The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Pay hike for civil servants unlikely

Hopes for a pay rise this month will likely remain a pipe dream for civil servants, according to an official from the Ministry of Planning and Finance.

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State Counsellor to medical staff: be competent, ethical

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says that Myanmar needs doctors and medical staff who are not only professionally competent but who are also ethically committed to their work.

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Police stop protesters in front of Supreme Court

Police have prevented 20 protesters from demonstrating in front of the Nay Pyi Taw  Supreme Court office.

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Over 300 farmers to get land compensation

The Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee gave 381 farmers land compensations totalling more than K940 million for 899 acres of crop fields and farmlands which were reclaimed as they were part of forest reserve area.

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Myanmar SMEs to get a boost from Thai bank

Market competitiveness of small and medium enterprises in Myanmar which operate in traditional ways will be developed under an MoU signed between the Central Department of Small and Medium Enterprises Development  (CDSMED) under the Ministry of Industry and KASIKORNBANK (KBank) of Thailand.

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6,000 villagers to get first aid, road safety training

Over 6000 people living in villages along the accident-prone Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw highway will be trained in first aid and road safety by the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) and Shell Myanmar.

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Japanese loan to develop agri businesses

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation intends to provide loans to value-added agricultural businesses through a two-step loan scheme with funds from Japan, said the ministry’s deputy permanent secretary U Myo Tint Tun.

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Rice husk power plant opens in Myanmar

A biomass gasification power plant which uses rice husks to generate electricity was opened by the Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO) in Nay Pyi Taw, said the company’s chairman, U Chit Khine.

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NPT highway bus companies suffering losses

Buses servicing the Nay Pyi Taw highway route have been suffering from a steady decline of passengers over recent years, with smaller bus companies facing the threat of shutting down.

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Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing calls for military modernisation

The military must try and build a Tatmadaw which is ready for 21st century modern warfare, said Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the 72nd Anniversary of the Armed Forces Day.

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