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 […]

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 […]