Chief Minister calls for systematic maintenance of Smart Island in Myeik archipelago

The smart island of this kind in the Myeik archipelago is unique and rare in the world so conservation is necessary, said Taninthayi Region Chief Minister Myint Maung. The smart island also called Parpant island located in Kyunsu Township, Myeik District, has two different beaches—one full of white sand and the other full of colourful […]

JICA continues to support Myanmar: new chief

The Japanese development agency will continue to support Myanmar’s infrastructure and economic development, its new chief said. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will continue to promote private investment, infrastructure development, education and human resource development in Myanmar, said Sakakura Noriji, the new Chief Representative at JICA Myanmar. The agency signed loan agreements totalling 120.9 […]

Study finds all Myanmar mouth cancer patients chew betel quid

A study in Myanmar has found that all mouth cancer patients use smokeless tobacco, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. Betel quid chewing often starts in adolescence and is associated with smoking and drinking alcohol, which are also risk factors for oral cancer. According to GLOBOCAN 2012, more than half of oral cancers […]