The tourist attraction will contain over 80 stalls on Pansodan and Bank roads.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the success of the procedure and outcomes of the recent Yangon municipal elections.
A foreign nonprofit employee based in the city shared her weekly budget online; what would the famous critic of colonialism, and former resident, make of it all?
From delta beaches, across Myanmar’s biggest metropolis to the misty Bago mountains, the second destination guide in this series covers Irrawaddy, Yangon and Bago regions.
Nearly a year after the legislation was enacted, the streets are still choked with vendors, and few efforts have been made to tackle generators, stray dogs and other problems.
Industry Minister U Khin Maung Cho said the government will allow private companies to set up and operate the stations on land owned by the ministry.
The election commission said it disqualified two applicants for the March 31 poll because one of their parents was not a citizen when they were born. A third applicant withdrew.
The ruling party and its main opponent in the March 31 poll will contest all six open seats on the Yangon City Development Committee's executive board and 32 of 33 townships.
The attendance of an estimated 2,000 people at Thakin Mya Park was a sign of change in a predominantly Buddhist country where traditionalism is strong and homosexuality is a crime.
The local election commission said it no longer believed that the use of party logos during the campaign period posed a risk to a free and fair poll.
After two months, the legislation’s impact on residents’ daily lives is less than impressive.
The fire department says the blaze started when a leaking gas cylinder exploded and that authorities are searching for an employee they suspected caused it out of negligence.
“Every year we aim to make our festival as fabulous as ever, and this year is going to be the one to beat," said co-director Jan Willem van Rooij.
YCDC plans to implement system in 6 townships in central business district
Candidates may use pictures of themselves in campaign material ahead of March vote, YCDC says