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The Asian Development Bank has announced that Myanmar has become the 11th shareholder in the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund, joining other ASEAN member countries and the ADB.

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MSF opens nation’s largest clinic for HIV/AIDS, drug-resistant TB

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The largest clinic in Myanmar for treating HIV/AIDS and drug resistant tuberculosis has been officially opened in Yangon’s Insein Township by the international medical humanitarian organisation, Medecins Sans Frontieres.

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The Department of Rural Development aims to help six poor townships as part of a major township programme across Myanmar. A village in Kyi Kha Township near Myanmar-India border, Chin State on November 24, 2014. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
The Department of Rural Development aims to help six poor townships as part of a major township programme across Myanmar. A village in Kyi Kha Township near Myanmar-India border, Chin State on November 24, 2014. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima

The Department of Rural Development has earmarked funds to redevelop one poor township each from the Mandalay and Bago regions, and Mon, Kayin, Kachin and Kayah states in 2015, the department’s deputy director, U Hla Khaing told Mizzima on December 15.

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Ayeyar Hinthar Company will buy 100 megawatts of electrical power from Thailand in 2015, U Ye Min Aung, the managing director of the Ayeyar Hinthar Company told Mizzima on December 11.

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The World Bank approved a US$100 million (K100 billion) credit from the International Development Association to improve the management and development of the Ayeyarwady River Basin and national water resources in Myanmar, said a press release on December10.

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The Yangon authorities are seeking to encourage townships to clean up the city using the incentive of a clean township award.