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A dozen Myanmar's Naypyitaw reporter said they had asked the Home Office for more information on the case in accordance with MMBL. They are quoted by the Information Department as saying that the two jounalists were "arrested for having important and confidential intergovernmental documentation concerning the state of Rakhine and the Rakhine intelligence forces".
Goverment officers from some of the world's most important countries, such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada, and leading representatives of the United Nation have demanded the liberation of the newsmen. Twelve reporters had tried to write to the Ministry of the Interior, but the local officers had asked them to mail them, they said.
Most of the mass media have blockaded entry to the northern part of the state of Rakhine, where Rohingya's militants' assaults on the police force triggered the suppression of the army on 25 August. United Nations has denounced the Myanmar Army Corps in Myanmar as ethnical purge. Myanmar's Myanmar Buddha party has refused. US and UK missions on Monday denounced a brief assault by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army rebels on Myanmar's Myanmar police last Monday, in which several members of the force were injured.
The Yangon time line, providing information on new developments
This year, the government of the Yangon region will start developing several new urban developments, such as the building of two new cities and a Special Zone (SEZ) in Yangon as part of the Master Plan for Urban Planning. Planned for 2018 include two new provinces - Kyee Myin Daing and Dala - and a SED near Dala, just off the Yangon River, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said last weekend at the Myanmar Infrastructure Summit 2018.
They are part of a series of new development proposals under the Yangon Urban Development Master Plans presented at the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) Daw Khaing Moe Nyunt meeting. According to the YCDC, a series of 41 major international research and development programs worth 2.2 billion dollars have been identified as priorities.
One of these is the new Kyee Myin Daing townhip just outside the Yangon Riviera. "It will be good to evolve the westerly side of the Yangon because the town is still small. Myanmar must extend beyond its present borders otherwise the overload will be even greater," said U Ye Lin, board member of the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association.
U Phyo Min Thein said that in May, details of the investment needed to urbanize the Yangon region will be published. Developing sub-centres or large towns outside the Central Business District (CBD) in Yangon will also be a top Priority. Thilawa, Yankin, Dagon Myothit and Dagon Seikkan are the four sub-centreownships.
For example, the Thilawa sub-center will be set up on over 100 hectares as a research and research center, logistic and IT hotspot. The Dagon Myothit will comprise a motel and a sport and recreation facility, while Dagon Seikkan will house an inner harbour. Meanwhile, Mindama is being designed as the second CBD on 200 acre, which will support Yangon city center as a new platform for banks and retail.
According to the YCDC, the new CBD, sub-centre research and urban areas will also be reachable by railway. Further plans are for the next two decade-ear. This includes industry and logistic services such as the enhancement and extension of current industry areas and at least three new industry areas in East Dagon, Twantay and Hlegu.