The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 31 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

24/7 electricity returns to Yangon, says YESB

Yangon Electricity Supply Board chairman U Aung Khaing said that Yangon city would be provided electricity 24 hours a day from April 9.

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‘Painful’ changes coming for the media industry

You have been involved in the media here since 2000. How will the industry change when the government passes the law allowing private daily newspapers?

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Back in black: electricity rotation system returns

Dust off those generators and inverters – after months of relatively reliable electricity supply, rotating cuts have returned to Yangon.

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First round of Buddhist literature competition this week

The first round of a Buddhist literature competition for middle school students will be held on April 8, organisers said last week.

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Delta DRR training underway

A project to reduce the impact of tsunamis, storm surges, large waves and other natural hazards in low-lying coastal areas has been implemented in parts of Ayeyarwady and Yangon regions, a Department of Meteorology and Hydrology official said last week.

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Slow start for waste disposal plan

Colour-coded waste disposal bags will range in price from K20 to K80, Yangon City Development Committee said last month. The bags were introduced from April 1 for residents using YCDC dumpsters and will be compulsory from September.

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Women and children to get legal aid

A non-government organisation has launched a project to provide free legal assistance to women and children.

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Religion TV channel push

The International Dhammacakka Foundation has called for the establishment of a television channel dedicated to religion.

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Govt invites poll observers

The government has invited US, European and other observers for the April 1 by-elections, an official said last week, allowing international scrutiny of polls seen as a major test of its reform credentials.

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Tarmwe market move in doubt

Former Yangon Mayor U Aung Thein Linn has promised disgruntled shopkeepers at a Tarmwe market that the regional government will consider their opposition to moving to a new site.

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