Yangon to ban feeding pigeons, sale of bird food on city streets

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will ban the feeding of pigeons starting next week as it launches a campaign to rid city streets of the disease-carrying birds, U Min Aung of the Veterinary and Slaughterhouse Department, said on Monday. He said the YCDC will also ban the sale of feed for the tens of […]

Workers going to Thailand hits record high in January

The number of Myanmar workers migrating to Thailand with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in hand hit a record high of 16,988 in late January. An official at the Friendship Bridge said the number of workers leaving with an MoU “has hit a record high as more than 500 workers migrate to Thailand every day.” […]

Mitsubishi, Hitachi to invest $20m in domestic train network

Riding on Myanmar’s antiquated railway network is not an experience for the impatient or infirm. American travel writer Paul Theroux, in The Great Railway Bazaar, quotes a policeman on the Yangon-Mandalay line as it breaks down for the fourth time. “It is a slow train,” he says. “Dirty and old – old coaches, old engines.” […]