Friday, May 27, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

YCDC asked to stop poisoning strays

It's time to end the killing on Yangon’s streets, say animal lovers. They have asked the new Yangon Region government and Yangon City Development Committee to suspend the policy of poisoning stray dogs.

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Yangon police crackdown widens

A crackdown on crime in Yangon under the new NLD government has widened to include bars staying open late at night, including haunts favoured by the foreign community.

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Cancer plan in drafting stage

Myanmar is getting to grips with cancer. Health officials and specialists are preparing the country’s first National Cancer Control Plan, to be launched later this year.

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FDA launches 100-day shakedown

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.

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Low-cost housing part of construction ministry’s 100-day plan

The new construction minister is pledging to build low-cost housing units throughout the country, starting in the capital.

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No end in sight for squatter evictions

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.

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More buses to be added to BRT system

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.

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Council rules steel factory must pay

The Arbitration Council has upheld its ruling that a steel factory must compensate three female workers who allege they faced abusive conditions.

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MP proposes to cancel Parkway Hospital lease

An MP is pushing for the government to cancel a lease that would put a private hospital development on centrally located property in Yangon.

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YCDC presses forward with ‘new city’

Yangon City Development Committee is breathing new life into the proposed new city project, a massive extension of Yangon that would create seven satellite cities over the next quarter-century.

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