A meeting of the Irrawaddy Region legislature, convened Monday to approve a replacement for former Chief Minister Mahn Johnny, was postponed and rescheduled for 18 January, with lawmakers told a letter naming his successor had not yet been received from Naypyidaw.
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Villagers across Irrawaddy Division are abandoning their homes in droves after warnings that floodwaters would remain well over danger levels in the days ahead.
Burma’s union government has allocated a budget of 6 billion kyat (US$6 million) to Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) Division for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Some 1.5bn kyat will go towards poverty alleviation;[…]
A US$80 million loan agreement has been signed between the Asian Development Bank and the Burmese government, with an aim to improve road infrastructure to support economic development in the[…]
The Irrawaddy Publishing Group has been ordered to change the names of its publications to the official spelling ‘Ayeyawady’ by Burma’s Ministry of Information. The Irrawaddy hit back in a[…]
Settlers have returned to the Irrawaddy River-bank after local authorities evicted over 400 families before King Harald and Queen Sonya of Norway sailed the Mandalay stretch of the river.