BUSINESS – Plans to outsource Rangoon’s rubbish collection

Yangon City Development Committee has announced plans to privatise waste collection across Rangoon District’s 33 townships. Two firms, Zeya and TYTC, are reportedly poised to pick up the contracts. If the decision is passed, residents will see their costs for collection at least double, from 300 to 1,200 kyat in suburban areas, and 600 to 1,600 kyat in downtown areas. The 3,800 current employees will be taken on by the private companies if they “meet requirements”, according to state media.