Yangon to Run Quake-Resistance Tests

Yangon Mayor Maung Maung Soe said the city’s public buildings would be tested to see if they were resistant to earthquakes.  He addressed Yangon Region parliament on Thursday in reply to MP Thein Myint of Tamwe who raised a question on Yangon’s quake resistance.  The MP said: “Some buildings were not built in line with the law and quality standards that can withstand earthquake in the past 50 years. The authorities had flaws when […]

YCDC compiles list of street vendors

The Yangon City Development Committee began compiling lists of street vendors in four downtown townships on September 22, according to an official from the administration department. “The covered townships are Kyauktada, Pabedan, Latha and Lanmadaw. The YCDC is compiling the lists of street vendors by taking photos,” he added. According to the YCDC’s data, there […]

YCDC to upgrade Strategic Urban Development Plan for Greater Yangon

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has announced that it will upgrade the Strategic Urban Development Plan for Greater Yangon to bring it into harmony with the modern era. The upgraded plan will focus on development of Yangon’s downtown area. “We are holding discussions with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the upgrade. The […]

Rangoon Govt Orders Safety Modifications to High-Rise Buildings Under Construction

RANGOON — Despite complaints from developers, a review committee for the construction of high-rise buildings has ordered safety modifications to 12 structures, stating that failure to follow Rangoon’s updated urban planning standards could cause harm to the city and its residents. This week the Rangoon divisional government ordered the developers of the buildings to reduce […]

Yangon minister vows to tackle power cuts, traffic jams and squatting

Yangon’s new regional government will make tackling the city’s regular power shortages its top priority, the region’s minister for planning and finance has said. Myint Thaung put debilitating power cuts at the top of a list of three major challenges facing Myanmar’s commercial hub, with increasingly gridlocked traffic and squatting being the second and third […]

Rangoon Takes On Illegal Developers

RANGOON — The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has brought charges against the developers and landlords of more than 2,000 low-rise buildings who violated the city’s rules and regulations, said Mayor Maung Maung Soe on Tuesday at Rangoon divisional parliament. National League for Democracy (NLD) regional lawmaker Kyaw Kyaw Htun of Hlaing Township said in […]

YCDC aims to ease Ygn traffic jams by 30 per cent over six months

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) is planning to ease traffic jams in Yangon within six months and will install modernised traffic lights in 154 places, according to the Roads and Bridges Department under the YCDC. The plan will be implemented by Myanmar Shwe Yin and China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC). The traffic lights […]

Yangon’s real estate challenge

After a pause while investors awaited the outcome of elections, the property market in Myanmar’s biggest city is picking up again, but some sectors will do better than others. Myanmar has experienced dramatic changes economically and politically over the past few years. As foreign investors rush to set up shop in the newly open market, […]

YCDC to build sewage treatment plants across Yangon

THE Yangon City Development Committee will build sewage treatment plants throughout the commercial city in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Daw Khin Aye Myint of YCDC said: “The current sewage treatment system in Yangon is no longer able to treat sewage water. We will build sewage treatment plants near Yangon River, Bago […]

YCDC, MPA in dispute over park land ownership

Yangon – The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and the Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) are locked in a dispute over the land ownership of Seikkanthar Park which is included in the Asia World Project, sources say. The 1.5-acre park is located in Kyimyindine Township. Representatives of the Asia World company, officials from the western district […]