MPs voice discontent on YBS

A total of 26 MPs supported Wai Phyo Han’s proposal concerning the Yangon Bus Service in parliament on April 24. Intending to change Yangon’s notorious bus service, the Yangon Region Government started using the new YBS on January 16. However, on April 16, three months after the ...

Mooted Yangon expansion plans revived

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said that the regional government will launch the Yangon New City project in Kyeemyindaing township, but firms involved in the Yangon Southwest New City were not informed about the new plan. A similar plan was initiated by the ...

New housing projects for Yangon

In addition to the New Yangon city project, which is going to start at the end of February in the Kyeemyindaing township on the other side of the Yangon river, work to upgrade old houses and construct new housing for squatters and government employees will ...

Uber and licensed cabs to replace Yangon taxi turmoil

Now that the new Yangon Bus Service is underway, the regional government is turning its attention to the city’s taxis, and is hoping to have a system of licensed cabs to run side-by-side with Uber drivers, according to chief minister U Phyo Min Thein. The Yangon ...

New day dawns for Yangon bus system

Today it begins – Yangon’s brand new experiment in public transport. In a major step toward reducing consumer chaos and hazardous competition among private bus lines, the number of routes has been reduced to only 61, starting on January 16. On January 14, Yangon Region Chief ...

Yangon bus system overhaul set to start

Yangon’s infamous public bus system – where commuters are dragged by callous conductors onto ageing vehicles operated by drivers with scant regard for road safety – is about to change. A long-awaited transformation of the bus network, which some 80 percent of the commercial capital’s ...

Yangon govt mulls new “high-class” sidestreet markets

The Yangon Region government is planning a range of measures to make Yangon more livable, including developing the waterfront into public space and moving vendors onto quieter side streets and into planned ‘hawker centres’. U Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Chief Minister, said last week that the ...

Activists say urban insecurity hampers women’s capacity

Women’s rights activists have called on the government to consider the needs of women in its delivery of public services while also increasing its budget for women, and enacting and enforcing laws and policies to protect and promote their rights. Action Aid Myanmar, in cooperation with ...

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