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