Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Dilapidated apartment collapses on 41st Street

A decrepit apartment building in downtown Yangon that was previously condemned by the city has collapsed.

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Yangon marks Independence Day

After a break of nearly three decades, veterans of the Burmese Independence Army (BIA) and the Burmese Defence Army (BDA) and their families have been welcomed to attend the ceremony marking Independence Day.

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YCDC files complaint against street vendors after altercation

The relationship between Yangon vendors and the municipal authority is getting no cosier as a street sweep campaign escalated into a legal spat this week.

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Govt orders factory to close and conduct impact assessments

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.

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Striking Yangon workers plan march on city centre

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.

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Returned refugees, Yangon government settle housing troubles

Refugees repatriated from Thailand finally have a home after several back-and-forth negotiations with the government over the cost of housing.

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Shortage of TB doctors leading to patient backlogs

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.

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Passenger ferry, cargo vessel crash injures five

A cargo vessel sunk on the evening of December 19 following a collision with a passenger ferry on Yangon’s Toe River, leading to costly damages and five people sustaining injuries.

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State-owned pharmaceutical company looks to upgrade

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.

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Team to investigate contractors as Shwedagon to undergo repairs

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.

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