Seven joint-venture companies have submitted tenders for contracts to operate garbage collecting services in Rangoon. Having paid a bidding fee of 5 million kyat (over US$5,000), the companies have until[…]
Respected philanthropist group, the Free Funeral Service Society (FFSS), has revealed plans for a crusade to clean the garbage off Rangoon’s streets. The campaign is to involve educating the public[…]
Residents of Thaketa Township in eastern Rangoon have been left without a garbage removal service and they say their health is rapidly deteriorating as a result.
Bullet Points: the news from DVB for Friday 25 July.
Authorities in Burma’s main city forbid production and sale of plastic bags in an effort to cut pollution from non-degradable waste
Latest in a string of factory strikes in Rangoon points to growing employee challenges against poor working conditions in Burmese industries
Few countries’ legal systems are as corrupt and opaque as Burma’s. We spoke to Scott Leckie, director of Displacement Solutions, about their new book on housing, land and property rights[…]
May 4, 2009 (DVB), The high crime rate amongst Burmese migrants in Thailand could be the reason behind the mass arrest of over 300 migrants last week, said the chairman[…]
Nov 18, 2008 (DVB), The Free Funeral Service Society has been ordered to move out of its current offices in Rangoon and in Saku township, Magwe division, by local authorities.[…]
Aug 5, 2008 (DVB), At least 15 people were killed in a landslide caused by heavy rain in the popular gold and jade mining area of Pha-Kant in Kachin state[…]
Feb 28, 2008 (DVB), Residents of South Dagon township, Rangoon, are worried that a fire at a local rubbish dump could spread or ignite a gas explosion in an underground[…]
Feb 22, 2008 (DVB), Fourteen Burmese migrants were injured today when a bomb exploded at a rubbish dump on the outskirts of the Thai border town of Mae Sot. The[…]
Oct 16, 2007 (DVB), The Burmese government has more than doubled the daily wage rate for municipal refuse collectors in Rangoon, according to town sources. The daily payment given to[…]