Developers to discuss suspension of high-rise buildings

Developers are due to meet to discuss the suspension of high-rise building projects in Yangon before submitting complaints to the authorities and the members of parliament. High-rise building projects were suspended on 14th May, raising concerns among entrepreneurs and threatening job losses to engineers, staff and laborers at construction sites. “We are carrying out the […]

Monsoon hits Mandalay’s tourism

Popular destinations in Mandalay have seen a significant decline in the number of tourists arrivals this month, as the monsoon season has arrived. The wet season runs from May to September. “Visitor numbers have declined during May. Yet, tourists from Thailand and China visit Mandalay almost every day. In the past years, boat drivers had […]

Fear of Pagoda Damage Draws Protests at Letpadaung Mine

Yangon — At least 150 rights activists and local residents are urging authorities in northwest Burma to allow them to visit a historic Buddhist pagoda that was allegedly damaged by a blast at the Letpadaung copper mine project last week. Amid rumors that the pagoda was damaged in a blast last Thursday, protests have been […]