Many among Rangoon’s urban poor are being forced to rely on high-interest loans to survive, a new report by Save the Children has found.
The Rangoon Division parliament has passed a resolution urging the continuation of the controversial ‘New Yangon Project’.
A planned proposal in the lower house could see the government urged to block the Dagon City 1 development abutting Rangoon’s historic Shwedagon pagoda.
Rangoon’s divisional government has withdrawn a controversial proposal to extend the city limits, just ahead of a scheduled debate in the regional parliament on Friday.
A controversial urban expansion plan for Burma’s former capital, Rangoon, was brought before an emergency session of the regional parliament on Monday.