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MSF-Holland plans to stop HIV treatment project in Yangon

YANGON-The care of Doctors Without Borders (MSF-Holland) is now planning to temporarily halt its HIV treatment activities in Yangon in order to provide more projects in Shan and Kachin States by the end of 2020, says Dr Phone Thit, Deputy Medical Coordinator (Technical) from MSF-Holland.
 
At present, the MSF is referring its HIV patients to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
 

Thailand plans to offer Myanmar MoU fishery workers

NAYPYITAW- Thailand is now planning to offer employment towards 60,000 of Myanmar fishery workers under MoU agreement, says Thai Labour Minister Pol. Gen Adul Sangskingkeo.
 
Thein Swe, Union Minister of Labour, Immigration and Information and Thailand Labour Minister yesterday met with Thai Labour Minister Pol. Gen Adul Sangskingkeo in Nay Pyi Taw.
 

Projects to be carried out through ADB loan in arid zone

The projects will be carried out with an ADB loan of US$40.5 million in 14 townships from Magway, Mandalay and Sagaing Regions which are considered as the arid zone, said Deputy Minister Hla Kyaw of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
 
The remarks came from the proposal to borrow US$40.5 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) resent by the president to the regular session of the Union parliament on August 15. 
 

Director Mike Tee arrested for possessing narcotic drugs

Director Mike Tee was arrested for possessing narcotic drugs while night security measures were being carried out by the authorities  in Tamwe Township, Yangon on August 16, said a police officer from East District Police Force.
 

Union-level ministries and organisations proposed to supervise projects run by foreign loans

 
The Union-level ministries and organizations have been proposed to supervise the projects being run by foreign loans and foreign financial assistance whether the projects meet with expectations or not, reported by the Joint Public Accounts Committee.
 
The remarks came from the report of the Joint Public Accounts Committee as to the 2016-2017 financial report of the Auditor-General at the regular session of the Union parliament on August 16.
 

Military tension climbing higher due to Shan battles

TAUNGGYI- While military tension are already high enough due to flash battles that took place in Namtu and Hsibaw Townships, northern Shan State, over 1,000 locals are now fleeing to safer places, according to the sources.
 
In the morning of August 15th, the skirmishes between Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP), Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS), occurred in Panglon village beside Namtu-Hsibaw motor road in Hsibaw Township.
 

Rowing festival held in Bagan’s Lawka Nanda Pagoda for the very first time

“The rowing festival will be held for the very first time at the Lawka Nanda Pagoda on the morning of August 15. In the first round of the competition, Nonbo Kone and Mya Zalot team competed and they have each won competitions before. The second round of competition will be between Thein Kone and Inwai, On August 19, the grand final will be held,” said a local who came to watch the athletic event.

High Tide and wave destroys houses in Ayeyawaddy Region

Due to strong waves and high tide in Kamar Township within Ayeyawaddy Region, about 113 houses were destroyed within a 3 days period.
“The river bank has been steadily eroded by the Ayeyawaddy River and as a result, houses close to the river bank were destroyed. It’s been 3 months since June that we’ve been suffered from off and on high tide. After 2 or 3 days, water decreases again,” said MP Bo Bo Min Zaw of Pyarpon Township constituency (2), in Ayeyawaddy Region.

Magway Region NLD reportedly issues inter-party instruction to sue for defamation against state leaders

The chairman of Magway Region National League for Democracy has issued a directive within the party, calling for lawsuits against those who write on Facebook posts designed to defame the State Co

Airport authorities seize over 13,000 amphetamine tablets

Anti-narcotics task force seized over 13,000 amphe