Botahtaung jetty project terminated over environmental impact

THE construction of a multi-purpose jetty on Botahtaung Pagoda road in Yangon will be terminated due to its negative impacts on the environment, Transportation and Communications Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung said yesterday at the Pyithu Hluttaw. The parliament was unanimous in accepting the proposal calling for an end to the project, with representatives […]

Parliament backs Parkway Hospital suspension

THE Pyithu Hluttaw approved a proposal to suspend the lease of a 4.3-acre plot owned by the Ministry of Health near Yangon General Hospital, which was originally slated to house a private Parkway Hospital, at a parliamentary session yesterday. Lawmakers called for the suspension of the lease of land for the private hospital during their […]

NLD reps propose suspension, review of Parkway hospital project

A parliamentary committee has recommended the incoming Yangon Region government suspend two approved projects on state land, including a US$70 million private hospital development. U Kyaw Zeya, secretary of the Yangon Region Finance, Planning and Economic Committee, said the projects should be halted immediately and reviewed by the parliament and government once the new administration, […]

Magway University medical students denounce private hospital project in Yangon

  Students from the Magway University of Medicine issued a statement calling for the cancellation of the lease of a land plot near Yangon General Hospital between Bogyoke Raod and Pyi Road for the construction of a private hospital. The statement says: “The plot was initially meant to be the site of expansions of the […]

Medics to submit ‘Parkway’ petition

Health-care sources say doctors and other medical professionals will submit a petition against the decision by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) to lease out state-owned land in Yangon to private investors. The petition, to be submitted today (Saturday), is signed by many academics, doctors, nurses and students. It calls […]

Private hospital to be built on govt land

A large plot owned by the Ministry of Health in front of the University of Nursing at the corner of Bogyoke Aung San and Pyay roads in central Yangon has been leased for a private hospital, according to a source at the Myanmar Investment Commission. It is reported that the monthly land rental is Ks181 […]

Myanmar’s emergency services in dire state

YANGON • With lights flashing and sirens blaring, volunteer ambulance driver Myint Hein weaves through traffic-choked Yangon, a lifeline in Myanmar where healthcare was crippled by decades of chronic underfunding during junta rule. Emergency services were one of the many casualties of meagre public spending, and the retired bus driver is helping to plug gaps […]

800-bed hospital to be built with Chinese assistance

YANGON: China has agreed to finance the construction of a new 800-bed hospital in Htaukgyant Township, Yangon Region, according to the Yangon Regional Government Committee. Earlier, a plan to build a new hospital in Hmawebi Township, has been scrapped because it is inconvenient. “The hospital will be built on six acres of land owned by […]