The Myanmar Times
Friday, 21 November 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Aquarium hits a snag on tree-cutting permission

The construction of a US$15 million aquarium is being held up because Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has yet to give permission for trees at the site in Kandawgyi Park to be cut down.

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Yangon a city of 8 million? Not yet, says government

The Department of Population has dismissed a post-census report that eight million people now live in Yangon, saying it has yet to release any figures.

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Singapore Airlines plane veers off Yangon runway

A Singapore Airlines plane skidded off the runway on touching down during heavy rain at Myanmar’s Yangon International Airport, but no injuries were reported, the carrier said on May 22.

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Minister warns of more power woes in Yangon

Despite a recent rise in rates, and efforts to increase supply, Yangon Region residents will continue to experience power cuts, the regional electricity ministry has cautioned.


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Race against time ahead of rainy season

The committee formed to oversee the K12.23 billion project to prevent flooding says much of the work has been done, but it is not clear that preparations will be complete before the rains come.

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Traders rebranded as Sule Shangri-La Yangon

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has officially rebranded Traders Hotel as Sule Shangri-La Yangon, following an extensive renovation that took two-and-a-half years to complete.


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Yangon Aquarium underway

Construction of the Yangon Ecological Aquarium began last week at Kandawgyi Gardens, with a scheduled completion date of December 2015.


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Government blocks attempt to create parliamentary committees

Yangon Region ministers have refused to support a proposal to form parliamentary committees, insisting that there is no need for MPs to monitor their activities.

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Conductors accused of attacking passengers with wood poles

Police are hunting three bus conductors who allegedly attacked three passengers with wooden poles in Yangon's Ahlone township.

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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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