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Real Estate market on upswing in Laputta

In the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis, a new satellite town is being built beside the Myaungmya-Latputta Highway, about three miles away from Latputta. Currently, the real estate business is on a upswing in this area.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 April 2009 13:20 )
 

Burma braces for Cyclone Bijli – direct hit unlikely

Torrential rains along with mild winds have begun hitting Sittwe, capital of western Burma's Arakan state, ahead of the expected arrival of Cyclone Bijli, according to a local resident...
Last Updated ( Friday, 17 April 2009 20:17 )
 

People move to higher grounds in fear of 'Bijli'

In the wake of cyclone 'Bijli' warning being issued, people in the Cyclone  'Nargis' devastated region in Irrawaddy Division are reportedly moving to safer areas inland, eyewitnesses said.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 18 April 2009 00:48 )
 

Cyclone Bijli moving toward Burma

Cyclone Bijli, having formed earlier in the week in the Bay of Bengal, is now advancing in the direction of the Burma-Bangladesh border region. U.S. Navy weathermen predict that the surface wind speed of the storm may reach up to 75 mph on late Saturday
Last Updated ( Friday, 17 April 2009 12:11 )
 

“Thingyan Festival” - the sad side

Even as Burmese people across the country, swathed in a festive mood, look forward to the Burmese New Year and the rejuvenating water festival, a resident in Laputta town of the Irrawaddy delta
Last Updated ( Sunday, 12 April 2009 10:00 )
 

Junta sentences six relief volunteers

A Special Court in the notorious Insein prison precincts in Rangoon on Friday, sentenced relief workers, who were helping victims of Cyclone Nargis, to prison terms ranging from two to four years.
Last Updated ( Saturday, 11 April 2009 16:51 )
 

Junta targets bio-energy for rural electricity supply

Burma’s military government is making plans to supply electricity to several cyclone devastated areas in the Irrawaddy delta through the use of bio-energy. According to the plan, electricity..
Last Updated ( Friday, 10 April 2009 13:09 )
 

U.S. contributes 16,000 tons of rice for Cyclone victims

The United States government recently donated over 16,000 tons of rice as part its humanitarian assistance program directed at the most vulnerable victims of Cyclone Nargis, which struck coastal...
Last Updated ( Friday, 03 April 2009 19:49 )
 

TCG mandate extended, critics question PONREPP

The role of a United Nations-backed group assisting in reconstruction and recovery in Burma, following the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis, has been extended to another year for facilitating...
Last Updated ( Friday, 06 March 2009 13:00 )
 

Cyclone Nargis victims badly need potable water

Cyclone Nargis victims in Labutta Township, Irrawaddy Division badly need potable water, a relief team said today that. The villagers of 35 villages in the township are facing acute water crisis.
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 March 2009 21:26 )
 
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