Hydropower production possible in Rakhine: officials

A team of officials has studied several rivers in Rakhine State and concluded that some are suitable for hydropower production, sources say.

The officials inspected and measured headwater of the Nanyar River in Yathedaung Township on August 12.

Yathedaung MP Than Naing, who accompanied the team, said: “We’ve studied two rivers – the Nanyar and the one near Padauk Myaing village. Our team has nine members, including engineers. They said the rivers have potential for hydropower production.”

Health ministry to conduct national diabetes study

The Ministry of Health and Sports has announced that it will partner with Danish healthcare company Novo Nordisk to implement the Myanmar Diabetes Care Programme 2017-2020.

Novo Nordisk signed a memorandum of understanding on the four-year programme on March 13.

Professor Ko Ko from the No 2 University of Medicine said: “First of all, we will open diabetes wards at the Yangon and Mandalay general hospitals to treat children under 18 with diabetes. All necessary equipment and medicine will be provided.”

FDA to bust unlicensed drug stores

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a crackdown on unlicensed drug stores.

Dr Than Htut, director-general of the FDA, said: “We’ve long made educational lectures in villages. We’ve spotted the danger of unlicensed drugs, in addition to unsafe food.”

Unlicensed drug stores are common in suburbs and rural areas, he added.

Mobile health app to launch before 2018

A mobile health app is ready to be launched before the end of

Bomb rocks Indian border

An explosion occurred on the Indian border on the early morning of August 12, said T

30 elephants reported dead this year


At least 30 elephants have been reported dead this year, higher than in previous years, according to a joint report by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on World Elephant Day on August 12.

Domestic and international wildlife conservation organisations expressed their serious concerns over the dropping numbers of wild elephants.

Aung San film due for 2019 completion


A biopic of General Aung San is due to be completed by 2019, according to the filming committee.

Death toll from H1N1 reaches 23


An average number of patients with H1N1 swine flu admitted to hospital each day is seven. Until August 11, 204 out of 535 hospital patients were confirmed to have been infected with the seasonal influenza and the death toll reached 23, according to the Ministry of Health and Sport.

No developments in EMG murder: police

The suspect for the murder of Soe Moe Tun, 

Swine flu kills Sagaing man

A patient from Sarlingyi Township, Sagaing Region, has died from swine flu and another from Shwe Bo while the region had been put on a yellow-level alert, according to Monywa Township medical superintendent Dr Aye Nyein.

U Than from Sarlingyi died in Mandalay General Hospital and Khin Mya New from Shwe Bo was admitted to the hospital.