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

Ignored by government, residents prepare for ‘full-time’ protest

Thingangyun township residents calling for the return of land taken from them by the military more than two decades ago say they plan to step up their campaign.


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In Hlaing Tharyar, illegal residents face tough decisions

Residents of Hlaing Tharyar face eviction by YCDC, and find themselves left with few choices.


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Traffic police hand out helmets in Thanlyin

Yangon traffic police have distributed 100 motorcycle helmets free of charge in an effort to keep the region’s riders safe.


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Residents call for clarity over land deal

A group of Botahtaung township residents have accused two government departments of impropriety over a controversial property development on land confiscated from them two decades ago.

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Yangon to go car-free on September 22

Motorists are being strongly urged to keep their cars in the garage on September 22, which has been designated as a “no drive day” for private vehicles.

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Delays for Yangon loop air-con train plan

Yangon rail commuters’ wait for air-conditioned carriages is set to continue, after officials announced that a plan to introduce them on the city’s circle line has been delayed because some stations need to be upgraded.

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Flyover begins to take shape

Much to the relief of Yangon’s beleaguered commuters, the Shwegondaing overpass is beginning to take shape.


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YCDC scales back People’s Park project after scrutiny

Yangon City Development Committee has ordered the developer of a controversial handicrafts centre in People’s Park to demolish the third floor of the uncompleted building.


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Arrival station opens at Yangon bus terminal

The first phase of a plan to upgrade Yangon’s main highway bus terminal – a new arrival station for passengers – will open on September 1, YCDC officials say

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Yangon to get reprieve from monsoon in early October

The monsoon is expected to start receding from Myanmar from about September 20, with the rain in Yangon to let up around the first week of October, weather forecasters say.


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