Monday, August 21, 2017

R&D the key to expanded beans and pulses exports

A Research and Development centre is needed in Myanmar for beans and pulses export industry to keep abreast of worldwide demand for beans and pulses, according to industry experts.

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Animal disease agreement reached

Six ASEAN countries including Myanmar have agreed to establish an animal disease control information network by the end of this year, with the aim of helping prevent outbreaks of diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people.

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French Red Cross donates disaster games

The French Red Cross (FRC) in Myanmar has donated 280 board games valued at more than K600,000 to 43 schools in Yangon Division.

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Spirits gather at Taungbyone

The biggest nat (spirit) festival in Myanmar ended last week, drawing thousands of spirit mediums and devotees to the town of Taungbyone about 20 kilometres north of Mandalay.

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SKorean group holds tourism training

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, in cooperation with the Seoul-based ASEAN-Korea Centre, held a tourism human resource development training program from July 27 to 31 at Parkroyal Hotel in Yangon.

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Ministry releases visa-on-arrival guidelines

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism last month issued guidelines to travel companies on how to apply for prearranged visas-on-arrival on behalf of foreign visitors, including instructions on checking if applicants have been blacklisted from entering Myanmar.

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Doctor warns against overuse of Tamiflu

A specialist from Yangon General Hospital has warned against taking Tamiflu as a preventative measure against A(H1N1), explaining that doing so can lead to the development of drug-resistant strains of the virus.

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UN team organises agriculture training

A team of statistical experts from the United Nations will come to Myanmar this month to hold training workshops aimed at helping the country revitalise its rural economy.

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Yangon endures wet and wild July

Yangon resident Ma Khat Khat can’t tell you exactly how much rain has fallen this month but she knows it’s definitely above average.

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Second Periodic Review released

Shelter and livelihoods remain the most pressing needs for people affected by Cyclone Nargis, the Tripartite Core Group (TCG) said after releasing the second Period Reviewin Yangon on July 27.

 

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