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The launching ceremony of the National Education Strategic Plan (2016-2021) was held at the MICC II in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday. State counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi attended the ceremony and urged faculty members especially teachers to improve their skills for the betterment of the children.

The 2nd day educative talks, exhibitions, interesting programs on consumer safety, program for Food and Beverage, Medicines and Medical equipments and Cosmetics continued at Myanmar Convention Center in Yangon, Thursday.
The aim of this event is to raise the public awareness on the chemical contents in Food and Beverage and their affects, Medicines and Medical equipments, Cosmetics and increase public cooperation in the activities implementing by the department of food and drug administration.

The People’s Parliament held its regular meeting Thursday focusing on the directives for contract construction. Members of the Parliament raised better road access by upgrading Hlawka Highway, PonnaKyun and Myitkyina-PutaO sections of Union Highway so also PonChaung-SaikKhaung section. They also raised construction of durable overpass in North Okkalapa, urgent reconstruction of dangerous buildings in Hlaing Township and tar-paving of Letpatan-MinHla road section.

Nissan Motor's Carlos Ghosn will step aside as CEO after leading the Japanese automaker for the past 16 years. Ryan Brooks from Reuters reports. Reporter, Reuters, Ryan Brooks  <<<  Veteran Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn stepping out of the driver's seat. He's led the Japanese automaker for the past 16 years. Now he'll hand over the wheel to Hiroto Saikawa, his co-CEO, who will be the sole chief executive officer from the start of April.

North Korea’s state media broke a 10-day silence Thursday on the murder of Kim Jong-Un’s half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for “immoral” handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse. Seoul's Foreign Minister said on Wednesday in London that the killing was a chance for the international community "to take a series of steps" against the North. The North's statement, issued in both English and Korean, repeated Pyongyang's demand for a joint investigation, stressing it was ready to dispatch a delegation.

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

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Thu, 2017-02-23 16:30