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MPT subscribers increase four-fold within four years

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) gained q

Yangon tops DHF transmission list in four months

 
During the first four months of this year, there were 840 reported dengue infection cases across the country, with Yangon Region topping the list with 421 cases, according to Public Health Department (Dengue Fever and Elephantiasis Eradication Project).
 

Myanmar to reduce malaria outbreaks to 85% by 2020

Myanmar will try to reduce malaria outbreaks to 85 percent and mortality rate to 95 percent by 2020, according to the Public Health Department.

Mingyi village relocated beside Maungdaw-Taungpyo road

KITSAPA- Mingyi village, a place that suffers annual riverbank erosion in monsoon season and extremely difficult transportation, has been relocated beside of Maungdaw-Taungpyo road.
 
82 houses including schools and a monastery will be built in the new Mingyi village in cooperation with Sagaing Region Government Committee and Kayin State government.
 
The construction of the village started in November last year and will finish by the end of this year.
 

Preventative measures against erosion carried out, aid needed

PAKOKKU- Although preventative measures against the riverbank erosion is being carried out in Bala Ba village, Yesagyo Township, Magway Region, more aid are in need, according to the locals.
 
As Ayeyawady River rises in Bala Ba village, starting in mid-May, well wishers dug the sand embankments aiming to change the water route by spending Ks 12.7 million. 
 
However, as the sand embankment is very wide. there weren’t enough funds to completely finish the job.
 

Strong wind destroys 12 houses in Homalin

 

Rioters set fire to the buildings and machinery in Hpakant

 

Tax amnesty under review

 
A review on tax exemption is being conducted and it will be reformed as it is too complicated, said Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint.
 
Following widespread criticism of an unfair taxation system, the Union parliament cancelled the tax exemption bill planned to be passed in 2018. 
 

Daily minimum wage set at Ks-4800

 

National Committee for Setting Minimum Wage issued a notification dated May 14, saying that it has updated the daily minimum wage at Ks-4,800 for an eight-hour work day, with the approval of the Union government.

Anti-corruption commission to release information on minister probe

Anti-corruption commission to release information on minister probe