Hundreds of families evicted from Mingalardon

Heavy machinery reduced the homes of several hundred families to rubble in Yangon’s Mingalardon township early yesterday, leaving residents in the rain with their meager possessions. The families were designated as squatters on the 560 acres of land leased to military-owned Myanmar Economic Holdings Company Ltd (MEHC). Nearly 500 houses had been built on the […]

Striking bus drivers back behind the wheel – for now

The drivers were cajoled back onto their buses by owners, but many said they would launch further strikes unless fines are lowered from the new minimum figure of K30,000. However, some bus lines, including 235, which runs from North Dagon to Sule Pagoda, were still not operating yesterday, with buses remaining parked in their assembly […]

Five firms selected for bus import plan

Authorities hope the BRT lite plan will bring order out of the near-chaos of Yangon’s multiple privately owned buses in competition with each other. Plans call for a November launch for system. Six companies had originally signalled interest in supplying buses, though five were ultimately chosen, of which four are also investors in the system. […]