Yangon MPs demand park protection

The Yangon Regional Government Rights Committee chairman Khin Maung Win has pledged to retake ownership of public parks. “We are monitoring the proposal on restoring ownership of public places for the people as a first priority. We are tracking the proposal to see whether the government will implement the proposal,” said Khin Maung on August […]

New Chief Minister of Rangoon Looks to Improve Infrastructure

RANGOON — Rangoon’s new chief minister said Monday he will focus on using local and foreign investment to ramp up the development of infrastructure in Burma’s commercial capital. A lawmaker for Hlegu Township, Phyo Min Thein was appointed Chief Minister of Rangoon by the National League for Democracy (NLD) during a divisional parliament session on Monday. […]

YCDC to penalise negligent construction companies

Yangon City Development Committee will take severe action against construction companies and contractors if there are complaints from neighbors about the damage to nearby houses and buildings, according to the building department under YCDC. There have been many complaints recently from homeowners about nearby construction sites that have caused damage to their buildings and houses, […]

Exam results slump

The results for this year’s basic education exams have seen the pass rate drop in grades 5 and 9, which were designated as government-controlled exams by the No.3 Basic Education Department (BED). Grade 5 saw 76 per cent passes whereas grade 9 had a 54 per cent success rate with those failing having to re-sit […]

Residents upset over YCDC crackdown

While constructing buildings without permits is a problem across Yangon, it has become especially prevalent in Thingangyun township. Yangon City Development Committee has singled out the township in eastern Yangon, and has promised to tackle the problem by levying penalties on those skirting the law. Some 796 building owners in the township have received warnings […]

Finding a detached home with a fair price

Asking K2.3 million a month to rent a fully detached house is a tall order in Yangon’s property market, but that’s what the owners of this 4000 square foot house on a 7225 sq ft compound in Thingangyun township is seeking. This large two-storey house is built in an older style, boasting three master bedrooms, […]