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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

MCDC to lease its land, buildings through tender system

​​ THE Mandalay City Development Committee will begin to lease its land plots and buildings using the tender system from the beginning of the next fiscal year. Buildings which have been contracted with the BOT system, however, will not be included. “The BOT system permits the leasing only of land plots. We couldn’t invite a […]

Investors in seized hospital appeal to MIC

A fierce row has broken out in Mandalay between the city’s development committee and developer City Man over the city’s seizure of the former Royal Rose hospital site. The company has sought help from the Myanmar Investment Commission to recover the land and the building, in Chan Aye Thar San township, which was seized on […]

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, […]