Developers push back on YESC power play

Dozens of construction firms sent a joint letter to the Yangon Region government challenging an August directive from the Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation to install transformers on new buildings that use more than 30 kilowatts of electricity. The letter, dated September 28 and signed by 40 local developers, says that not all construction companies can afford to […]

YCDC tells construction firms to change designs if they want permits approved

Nearly one third of Yangon’s high-rise building projects given in-principle construction permission under the previous government have been told to go back to the drawing board and make design changes despite already breaking ground on their developments, Yangon City Development Committee said last week. In May, YCDC put a halt to all high-rise construction as part of […]

YCDC drafts new rules for building permits

Yangon City Development Committee has finished amending its building permit regulations, its secretary said yesterday, after completing a divisive review of high-rise projects across the city that saw rule-breaking developers told to amend their designs. The new regulations have already been shared with industry association and will be made public once they have been approved by the Yangon […]

Myanmar Shwe Ying selected for Yangon traffic control system project

  THE Myanmar Shwe Ying Company has been selected to implement a project that includes the establishment of a control centre and the upgrading Yangon’s traffic lights with CCTV cameras, said Saw Tun Mya Aung, Kayin ethnic affairs minister of Yangon Region government. According to the regional minister, who is also the chair of the […]

Yangon region government invites auction for sales of confiscated Motor Vehicle; Closing Date: Dec 8, 2015

Yangon Region Government Auction Sales of Confiscated Motor Vehicle that had No License Invitation for Auction 1. Invited to Auction for sale of Motor Vehicle that were confiscated for not having license in Yangon. 2. Tender forms are available from November 23, 2015 to December 8, 2015 at near gate (4), Department of Correspondence, Yangon […]

Gridlock forces new car policies

New car import policies are being considered as the number of vehicles competing for space on Yangon’s archaic road network threatens to get out of hand. The chief of the Yangon Region Government’s car parking analysis group, U Myint Cho, said that urgent action is needed and that the supervisory committee will reconsider existing rules. […]

300-acre Yangon auto complex awaits approval

A consortium of companies is hoping for approval for a large-scale automobile complex to be built on the outskirts of Yangon. Members of the Myanmar Automobile Manufacturers and Distributors Association (MAMDA) established the Myanmar Automobile Development Public Company (MADPC) in mid-2014, with a view to building a complex that would promote the local vehicle industry. […]

Licences to be issued at SEZs

Licences to invest in Myanmar special economic zones will soon be issued at One-Stop Service Centres within the zones. According to the special economic zone by-law, this provision is being introduced for the convenience of investors. One-Stop Services Centres in SEZs will provide services such as company registration, visa application, labour registration and import and […]

20,000 car import licenses granted

Almost 20,000 individuals have been approved to import cars to Myanmar since the start of the year and over 9000 cars will be imported by companies or groups, according to documents seen by The Myanmar Times. An individual can apply for a car import licence by proving they have space to park it, under a […]

Yangon Region Government invites EOI for Design, Installation and Commissioning of Yangon Comprehensive Traffic Control System (DICTCS); Closing Date: August 7th, 2015

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Yangon Region Government Tender Evaluation and Selection Committee (DICTCS) Invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) on Design, Installation and Commissioning of Yangon Comprehensive Traffic Control System (DICTCS) 1.Yangon Region Government, hereby invites competent Local /Joint Venture of Local and Foreign Company(ies) for submission of EOI on Design, Installation […]