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Yangon Police hope to tackle crime via CCTV

The Yangon regional government will try to control crime and security threats in the city through a closed circuit TV command centre, a government official said. “In Yangon, our police force is not big enough to carry out all police duties, so we have to enlist the aid of technology,” said Col Aung Soe Moe, […]

Life Restored to a Heritage Landmark in Yangon

YANGON—The Tourist Burma Building—built in 1905—has been renovated by heritage and craft non-profit organization Turquoise Mountain in conjunction with the Yangon regional government and is set to open its doors to the public in mid-July. Standing on a prominent corner of downtown Yangon next to Sule Pagoda and overlooking Mahabandoola Park, the three-story structure has […]

WB warns Myanmar of urbanisation challenges

With more people moving to Yangon and other key destinations for better opportunities, the World Bank has warned of the challenges related to urbanisation in Myanmar at the launch of its latest report this week. Judy Baker, lead economist for social, urban, rural and resilient global practice at the World Bank, said Myanmar must urgently […]

Yangon to Put Up More CCTV Cameras in High-Crime Neighborhoods

YANGON—The Yangon regional government has unveiled plans to install more surveillance cameras in crime-ridden neighborhoods of the country’s largest city. “The police force is overstretched in Yangon, and therefore needs technical support to control crime. We are currently installing CCTV cameras,” said Colonel Aung Soe Moe, the Yangon regional security and border affairs minister, at […]

Smoke-free campaign targets six Yangon townships

The People’s Health Foundation will conduct a anti-smoking campaign in six Yangon townships in September to raise public awareness about no-smoking zones and the dangers of smoking, a senior official of the group said. “These downtown townships must be smoke-free areas, according to the Control of Smoking and Consumption of Tobacco Product Law and we […]

Indian terminal operator Adani Ports breaks into Mymanar box business with Yangon investment

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) is set to build a container terminal in Myanmar, the group’s first box facility outside India. Slated for Yangon’s inner-city river port, work on the US$290m facility will break ground this month. Total capacity will eventually reach 800,000 teu, with a first phase offering 500,000 teu by June […]

Yangon inviting foreign help on housing

The Yangon Region government will invite foreign participation in efforts to build more affordable housing, said Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein. The chief minister was speaking at a press conference to brief the media on the regional government’s progress after three years in office. “As Yangon has many industrial zones, many migrants workers are […]

Myanmar white roses offer Eid solidarity to Muslims

YANGON: Myanmar Buddhists handed out white roses to Muslims heading to pray Wednesday (Jun 5) to mark the end of Ramadan – the culmination of a rare show of solidarity in a country where Islam is often vilified. Volunteers lined up outside Dargah mosque in eastern Yangon, giving flowers to scores of devotees heading inside […]

Salient points of YUMRT clarified in Hlaingthaya

A ceremony to clarify salient points of Yangon Urban Mass Rapid Transit (YUMRT) was held in Hlaingthaya Township, Yangon Region on June 1. Present on the occasion were General Manager Tun Aung Thin of Myanma Railways (Lower Myanmar), managers and officers of Division No 7 and Division No 9 of MM, officials of JICA and […]

Investors asked to fund Yangon project bank

The Yangon Region government yesterday invited investments in projects included in the Yangon Project Bank, a pool of 80 priority projects located in the region. These include new city development, housing, redevelopment, industrial, port, fishery, agriculture, transportation and public space projects, which will be implemented under public-private partnership (PPP) agreements. Phase 1 of the New […]