What a load of rubbish! Firms compete to collect Rangoon’s garbage

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 the end of the year to study garbage collection and disposal procedures by the municipality before they make a presentation outlining their proposals for collecting the rubbish of the city’s six million residents. The contract winner will be announced in December and operations begin on 1 April 2015.