Pedestrian-Only Zone at Mandalay Thingyan

​​ ​​ The 26th Street to the south of the Mandalay palace moat will be closed to vehicular traffic during the Thingyan festival next month and turned into pedestrian-only zone to avoid traffic congestion, said U Ye Mon, deputy mayor of Mandalay Region. He said 26th Street to the south of the moat was usually […]

Yangon MPs demand park protection

The Yangon Regional Government Rights Committee chairman Khin Maung Win has pledged to retake ownership of public parks. “We are monitoring the proposal on restoring ownership of public places for the people as a first priority. We are tracking the proposal to see whether the government will implement the proposal,” said Khin Maung on August […]

Steering Yangon clear of urban disaster

Smart urban planning will determine Yangon’s future and – if the government gets it right – could be worth tens of billions of US dollars. U Thant Myint-U, founder of non-profit Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT), said yesterday that urban policy planning will determine whether or not Yangon will have a multi-billion-dollar-a-year tourism industry. “It will […]