Taxis to be reduced by half in Myanmar’s Yangon

Myanmar’s Yangon regional authorities are planning to reduce the number of taxis running in the city by half in an effort to ease the current heavy traffic jam, an official of the Yangon Region Transport Administration told Xinhua Tuesday. At present, there are over 66,000 taxis operating in the city. As part of its efforts […]

Urbanisation at an Early but Growing Stage: WB

Myanmar is at an early but growing stage of urbanisation, having no large urban areas by East Asian standards as of 2010, a new World Bank report finds. Urbanisation in Myanmar during the first decade of the 2000s lagged behind that of its neighbours, likely as a result of Myanmar’s economic isolation, which continued until […]