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

YCDC looks to private sector to solve trash problem

Yangon is handing over its massive trash problem to the highest bidder.

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Pandal permits to be revealed on March 17

Yangon authorities will announce next week how many pandals will be set up for this year’s water festivities.

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Gold rush at Shwedagon as donations soar

Generous donors are showering Shwedagon Pagoda with gold. The nation’s premier religious site, and its most popular tourist destination, is to receive 16,000 new gold plates this year instead of the 4000 its trustees had expected.

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Blocked workers stage sit-in protest

Hundreds of police halt garment factory workers from marching to downtown Yangon, as police set deadline for demonstrators to disperse.

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Traffic police to get broader powers

Drivers who ignore the paltry fines imposed under old laws could be taken off the road completely, as Yangon’s traffic police start to punish infractions by withdrawing licences.

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Lawyer argues no intent in ‘Buddha bar’ trial

The lawyer for a New Zealand bar manager on trial for allegedly insulting religion said he believes the defence put forward a “strong and good argument” in its closing arguments yesterday.

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Revenue, water leaking out of the failing YCDC network

Yangon’s water woes are leaving customers parched and the city coffers dry. The patchwork system of antiquated pipes and meters is losing large amounts of water and revenue, according to a new survey.

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Shwedagon museum undergoes renovation

The Shwedagon Pagoda’s board of trustees has started renovation and restoration of its museum near the west gate, said an official on the management committee.

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Johns Hopkins shuts down Yangon University project

A renowned United States university has pulled out of a project at Yangon’s arts and sciences campus after failing to secure a memorandum of understanding guaranteeing academic freedom.

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YCDC to begin air pollution monitoring at 15 locations

In an attempt to combat worsening air quality, Yangon City Development Committee are installing 15 air quality control machines throughout the city, assistant chief engineer of the pollution and cleansing department U Aung Myint Maw says.

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