Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2016 Race Pack Collection

Participants can collect their Race Pack from 14 to 16 January 2016 at Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium Yangon, Myanmar, 11 January 2016 – Participants of the Yoma Yangon International Marathon 2016 (YYIM 2016) can pick up their Race Pack on 14, 15 and 16 January 2016 (Thursday to Saturday) from 10am to 5pm on each day at […]

YCDC Lost Millions in Park Leasing Process: Auditor General

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has lost millions of dollars in the process of leasing recreational parks in Yangon to private companies, the Auditor General of Yangon region said at a special meeting of the regional parliament. “The country is losing money on the leases of parks in Yangon. YCDC’s playgrounds, parks and gardens […]

Average population density in Yangon reaches to 16,000 per square mile

The average population density for Yangon has reached about 16,000 people per square mile, and most of them are living in downtown areas, Sanchaung, Kyimyindine and Kamayut townships, according to the report of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The downtown areas such as Kyauktada and Pebadan townships have the highest population densities in Yangon, […]

YCDC Fights Fake Permits at Private Construction Sites

Constructors will not be allowed to post building permits for buildings themselves anymore, and have to use YCDC-made signboards instead, according to the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). YCDC said illegal builders are putting up signs on their projects that claim to have the Committee’s permission, while in reality the projects are illegal and the […]

‘Zawtika’ Khin Hlaing: We Should Enter Parliament to Legislate, Not to Obstruct

Late last year, Khin Hlaing was part of a pioneering group of four candidates to win elected office in a Rangoon municipal poll that saw the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) gain a semblance of accountability to voters for the first time. Less than a year later, the businessman turned city official has his sights […]

Yangon to Get First Waste-to-Energy Plant by 2017

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will build a small waste-to-energy plant worth $16.2 million in cooperation with Japan, a top official said. Construction of the machine, which has the capacity to burn 60 tonnes of trash, will start this month, said U Aung Myint Maw, deputy director of Environment and Cleaning Department, YCDC. The […]

Bus Rapid Transit System Set for December Start

The first two lines of a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Yangon may open as soon as December, according to an official associated with the matter. Bus stops have been built on Kabaraye Pagoda road and Pyay road to facilitate the public bus lines which will use the first BRT routes in Yangon. Bus […]

YCDC takes on parking blockers

On the city’s busy streets, where traffic is ever more frequently stationary, it is no longer feasible for people to block parking spaces with makeshift barriers, said an official from the department of administration at Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). “People are no longer allowed to do this. We are carrying out inspections from township […]

Dagon City 1 Investors to be Given New Plots of Land

Director General of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) U Aung Naing Oo said that investors in the cancelled Dagon City 1 Project will be given alternative sites instead. “The announcement by the President also said that the investors shall be given alternative sites. Consequently these investors were told to look for other areas as an alternative. […]

YCDC postpones land auction indefinitely

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) has postponed its land auction to a future unspecified date after facing a widespread opposition, reports say. The committee put up 74 plots in North Oakkalapa, Thingangyun, South Dagon Myothit, North Dagon Myothit, Dagon Myothit Seikkan, Thaketa, Yankin, Dawbon and Shwepyitha for auction in August. The plan, however, received […]