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Yangon struggles to stem tide of trash

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) collects more than 2300 tonnes of waste a day from the business capital’s 5 million people, and the ever-increasing population of Yangon demands innovative and sustainable ways of handling its refuse. YCDC officials said they can only handle around 2000 tonnes of waste a day, which is disposed at […]

Property buyers eye Dagon land as owners sell for losses

For buyers interested in purchasing land or homes in Dagon, now could be a good time to take closer look at the property market in the area. Land prices in South Dagon have been falling even though property sales have been robust. According to Ma Cho New, a local real estate agent, sales improved after […]

Rental market in South Okkalapa Township booming

The quiet township of South Okkalapa is currently experiencing an increase in tenants and the rental market is starting to look interesting, said real estate agents. Compared to other townships, South Okkalapa has fewer residences and is typically an orderly and quiet township. As such, many people are now moving here, said U Yan Aung, […]

Two catamarans from Australia arrive for Yangon Water Bus service

The vessels arrived Tuesday at Yangon’s Nanthidar Jetty for government inspection, according to the official Facebook page of Yangon Water Bus service which is owned and operated by the Tint Tint Myanmar Company. The K37 billion Yangon Water Bus project will run along the Yangon River, the Hlaing River, the Nga Moe Yeik creek and […]

New Bus Fleet ‘to Improve Service’

A total of 1000 new passenger buses imported by the government have arrived to boost the services of the YBS bus lines, YRTA secretary U Maung Aung told The Myanmar Times. The additional buses are expected to further improve public transportation in the region, he added. ‘’We will add more buses in popular bus lines of […]

Centralising Taxi Operations to Ease Congestion

The Yangon Region government would be implementing a new scheme under which taxis would be managed by taxi service operators, said Daw Nilar Kyaw, regional minister of electricity, industry and transportation, in a bid to ease traffic congestion in the country’s commercial capital. The minister said there were 80,000 taxis running on the road all […]

Lone spa caters to K-poppers

South Korea-inspired culture is happily taken up by many local young and young-at-heart. K-pop music and Korean television dramas fly off the shelves, and a range of Korean eatries have also set up shop. Growing demand for Korean-inspired goods and service inspired the introduction of Yangon’s first Korea-style spa, which looks to cater to the […]