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 […]

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 […]

Background check for Yangon low-cost housing lottery winners

            Lucky winners in a lottery for renting low-cost apartments in Yangon will have to undergo a background check before they are allowed to move in, officials said. More than 35,000 people applied for 1152 units in the Mahabandoola project, Yangon’s newest public housing development in South Dagon township. To […]

Ministry surveys Dagon Seikkan land for rental housing

The Ministry of Construction is surveying land in Yangon’s Dagon Seikkan township near Yuzana Garden City housing complex, with a view to building the city’s largest rental housing project to date, an official told The Myanmar Times. If the ministry deems the land suitable for development, it will call a tender for private contractors, said […]

Budget falls well short of low-cost housing needs

The budget for building affordable housing over the coming year will cover just a fraction of Yangon’s housing requirements, while low-cost housing units remain too expensive for those most in need of accommodation. In the coming fiscal year, the government has been granted K46 billion to build rental housing nationwide, which will cover the cost […]

In Yangon, there’s no business like snow business

Six centuries ago, you had to be a member of Korean royalty to try the Korean shaved ice dessert popularly known as patbingsu. These days, to enjoy the icy treat you just have to stroll down to Mahabandoola Street, where a new branch of Korean restaurant Snow Factory opened on April 30. Snow Factory’s owner, […]