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Authorities confirmed on Wednesday Fresh wildfires in the centre of Chile have consumed some 3,500 hectares of land, causing at least 3,000 people to be evacuated, continuing the nation's worst period of forest fires in modern history. The fires have killed 11 people, and destroyed nearly 1,500 homes, costing the government $333 million dollars. Forest fires are a regular feature of Chile's hot, arid summers, but a nearly decade-long drought combined with historic high temperatures, have created tinder-like conditions in the nation's central regions.

The chairman of Rakhine State Maungdaw Region Investigation Commission, vice president U Myint Swe received the US ambassador to Myanmar, Mr. Scott Marciel on Wednesday at the presidential palace, Nay Pyi Taw. At the meeting, the vice president explained commission's fact-finding mission to maungdaw region for 3 times, compiling impartial report and submitting suggestions of long term and short term plans to the president and the ambassador inquired the facts that he wanted to know.

The republic of the union of Myanmar, president U Htin Kyaw and party arrived at the construction project of Chindwin Bridge (Kalaywa) on Wednesday and the union minister of construction U Win Khine elaborated upon the construction works of the bridge at the briefing hall. After that, the president and party inspected the construction works of Chindwin Bridge (Kalaywa). And the president and party also inspected the Myit-thar Bridge.

Vice president U Henry Van Thio attended the Myanmar National Culture central committee’s 1st coordination meeting for 2017 on Wednesday.

The meeting focused on the report of ongoing renovation process of the quake-hit pagodas and temples in Bagan, zoning process, plans on building the alternative structures for sunset and sunrise viewing and enactment of Myanmar Museum law as well as preservation of ethnic cultures.

National level Political Dialogue for Chin State is set to be held this coming Monday, in accord with an approval by the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC).
The dialogue is aimed to prepare facts belonging to drawing of fundamental policies for the building of Federal Union.
The result of the dialogue in Chin State will present Chin Nationals and be submitted to the upcoming 2nd 21st Century Panglong Conference in March.

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Updated on: 11:00AM, February 23 2017
Data by Myanmar Central Bank

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Thu, 2017-02-23 10:30