The government will offer low-interest credit with a “high-interest” loan from a Chinese bank, after parliament approved the loan despite opposition from some MPs.
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Loans worth more than K7 billion (US$7.2 million) are being offered to residents of eight Nay Pyi Taw townships as part of a government-sponsored lending program aimed at reducing poverty.
An international study of HIV/AIDS in Myanmar has placed it among the country’s leading causes of disease burden.
Ethnic media outlet Shan Herald Agency for News last week began broadcasting eight hours a day of online radio programming, covering topics ranging from politics to music.
The Ministry of Culture plans to trial a cultural civics program aimed at combating the influence of decadent foreign cultures at two universities.
The nascent private insurance sector could soon create hundreds – if not thousands – of jobs for skilled and semi-skilled workers, the deputy minister for finance says.
Rakhine State’s natural resources should benefit the people of the state, the largest Rakhine political party says.
Residents in areas along the route of the Myanmar-China oil and gas pipelines will benefit from US$1.6 million in support for livelihood, education and infrastructure projects.
Angry customers are complaining about high repair costs at the newly opened Samsung service centre.
Yangon Region’s Department of Health has uncovered scores of unlicensed medical clinics across the city, an official says.
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