The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 28 December 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Physio training for blind launched

A Physiotherapy training course for the visually impaired got underway earlier this month at Kyeemyindaing School for Blind in Yangon.

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Historic Yangon cityscape thrown a lifeline

Supporters of a campaign to preserve the hundreds of priceless colonial-era buildings that make up Yangon’s unique cityscape have been given until the middle of the year to come up with a viable private sector-led conservation plan.

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Water supply disrupted for three days

Yangon residents have criticised Yangon City Development Committee over its failure to inform the public of a break in a water pipeline that left many townships without water for three days last week.

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East Dagon residents left homeless by land ‘annulment’

At first glance, East Dagon’s quarter 123 is not different from other outer suburban areas, with many small bamboo homes and grocery stores occupying the parched ground. Children play on the street, seemingly oblivious to the fact that they are soon going to lose their homes.

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Pedestrians nabbed in jaywalking blitz

Yangon traffic police last week stepped up a campaign against jaywalkers at the city’s major intersections, apprehending and fining pedestrians who failed to use zebra crossings.

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