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Survey finds 40pc of Yangonites dissatisfied with YCDC

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is the entity charged with managing and providing many of the services, such as planning, cleaning, transportation, and infrastructure development, among others, that keep a modern city humming. As such, the YCDC’s performance of its duties directly affects the lives of some five million people living in the city. […]

Househelp, handypersons for busy Yangon couples

It was a beautiful Saturday morning and Ma Hla Htet was just too lazy to get out of bed and do her weekly house cleaning and other domestic chores. She felt that after working for five days as a sales consultant in an information technology company, she deserved a really good weekend. But her husband […]

Motorcycle repair shops dodge Yangon ban

More disconcerting, though, is the traffic. Motorcycles are outlawed from Yangon’s urban townships, markedly changing the manner of traffic in the city from the rest of Myanmar, and most of Southeast Asia. Yet there are a few motorbikes to be seen. Many are used for law enforcement, while some are driven outside the rules. To […]