M-development Corp signs Chanmyashwepyay project in Mandalay

M-development Corporation (Myanmar) Co has signed a Build, Operate and Transfer agreement with the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) to upgrade the Chanmyashwepyay (Kywesekan) Bus Terminal over a period of 50 years, at K3 billion per year. The terminal will be upgraded in accordance with international standards and built to function like an airport. Targeted […]

Mandalay city says firms cause delay of convention centre

Mayor Dr Ye Lwin has blamed the poor design and quality in the construction of the Mandalay Convention Centre (MCC), according to a post on his Facebook page last week. The mayor, who is also the minister for municipal affairs of the regional government visited the construction site located between 71st street and 72nd street […]

Mandalay authorities demolish squatter huts

Squatters’ huts have been cleared away as part of plans to upgrade Circular Strand Road in Mandalay. The village of squatter huts had stretched along the road, west of Ayeyar Tun ward in Chanmyathasi Township. “We have been removing squatter huts since July 27 with the aim of upgrading Circular Strand Road to a six-lane […]

Mandalay invites open tender for crematory, cleaning equipment

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The open tender would include a crematory, a garbage tank and plastic trash carriers, the MCDC said. It said the garbage tank must be without lid and has a length of between 6 and 10 inches, 6 feet width and height of between three and 9 inches. The […]

Toll to be Collected Via Card System in Mandalay

Tolls collected by the Directorate of Road Transport under the Ministry of Construction in Mandalay will be collected using a card system. The card system will be managed by the Mandalay City Development Committee. Mandalay Mayor Dr Ye Lwin said: “We hear criticism over the toll from drivers. Tender winners are being questioned. To silence […]

High Biddings for Thingyan Pandal Permit Auction

Sis permits for the construction of pandals for next month’s Thingyan festival around the Mandalay palace moat were auctioned by Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) for a total of over K236 million, with one fetching as high as K54 million, said committee member U Kyaw Zaw Aung. Rules were also issued for the pandals, but […]

Thingyan Permits Will Be Revoked if Resold

​​ Mandalay authorities warned that they will revoke Thingyan pandal permits that are resold to third parties by winning bidders. Mandalay City Development Committee revenue department head U Win Maung said the authority was now auctioning off the building permits for pandals near the Mandalay moat, and discouraged successful bidders against selling the permits. “If […]

Yangon to Boost Revenue by Taxing for-Profit Pandals

​​ Despite a government ban on for-profit pandals in public areas, the Yangon Region government will allow them in private areas during Thingyan, or water festival, according to Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein on March 24. “We’ve received applications to hold entertainment pandals at The One Entertainment [in Thuwunna township], People’s park and […]

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 […]