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Saturday, 26 July 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Public submissions called for climate change draft report

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.

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YCDC to introduce colour-coded rubbish bags

Yangon City Development Committee is introducing a colour-coding system for waste disposal, an official said last week.

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People's Park fountain cinema to open in April

A Fountain at People’s Park in Sanchaung township that will also double as a cinema will be finished in mid-April, the engineer working on the project said last week.

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Fire destroys hundreds of homes

About 1400 people have been left homeless after a fire destroyed almost 340 homes near an industrial zone in Hlaing Tharyar township on February 6.

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Our growing air pollution problem

Concerns are growing over air pollution in Yangon, after monitoring devices last month recorded particulate matter levels 60 percent above the World Health Organisation-recommended maximum.

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Appliances cause most fires: dept

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.

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Accommodation costs rise after service charge increases

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.

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Shangri-la to revive twin towers project

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.

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UN, govt open urban development institute in downtown Yangon

A new urban development institute will seek to support national poverty reduction efforts, its backers say.

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Developer denies hotel charges

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.

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