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North Oakkalapa General Hospital already upgraded into 1,500-bedded

YANGON - North Oakkalapa General Hospital with its 800-bed capacity is being upgraded into the 1500-bedded one, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
 
The proposed Master Plan, jointly drafted by the Ministry and Spiral Architects & Planners, was submitted at the meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw in the first week of July.
 

Natural disasters destroy more than 600,000 acres of crops

 

Natural disasters destroyed more than 600,000 acres of multiple crops nationwide this year, said Vice-President Henry Van Thio, at a coordination meeting on providing aid for agricultural losses caused by natural disasters in 2018, at the meeting hall of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation on September 11.

MIC allows gas-fired power plant in Mandalay

 

Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has allowed a company to implement a gas-fired power plant in Mandalay.

Kyaw Win Tun, Director of Directorate of Investment and Company Administration said: “It is the construction of a 230-KV power plant in Baelin village in Saingaing Township, Kyaukse District in Mandalay. The company will invest over US$ 92.68 million in the gas-fired power plant which can generate 145.49 megawatts and then sell power.”

Building collapse injures nine in Mandalay

 

Nine workers were injured in the collapse of an under-construction building in the compound of edible oil warehouse at industrial zone-2 in Pyigyidagun Township in Mandalay on the morning of September 11.

The steel columns of a two-storied new building collapsed when concrete was being poured into the first floor slab.

The Mandalay Region Chief Minister and officials from the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) inspected the accident.

Shwebo drought leaves farmers in trouble, kills plants

Shwebo District in Sagaing Region has been hit by a untimely drought causing difficulty with monsoon paddy growing while outright leading some plantations to wither and die, according to local sources.

Myanmar hosts World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day 2018 was celebrated at Rose Garden in Yangon on September 10.

Relief camps in Hpa-an still open

 

Nay Pyi Taw locomotive factory and Myitnge carriage factory to open soon

 

President and departmental officials complained of surgical instrument left in stomach

The Health Department has begun launching an investigation into the complaint lodged by the family of the patient about the patient that is suffering illness for many years due to surgical instrument left in the stomach.
 
In connection with the case, the family of the patient complained the president and departmental officials of this matter. One month later, the Divisional Medical Treatment Department made an inspection visit to Hinthada People’s Hospital.

Charges pressed against Dr Aye Maung and writer Wai Hin Aung

The Sittwe District Court decided to press charges against Dr Aye Maung and writer Wai Hin Aung under Section 122 (1) of high treason and Section 505 (b) of Penal Code (conducting public mischief) on September 10.