Urban administration and development

Urban policy and administration

Trash pact in crosshairs

City Hall has warned Phnom Penh’s sole waste management firm that it has just one more opportunity to lift its game before its oft-criticised contract comes under threat. Following a meeting on 12 January between Cintri and local authorities to review the firm’s performance, Ieng Aunny, deputy ...

Mandalay tent dwellers hope to get public housing

Tent-dwellers on the banks of the Ayeyarwady River in Mandalay may soon be exchanging their canvas walls for bricks and mortar, as the regional government seeks tenants for newly completed low-cost housing. The Mandalay Region government has decided not to charge would-be tenants a deposit amounting ...

Solutions elusive as traffic jams Yangon

U Than Htwe and Daw Kay Thi Tun are among the millions of commuters who find themselves spending hours on Yangon’s old and overburdened public transport system every day, a routine that takes its toll on the health, well-being and income of the city’s residents. Without ...

Luang Prabang town plans to expand

Luang Prabang provincial authorities have plans to expand the town to ease traffic congestion and in response to the increasing number of tourists to the World Heritage site. The Luang Prabang town expansion project covers 100 hectares of land starting from Donkeo village to Luang Prabang ...

Rent control law being ignored

The government is failing to enforce, or even make landlords and tenants aware of, the new rent-control law, even as rents begin to creep up in anticipation of garment workers receiving their annual wage raise next month, labour advocates say. The legislation, which went into effect ...

Myanmar carries out litter collection drive

Myanmar’s National League for Democracy, which scored a stunning victory in November’s general election, carried out a litter collection drive over the weekend. Keep reading ...

Thai PM tells SRT to make mass-transit rail more affordable

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on 14 December to make fares on new mass-transit rail lines affordable for the poor. Presiding over the start the test runs for the for the Purple Line between Bang Yai and Tao Poon, Gen Prayut said ...

Vietnam's biggest airport to stop receiving new flights during rush hours

As overcrowding is getting more serious at Vietnam’s largest airport Tan Son Nhat, local aviation authority is now looking to stop receiving new flights during rush hours, a local official said on 5 December.   Dang Tuan Tu, director of the Ho Chi Minh City-based airport, was ...

Landslide risk survey seals fate of Chin capital

A Team of German geologists have confirmed that Hakha, the capital of Chin State, is too dangerous to live in. The team has deemed most of the city at very high risk of landslides, which are often caused by heavy rain. The survey is the first ...

New waste transfer station to open in Vientiane

A Japanese grant aid project will see the operation of a new waste transfer station in Vientiane and the addition of 70 new garbage trucks, to be put to use in the capital as well as Luang Prabang and Xayaboury provinces. Director General of the Department ...

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