The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Factory workers demand 10-day leave for water festival

About 500 workers at Running Tex, a Chinese-owned garment factory in Ngwe Pin Lae industrial zone in Hlaing Tharyar township, Yangon Region, launched a strike on March 15 to demand 10 days’ leave during the Thingyan (Water Festival) ushering in the Myanmar New Year.

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Taikkyi earthquake aftermath

The earthquake that shook Yangon on Monday night injured 26 people and damaged a school, two bridges, six houses and 29 religious buildings, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Resettlement.

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K30b from reserved fund for Yangon’s power needs

President U Htin Kyaw has asked the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw to approve the allotment of K30 billion from the reserve fund of the 2016 Union budget for the purchase of generators to meet the increasing electricity needs in Yangon Region.

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Workers to be sent for S Korean fishing industry

Myanmar plans to send workers for the fishing industry in South Korea as there is a demand for labour in that sector, said U Thein Win, director of the Migration Affairs Department under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

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Myanmar to implement four-year diabetes program

The Ministry of Health and Sports together with the Novo Nordisk Company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to implement the Myanmar Diabetes Care Program from 2017 to 2020.

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Ministry’s directive on unlicensed nurses, midwives rejected

The Nursing University Students’ Union (NUSU) has rejected the Ministry of Health and Sports’ directive to bar unlicensed nurses and midwives from working in private hospitals and have asked to meet with officials to discuss the matter.

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Fair and flash mob to end Women’s Week celebrations

Civil society working groups and networks will celebrate the closing ceremony of Women’s Week at the People’s Park in Yangon on March 12 with a Women’s Fair and day-long flash mob.

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Yangon CM doing well after heart surgery

Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, who underwent a heart operation on March 5, is doing well, the Mayor of Yangon said.

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Yangon CM stable after heart op: govt

Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein successfully underwent a heart operation at Yankin Children Hospital yesterday, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.

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Student union plans a survey

Yangon University’s second student union, which was formed on March 1, is planning a survey to get the views of students on what they think of the rebuilding of the Student Union Building at campus.

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