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 […]

Yangon to allow more pandals for Thingyan water festival

Yangon to allow more pandals for Thingyan water festival YANGON, March 18 (Xinhua) — The Yangon government will the allow setting up of more water-throwing pandals for Thingyan water festival to be celebrated next month, the Yangon City Development Committee said on Wednesday. The committee has received nearly 70 applicants which is more than last […]

Myanmar to build the first of its kind car-park

YANGON-Yangon authorities are planning to build a multi-storey car-park in downtown to reduce traffic congestion, according to Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The car-park, the first of its kind in the country, will be a 15-storey building to be built in a land plot owned by YCDC. It will have the capacity of more than […]