Yangon Squatters Exceed 450,000

The number of squatters in Yangon has exceeded 450,000, chief minister Phyo Min Thein told business leaders at the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry. “The squatter problem is related to the industrial zones. But some industrial zones have no squatters. There are many squatters in Hlaingtharyar Township. I will lead the committee to allocate squatters and cooperate with the union government. We previously estimated that the number of squatters would be around 400,000,” he added. Yangon sees an increasing population from across the country and industrial development. “We are working […]

Yangon Relaxes Truck Use Restrictions

​​ Restrictions on the use of container trucks in Yangon are being relaxed, according to the regional Ministry of Planning and Finance. Minister Myint Thaung told a meeting that the container trucks from the ports of Asia World and the International Terminal Thilawa had been allowed to go to Hlinthaya Township from 11am to 3pm. Another meeting on the subject took place between military-appointed Vice President […]

Yangon Braced for Hot-Season Power Cuts

​​ Nilar Kyaw, Yangon Region’s minister of electricity, industry, roads and communications, says the city is expected to suffer regular blackouts during the hot season.  Some townships in Yangon are reporting regular power outages. “In Thingangyun Township, there was a power outage last night. It lasted about one hour,” said a resident.   Kyaw Win, union minister […]