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Children have lunch inside a monastery in Bago Division, Myanmar, February 19, 2014. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA

The World Food Programme has welcomed the Myanmar’s adoption of the Zero Hunger Challenge and its aim of achieving Zero Hunger in Myanmar by 2025, according to a press release from the United Nations Development Programme and World Food Programme on March 13.

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 The current Myawaddy bridge. Photo: Nudsikan Kaewjai/Panoramio

The Thai Transport Ministry will seek 3.9 billion baht [K130 billion] to fund a second bridge spanning the Moei River between Tak province and Myanmar's Myawaddy town, with a billion baht of that going for construction on the other side of the river, reports the Bangkok Post on March 14.

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Forest in Yedashe Township, Taungoo District, Myanmar. Photo: Myanmar REDD+ Programme

A new report reveals that the Myanmar government has allocated at least 5.2 million acres and plans to allocate another 11 million acres of Southeast Asia’s last remaining biodiversity-rich high-value forests to make way for large-scale, private agribusiness projects that often never materialize.

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A long way to travel before Yangon's transport infrastructure gets a full upgrade. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima

Trains chug around Yangon's circular railway at a stately pace barely faster than a brisk walk, but this creaking relic of colonial times is at the heart of plans for a public transport revolution in the traffic-choked metropolis.

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The Yangon Women’s Festival, set to run from March 2 to 8 in Myanmar’s commercial capital, will be a celebration of women beginning on International Women’s Day, according to the organizers.

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The challenges and opportunities of providing electrical power were discussed at the International Symposium on Energy Policy Development at Nay Pyi Taw on February 6, according to a press release sent by the organisers Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia on February 18. Photo: ERIA
The challenges and opportunities of providing electrical power were discussed at the International Symposium on Energy Policy Development at Nay Pyi Taw on February 6, according to a press release sent by the organisers Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia on February 18. Photo: ERIA

Myanmar’s electrical power challenge was under the spotlight at a recent seminar, a challenge many Myanmar citizens understand on a practical level day to day.