A mountain of rubbish to climb in Yangon’s alleys

​10 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The clearing of rubbish from alleys in Yangon resumed again last week in the townships of Kyeemyindaing and Tamwe following a temporary suspension of the work due to the monsoon season, says the Yangon City Development Committee's Department of Pollution Co...
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Japan to provide more weather forecast training

 04 Dec 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide technical training in weather forecasting to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). JICA had donated 30 automatic weather forecast stations and three radars with built-in traini...
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The artery of Yangon

​1 Dec 18 - Source: Frontier Myanmar -  Ambitious plans are being made for a pipeline in Yangon that plays a vital role in the communities through which it passes, and not only because it carries water. By EVA HIRSCHI | FRONTIER Photos MATIAS BERCOVICH GRASS GROWS under the long metal tube...
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Towards building a city for all of the people

​26 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  An inclusive city should consider the convenience and comfort of all its residents, rich and poor alike, young and old; the health and the weak, said Joyce Chou, a founding member of Mircrosoft's Inclusive Design Team. Chou was last week's main speaker in t...
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Hong Kong Firm Close to Finalizing New Yangon City Proposal

​23 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  YANGON—Hong Kong-listed China Communications Construction Co. Ltd (CCCC) has nearly finalized its proposal for the development of US$1.5 billion (2.4 trillion kyats) worth of initial infrastructure for the controversial "New Yangon City" project across the ...
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The company that works to serve the people

20 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Villagers usually start their day early, doing their household chores and attending to their farms before the sun gets too hot. But one Monday, residents of Tha Pyay Kone Village in Hmawbi township in the outskirt of Yangon were exceptionally busy. It w...
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YCDC sees safe, potable water for all in Yangon City by 2021

​19 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Potable tap water for all residents in Yangon city is expected to become a reality by 2021 as the current administration intensifies efforts to redevelop the country's economic capital. U Zaw Win Aung, section head of the Engineering Department (Water and S...
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El Nino likely to hit Myanmar during coming cool season

​15 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Weather predictions indicate that El Nino might be coming to Myanmar during the winter season, meteorologists said. "El Nino is forecast to happen this year, but it will be weak to moderate," said U Kyaw Moe Oo, director general of the Department of Me...
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Dutch expertise to support Yangon’s water management

​14 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Yangon's regional government will receive support to tackle challenges regarding urban water and water logistics by a coalition of Dutch companies and organisations. The companies signed an agreement with the authorities to improve water supply, resour...
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Import surpasses export in bilateral trade with Singapore

​13 Nov 18 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar -   Bilateral trade between Myanmar and Singapore touched US$1.99 billion in the last mini-budget period (from April to September), with the country's imports exceeding exports, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Commerce. Singap...
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Comprehensive plan necessary for Yangon’s sustainable redevelopment

​13 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -   While Yangon has laid out ambitious plans to boost infrastructure and trade, members of parliament and urban planners say more needs to be done to address day-to-day problems faced by people in the city. Among areas that will be addressed in plans are rule...
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Yangon’s beautiful bodies of water

7 Nov 18 - Source: Myanmar Times -  Yangon is home to two beautiful gardens surrounding man-made lakes – Kandawgyi Lake and the Inya Lake – that provide a welcome respite to the hustle and bustle of city life and a major attraction for foreign visitors. The two artificial lakes were constructed...
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Dutch Consortium Signs 3-Year Agreement to Support the Yangon Region with Urban Water and Water Logistics Challenges.

A strong coalition of Dutch companies and organisations has signed an agreement to jointly invest and collaborate in a comprehensive 3-year program to support the Yangon Regional Government in addressing critical challenges related to Urban Water and Water Logistics . The agreement is signed under t...
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YWB could break even sooner than expected

​22 Oct 18 - Myanmar Times -   Since its launch on October 7, last year, the Yangon Water Bus (YWB) has been able to cover the bulk of its costs and could break even sooner than expected, said Daw Tint Tint Lwin, chair of Tint Tint Myanmar Co, which operates the river transport service. "We had...
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Yangon City Charette of the UKFCO Global Future Cities Programme

​ Yangon faces a number of inseparable challenges, while the different sectors in the city are starting to approach them as also deeply interrelated. Despite the recent growing interest internationally in the city, rapid urbanisation, coupled with challenging urban legislative frameworks mean that f...
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