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, […]

17 Factories Suspended After Polluting Lake in Central Burma

MANDALAY — The Mandalay municipal government has suspended operations of 17 factories in one of the city’s largest industrial zones, citing diminished fish populations caused by water pollution in Taungthaman Lake. A Water and Sanitation Department official told The Irrawaddy that the factories, which include sugar refinery, canning, liquor brewing and leather curing facilities in […]

MCDC reveals affordable housing plan

Migrant workers whose homes were demolished to prettify the city of Mandalay in advance of the visit of the King of Norway last December are to be rehoused in low-income flats built exclusively for them. Mandalay City Development Committee has announced that the 1440 flats, in 20 six-storey buildings, will be completed by October and […]

Days are numbered for Mandalay’s rule-breaking buildings

Two buildings have been demolished in Mandalay for breaking rules and regulations, with more demolitions possible if contractors do not stay within the law, according to Mandalay City Development Committee member U Tun Kyi. “If developers clearly propose buildings stating specifications including exact height and stay within the rules, we will approve,” he said. “But […]