Sell food with Banned Colouring and Get Shut Down: MCDC

​​ Businesses in Mandalay that are selling food containing banned food dye now risk having their shops shut down by the authorities, which have launched an operation to ensure food safety. Closing down a shop is the heaviest penalty the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) can impose on errant business owners. MCDC Markets and Abattoirs […]

Golf Courses, Hotels Renting State-Owned Land to Face Rent Increases

​​ Dozens of businesses including golf courses, hotels and shopping centres have been slapped with rental increases in Mandalay after the regional government said it should be getting a better deal on the state-owned land it leases out to companies. The rent increases, due to come into effect at the start of the next financial […]

Mandalay’s Chanmyashwepyi Bus Terminal to be upgraded

MANDALAY City Development Committee plans to improve the Chanmyashwepyi (Kywesekan) Bus Terminal located about 10 km (8 miles) central Mandalay, before the end of this year. The M-development Corporation Myanmar will improve the 14.2-acre bus terminal through the Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) system. The project will start after an agreement is signed between the […]

Real-Time Traffic Lights Installed at Ten Locations

REAL-time traffic lights are currently being installed, connected with a control centre in ten places in Mandalay by the Mandalay City Development Committee in cooperation with Dream Light Technology Co.Ltd, according to the MCDC. The project began in October, 2016 and is expected to be completed in March, 2017. Currently, an official from road and […]

Golf course workers protest for employment contracts

Teed off about management’s bunker mentality and under-par conditions, part-time golf course workers in Mandalay have launched a drive for labour rights. Yesterday about 200 staff at Shwe Man Taung golf course in Mandalay Region’s Aung Myay Tharzan township demonstrated in support of their demands. The caddies, tired of being left holding the bag, want […]

Myanmar’s Mandalay to implement 7-year water treatment plan

YANGON, July 4 (Xinhua) — Myanmar’s second largest city of Mandalay will implement a waste water treatment plan which will start this fiscal year and take seven years to complete, official report said on Monday. The plan will be launched with a loan of 70 trillion kyats (60 million U.S. dollars) from the Asia Development […]

MCDC to turn trash into electrcity

Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) is reported to invite interested entrepreneurs to submit tender for generating electricity from disposed waste this month. Both local and foreign companies have the chance to bid for the project that will convert daily disposed waste weighing more than 700 tonnes into electricity. MCDC had the coordinating meetings with local […]

Mandalay to launch own fibre optic network

THE Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) is scheduled to launch its own metro fibre network to help the e-government system in cooperation with EAGER Communication Group Co Ltd according to an information officer of the committee. Installation works kicked off on the Mandalay Metro Fibre Network on 28 March following the signing of an agreement […]

Mandalay industrial zone waste water poisons river

According to reports, over 90 factories in the Mandalay Industrial Zone in Pyigyidagun Township, have been dumping waste water into the Dunawadi River, depriving villages situated downstream of drinkable water and causing health problems. The waste water, which enters the river through a pipeline that discharges the water around the clock, has been tested and […]

Mandalay dumps plastic bags

MANDALAY, 11 June 2015: Mandalay’s city officials say they wlll encourage tourism and shopping establishments to abolish plastic shopping bags and use alternatives that are more environmentally friendly. Global New Light of Myanmar media reported Mandalay City Development Committee discussed how to become a plastic bag free city during a meeting with owners of restaurants, […]