The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

MPs approve loan despite concerns over interest

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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First phase of ambitious ministry lending program launched

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.

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HIV among top health burdens, study finds

An international study of HIV/AIDS in Myanmar has placed it among the country’s leading causes of disease burden.

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Shan news agency hits airwaves, online

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.

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Ministry to tackle dress and behaviour with civics program

The Ministry of Culture plans to trial a cultural civics program aimed at combating the influence of decadent foreign cultures at two universities.

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New insurance firms to embark on hiring spree

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.

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Rakhine push for fair share of resources

Rakhine State’s natural resources should benefit the people of the state, the largest Rakhine political party says.

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Pipeline companies give $1.6m for rural development projects

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.


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Customers demand clearer picture on Samsung repair fees

Angry customers are complaining about high repair costs at the newly opened Samsung service centre.



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Yangon health department cracks down on illegal clinics

Yangon Region’s Department of Health has uncovered scores of unlicensed medical clinics across the city, an official says.

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