5G is Now, Kicking Off the "Megatech" Era (Advertorial)

Clearly, it is impossible to know for sure what the technologies of 2050 will be. But with the emergence of 5G, the era of Megatech has undoubtedly started.

Myanmar has over 2.2 million acres of forest plantations

Myanmar has established over 2.2 million acres of forest plantations till this fiscal year, about half of which are commercial scaled, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.

The Forest Department under that ministry implemented eastern Bago Yoma forest project from 1981 to 1984, a forest project with financial aid of Asia Development Bank from 1983 to 1987 and a teak plantation project from 1998 to 2005, say sources from the department.

Mine safety workshop held

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation held a workshop on mining site safety in Nay Pyi Taw on February 20.

It is found that most mining accidents happen due to the lack of worksite safety plans, recklessness and little technical knowledge.

"Unless we take preparedness measures in view of worksite safety, there could be accidents causing impact on mining work," said Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental conservation Ohn Win.

Farmers sell cows to repay loans

Farmers have sold their cows to pay back the loans since crop prices have plummeted, sources say.
Growers in Pakokku Township, Magway Region, said cattle would be scarce in the next paddy season

Bean farmers face loss


Bean farmers have reported losses due to a low harvest and dropping prices.

“We don't make profits even in the best case scenario,” said Kyaw Naing Oo, farmer at Oktwin Township, Bago Region.

He added farmers could not make the ends meet even an acre produced 10 sacks of beans.

This year price-per-sack of green grams is around Ks27,000, compared to the last year’s Ks45,000.

Kyi Kyi Htay, green-gram grower at Taungoo Township, said: “The price has to remain around Ks40,000. We have to spend Ks2,000 per sack as on farmhands.”

Sagaing Industrial Zone workers enjoy healthcare services

MANDALAY- Twenty-five health staff, including a medical superintendent from Mandalay Workers’ Hospital, specialists and professors, yesterday visited Sagaing Industrial Zone and provided healthcare services to the workers at the Triple Circle Industry Co.

Myanmar and Bangladesh discusses Bengali return issue


Representatives from both Myanmar and Bangladesh met in Taungpyo Letwal in order to discuss the return of runaway Bengalis back into Myanmar.

The meeting, held in Taungpyo Letwal on February 20, was attended by delegates led by Maungdaw District’s Chief Deputy Comissioner Ye Htut and Chittagong District’s Commissioner Abdul Mannan.

Taninthari River Crossing Bridge being built on Union Highway

MYEIK- Over K6 billion is being spent on the Taninthari River Crossing Bridge of the Yangon-Myeik-Kawthaung Union Highway. Construction tasks will be finished in 2020.
Win Khaing, Union Minister of the Electricity and Energy, visited the construction site of Taninthari River Crossing Bridge on February 17h.

Red Cross provides food, consumer products for Rakhine State

YANGON- The Red Cross movement provided food and consumer products worth 17 million Swiss francs as humanitarian aid for Rakhine state.
The government together with the public, youth volunteers from United Nations Higher Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Red Cross, Asean and alliance countries and social organisations from home and abroad are giving the help for the riot-hit victims in Rakhine State.

National project to eradicate child labour

A national action plan will be implemented to eradicate child labour, according to Thein Swe, Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population.

The remarks came from the coordination meeting of Myanmar National Committee on Child Labour Eradication held at the office of the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw on February 19.