Yangon The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon.html Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:28:54 +0630 en-gb More than 100 junctions to get improved traffic lights http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11937-more-than-100-junctions-to-get-improved-traffic-lights.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11937-more-than-100-junctions-to-get-improved-traffic-lights.html The brief era of the flyover has passed, according to Yangon’s mayor, who said municipal authorities will instead tackle the city’s traffic woes through improved management.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:13:53 +0630
Bus lines back women-only services push http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11943-bus-lines-back-women-only-services-push.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11943-bus-lines-back-women-only-services-push.html Most bus lines in Yangon confirmed last week that they would consider running women-only bus lines in Yangon during the morning and evening rush hours. But there’s a catch – the tickets may end up costing more.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:16:26 +0630
Landmark project moves forward without ‘critical’ lease extension http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11770-landmark-project-moves-forward-without-critical-lease-extension.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11770-landmark-project-moves-forward-without-critical-lease-extension.html

Restoration efforts are ongoing on the centrepiece building of a major development project in Yangon backed by business tycoon Serge Pun, despite continued difficulties in securing a critical lease extension for the mixed-use property.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Tim McLaughlin and Thomas Kean) Yangon Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:13:38 +0630
The price of history: restoring the former railways headquarters http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11769-the-price-of-history-restoring-the-former-railways-headquarters.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11769-the-price-of-history-restoring-the-former-railways-headquarters.html

Restoration work is never straightforward but the former Burma Railways headquarters poses particular challenges for those hoping to turn it into a luxury hotel in the coming years.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Tim McLaughlin and Thomas Kean) Yangon Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:58:33 +0630
Women-only buses to resume in Yangon http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11611-women-only-buses-to-resume.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11611-women-only-buses-to-resume.html Women-only buses will be operated by five bus lines starting later this year, Yangon regional government has announced.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ye Mon) Yangon Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:10:00 +0630
Salvage team finds ship, but no Dhammazedi Bell http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11358-salvage-team-finds-ship-but-no-dhammazedi-bell.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11358-salvage-team-finds-ship-but-no-dhammazedi-bell.html

Braving fierce currents, sceptical historians and, they believe, the watchful eye of the spirit world, a team of enthusiasts has embarked on the latest attempt to salvage the Dhammazedi Bell from the murky waters of the Yangon River.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwegu Thitsar and Aung Thura) Yangon Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:25:58 +0630
Hit-run drivers to face life ban http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11237-hit-run-drivers-to-face-lifetime-ban.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11237-hit-run-drivers-to-face-lifetime-ban.html

The head of Yangon's traffic police force has warned that hit-run driver will have their licences suspended for life if they are caught.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win and Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:13:34 +0630
Pedestrians killed in wild chase http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11231-two-pedestrians-killed-in-wild-hit-run-crash.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/11231-two-pedestrians-killed-in-wild-hit-run-crash.html A man is facing charges of culpable homicide and rash driving after allegedly killing two pedestrians who were sitting on a traffic island on Sule Pagoda Road.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:05:18 +0630
Prisoner committee to consider lobbying for release of monks http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10832-prisoners-committee-to-consider-pushing-for-release-of-mahasantisukha-monks.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10832-prisoners-committee-to-consider-pushing-for-release-of-mahasantisukha-monks.html A member of a committee formed to assess political prisoners say it plans to examine the case of the five monks detained during the raid on Mahasantisukha Monastery in Tarmwe township on June 10.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Ye Mon) Yangon Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:07:00 +0630
Jailed celebrities to lead party for Insein graduates http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10818-jailed-celebrities-to-lead-party-for-insein-graduates.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/10818-jailed-celebrities-to-lead-party-for-insein-graduates.html

Jailed celebrities are planning on holding a celebration for two fellow inmates at Insein Prison who recently passed their matriculation exams, becoming the first to graduate from within Myanmar's prison system.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Shwegu Thitsar) Yangon Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:05:40 +0630