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Landmine Removal Will Come After NCA Signing, Govt Says

Landmine Removal Will Come After NCA Signing, Govt Says

Both the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Burma Army can undertake a landmine removal program after the KIA signs the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), a Kachin State minister said recently in parliament. The comment

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Myitkyina Protesters Call on Govt to Close Border Gates Amid Coronavirus Scare

Myitkyina Protesters Call on Govt to Close Border Gates Amid Coronavirus Scare

Locals in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township demonstrated in Myitkyina this week, demanding that the government restrict travel from China due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Some 500 people from various villages in Waingmaw participated in

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Tissue Culture Banana Company Demands 120 Million Kyat From Locals

Tissue Culture Banana Company Demands 120 Million Kyat From Locals

A tissue culture banana company is prosecuting seven villagers in Kachin State’s Waingmaw Township and demanding 120 million kyat (US$83,000) in compensation for the halting of their agribusiness project. Generation Star Co. Ltd. has filed

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Union Day Commemorated During Manau Festival

Union Day Commemorated During Manau Festival

After a controversy over its name, leading to its cancellation in January, the Manau festival in Myitkyina has been rescheduled from February 5 to 12. Ginraw Tang Gun, from the organizing committee, told KNG they

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Coronavirus Check Established at Kachin State Border Gates With China

Coronavirus Check Established at Kachin State Border Gates With China

The public health department in Kachin State set up medical checks at the Kambaiti and Loije border gates to China on Monday in response to the spread of coronavirus throughout the region. There have been

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Myitkyina Hospital to Offer Free Surgery to People With Disabilities

Myitkyina Hospital to Offer Free Surgery to People With Disabilities

For one week in early February, the public hospital in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina will provide free medical treatment to patients who are living with physical disabilities, hospital officials said. The program will

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China-Backed Banana Plantations Linked to Undocumented Labor, Kachin State Govt Says

China-Backed Banana Plantations Linked to Undocumented Labor, Kachin State Govt Says

Kachin State authorities say they are having difficulty keeping track of migrant workers coming from China to work in agribusiness initiatives such as tissue culture banana plantations. The state’s immigration minister, Zaw Win, said that

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US Announces Agricultural Initiative in Kachin State

US Announces Agricultural Initiative in Kachin State

The US had committed to spending US$38 million over five years on Burma’s agriculture sector and the development of a food processing system in Kachin and Shan states and the country’s central regions, American officials

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Fighting Between Burma Army, KIA Reignites in Kachin State

Fighting Between Burma Army, KIA Reignites in Kachin State

Fighting between the Burma Army and forces belonging to the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) resumed on Monday in Kachin State’s Mohnyin Township following the expiry of the military’s nine-month unilateral ceasefire declaration. According to local

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Internal Myanmar Migration to Kachin State Cause Concern for KSPP Party

Internal Myanmar Migration to Kachin State Cause Concern for KSPP Party

The Kachin State People's Party (KSPP), a newly formed opposition party has raised concerns about government policies that encourage the migration of workers from other parts of the country to Myanmar's most northern state. The