City development takes time

Even a light shower can flood the streets in Yangon. Aside from the drainage, residents also face issues with power shortages, broken pavements, traffic jams, poor waste management, homelessness and stray dogs – to name but a few. These urban woes are not specific to Yangon, but cities across the country are dealing with a […]

Myanmar Port admits to development “challenges”

Problems with Myanmar’s ports were outlined at the 14th ASEAN Ports and Shipping Conference in Bangkok. “We have a lot of challenges,” Mr Ni Aung, general manager of the Myanmar Port Authority admitted. A key problem is access. Myanmar’s ports are, he explained, “very far from the city districts, very far from Yangon”. It is […]