MCC to construct tourist hotel in Hakha

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The Mahemiah Co-operation Company (MCC) is planning to construct a tourist hotel in Hakha, capital of Chin state, western Myanmar if the state authorities permit, said Pu Thawng Za lian, a company official. MCC will open its office in Hakha next month and at the opening ceremony, the Chief Minister of Chin state, other ministers, local elders and religious leaders will be invited, he added.

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Only six per cent of children in Chin state get health care

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In Chin state, the poorest state in Myanmar, only 6 per cent of children receive health care, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.  The UNICEF said on 5 May that children in Chin state are not developed to their age level compared to children in other states and they are thin and frail. Their weight is not normal at their age level as there is no proper health care for them. “We have village level health care centres, but the staff members in attendance are not regular. Our medicines provided from township health centres are not suitable for public health needs,” said health director in Ngaphaipi village, Thantlang Township.

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