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17th Myanmar traditional medicines practitioners’ conference started in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.

The opening ceremony was graced by Vice President U Myint Swe.

The conference was held with the objectives to develop Myanmar traditional medicines industry, to raise moral characters of Myanmar traditional medicines practitioners and to give the healthcare services to the people with traditional medicines.

Vice President U Henry Van Thio who leads Committee for Farmers Rights, Protection and Interests Promotion and concerned officials on Wednesday visited grape farm in Sal Hteik Village, Yamethin Township of Mandalay Region.

Issues of market, cost and income, production rate, types of grapes, cultivation and farming and need of cold storage facility at Yadana Grape Farm were presented to the Vice President.

The Vice President explained the world’s grape growing, and urged to cooperate with international experts and increase the country’s grape growing.

President U Htin Kyaw on Wednesday visited National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) in Nay Pyi Taw.

Working process of the centre, current and future processes under the umbrella of the centre, and preparations for Peace Process Orientation Course as well as for the 2nd 21st Century Panglong conference were presented to the president. Also, preparations for national-level political dialogue in accord with the principles of the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) and Peace Fund were presented.

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) published Human Rights Declaration books on three different Kayin Languages on Friday.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a declaration adopted by United National General Assembly on 10th December 1948. All UN members Countries issued this statement in different languages.
This declaration has already been issued in Myanmar, Mon, Shan and Kachin Languages.

Beijing residents continued to struggle with lingering smog on Friday as the second highest orange alert on air quality remained for the fourth day.  As of 11 a.m. , Beijing's Environmental Protection Monitoring Centre reported the city's average AQI have reached 250, a level deemed "very unhealthy" on most scales. Some residents in the capital complained of sickness brought by the pollution.  Some residents made plans to go away during the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday to escape smog.

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