214 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN STATE’

Villagers Panic as Water Sources Turns Black – Chief Minister Vows to Sue if Cement Factory Responsible

October 15, 2019  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers in Nat Gon and nearby villages of Hpa-an Township, Karen State panicked after noticing their water sources had turned black. They are now too scared to drink the water. In early October, villages in Bar Kat village tract, about one mile in the west of Hpa-an town, ... Read more ►

Karen State Parliament Approve Expansion of Taungalay New Town Project in Hpa An

April 8, 2019  •  Author: S'Phan Shaung

The proposal to expand the Taungalay new town housing project in Sanpree village tract, Hpa-An Township got the green light from the State Parliament on April 3. The proposal by U Than Naing, State Minister of Project, Finance and Municipal was raised during the first day of... Read more ►

Asia Highway Upgrade Stalled in Karen State as Road Turns to Mud and Dust

February 7, 2019  •  Author: Nan Way Phyo Zar

The road between Eindu and Kawkareik is in a bad way – it turned to mud in the wet season and to dust in the dry season. The upgrading works for the 66.4 kilometer section of road connecting the two towns was planned to improve the Asia Highway link of the Greater Mekong S... Read more ►

Villagers Demand Unsafe Coal Transport Used in Running Myaing Kalay Cement Factory Stop

November 15, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Villagers living near the Myaing Kalay cement factory in Hpa-an, Karen State have asked for operators to stop the storing and transporting of coal used to run the 4,000 ton Myaing Kalay cement factory. Local residents made their request on November 10, following the spilling... Read more ►

63rd Karen State Day Launches, Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs and Deputy Speaker of House of Nationalities Join

November 8, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The 63rd Karen State Day annual ceremony was held in Hpa-An on 7 November. The event, which was run by the Karen State Government, was opened by U Aye Thar Aung, vice-chairman of the National Parliament. U Aye Thar Aung also made an inaugural speech at the ceremony. Present... Read more ►

No Permission has been Granted for the Proposed Construction of 10,000-ton Cement Plant – Gen Saw Johnny

October 4, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

The Karen National Union (KNU) has not permitted the construction of a proposed cement plant in Hlaingbwe Township under its controlled area, according to Gen. Saw Johnny, chief of staff of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) under the KNU. Yadanar Sai Kaung Myat Kyaw ... Read more ►

Fourteen Inmates Caught after Escaping from Hpa-an Prison

September 18, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Fourteen out of 41 escaped inmates have been caught after they broke out of Taung Kalay Prison in Hpa-an Township, Karen State, an official from the State Police Force said to Karen News on September 16. “We caught 14 inmates up to this evening (September 16). They were ca... Read more ►

Kyainseikgyi Township Receives Ks 10,128 million for Community Driven Development Project

September 14, 2018  •  Author: Saw Myat Oo Thar

The Karen State’s Kyainseikgyi Township has received Ks 10,128 million for the community driven development (CDD) project, which has been carried out in joint cooperation between the World Bank, the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, and the Department of Rural Develo... Read more ►

Two More Relief Camps Opened for Flood Victims in Hpa-an

August 20, 2018  •  Author: Saw Shar

After second flooding hit the Karen State’s capital Hpa-an, two more relief camps have been opened in the city and the number of flood victims has increased by over 1,000, the Karen State Department of Disaster Management’s director U Lin Htut said. “The floodwater... Read more ►

MPT Offers 30-minute Free Calls in Flood-affected Areas

August 6, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

MPT (Myanma Posts and Telecommunications) has offered free calls up to 30 minutes to its subscribers in 18 townships in the Karen State, Mon State, and eastern Bago Region, which has recently been hit by flood, according to a press release sent by MPT to Karen News on August... Read more ►

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