” U Khin Cho, an MP for Hlaingbwe constituency in Kayin State, said. Sales representatives of the lottery, which is under the Ministry of Planning and Finance, usually inform big-prize winners but not those who win small ...
Deputy Minister for Construction Kyaw Lin has submitted a proposal to take a US$80-million (107.38 billion kyat) loan from the Asian Development Bank for the water supply and garbage collection projects in Mawlamyine and Hpa-An, he said at a session of the Union parliament on February 22.
“We heard via the civil servants that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will come to the Kayin State. I heard that preparations are underway to discuss peace issues with the leaders of Kayin ethnic armed groups, who have signed the ceasefire,” said U Swe, a local resident of Hpa-an. The festival is the first festival held ...

The statue is scheduled for installation at the KNU's Win Yay Township office in Win Yaw area (Kyain-seikgyi Township) of the Kayin State on the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Kayin National Day, which falls on February 11. The statue has found a temporary home in Mekkatha Village of Win Yaw area ...
The statue of Karen leader Saw Ba U Gyi that was moved from Yangon to be erected in the compound of KNU Brigade 6 in Kayin State failed to win approval again on ... and was to have been unveiled on December 19, 2017, during Karen New Year celebration in Hpayarthonesu, Kya-in Seikkyi township, Kayin State.
Foure Kayin-based political parties have merged to establish the Karen National Democratic Party (KNDP), which has registered with the Union Election Commission (UEC), officials of the parties have told The Myanmar Times. “The UEC has approved (the merger). We have chosen a party logo, but we ...
The rally, organised by a pro-Tatmadaw group, was proceeded by entertainment, including youths of Kayin State performing traditional dances and songs. The mass rally started with salute to the State flag and singing national anthem. Those present took positions respectively. “There may be those ...
Led by the Kayin State government, the first multi-ethnic cultural festival will be held at Thiri Stadium in the state's capital Hpa-an from February 9 to 12. “We have ... We will only know when it is drawing closer,” U Tayza Htut Hlaing Htwe, the Bamar Minister of the Kayin State, told KIC News on February 1.
Last year, Kyaw along with some active members of his club went trekking to Taungyi, Thibaw, Kayin State, Chin State as well as Mogok. But, his favourite remains the camping trip to Mount Victoria from Chin State where he and 57 other members summited Mount Victoria, 10,016 feet above sea level.
Police on Wednesday filed a criminal complaint against a leader of a protest that accused Hpa-an township's administrator of failing to respond to people's needs. U Saw Maung Gyi, a central executive member for social development in Kayin State's 88 Generation student organisation, was charged before ...
The central celebration took place in Zathapyin village, Hpa-An township, Kayin State, where residents from Mon State and Kayin State gathered. The celebration displayed Mon culture, literature and dancing. This was the first celebration of the Mon State National Day central-level ceremony in Kayin State ...
The eight winners in the Urban Sustainable Products category were Wat Phnom Historical and Cultural Site in Cambodia, the Nusa Dua in Indonesia, Phousi Mountain in Lao PDR, the KL Forest Eco Park by KL Tower in Malaysia, the Kayin State's Natural Limestone Caves in Myanmar, the Palina ...
The Mon and Kayin state governments allocated funds for this year's 71st Mon National Day, which will be held on February 1, said Naing Chit Oo, chairperson of the Central Mon National Day Organising Committee. “Mon State provided K20 million and Kayin State gave K10 million,” said Naing Chit Oo.
According to the teachers group, in 2017-2018, there are 1586 Karen schools, 181,493 students, and 11,219 teachers in Kayin State. For the past 10 years, non-governmental organisations such as Save the Children, the European Union (EU), Child Dream and others have been supporting Karen students ...
About 900 villagers have signed a petition that was submitted to the Kayin State government to shut down the project, but there was no response from the authorities, so farmers decided to close the road. The administrative officer told them to reopen the road because the closure is also causing problems ...
The Tamil Organisation in Kayin State has asked the immigration department to issue identity cards to Hindus in the state to facilitate their movement, an official ... Haji U Na Ju, chairman of the Islamic Religious Affairs Council of Myanmar in Kayin State, said authorities do not allow them to have registered ...
Under the plan, the FDA will build a facility complete with a laboratory in Kayin State's Myawady township, said Dr Than Htut, director-general of FDA. Local authorities have already been instructed to look for a convenient plot of land for the facility. “Myawady and Muse are main points of concern. We have ...
Ten members of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA splinter faction), also known as the Klohtoobaw Karen Organization (KKO), surrendered to the Border Guard Forces along with their arms and ammunition near Kyonhtaw Waterfall in Myaing Gyi Ngu, Mae Tha Waw area in the Kayin State on ...
