Mobile healthcare teams to provide Rakhine health care services until December

The Ministry of Health and Sports said that mobile healthcare teams would provide healthcare services to the villagers in the northern part of Rakhine State until December.

The health ministry is currently giving first priority to emergency healthcare services in the short term. As part of that programme, the ministry is implementing multi-healthcare project on malnutrition, conducting short training courses in seven townships of Rakhine State and providing nutritious groundnut brittles.

Anti-cancer NGO to assist Yangon develop programme

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) will invite Yangon to jointly implement the C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge programme, according to reports.
The UICC is an international NGO dedicated to helping the global community advance the fight against cancer.
The Ministry of Health and Sport will cooperate with the UICC on the programme.
The two entities met for the first time on July 17 in Yangon and talked about prevention, early cancer diagnosis and treatments.

Underpricing worries farmers

Sugarcane farmers say they are worried about millers trying to pay less than the pre-negotiated prices for their products.
The farmers have asked MPs to intervene after rumours surfaced that some millers were going to talk down the price of sugarcanes in Pyay District, Bago Region.
“The average overall price we asked was Ks50,000 [per tonne] but the millers tried to get the price down to Ks45,000,” said Aye Aye Win, joint secretary of the Myanmar Sugar and Sugar Related Products Merchants and Manufacturer’s Association in Paukkhaung.

Myanmar agrees with Bangladesh to combat terror groups

NAYPYITAW- Myanmar has agreed with Bangladesh to arrest fugitives who arrive on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border area and to combat ARSA and “other terrorists organisations”, said Police Brig-General Myo Swe Win.
Myo Swe Win was speaking at the meeting on the rule of law and security affairs among border guard forces between the two countries held at the Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday.

Measures begun to renovate temporary buildings in Taungpyoletwel

KITSAPA- Authorities has started preparing some temporary buildings in Taungpyoletwel Township, Maungdaw area, Rakhine State, to house returnees from Bangladesh via the overland .
Dispatch, temporary accommodation and resettlement places for returnees from Bangladesh have already been designated.
Similarly, authorities have selected a site for the construction of temporary buildings in Ngakhuya village, Maungdaw Township, for those who returned to Rakhine State across the water.

Rain forecast for two days

Rain is forecast for the next two days, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.
A depression in the Bay of Bengal would trigger thundershowers across the country, said Hla Htun,
deputy director of the department.
He added: “The rain was triggered by the depression. After two days, some regions including Yangon will
get less rain.”
According to November-15 observations, the depression has moved 160 miles south of Visakhapatnam
in India.

Japanese encephalitis vaccine given out

For the first time, children between the ages of five and 15 can receive the Japanese encephalitis vaccine from November 15-23.
But children who are allergic to any content of the vaccine, carriers of HIV, have renal, cardiac and hepatic diseases, or epilepsy, infectious diseases and tuberculosis should not take the vaccine, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Street vendors moved to night market again

Roadside shopkeepers have been ordered to move to the night market on the Strand Road starting from November 15, sources say.
Since the opening of the night market over a year ago, the vendors in the Shwebontha Street in Pabedan Township were instructed to move when they could.
The officials started moving the shops yesterday.
Ngwe Soe, administrator at the eastern district Yangon City Development Committee, said: “We employed 40 men to move the shops today. The township police also helped enforce security.”

No one injured in landmine explosions in Minbya Township

Three landmines exploded near Pharpyaw village on Yangon-Sittwe road in Minbya Township in Rakhine State on the morning of November 15, according to Minbya Township Police Station.

Police inspector Nyi Nyi from Minbya Police Station said: “No one was injured in the blasts. The blasts caused small damage to three FAW cars owned by the Tatmadaw. The blasts occurred near milepost No.64/4.”

Hpakant’s big jade stone valued at more than K10 billion

The massive jade stone unearthed in Hpakant will be worth more than K10 billion when it is cut up, as it weighs over 300 tonnes, according to MP Tint Soe of Hpakant.
“The estimated weigh of the massive jade stone is more than 100 tonnes than the original findings. As it is immense, we have had to call experts from China to help estimate the price,” said MP Tint Soe.