Tag: Kachin State

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162 Miners Killed In Hpakant Landslide

162 Miners Killed In Hpakant Landslide

At least 162 miners at the Hpakant jade mine in Burma’s Kachin State died after the side of a hill collapsed into a pit, creating a giant wave of water that swept them away. “When…

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Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Displaced Villagers Want Electricity For Everyone In New Village

Over 200 internally displaced Kachin families living in the outskirts of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, want the government to provide all the households in their village with electricity. Residents of Ngwi Pyaw San…

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Kachin Citizens Without ID Won’t Be Able To Vote

Kachin Citizens Without ID Won’t Be Able To Vote

Many Kachin citizens without national ID cards will be omitted during the 2020 general election. According to the Kachin State Election Commission, hundreds of thousands in the state are expected to be left out when…

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Kachin State Govt Land Ruling Creates Dispute Between Villages

Kachin State Govt Land Ruling Creates Dispute Between Villages

Two villages are caught in a land dispute in Kachin State’s Hukaung Valley after the state government declared an area between the communities of Nawng Mi and San Pya “new farmland.” Hpakant Township’s new farmland…

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KSPP Will Contest 18 Townships In Kachin State

KSPP Will Contest 18 Townships In Kachin State

KNG interviewed Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) Vice-Chair Duwa Gumgrawng Awng Hkam about how his party is getting ready for the 2020 general election. In particular, the party’s candidate selection process for the townships in…

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Quarantined Teachers Test Negative For COVID-19

Quarantined Teachers Test Negative For COVID-19

Teachers working at Myitkyina University were allowed to return to their villages on Tuesday after two teachers in a quarantine tested negative for COVID-19. The teachers were quarantined after it was discovered one had contact…

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First Batch of Returned Migrant Workers From Thailand to Kachin State Test Negative for COVID-19

First Batch of Returned Migrant Workers From Thailand to Kachin State Test Negative for COVID-19

Some 44 migrant workers from Thailand who returned to Kachin State and were quarantined to monitor for COVID-19 have tested negative for the virus, health ministry officials said. There are currently 726 returnees in quarantine…

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KHCC Will Resettle IDPs In Puta-O

KHCC Will Resettle IDPs In Puta-O

The Kachin Humanitarian Concern Committee (KHCC) announced plans to resettle hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Puta-O Township, Kachin State. KHCC chair Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson says: “It’s not possible for these IDPs to…

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Hundreds Of Workers Returning From Thailand Are Quarantined In Kachin State

Hundreds Of Workers Returning From Thailand Are Quarantined In Kachin State

More than 400 migrant workers returned to Kachin State from Thailand since June 10, according to the Kachin State COVID-19 Control and Emergency Response Committee. The government counted 425 workers from Kachin State who crossed…

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Teacher Quarantined After Having Contact With COVID-19 Case

Teacher Quarantined After Having Contact With COVID-19 Case

A high school teacher, who was marking final exams in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin State, was sent to a quarantine facility at Myitkyina Public Hospital this Thursday after having contact with COVID-19 Case 249. …