YCDC planner targets 30 percent parkland

It isn’t easy keeping Yangon green, what with the heat, developers’ voracious appetite for empty land, and the council’s lack of resources. But municipal officials say they are hopeful they can more than double the amount of green space in Yangon under a new zoning plan, taking the figure up to 30 percent. U Toe Aung, a […]

Entrance fees to be removed for most of Yangon’s park entrances

Several of the city’s most famous parks will be free to all comers beginning on April 1, though those which are privately owned will charge for now, said U Ko Ko Lin, head of the Department of Playgrounds, Parks and Gardens at Yangon City Development Committee. “We will allow free entrance to all the parks […]