The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 24 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

YCDC backflips on car parking charges

Yangon City Development Committee has reversed a decision to do away with parking fees across the city after just one year.

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Legal action threat fails to deter land protesters

Demonstrators in downtown Yangon have rejected the push to abandon their camps in Mahabandoola Park and Tarmwe township, and have vowed to step up their protest by launching a hunger strike.

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Private sector to get hands on rubbish collection

Waste management in Yangon will be transferred to the private sector within one year but municipal officials insist it will not result in higher waste collection costs for residents.

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Protestors lash out over Dhaka newspaper op-ed

Demonstrations gathered outside of the Bangladesh embassy in Yangon on March 26 to voice their anger over a recent article published by the Dhaka Tribune newspaper suggesting that parts of Rakhine State join Bangladesh.

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Questions over waste from YCDC electricity project

A plan to turn Yangon’s trash into electricity has hit a snag, with Yangon City Development Committee still unsure how to manage the potentially dangerous residual ash from two planned incinerators.

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New ferries to arrive in September

Three new ferries for the Pansodan-Dala river crossing are expected to arrive in late September, officials say.


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Ban on non-Yangon cars angers taxi drivers

Taxi drivers hoping to work in Yangon with cars registered elsewhere are being threatened with steep fines.


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Shwedagon entrance fees to change to kyat

Visitors to Shwedagon pagoda will have to pay the entrance fee in Myanmar kyat instead of US dollars from April 1, the pagoda trustees’ website has announced.

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Fear, confusion as clinics shut

At an NLD-run health centre in South Dagon township, HIV patients struggled to comprehend government-ordered closure of MSF clinics.


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Police seize sports car over attack

Police say two men suspected of “brutally” attacking a taxi driver and a passenger with a baseball bat in Yangon in the early hours of February 17 have absconded to Magwe Region.


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