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Yangon medical-waste collection system goes high tech

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will use a bar code technology based on the World Health Organization (WHO) standard in its hospital waste collection system starting at the end of the year, a senior committee official said. U Aung Myint Maw, deputy head of the YCDC Pollution Control and Cleansing Department, said the move […]

Kayin State opens tender for Hpa-an mall

The Kayin State government is calling tenders for building the first shopping mall in the state capital of Hpa-an, a senior planning official said. U Than Naing, minister of the municipality as well as of the planning and finance departments of the state government, said the project was planned to be built within a two-and-a-half-year […]

Myanmar’s telco revolution opens new chapter

YANGON — Myanmar is three years into a telecoms boom that has changed the physical and technological landscape of the country with unparalleled speed. Since the sector was opened to foreign competition in 2014, thousands of mobile towers have sprung up around the country and more than 30,000km of fiber cable has been connected. Mobile […]

Foreign investment in private healthcare limited to 70pct

Foreign companies will only be allowed to invest in private hospitals and clinics on a 70:30 ratio with local partners, according to the Deputy Health Minister. Deputy Health Minister Dr Thein Thein Htay made the remark in response to a question raised by MP Dr Aung Than on the government’s agenda for private health services […]