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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Farmers of six villages in Yangon Region’s Twante township say they have been charged with building on land – that they legally own.
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.
Waste-generated electricity is expected to come online by next October, Yangon City Development Committee says.
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.
Anticipating increasing visitor numbers, Yangon’s Sedona Hotel is building an US$80 million, 29-storey new wing.
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