Yangon The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon.html Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:31:31 +0630 en-gb YCDC certifies 291 candidates for election http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12210-ycdc-certifies-291-candidates-for-election.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12210-ycdc-certifies-291-candidates-for-election.html The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) last week revealed a list of nearly 300 candidates for its upcoming election, scheduled to be held on December 27.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Noe Noe Aung) Yangon Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:57:18 +0630
New campaign forces buses into right lane http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12142-new-campaign-forces-buses-into-right-lane.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12142-new-campaign-forces-buses-into-right-lane.html Bus drivers are being warned to stick to right-hand lanes and not stop except in designated places as part of the latest traffic police campaign to improve safety and ease traffic congestion.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Aye Nyein Win) Yangon Mon, 03 Nov 2014 10:45:10 +0630
Yangon police permit almost 90pc of protests http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12080-yangon-police-permit-almost-90pc-of-protests.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/yangon/12080-yangon-police-permit-almost-90pc-of-protests.html Police in Yangon Region approved almost 90 percent of the more than 300 applications to protest submitted so far this year, a senior official said last week.

kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Toe Wai Aung) Yangon Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:42:46 +0630
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