Free or low-cost health services, the upgrading of a sports ground in Hopan, and the export of medicinal herbal plants were among the issues discussed at yesterday’s Amyotha Hluttaw meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.
The United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), a coalition of armed opposition groups that campaigns for the rights of ethnic minorities, elected new leaders on Monday and allowed four groups to leave the council.
Nay Pyi Taw Council Member U Aung Myint Tun told the Pyithu Hluttaw yesterday that 43 government staff housing complexes are planned in Nay Pyi Taw in FY2017-2018, costing approximately Ks16 billion. A separate construction project is planned for retired workers and rental residences for government staff.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives H.E. Mr. Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch German ambassador to Myanmar who is concluding his tour of duty, at Zeyar Thiri Beikman in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
Several Tatmadaw officers and troops and four men of an ethnic armed group were killed over a six-day period during fierce fighting that began last week after the discovery of a Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) training camp in northeast Shan State. The fighting began when Tatmadaw columns, acting on a tip-off, conducted a search on 20 June and discovered a hidden TNLA training camp about 2,000 meters northeast of Manlan village, Namsang Township in Shan State.