17 govt factories face private partnerships


Minister promises affordable homes for pensioners

The minister for planning and finance has promised

Migrants stuck at Thai border after Thingyan

Some Myanmar migrant workers are facing difficulties re-entering Thailand after Thingyan due to incomplete documentation, according to 

Myanmar plans to end HIV epidemic by 2030

Myanmar has drawn the National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS (2016-2020) announcing its commitment to ending the epidemic form of HIV, which is threatening public health, by 2030, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports. 

The latest plan was based on successes achieved from the national strategic plan (2) and other factors such as geographical and regional populations. 

Inle Lake will no longer dry out in summer: Inn ethnic minister

Inle Lake situated in Nyaung Shwe Township, southern Shan State, will no longer dry out in summer, said Dr. Tun Hlaing, Inn Ethnic Affairs minister yesterday.

Inle Lake was affected by severe drought in 2010, 2015 and 2016. Many floating villages faced transportation difficulty. Last year, 12 dams and a 10-mile long self-reliant road were constructed in Inle Lake.

Govt plans to build new ports in Ayeyawady and Chindwin rivers

The government is planning to build new four modernized ports in Ayeyawady River and two more ports in Chindwin River and to make preservation work along the two rivers with the help of Japan and Belgium, said permanent secretary Win Khant from Ministry of Transportation and Communications.

Minor earthquake hits Myanmar

A minor earthquake of 4.7 magnitude on the Richter scale with its epicenter about five miles southeast of Tarlay and about 277 miles southeast of Mandalay Seismological Observatory hit Myanmar on April 18, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).

New bridge to go up alongside Gokteik viaduct

The government is planning to build a road bridge parallel to Gokteik viaduct, said permanent secretary Kyaw Lin from Ministry of Construction.

‘Wrongdoers’ obstruct land probe

Culprits in past land mismanagement hinder the Lower House Committee for Farmers and Labour Affairs’ attempt to investigate land issues, sources say.

400 villages to be electrified with World Bank loan

Yangon expects to supply electricity to more than 400 villages in 2018 that have no power with the use of  a US$ 310 million loan from the World Bank, says Ministry of Electricity and Energy.

As a first phase,  the Yangon Region government committee plans to provide electricity for 75 villages from southern district and 131 villages from northern district situated at a two-mile radius from Yangon Region Power System area.