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China’s top diplomat Wang Yi says Beijing will back Myanmar to resolve its problems

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for more strategic cooperation with Myanmar as the two Asian neighbours come under growing pressure from the West. Wang made the remarks during a meeting with Myanmar’s President Win Myint in the capital Naypyidaw, saying Beijing would back the Southeast Asian nation to resolve its own problems. “China […]

Yangon’s smart-parking tender to be out this month

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is setting out a tender for a smart-parking system this month in a move to curb indiscriminate parking that has often been blamed for the traffic woes of the country’s commercial capital. The secretary of the road and bridge subcommittee of the YCDC, U Lin Khaing, said a tender […]

Urban Experts Urge Restrained Development of Yangon

YANGON — A group of Burmese urban experts and their organizations have sent an open letter to Myanmar’s president, requesting “urgent action” to rein in unruly urbanization projects that have had negative consequences due to a lack of “systematic urban planning controls” for the city. The letter also warns that “if the current situation is […]