The Food and Drug Administration has embarked on a 100-day overhaul, aiming to improve health-related education in schools, crack down on potentially harmful foodstuffs and destroy time-expired medicines in pharmacies.
The new construction minister is pledging to build low-cost housing units throughout the country, starting in the capital.
Evictions of unofficial tenants, increasingly common over the past few years as the lure of jobs has drawn people from the countryside to Yangon, are likely to continue even as the new regional government takes over, experts say.
Buoyed by its success in beating Yangon’s traffic congestion, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Lite system is set to grow by almost 50 percent. It will add 20 more buses to its fleet of 45 over the next few weeks, says U Maung Aung, chair of the BRT Lite Establishment Committee.