212 STORIES TAGGED ‘KAREN STATE’

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 ►

Flood Victims still Unable to Return Home due to Slow Recede of Flood

August 5, 2018  •  Author: Nan Wai Phyo Zar

The water level of the Than Lwin (Salween) River is still five feet above its danger level in the Karen State and the homes of the local residents are still submerged even though the flood has receded, so Hpa-an residents are still facing difficulties in returning home. The ... Read more ►

Flood-affected Victims still Need Aids on Kawt-Lon Island

August 5, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

Relief aids are still needed for over 2,000 people from 15 villages on Kawt-lon Island in Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State after the island became flooded by the swelling river caused by a week-long rainfall, village officials said. “Our entire island was submerged. The wat... Read more ►

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