Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

FDA announces plans to set official medical prices

In an ongoing effort to clamp down on the illegal and unregulated pharmaceutical black market, a Food and Drug Administration director announced plans yesterday to institute official retail prices.

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Japanese donors discuss affordable apartment plan

Yangon regional government officials are in talks with potential Japanese donors over a scheme to build 2000 low-cost apartments. The project could be a first step toward relieving the city’s large number of unofficial shanty town residents.

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Panglong framework debated in Yangon

A review of the political dialogue framework for the so-called 21st-century Panglong Conference will start in the first week of July if non-signatory armed groups agree to attend the meeting, government peace negotiators said yesterday.

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Farmers fence off government land

Farmers who have fenced off government-owned land in Yangon Region which they say rightfully belongs to them may soon be facing legal action, according to the regional Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development.

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Ministry of Health and Sports appoints new spokespeople

In an apparent bid to promote government transparency, the Ministry of Health and Sports appointed two new spokespersons: Dr Myint Hun, the director general of public health; and Dr Than Win, deputy director of public health.

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Myanmar embassy in Malaysia plans migrant protection committee

In a bid to overcome suspicions built up during the military regime, Myanmar’s embassy in Malaysia is planning to work closely with Malaysian-based Myanmar civil society organisations to protect the rights of Myanmar citizens and workers there.

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Black ribbon campaign wins award nomination

The black ribbon movement against the militarisation of the health sector has been nominated for a regional Rice Bowl Award for a successfully led campaign.

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Diphtheria outbreak claims six lives

The Ministry of Health has confirmed that six children have died from diphtheria in Yangon and Ayeyarwady regions this year.

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After electrocutions, city to inspect power lines

The Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation will form a team to inspect electricity poles throughout the city for faulty power lines that might pose the danger of electrocution, an official said yesterday.

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Jetty construction near Botahtaung Pagoda suspended

Parliament has suspended the construction of a jetty near Botahtaung Pagoda in Yangon, which had already been approved by the Myanmar Investment Commission.

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