Wanted: Female bus drivers in Yangon for a safer ride

YANGON — Ms Ma Myat Yi Mon is the only female driver for Yangon Bus Service (YBS) – and she has provided a welcome change for passengers. Having long put up with rude, vulgar and reckless male drivers they called for more women behind the wheel. The authorities agreed and the YBS’s governing body, the […]

Lagunpyin Project to supply 40 million gallons of water to eastern district

Lagunpyin water supply project has a target to supply 40million gallons of water per day to townships of eastern part in Yangon and Thilawa Special Economic Zone, according to Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The project was launched in 2013 by Yangon City Development Committee-YCDC, Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River System and […]

Yangon water supplies to outlast hot season, says YCDC

Yangon has nothing to fear from El Niño, city officials say, despite warnings that the weather phenomenon will bring drought to many parts of the country. Thanks to advance planning, the reservoirs that supply the city’s drinking water are 15 centimetres (6 inches) higher than they were this time last year, they say. U Myo […]