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Crackdown on unlicensed vehicles cause stop of ambulance services

TAUNGOO- Hundred of social organizations had stopped their ambulance services due to crackdowns on unlicensed vehicles including ambulances.
 
As the news spread of unlicensed vehicles including ambulances would be seized and some ambulances actually seized, over 40 social organizations possessing over 100 ambulances in Ayeyawady Region postponed their services since yesterday.
 

Bhutan Forest Department studies Myanmar forests

TAUNGOO- Bhutan’s Forestry Department is carrying out survey of forests in Myanmar with the help of Myanmar Forest Research team with the goal of revitalizing them.
 
The visiting Bhutan forest department visited Kyaukmahsin Forest Reserve in Yedashe Township, Bago Region, on June 26th and carried out survey activities.
 

Labour court formation forum held in Yangon

In order to form Labour courts in Myanmar, a National Level Forum was held in Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon on June 27.
It was organized by Myanmar Industries Craft and Series Trade Union Federation (MICS). This forum was held in cooperation with labor union, employers, relevant ministries, parliament and international community. 

Provisions of contract farming system put in the Rice Law

 

Provisions of the contract farming system will be enshrined in the Myanmar Rice Law to ensure the effective implementation of the system in the rice sector, according to Ye Min Aung, General Secretary of Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF).

Drug Abuse Reporting Department established

The President Office has established the Drug Abuse Reporting Department together with contact phone number, fax number and email address, according to a press release issued by the office on June 26.

The statement says that members of the public may provide information relating to abuse of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances through phone number 067-590200, fax number 067-590233 and email address antinarcotics@presidentoffice.gov.mm without fear of repercussions or threat to personal safety.

Ludu’s Partner start runs YBS bus line 32

 

YBS bus line 32, a fourth bus line of Ludu’s Partner, running from Myanmar Maritime University, Thanlyin to Htaukkyant, start run on June 26.

No.3 Thanlyin Bridge to build in Nov

 

Transport authorities are planning to build US$323 million worth No.3 Thanlyin Bridge in November and expected to finish in March 2021, according to Ministry of Information.

The intention to build the bridge is to ease traffic jam between Thilawa SEZ and other SEZs in Yangon and to attract foreign investments.

Betel chewing and smoking increase at an alarming rate

 

Betel chewing and smoking are increasing at an alarming rate as 62 per cent of men chew betel and 44 per cent smoke cigarette, said Dr Myint Htwe, Union Minister for Health and Sports at the opening of Myanmar National Conference on Tobacco Control and Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Uniting for Saving Lives and Saving Money, which is jointly organized by the Ministry and International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (the Union) in Nay Pyi Taw on June 25.

Yangon-Mandalay railway to receive monitoring system

 

Railways authorities are planning to install a modernized train monitoring system (TMS) in Yangon-Mandalay railway using a loan from official development assistance (ODA) from Japan, according to Ministry of Transportation and Communications.

“We planned one billion Yen for the TMS to modernize Yangon-Mandalay railway,” said an official from the ministry.

Billboard near Hanthawady roundabout fall down