Workers Demand Minimum Wage Increase

Around 2,000 workers staged a protest march in Hlaingthayar Township yesterday, demanding the immediate raising of the minimum daily wage to Ks 5,600. Members of the Myanmar Labour Union Network organised the protest in cooperation with workers from Pathein, Bago, Thanlyin, Mingaladon and Hlaingthayar townships. Hla Hla from the Myanmar Labour Union Network said: “We […]

Firms being selected for Yangon rail loop upgrade

Myanma Railways says it is selecting the firm to upgrade Yangon circular train system in the dry season. An anonymous source said: “The project is planned for about two years now with a loan from Japan. There will be three parts in the plan. First we will install a new signal system and the second […]

Bidding for Waste-to-Energy Plant Soon

The next energy plant which can recycle all waste and rubbish produced in Yangon will be built after calling for tenders, according to Dr Aung Myint Maw, Assistant Chief Engineer, Pollution Control and Cleansing Department of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The cost for building the plant was equally shared by both governments while the […]

Farmers fence off government land

Farmers who have fenced off government-owned land in Yangon Region which they say rightfully belongs to them may soon be facing legal action, according to the regional Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development. On empty plots of land in Yangon that the government says it owns but that it does not use, farmers and […]

Upgrading the Rangoon Commute: Bus Rapid Transport

RANGOON – Two young women with metal milk cans run for the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) after hurriedly arriving at downtown Rangoon’s Lanmadaw Township station; the BRT bus had arrived minutes earlier and was pulling away from the stop. The driver gestures for them to proceed, where he waits. At peak hour, commuting to and […]

Squatters: a challenge for the new government

The squatter problem in Yangon is growing day by day. The problem remains unresolved, despite the efforts of successive governments. In the 1990s, Yangon had 9,019 squatter households. According to figures collected in 19 townships in the Yangon municipal area, this number has increased to 43,985 today—about five times higher than in the 1990s.  Hlaingthaya […]

Yangon Airport’s Capacity, ASK Surge in 2013

Yangon Airport’s international capacity went up 63.5 percent year on year amid increased interest from tourists and global business communities in the recently-opened Southeast Asian country, aviation data provider Innovata said. About 3 billion one-way seat kilometres were offered on routes involving Yangon in 2013, 58 percent more than the previous year, analysis of Innovata’s […]

New and Improved Airports Needed as Myanmar’s Tourism Grows, Officials Say

RANGOON — With the winning bids for Burma’s three major new airport projects due to be announced by the end of this month, officials say the contracts are necessary, given that the government hopes to draw over 7 million tourists to the country by 2020. The existing international airports for Rangoon and Mandalay will be […]

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Get the latest Yangon City Map on your laptop, iPad, iPhone and Android. The image below is a thumbnail of the actual map. To download an optimized high-res map of Yangon city click on the image below and download the actual map. To download the image: for Window use the right click button and “Save […]