The Myanmar Times
Friday, 03 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Police identify two men found beside highway

Brothers from Hlaing Tharyar had been stabbed while their hands were tied behind their backs.

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YCDC proposes four night markets

New night markets could be set up if plans now being considered by Yangon City Development Committee come to fruition.

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Government seeks private funding for BRT system

Bus network would be 60pc privately owned, with anticipated total cost of about K100 billion (US$91.8 million).


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YCDC, heritage trust to press on with conservation law

Yangon Heritage Trust says two draft conservation laws recently published by the Ministry of Culture in state media will not offer effective protection to the city’s heritage buildings, and further legislation will be needed.

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Congestion tax proposal divides Yangon residents

Yangon Region’s vehicle supervisory committee floats plan for tax on all cars entering downtown area.


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UN’s ‘Global Road Safety Week’ aims to cut soaring accident rate

Yangon, which has seen an explosion of traffic and accidents in just a few years, will hold the third UN Global Road Safety Week in People’s Park and other venues with a walkathon and programs to educate and entertain from May 4-10.

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YKKO says sorry over bug-in-soup controversy

The apology was sincere, even fulsome. The restaurant chain YKKO wished it to be known that it was very sorry that a customer at its Tarmwe township branch had discovered an insect in her kyay-oh soup and, moreover, that the waiter who received the complaint appeared insufficiently responsive.

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Dala village gets solar power supply

Villagers in Dala township, Yangon Region, are enjoying the benefits of solar power following the installation of a generator by the Myanmar Red Cross Society. The project was funded by the Belgian-based Bright Foundation.

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Pioneering bus line forced to lay off staff as losses mount

A joint attempt by the government and private sector to solve many of the problems of Yangon’s traffic congestion is close to collapse.

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In Yangon, flight of sporting fancy

Yangon’s Kyaikkasan sports ground – a former racecourse – is until April 26 playing host to a combat sport where cutthroat-sharp glass wire is a key ingredient to success and the winner is the last kite standing.

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