Yangon (Rangoon)

Type: City
Name: Yangon (Rangoon)
Country: Myanmar/Burma
Latitude: 16.790001
Longitude: 96.150002
population: 4,477,782
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 47 mins ago - 1 reports

Yangon marks International Day of Peace

:03Myanmar celebrated International Peace Day at Myanmar Peace Centre in Yangon yesterday, with government officials, including Yangon Region chief minister Myint Swe, UN representatives and leaders of armed ethnic groups and political parties joining ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 13 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Matrade to promote M’sian products in Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) is organising the Malaysia Services Exhibition (MSE) and Showcase Malaysia 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar from Oct 1 to 4.Its director of cross-border division, Amran Yem, said the third MSE, ... [Published New Sarawak Tribune - 2 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Myanmar peace process at \\\'crucial\\\' stage

:00:00 A A- A+Myanmar peace process at 'crucial' stageYANGON, Sept 22 (AFP): Myanmar's efforts to secure a historic ceasefire agreement with ethnic armed groups are "at a crucial moment", the government's chief negotiator said Monday, at the start of ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - 9 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Visas on arrival getting more popular at Yangon International Airport

:37More than 70,000 visitors obtained visas on arrival at Yangon International Airport during the first eight months of the year, according to the immigration department.“From January to August of this year, a total of 74,503 foreign visitors entered ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - 11 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Hundreds Gather in Rangoon to Mark World Peace Day

A woman attending the Women’s Peace March in Kandawgyi Lake Park claps enthusiastically during a performance. (Photo: Steve Tickner / The Irrawaddy)RANGOON — At several sites in Rangoon on Sunday, hundreds of activists gathered to mark the International ... [Published Irrawaddy - 14 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Two Philippine airlines granted seats to Yangon

Direct flights from the Philippines to Myanmar will begin soon, following the former's Civil Aviation Board recent granting of seat entitlements to AirAsia Zest and Cebu Pacific on the Manila-Yangon route.In May, the two countries reached an air service ... [Published TTG ASIA - 15 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 4 reports

Myanmar government, rebels resume ceasefire talks

Yangon, Sep 22The Myanmar government and ethnic rebels Monday resumed the sixth round of ceasefire talks in Yangon.The talks between the government's Union Peace-Making Work Committee (UPWC) and the ethnic armed groups' National Ceasefire Coordination ... [Published ProKerala.com - 16 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Yangon railway project to send staff packing

Some of the workshops and offices at Yangon Central Railway Station will be forced to move to make way for a development at the site in the coming months.Railway employees will be sent to Ywarthar Gyi in East Dagon Myothit township and other places, said ... [Published Myanmar Times - 17 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Women lead Peace Day marches in Rangoon

Activists from the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society’s women’s wing and other women’s rights organisations led a march through Rangoon on Sunday to mark International Peace Day. The activists gathered early at a football pitch near the Mya Yeik Nyo ... [Published Democratic Voice of Burma » Analysis - 20 hours ago]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 2 reports

Oxley Holdings pushes into Myanmar with new construction project in Yangon

The land utilising cost is $74.55m.Mainboard-listed Oxley Holdings revealed that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Oxley Myanmar, had entered into a building construction, management and consultancy services agreement to build a 20-storey mixed development ... [Published Singapore Business Review - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Public housings remain in need

:29The government's housing projects in response to an increasing need for public housing in Yangon have been counterproductive and it remains difficult to meet housing requirements, critics said.As the population increases in Yangon, there is a corresponding ... [Published Eleven Myanmar - Sep 21 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 2 reports

Jet Airways add services to GCC cities from Indian sectors

Home News Article SSep 21 2014 Jet Airways add services to Doha from Indian sectors DOHA: With a record loss of Rs4,129 crores ($678.9m approximately) during the 2013-2014 fiscal year, Indian private carrier Jet Airways is looking forward to a major expansion ... [Published Zawya.com - Sep 21 2014]

Quotes

...For Peter Pinney, expelled from Burma, it was a sombre turning-back: "Along the road to IndiaIndia I walked, away from the dawn, away from the river and out of the town, alone; and looking down I marvelled that there was so little dust on my shoes."
"As more and more U S companies enter Burma, we are encouraging them–and seeing them–emulate similar models of partnership, reflect a focus on responsible investment and support for inclusive, sustainable growth for the people of this country,” said Virginia Murray, Deputy Chief of Mission for the U S Embassy in Rangoon. "
"Because of efforts from both sides, we have agreed on many facts... we have made progress never before seen in Myanmar's history" said Aung Min, noting that the government had agreed to accept the concept of federalism in the peace process-a key demand of minority groups
"Ko Wai Yan Min Thu reported to base team by walkie talkie at 4:28pm [on August 31] that they had arrived at the peak. After both teams ... sang the national and association anthems, Ko Wai Yan Min Thu said that the battery on their device was low and then dropped out of contact,” said Ko Han Lin Htun, one of the six hikers that provided support from base camp."

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