Traders start treading as more people enter water business

Purified water is becoming popular among Yangon’s well-to-do, but with more people entering the business, margins are being squeezed for the middlemen who deliver it door-to-door. Municipal water supply generally comes from four reservoirs located far north of town – no longer including Kandawgyi and Inya lakes – or tube wells, but people like Ko […]

Crackdown coming for Yangon’s many unlicensed contractors

Unlincensed contractors are facing a crackdown as the Yangon Region government is spurring municipal authorities into action. Builders in Thingangyun township were singled out as particularly unlikely to follow licensing rules, though Hlaing, Mayangone and Insein townships also have their fair share of unlicensed contractors, according to Yangon City Development Commission (YCDC) building engineering department […]