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A delegation led by Vice President U Myint Swe on Friday left for China to attend Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2017. The four-day BFA Annual Conference 2017, themed with “Globalization & Free Trade: The Asian Perspectives”, is to be held from March 23 to 26 in Boao of Hainan Province. The Boao Forum for Asia, BFA, is a non-profit organisation that hosts high-level forums for leaders from government, business and academia in Asia and other continents. The forum focuses on sharing vision on the most pressing issues in the region and the world...

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein on Friday explained the regional government’s plans for the 2017 Thingyan festival.
The coming Thingyan festival is the 2nd time event for the current government. The chief minister pointed out that the pandals to celebrate the festival under economic ways in public areas are not allowed. 2017 Thingyan will go under the traditional and cultural ways, he added.

Meanwhile, Myanmar medical communities in Yangon also observed the World TB Day.
The aim of the event is to make people have more aware of the signs and symptoms of TB and how to curb the diseases.

An animation video released by South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries showed the process of the salvage operation for the Sewol ferry in South Korea.  That was sank nearly three years ago, killing more than 300 people. The ferry was structurally unsound, overloaded and travelling too fast on a turn when it capsized and sank during a routine voyage off the southwest coast on April 16, 2014. Salvagers started to bring up the vessel, which has been lying on its side at a depth of 44 meters late on Wednesday.

Chinese Premier said on Friday that Beijing and Canberra should extend free trade to more sectors and defended China's stance on the disputed South China Sea. >>>AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER, MALCOLM TURNBULL,<<< "Increasingly our universities and our services sector are also supporting China as its economy transitions under Premier Li and President Xi's leadership, and our high-quality clean, green agricultural produce supports China's food security." China will now accept chilled beef exports from all licensed exporters.

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Updated on: 10:04AM, March 24 2017
Data by Myanmar Central Bank

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Fri, 2017-03-24 16:30