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Patheingyi Township will take action against illegal developments, house building

Patheingyi Township City Development Committee Chairman Nyunt Sann told Mizzima that they would take severe action against those building houses, roads, and developing residential areas on farmland in Patheingyi Township, Mandalay Region and transporting building materials of sand and quarry. “We have taken action against filling earth on plots, building roads and building houses on […]

Mandalay govt to make regional laws more responsive

Authorities are looking into amending Mandalay’s City Development Law to make it more responsive to the needs of the people. The law was first enacted in 2014 and after the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) came into power in 2016 it amended the law by holding elections for the municipal committee members. Over the […]

Mandalay public works trucks to be fitted with GPS tracking

TenderS have been invited for a GPS system to be installed on garbage and sewage trucks in Mandalay city, according to the city development committee. “We provided 50 new vehicles including silt trucks and garbage trucks to the Sanitation Department, and the Road, Bridges and Building Department in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. “We have tested […]

Thirty development projects in pipeline in Mandalay through fiscal 2020-21

The regional Minister for Planning and Finance, U Myat Thu told the second session of the regional Hluttaw that the development projects will be implemented in two ways; some will be carried out with loans and some will be carried out with financial support. Nineteen of the projects will be carried out with the help […]

Mandalay to ‘Revise’ Water Rates

Metered water rates in Mandalay will be revised as the City Development Committee (MCDC) is losing more than K3700 million in revenue a year, according to officials. The total cost for the 2016-17 budget year, including factory maintenance, salaries, electricity charges and general expenditure was K5236 million and payments from water meters amounted to K1500 […]

FDA Delays Labelling of Food Products

The Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the labelling requirements for local food products will be delayed by three months. FDA Director General Dr Than Htut said that this extension will give food manufacturing companies more time to register their products while also preparing themselves to meet the requirements set by […]

Pyin Oo Lwin’s Garbage Collection to be Done by City Development Committee

Pyin Oo Lwin’s garbage collection system, which was handed over to be managed by a private company since February 2016, will be handled by the Pyin Oo Lwin City Development Committee beginning April 1, 2017. Officials from the Pyin Oo Lwin City Development Committee said that the move was a directive from the Mandalay Region […]

FDA to Clean Up the Drinking Water Industry

The Food and Drug Administration is once again taking aim at toxic drinking water, attempting to stop bacteria-laden and unregistered bottles from proliferating in the markets. Last week, the FDA took action against six unregistered and unlicensed water producing factories in Yangon. The six unregistered companies were based in Hlaing, East Dagon, South Okkalapa, Mayangone, […]

Yangon water supplies to outlast hot season, says YCDC

Yangon has nothing to fear from El Niño, city officials say, despite warnings that the weather phenomenon will bring drought to many parts of the country. Thanks to advance planning, the reservoirs that supply the city’s drinking water are 15 centimetres (6 inches) higher than they were this time last year, they say. U Myo […]

FDA Opens Investigation into Nearly a Dozen Coffee Factories

RANGOON — Burma’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened an investigation into nearly a dozen coffee factories in Rangoon over rumors of malpractice. A joint committee formed last year by multiple local organizations—such as the FDA, Consumer Protection Association, Consumers Union and City Development Committee—made a surprise visit on Saturday to 11 coffee factories […]