The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology is inviting public submissions on the first draft of a UN-backed climate change adaptation report, a spokesperson said earlier this month.
More than one-third of fire outbreaks in Yangon in 2011 were the result of faulty or misused electrical appliances, including a deadly blaze and explosion in Mingalar Taung Nyunt on December 29, a fire department official said last week.
The start of 2012 has brought an unwelcome rise in living costs, particularly short-term accommodation, residents and real estate industry sources in Yangon say.
The ghostly concrete husks on the southern fringe of Kandawgyi Lake are among Yangon’s most discussed buildings. And they are set to get tongues wagging again, with the developer dusting off plans to turn the mothballed towers into serviced apartments.
A new urban development institute will seek to support national poverty reduction efforts, its backers say.
The developer of a hotel under construction in Yangon’s Thingangyun township has hit back at residents’ claims that it will damage the reputation of their quarter, saying the hotel will cater to tourists and is being built for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games.