At least “some” of the controversial flyovers built in Yangon over the past four years will need to be demolished to make way for elevated roads under a Japan-backed transport plan, National League for Democracy MPs said yesterday.
In one of the last acts of his government, President U Thein Sein has dissolved the Myanmar Peace Center and ordered its assets to be transferred to two NGOs reported to have been set up by senior officials in his administration.
End racial discrimination now, civil society organisations have told the incoming government. The message went out from about 30 organisations gathered to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21.
Two expensive flyovers budgeted for Yangon should be scrapped amid criticism over the portion of public funding dedicated to the projects, a parliamentary committee said yesterday.
It isn’t easy keeping Yangon green, what with the heat, developers’ voracious appetite for empty land, and the council’s lack of resources. But municipal officials say they are hopeful they can more than double the amount of green space in Yangon under a new zoning plan, taking the figure up to 30 percent.