Yangon is handing over its massive trash problem to the highest bidder.
Generous donors are showering Shwedagon Pagoda with gold. The nation’s premier religious site, and its most popular tourist destination, is to receive 16,000 new gold plates this year instead of the 4000 its trustees had expected.
Yangon’s water woes are leaving customers parched and the city coffers dry. The patchwork system of antiquated pipes and meters is losing large amounts of water and revenue, according to a new survey.