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Authorities seize illegal gaming machines in Myawady

 

Authorities seized more than 120 illegal gaming machines used in gambling in Myawady, Kayin State on July 1.

The police led by Police Lt-Col Aung Naing Tun, head of Myawady district police force, searched a house in No.1 ward of Myawady after they received a tip-off about illegal gambling. Although the illegal game shop owner is escaped, they detained his wife and seized over 120 gaming machines and a generator.

Drug abusers increase in Kachin State

The number of drug abusers is on the increase year by year in conflict areas and gem mining areas in Kachin State, known to be the largest heroin producer in Myanmar, according to 3 MDG.

The organisation says that Myanmar has about 83,000 drug users. Moreover, HIV infection rate has increased to 28.5 percent with Kachin State seeing the highest rate. In the state, local anti-drug bodies are being formed on a self-reliant basis.

Hpakant flooding sweeps hundreds of houses in downtown wards

MYITKYINA- Hundreds of houses situated in four downtown wards went under water after flooding yesterday in Hpakant and Lonekhin regions, Kachin State.
 
The flooding is the highest record in 2018. As the bridges crossing Uru River in Lonekhin and Hpakant are in flood, the various organizations remove the debris aiming not to break the flooded bridges.
 

Ministry warns of high DHF transmission

Ministry of Health and Sports has warned dengue transmission rate may become high in the coming weeks.

Till the third week of June since January this year, there were more than 4,000 reported outbreaks and eight deaths nationwide.

Anti-Graft Commission, UMFCCI sign Joint Anti-Corruption Declaration

 

Corruption has adverse impacts on economic and administrative sectors, said Aung Kyi, Chair of the Anti-Corruption Commission, at a ceremony to sign the Joint Anti-Corruption Declaration between Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the commission on July 2 in Yangon.

Myanmar earns US$158 M from Myawady border trade

 

Rivers may swell pass danger levels during July

During the month of July, water level in 12 Rivers may swell well over danger levels according to Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).

Farmer Union helps return over 18,000 acres of seized farmland

Myanmar Farmer Union (MFU) helped return over 18,000 acres of seized farmland over the past five years, according to Chairperson Su Su Nway.

Water purification plant to be built near Letpadaungtaung copper project

MONYWA- Thailand and Myanmar will invest US$5 million to build a water purification plant near Letpadaungtaung copper mining project in Monywa, Sagaing Region, according to the Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA) in Sagaing Region.
 

Medicine production meets about 10 pc of local demand

 

Myanmar imports medicine and medical equipment worth US$ 400 million every year as the country’s medicine production meets about 10 percent of local demand, according to the Myanma Pharmaceutical Industrial Enterprise.

Myint Yi from Myatmyittamon Drug Store said: “Almost all medicines are imported from other countries. Some famous medicines imported via illegal routes are cheap. Medicines produced by the BPI have a huge market share of local products.”