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.
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.
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.
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.