The Myanmar Times
Monday, 20 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Police designate tow-away zones

The Yangon City Development Committee and traffic police have established no-stopping zones on 37 streets in Yangon, with the aim of reducing congestion in high-traffic areas.

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Advertising coming to city circle trains

Four companies have won the right to advertise in Yangon’s circular trains, Myanma Railways says – but only the newer cars seem to be drawing the eyes of advertisers.

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Peace process must hear voices of women, says Nobel winner

Peace in Myanmar is needed now after a half-century of civil war and political unrest among ethnic groups, says Liberian 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee.

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Yangon revenue to rise $100m next year

Yangon Region is expected to generate K100 billion more in taxes next year, regional hluttaw members heard last week as they discussed the 2014-15 financial year budget law.

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Japanese funding needed for flyover: government

Plans to build a flyover at Myaynigone junction are dependent on securing funding from Japan – and that is far from certain, a regional government official says.

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Twante farmers complain over trespassing charges

Farmers of six villages in Yangon Region’s Twante township say they have been charged with building on land – that they legally own.

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Fire breaks out at furniture factory

A fire swept through the Pwint Oo furniture factory in Yangon’s East Dagon Industrial Zone on November 6 after sparks from faulty wiring in one of three buildings set a mattress alight.


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First electricity from waste due in October

Waste-generated electricity is expected to come online by next October, Yangon City Development Committee says.

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Factory workers facing slave-like conditions

Slavery persists in Myanmar’s factories, a workers’ rights organisation alleges. Labour Rights Clinic has just issued a report, called Modern Day Slaves, detailing conditions in Yangon’s factories.

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Sedona Hotel’s $80m second phase launched

Anticipating increasing visitor numbers, Yangon’s Sedona Hotel is building an US$80 million, 29-storey new wing.

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