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.
A renowned United States university has pulled out of a project at Yangon’s arts and sciences campus after failing to secure a memorandum of understanding guaranteeing academic freedom.
In an attempt to combat worsening air quality, Yangon City Development Committee are installing 15 air quality control machines throughout the city, assistant chief engineer of the pollution and cleansing department U Aung Myint Maw says.
Engineers responsible for road works should be prominently named so that they can be identified in the event of future deterioration of the work, a newly elected member of Yangon City Development Committee has urged.
They’re off. The second Myanmar-Burma Road Classic rally set off from Yangon in a screech of tyres on January 26, and will make its way through some of the country’s major cities before returning on February 10.
Yangon Region High Court has rejected an application to sue the Myanmar Investment Commission, Yangon’s chief minister and private investors over a controversial hotel project on Strand Road linked to global hotel chain Kempinski.
It might be 2015 but one in three Yangon residents – up to 1.7 million people – still does not have access to municipal water, according to the Yangon City Development Committee’s sanitation department.