The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 01 August 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Survey blames flouting of road rules for traffic woes

More than 500 people surveyed for traffic report, which finds average commute is 30 minutes to one hour.

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YCDC expands waste services after privatisation fails

Where there’s muck, they say, there’s kyat. Yangon City Development Committee’s hopes of getting out of what is politely called the night-soil trade have been dashed, leaving it neck-deep without a paddle.

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Yangon chief minister out of election race

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe, a former general with a reputation as a hardliner, will not stand for re-election and intends to retire, a senior official of the Union Solidarity and Development Party announced yesterday.

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Police make record US$106 million drug bust

Yangon police say they have made the country’s largest-ever seizure of narcotics, valuing 2.67 tonnes of methamphetamine tablets found in the back of a truck parked on the city’s outskirts at more than US$100 million.

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Ministry rejects bids for Yegu site

Decision not to select any of the two bids avoids a possible showdown with parliament, which had ordered a halt to the tender.

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After ‘saving’ Shwedagon, monk turns sights on Twante pagoda

Villagers accuse resident monks of breaching the law by living in the pagoda compound for an extended period.

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Senior monk plans to preach to inmates of Insein Prison

Yangon’s Insein Prison will open its doors this week to a leading monk, who will donate food and preach to inmates and staff under social reforms initiated by the government.

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First phase of Coco Island jetty project done

Yangon Region’s most remote corner has just become a little more accessible. Engineers have completed the first phase of a new jetty on Coco Island, intended to make it easier for ships to visit.

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Secretariat welcomes the public on Martyrs’ Day

Yangon residents got a rare chance to explore the long-shuttered and now-decrepit chambers of General Aung San yesterday as the Secretariat Building was made open to the public to mark the 68th anniversary of Martyrs’ Day.

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Yangon air pollution measured just above WHO guidelines

Air-pollution levels in downtown Yangon exceed international standards, city authorities have revealed.

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