The company will open two new Amata hotels at Inle Lake and Pindaya in Shan State, two in the Myeik archipelago at Tanintharyi Region and one more in Hpa-an, Kayin State. The Inle Lake hotel, with a total of 93 rooms, is scheduled to open in October this year. Funding for the hotel was provided by the ...
A total of 810 culprits have been arrested for 551 drug cases and over 600,000 methamphetamine tablets and 133 weapons were seized in the Kayin State in 2016. Among nearly 1,700 remand detainees and convicts in the Hpa-an Prison, over half of them have been charged or sentenced for drug cases.
Five people were electrocuted to death in Tharmanya village, Kayin State when they moved a makeshift mobile phone pole on January 6. Maung Par, a villager living in Yaytagon Ward of the village, planned to move the 32-foot-long pole made of iron in the morning with the help of three other men ...
Over 5,500 internally displaced people (IDPs) at a camp in Kayin State are in desperate need of food after a year of ongoing clashes. Due to battles since September 2016 involving the government combined forces of the army and Border Guard Forces and a splinter group of the Democratic Karen ...
While the Kayin State government declined to comment for the original article, Minister for the Environment, Forestry, Mines, Road and Communication U Saw Pyi Thar told Frontier on December 27 that the state government had “received a letter” concerning the potential environmental impact of the quarry.
Ltd and the Kayin State government is awaiting parliamentary approval. Under the agreement, the company would have a 95 percent stake in the project while the state government would have a 5pc stake. Construction of the 1280-megawatt power plant is expected to be fully completed in 2024, and it is ...
Chair of the Kayin State Hluttaw U Saw Chit Khin hoists a Karen national flag during the new year celebration at Hpa-an on Monday. ... Liberation Army and the Karen National Union attended the 70th anniversary of the celebrations together at Dyine Pya village in Hlaing Bwe township of Kayin State.
A teak estate in Thandaung Lay of Taing Oo township in Kayin State. Aung Htay Hlaing/The Myanmar Times. Environment ministry may resume teak production in '18. The Ministry of Resources and Environmental Conservation hopes to resume teak production from an agricultural estate planted by the ...
We will allocate two million kyats for the township-level. We will only give the budget to the township where official township-level committees have been established,” said Nai Chit Oo. The 71st Mon National Day central ceremony will be held in Zar Ta Pyin Village under Hpa-an Township, Kayin State.
Between April and December 2017, Kayin State received more foreign tourists than in the same period of the previous year, according to the Department of Hotel and Tourism Management. The 2017 figure records over 350,000 foreign visitors, compared to some 150,000 the year before, said Win Kyaw ...
DIVISIONS ARE hardening in Kayin State over a planned coal-fired power plant that the government says is needed to support development but is opposed by some community groups due to worries about its possible impact on the environment. The concerns focus mainly on the advanced technology that ...
The Karen State Minister for Security and Border Affairs rejected the letter from the Karen National Union (KNU) calling for negotiation before re-electing village-administrators in the dual administration area in Kyain-seikgyi (Win Yay) Township, Kayin State, as said by the KNU officials. The State Minister for ...
“Only three townships out of seven are getting electricity in Kayin State. Our state really needs the power to attract more investments. The people have to understand that technology is much more advanced now. They need to escape the trap of absorbing only bad knowledge about coal,” she said.
The DKBA, a Kayin State-based EAO, signed the NCA with seven other groups, including the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS). The DKBA and other signatories are also participating in the Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong, the governments' ...
Ltd and the Kayin State government is awaiting parliamentary approval. Under the agreement, the company would have a 95 percent stake in the project while the state government would have a 5pc stake. Construction of the 1280-megawatt power plant is expected to be fully completed in 2024, and it is ...
Chair of the Kayin State Hluttaw U Saw Chit Khin hoists a Karen national flag during the new year celebration at Hpa-an on Monday. ... Liberation Army and the Karen National Union attended the 70th anniversary of the celebrations together at Dyine Pya village in Hlaing Bwe township of Kayin State.
Pwo Karen woman made her way down the mountain trails to the government hospital in Kawkareik, Kayin State with a bleeding foot and toddler in tow. But the doctor wasn't in, he was running some errand and the staff didn't know when he would be back, and anyway they were less than thrilled to deal ...
Elected representatives from Kayin (Karen) State held an open discussion this weekend, the first such public interaction organized since the politicians took office. Around 100 people attended the event at No. 3 Basic Education Sub-High School in Hpa'an on December 9, including the state's Mon and ...


 

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