The Myanmar Times
Thursday, 02 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

YCDC replacing open dump sites with plastic bins

Yangon’s municipal authority plans to close all of the city’s open dump sites to reduce environmental and air pollution.

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Customers demand clearer picture on Samsung repair fees

Angry customers are complaining about high repair costs at the newly opened Samsung service centre.



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Yangon health department cracks down on illegal clinics

Yangon Region’s Department of Health has uncovered scores of unlicensed medical clinics across the city, an official says.

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Schwedagon hikes entrance fees

The entrance fee at Shwedagon Pagoda for foreign visitors is set to rise from US$5 to $8 from October 1.

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YCDC weighs up energy options

Yangon’s municipal authorities are considering two projects to turn rubbish into electricity and compressed natural gas, with a planned starting date of early 2014.

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Writer Min Lu passes away

Poet and writer Min Lu, who penned more than 40 novels in a four-decade career, passed away on August 14 at the age of 60 after a long battle with cancer.

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Sex tape rocks university

Thanlyin university counters reports its principal was forced to resign for showing a student sex tape to parents and students.

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Thilawa backers prepare for share sale

Nine public companies will promote the public offering, which is slated to take place in early 2014 to build infrastructure in the zone.

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Compensation in sight on Thilawa SEZ

The government will resettle 79 households living or farming inside the first phase of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone.


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Lawyers group to sue over hotel project

The Lawyers’ Network plans to ratchet up its campaign against the redevelopment of two historic Yangon buildings by applying to file charges against the chairman of the Privatisation Commission, members said last week.

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