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Over 50 multipurpose shelters to build in Ayeyawady region in this year

 

The government is planning to build over 50 multipurpose shelters in Ayeyawady region in this year, said Director Myat Moe Thwin from Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

“We have natural disaster fund to build the cyclone shelters. They will be used as cyclone shelters during disaster and used as schools and buildings for social occasions at other times,” she said.

Asia World Foundation and 20 partner companies to finish Angumaw-Maungdaw concrete road in 2020

Asia World Foundation and 20 partner companies are jointly building Angumaw-Maungdaw concrete road worth of more than Ks22 billion and it will be finished in 2020.

Hospitals have sufficient medicines due to an excess supply: Health and Sports Minister

 

Ministry of Health and Sports has sufficiently distributed medicines to the people’s hospitals nationwide. Due to an excess supply of medicines, even some hospitals have expired medicines, said Dr Myint Htwe, Union Minister for Heath and Sports at a peace talk between Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and locals in Myaungmya Township On April 10.

Ministry spends over Ks 168 bln to buy medicines in 2017-18 FY

 

In 2017-2018 fiscal year, the Ministry of Health and Sports spent over Ks 168 billion to buy medicines, according to its statement.

The ministry held consultations with medical experts and professors to buy essential medicines via tender system, based on the most outbreak diseases. The ministry has distributed medicines hospitals, regional and rural clinics.

Bylaws for elders underway

 

As the Elders Law has been approved and enacted by Parliament since December 30 last year, the by-laws to protect older people will be drafted, according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.

The country has 81 homes for the aged, while the Department of Social Welfare at the ministry also runs a day-care centre for elders. Moreover, healthcare services for the elderly will be included in the national health project (2016-2021) being implemented by the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Ministry promises ‘generous rewards’ for antiques

People will get “generous rewards” for turning in antiques to the authorities, according to the Ministry of Religion and Culture.

Four village people submitted 149 supposed silver coins to the government in Minkone village, Mandalay Region, on February 21.

Another village woman reported 71 similar coins on February 28.

Likewise, a resident of Taninthayi Region entrusted apparently ancient beads to the Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library in March.

Bus crashes into a truck killing two and injuring 11

 

A passenger bus crashed into a 12-wheeled truck killing two and injuring 11 on Yangon-Mandalay expressway on April 9, according to police.

Pho Soe, Bayar Nasu village administrator said, “The accident occurred around 1 am and we rushed into the scene. One monk and a man are dead on the spot.”

Police said the truck is carrying illegal logs and the truck driver is at large.

Traffic accident leaves over ten Myanmar migrants dead in Thai

 

Over ten female migrant workers from Myanmar are dead in a traffic accident in Mae Sot on April 9, according to initial report.

The vehicle carrying over 40 female workers are plunged into a ravine on the night of April 9 in a mountain road in Mae Sot, said a Myanmar worker in Thailand.

Ye Min from AAC wrote on his Facebook page that the accident happened just after the vehicle left Mae Sot checkpoint.

Plans are underway to close IDPs camps in Rakhine State

KITSAPA-Implementation Committee on recommendations of Advisory Commission on Rakhine State already planned to close five IDPs camps including Nidin village IDP camp in Kyauktaw Township, Rakhine State, as a first priority.
 
 The committee met with internal displaced persons living in the Khaung Dukar No.1 and 2 camps and their in-charges in Sittwe Township.

Farmers change livelihood as fields gone

Farmers by the Ayeyawady River have been making bamboo hats for a living since they no longer possess any land for farming, sources say.

The residents of a once farming village Sinkyun in Madaya Township apparently lost their fields to annual landslides.

Village women make bamboo hats for the past 30 years while men go to work in Mandalay.

“Most of our land was corroded by the river. About 60 men have engaged in jobs in Mandalay. Farming is no more an option when we have a little land,” said Tin Soe at the village.