Yangon street vendors resist YCDC market plans

Despite the best efforts of local authorities to clean up Yangon’s streets, vendors say they are unwilling or unable to move into new purpose-built markets being built by Yangon City Development Committee. Business is booming along main roads and outside bazaars and supermarkets, with vendors selling everything from snacks to clothes to second hand electronics, […]

Yangon needs planning laws, say activists

The Association of Myanmar Architects (AMA), Yangon Heritage Trust and partner organisations have sent a letter to President Thein Sein, calling for work to tackle the city’s traffic woes, floods, shortage of parking and population density. The letter says that Yangon sees unsystematic construction projects due to the lack of urban planning laws. The current […]