Myanmar initiates low-cost housing for squatters in Yangon

Myanmar’s Yangon regional government has initiated a project of developing apartments on state-owned land to tackle the issue of squatters and the project will be implemented in September, according to the office of the regional government on Wednesday. “The regional government will offer a long term installment payment plan to squatters to help them purchase […]

YCDC warns businesses along Shwe Hlay Creek

The Yangon City Development Committee has notified Jade Hotel, Chan Myae Hotel, High Five Hotel and High Star Hotel to remove annexes encroaching on Shwe Hlay creek in Yangon Region’s North Okkala Township. In a statement to the Yangon Regional Assembly on June 18 Yangon Mayor U Maung Maung Soe said that “action would be […]

Thinking global, acting local

They were born at a time when Myanmar was in the throes of irreversible change; when the dictatorship that gripped the country for decades was losing its stranglehold on the people’s unrelenting and uncompromising bid to regain their freedom. They were too young to understand the 1988 Uprising, but some of them were already old […]

Yangon residents unhappy with YCDC: survey

A survey conducted by civil service group Alinsaetamarn Library and Resource Centre has revealed that the majority of Yangon’s residents are dissatisfied with the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). The survey, which polled the views of 1,205 members of the public across Yangon, was conducted in March. The results revealed that most residents are unhappy […]

YCDC issues stern warning to developers on unpaid tax

Pay your taxes – or we won’t certify that your building is complete, Yangon city officials are telling developers. On completion of a building, Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) issues a building completion certificate (BCC), which allows tenants to inhabit the property. But some developers have been complaining of delays in issuing the certificates. U […]

On World Toilet Day, Calls for Better Sanitation in Myanmar

YANGON —The state of toilets and sewerage in Myanmar should be improved both to attract foreign visitors and to improve sanitation, observers said. Tuesday is designated by the United Nations as World Toilet Day. The day’s slogan this year is “We Can’t Wait,” and the official website says the purpose of the day is “urging […]