The Myanmar Times
Monday, 22 September 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Fire breaks out on Yangon's 24th Street

Emergency services were quick to respond to a fire that broke out in a building on Yangon's 24th St on October 20.

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MMA to vote on headquarters plan in January

Representatives from Myanmar Medical Association’s 88 branches will vote on a controversial plan to redevelop the association’s Yangon headquarters at a meeting in January, chairman Dr Kyaw Myint Naing said.

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Medical association trials new emergency ambulance hotline

“1830”: That will soon be the number to call if you need an ambulance, the president of the Myanmar Medical Association says.


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Taxi drivers push YCDC for clarity on registrations

A planned handover of taxi registration responsibilities to Ma Hta Tha never took place – but drivers say they are still in the dark about the registration process.

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