The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced last week that it will build physical rehabilitation centres in Myitkyina township in Kachin State and Kengtung township in eastern Shan State next year to support people living with disabilities, including land-mine victims.
Democratisation has stalled and human rights have been undermined because of the government’s failure to keep its promise to release political prisoners, an activist group has claimed.
The Ministry of Science and Technology plans to open more technical and vocational training schools across Myanmar, minister U Ko Ko Oo said last week, with the number of Government Technical Institutes to triple between 2013 and 2015.
Residents whose illegally built shanties were demolished to beautify Mandalay’s riverside for the visit of Norway’s royal couple have returned to the site of their former homes – but are likely to soon be evicted again, this time permanently.
The Ministry of Commerce is betting on a public-private partnership with bus owners to help alleviate Yangon’s transport woes.