Yangon's thirst for electricity continues to grow as city residents buy ever more electronic appliances. Electricity use in the commercial capital, which accounts for half the country’s power consumption, is growing at 15 percent a year and shows no signs of slowing.
Opposition from shopkeepers has stalled a project to build a new market and apartment complex. The development is scheduled to replace Yangon’s Ye Gyaw Market, a large site at the corner of Bogyoke Aung San and Ye Gyaw roads in Pazundaung township.
More than 6000 people attended the annual Yangon Barcamp earlier this month, breaking the previous high of 4700. The turnout meant the Yangon leg of the worldwide internet and technology conference was a record breaker for the second year running.