Yangon Water Bus launched to the delight of commuters

Photo courtesty of Tint Tint Myanmar The Yangon Water Bus system was opened to the public on 6 October and began operating on 8 October amid a large number of interested citizens. At the opening ceremony of the YWB, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said the water bus system will slightly decrease […]

MPT Installs Fiber Internet Service in Downtown Yangon

On August 1 My­anmar Post and Telecommunica­tion (MPT) introduced its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) internet service in Pabedan, a township in downtown Yangon. If there is a sustained de­mand for FTTH, MPT will extend its services to other townships, such as Latha and Kyauktada, U Thein Hoke, Deputy Chief Com­mercial Officer, told Myan­mar Business Today. “If Yangon […]

Expression of Interest in Consulting Services for Disaster Risk Management Project. Closing Date 17 August 2017

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list MYANMAR South East Asia Disaster Risk Management Project Project ID. P160931 Assignment Title: Component 2 Preparation of Detailed Engineering Designs and Bidding Documents for Drainage Infrastructure Improvements for the 6 Downtown Townships of Yangon (Lanmadaw, Latha, Pabedan, Kyauktada, Botahtaung and Pazundaung) and Construction Management and Supervision of the […]

Myanmar Citizens Bank Opens First Ayeyarwaddy Branch

​​ Myanmar Citizens Bank (MCB) opened its 23rd branch in January, in Pathein Township, the bank’s first branch in Ayeyarwaddy division. The Pathein branch is the 5th to open in the 2016- 2017 financial year following new branches in Mandalay, Pyay, Latha and Sittwe. “By opening new branches, the locals can access safe, secure and […]

Street Vendor Holdouts, YCDC on Crash Course Over Relocation Plan

​​ Tensions are mounting between Yangon City Development Committee and the commercial capital’s street vendors, as a small contingent refuses to move stalls from their locations on Anawrahta Road. Following a recently announced ban on street stalls on Yangon’s 11 busiest roads, YCDC staff have been travelling around the downtown area with loudspeakers, informing vendors that they […]

Analysts Say 2016 is the Worst Year for Rangoon Construction Sector

​​ RANGOON — Rangoon’s construction market faced its hardest year in 2016, as a result of changing government policies during a market cooldown, say critical industry observers. During the best development years, 2005 to 2014, high-end condominiums and low-cost apartments sprung up around Rangoon, construction and real estate observers said. As the market neared its […]

Rangoon to Relocate Street Vendors

RANGOON— In an effort to manage the sprawl of street vendors on downtown Rangoon’s congested roads, the city’s municipal authority has designated three locations for vendors and expects to launch them next week, a senior official said. According to U Nyi Nyi Oo, deputy head of the Yangon City Development Committee’s (YCDC) administrative department, the […]

Stall Vendors Banned on 11 Yangon Roads to Ease Traffic

Roadside stall vendors can no longer operate their businesses along 11 roads in Yangon, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) said on Tuesday. Anawrahta, Bogyoke Aung San, Maha Bandoola, Pansodan, Merchant, Shwedagon Pagoda, Sule Pagoda, Latha, Lanmadaw, Bonegyi and Strand roads are all affected by the ban. “The ban is meant to reduce traffic jams […]

YCDC compiles list of street vendors

The Yangon City Development Committee began compiling lists of street vendors in four downtown townships on September 22, according to an official from the administration department. “The covered townships are Kyauktada, Pabedan, Latha and Lanmadaw. The YCDC is compiling the lists of street vendors by taking photos,” he added. According to the YCDC’s data, there […]

YCDC tackles side-street clean-up

Shacks, tips, hovels and huts are being removed from Yangon’s alleys as the city authorities extend their efforts to clean up the streets. Yangon City Development Committee says homeowners and tenants are being cooperative, but that anyone who resists could end up in prison. The clearance program, which began mid-August, is being carried out in the […]