YCDC members accept termination

In a sudden reversal less than 24 hours after staging a power grab, Yangon City Development Committee members have agreed to step down. City Hall has been thrown into turmoil since Mayor U Maung Maung Soe announced revisions to the by-laws governing the committee, effectively truncating the terms of currently serving members. The mayor’s amendment […]

Women find a controversial niche on Yangon bus system

A bus owner who launched a revolutionary new concept to make customers happier and increase profits – hire only women as conductors – is contemplating breaking another barrier: training women to drive the buses as well. But even bringing on women conductors has proven controversial, with some questioning whether they would survive in the rough-and-tumble […]

YCDC Sale of Houses at corner of Pyay Road and Min Ye Kyaw Swar Road via Bidding; Closing Date: October 29, 2014

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. Yangon City Development Committee Bid Announcement The following tender is only open to Myanmar citizen and Myanmar companies whose shareholders are all Myanmar citizen. 1. The following buildings of Min Ye Kyaw Swar Road Commercial Building Plan owned […]

Myanmar Trade Show, Exhibition & Conference Calendar for the month of September & October 2014

  No Trade Show/ Exhibition/Conference Event From Event To Venue 1 Plastics & Rubber Myanmar 04/Sep/2014 05/Sep/2014 Myanmar Convention Center 2 The International Processing & Packaging  Exhibition 04/Sep/2014 06/Sep/2014 Myanmar Convention Center 3 The International Plastics & Rubber Exhibition 04/Sep/2014 06/Sep/2014 Myanmar Convention Center 4 Myanauto 04/Sep/2014 06/Sep/2014 Tatmadaw Hall 5 Myanmar Architect And Decor […]

Yangon govt eyes space for more telecom towers

Foreign telecom operators will be permitted to rent land owned by government ministries in Yangon Region to set up transmission towers, according Aung Khin, Yangon Region’s transport minister. The regional government has set up a team with members from the Yangon City Development Committee, city development and communication departments to facilitate the process, he said. […]

British day out in Yangon

“See Bagan and live. See Angkor Wat and die,” says my guide Phaphophon Chantharawattanakul, quoting British historian Arnold Toynbee, as he leads me on a stroll through the streets of Old Yangon. “See Yangon and cry,” I retort, narrowly avoiding getting run over as we brave Yangon’s crazy traffic to reach Sule Pagoda. Founded and […]

Yangon residents protest against government’s commercialization of public playgrounds

Yangon residents on November 16 staged a protest against government’s commercialization of public parks and playgrounds in the city downtown. The temporary committee for protection against commercialization of public parks and playgrounds in Yangon Region organized the protest which started at 10am on that day in front of Yangon City Hall. The protest was joined […]