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