MCDC to lease its land, buildings through tender system

​​ THE Mandalay City Development Committee will begin to lease its land plots and buildings using the tender system from the beginning of the next fiscal year. Buildings which have been contracted with the BOT system, however, will not be included. “The BOT system permits the leasing only of land plots. We couldn’t invite a […]

Yangon Heritage Trust to Probe Public Opinion

Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT), an NGO which works towards conserving historic buildings in Yangon, has announced the start of a survey to gauge the public’s opinion on city heritage. The project, carried out with the support from New Zealand government and Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), aims to understand how Yangon residents value their local […]

Industrial leaseholders warned they would lose if no business is done

The Yangon region industrial zones management committee has warned it will retake 2,339 land plots and 1,299 warehouses located in 29 industrial zones in Yangon region by February 2015 if they are not used for business purposes. Land plots and warehouses occupy more than 4,418 acres of space in total, according to the committee. The […]

Dagon City showroom already creating a buzz

The showroom of Dagon City 1, a multipurpose residential project that will be built in one of the city’s prime locations – next to Yangon Zoo – has been drawing crowds even though it has yet to officially open. The showroom will officially open on September 27, but its staff are not turning away those […]

No Water Supplies above 12th Floor: YCDC

Yangon City Development Committee announced that it would not provide water supplies to proposed construction projects of buildings with 12 or more storeys. As the constant increase of high-rise apartment buildings in Yangon puts more pressure on the public water utility, the new developers of taller buildings must prepare for this strained water supply, YCDC […]

Myanmar to privatize railways soon

Myanmar’s government is planning to privatize some of the state-owned railway lines soon, including the Yangon circular railway system, according to the Ministry of Rail Transportation. The privatization will include a Yangon circular train, a Yangon-Mandalay train and a Yangon-Myitkyina train. The privatization plan is now under way and the Yangon-Myitkyina rail line will be […]

Cultural Attractions

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Myanmar has some priceless tourism attractions but they need careful management The building stands seemingly forgotten, overgrown with trees and creepers, the red brick-work crumbling, empty of people, the ruins surrounded by a barbed wire fence. The site looks dull and deserted, hardly […]