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Pilot project offers better way to manage Htein Bin landfill

A pilot project has been using a new system for the past two months to deal with rubbish at the Htein Bin landfill in Hlaing Tharyar township, said U Aung Myint Maw of the Yangon City Development Committee. The dump was the scene of a stubborn fire that spewed toxic smoke into the air in […]

Mandalay’s challenging road to becoming a smart city

At the 32nd ASEAN Summit in Singapore in April, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called for an ASEAN Smart Cities Network to assist smart and sustainable development in 26 cities in ASEAN. Earlier this month, a list of the 10 most promising cities among the 26 was highlighted by Cristina Lago, online editor of […]

Yangon rubbish piles up

Yangon residents are producing more rubbish and there are fewer places to put it, officials warn. According to a two-year survey carried out by the municipality, lifestyle changes are responsible for some of the increase, which has been exacerbated by a rise in population. Using data collected between November 2015 and February covering 4,666,721 people […]

Suu Kyi joins campaign to clean up Yangon

Chairperson of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi led a drive to clean up litter and rubbish in Kawhmu town on 13 December in a move aimed at highlighting her party’s commitment to public service. Suu Kyi has told MPs from her opposition National League for Democracy party, which took nearly 80 […]