The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 23 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

YCDC certifies 291 candidates for election

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.

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New campaign forces buses into right lane

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.

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Yangon police permit almost 90pc of protests

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.

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More than 100 junctions to get improved traffic lights

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.

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Bus lines back women-only services push

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.

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Landmark project moves forward without ‘critical’ lease extension

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.

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The price of history: restoring the former railways headquarters

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.

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Women-only buses to resume in Yangon

Women-only buses will be operated by five bus lines starting later this year, Yangon regional government has announced.

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Salvage team finds ship, but no Dhammazedi Bell

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.

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Hit-run drivers to face life ban

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.

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