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1,700 doctors to be appointed

Hospitals ranging in size from 16 to 2,000 beds will see 1,700 doctors appointed to them although other staff were also needed, according

Floods hit Yangon

Yangon’s monsoon woes continued as heavy rain battered the city on June 22, causing several places to flood again.

 

500,000 children put to work: survey

 

Committee demands flood compensation

Although a Kachin State parliamentary committee proposed the state government last year compensate

Lower House accepts health insurance proposal

The Lower House on June 22 accepted a proposal for a national health insurance system.

Storms ruin Naga roads

The roads connecting Htanparkwe and Leshi townships in the Naga self-administered zone have been ruined by heavy rain and transport is difficult, residents say.

Faculty members welcome General Aung San’s bronze statue

 

Hundreds of students and teachers yesterday lined the Yangon-Mandalay old road to welcome the arrival of a bronze statue of Bogyoke Aung San [General] from Mandalay.

It will be kept in front of Myoma Football Ground at No.4 Ward in Yedashe Township, Bago Region.

Security forces conduct area clearance operation targeting at tunnels on Mayu Mountains

 

Security forces are conducting clearance operations at tunnels being used by terrorists as hiding places in the Mayu Mountains in Rakhine State, Zaw Htay, the Director General of the State Counsellor Office, said.

 Zaw Htay, speaking at a press conference in the compound of the Presidential Residence in Nay Pyi Taw on June 21, was asked if security forces were launching operations on Mayu Mountain.

Kayin State to continue setting up coal-fired power plant despite objections

 

Kayin State will continue with a coal-fired power plant project despite objections as the region needs electric power, Nan Khin Htwe Myint, Kayin State Chief Minister, said.

Nan Khin Htwe Myint was speaking at an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) hearing on June 21, on the technology to be applied by TTCL Public Company Limited in Hpa-an in Kayin State.

Forestry bill threatens 15-year sentence

The government is planning to enact a new forestry law threatening