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Bagan is one of the famous tourist destinations in Myanmar and the tourist arrivals are increasing day by day.

According to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, the tourist arrivals to Bagan were up 14.78% this year compared to the last year. It expects to receive the visits of 250,000 tourists by the end of this year.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday denied a cabinet reshuffle was a sign his government was in crisis. Abbott unveiled sweeping changes to his ministry, dumping Defence Minister David Johnston, promoting Immigration Minister Scott Morrison and appointing only his second woman to cabinet. It came after recent opinion polls showed his personal approval rating and that of his conservative government had fell over tough spending cuts and perceived broken promises since coming to power late last year.

Saytan’s Dancer (Saytan yae ka chay the) is one of the six nominees in coming Academy Awarding ceremony that will be held at the Myanmar Event Park on December 27th .

Director Wyne wrote the screenplay and convert the novel of PonNyaKhin into the film. The drama is cast by lead actors Nay Toe and Thet Mon Myint and supported by Zin Wine and the guests actor Yan Aung. Academy Nay Toe is one of the hot artists whom the audience tip.  

Department of Rural Development is running a water supply project in 2014 and 2015 in 110 villages in Magwe region.   

About 5,000 households in 26 villages now have access to water so that 25% has already covered.

The project is partially funded by the UNICEF by spending 2 million USD. It covers 4 townships in Magwe region. 

China will dispatch its first infantry battalion including a 13-member female squad to South Sudan for the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission. The 700 peacekeepers from the infantry unit, armored force, scouting troops, communication and medical unit along with 185 vehicles will be deployed in South Sudan's capital of Juba to carry missions such as protecting civilians, offering humanitarian aid, patrolling and guarding. The female squad is also the first one of its kind China has dispatched to undertake UN peacekeeping mission.

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Updated on 22-12-2014  11:10 AM

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