A strike-hit factory in Hlaing Tharyar has been temporarily closed until the completion of impact assessments ordered by the Yangon Region government, the factory manager confirmed to The Myanmar Times yesterday.
More than 150 workers on strike from Hlaing Tharyar township’s Shwe Mi plastic factory have announced they will march into Yangon’s city centre within the next two weeks if the regional government does not address their dispute.
Refugees repatriated from Thailand finally have a home after several back-and-forth negotiations with the government over the cost of housing.
Head doctors at hospitals around Myanmar are calling for more resources to be dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis, as a current shortfall in medical officers has left patients waiting on treatment.
State-owned pharmaceutical manufacturer Myanmar Pharmaceutical Factory is hoping an upgrade completed next year will double output and bring drug quality up to international standards.
Refurbishment of Shwedagon Pagoda, normally done every four years, is to start in early 2017, at least a year before it was initially scheduled, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture has announced.